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DNR Weekly News Update, October 7, 2014

Wisconsin’s public water systems continue to invest in upgrades
Over past three years, nearly $135 million invested by municipal water systems statewideMADISON -- More than 95 percent of Wisconsin’s water suppliers meet or exceed health standards and the state’s public water systems continue to make upgrades through a loan program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to a new report.   -  Read Full Article

DNR, Conservation Congress to convene meeting on next steps for perch in Lake Michigan 
MILWAUKEE -- To help identify potential options for yellow perch management in Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will convene a public meeting on October 23 at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences.  -  Read Full Article

Ghouls, goblins and jack-o’-lanterns to haunt state parks this fall
MADISON – From family friendly pumpkin carving and costume contests to hair-raising fright hikes where ghouls and goblins emerge along jack-o’-lantern lit trails, there are more than 20 opportunities to celebrate Halloween at Wisconsin state park properties this fall.  -  Read Full Article

October shows important progress for early deer hunting seasons and public participation
MADISON – With the archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons in full swing, October marks an important progress point in measuring hunter participation and the success of new deer management initiatives.   -  Read Full Article

Ring-necked pheasant season opens Oct. 18 at noon
MADISON -- Pheasant hunting in Wisconsin opens statewide Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon. The season will run through Dec. 31.  -  Read Full Article

October signals the opening of many furbearer hunting and trapping seasons
MADISON -- The coyote, bobcat, raccoon, fox, and fisher trapping seasons in Wisconsin will open statewide Oct. 18 at 4 a.m., along with hunting seasons for bobcat, raccoon, and fox.   -  Read Full Article

Two confirmed cougar sightings in Lincoln and Marinette counties
MADISON -- Department of Natural Resources biologists have confirmed two cougar sightings in Lincoln and Marinette counties in Northern Wisconsin.   -  Read Full Article

Classes offered to train volunteers to help monitor Wisconsin’s wolf population
MADISON -- Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state who help track the animals each winter, and those interested in becoming volunteers are encouraged to sign up for one of a number of clinics offered statewide.   -  Read Full Article

Those interested in discovering (or rediscovering) Wisconsin’s outdoors are reminded of discounted prices for first-time license buyers
MADISON – In its third year, the first-time buyer license continues to provide an opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s outdoors at an affordable price.   -  Read Full Article

Northern Kettle Moraine Region Wildlife, Fishery and Natural Area open house presentation available online 
MADISON -- The public is invited to view and comment on the open house presentation regarding a draft master plan for nine wildlife, fishery and natural area properties in the Northern Kettle Moraine Region Wildlife, Fishery and Natural Area Planning Group. The draft plan contains department recommendations for habitat and recreation goals and objectives for these nine properties.   -  Read Full Article