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3/8/2021
DICK ELLIS Are state population numbers far understated? Wisconsin hunters took just three days to harvest 216 wolves during the February hunt, reinforcing the belief of thousands of Wisconsin sportsmen that the official stated population of 1195 wolves is significantly below the actual count. The harvest of 216 wolves is 8 percent over the harvest quota of 200 wolves unanimously voted for by the Natural Resources Board on February 15. Headi...
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Inland Fishing Wisconsin

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  • 4/9/2021 1:10:00 PM
    A Polk County introduction Peter Kwong    Whether it’s small panfish ponds or mighty rivers holding muskies, walleyes, bass and so much more, Polk County and the northwoods of Wisconsin is waiting for you this summer. I always enjoy fishing, but never had many opportunities to get on the water; the curse like so many of us of ju...
  • 4/7/2021 6:05:00 PM
    April 5, 2021 Steve Suman   Monday afternoon’s 78-degree (or warmer!) temperature was a great way to start the week. However, spring is in session and the forecast indicates wet (rain possible every day) and warm (though not as warm as Monday) for the remainder of the week and through the weekend. This rain and warmth will help remove...
  • 4/7/2021 6:05:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Additional agenda items are now available for the upcoming Wisconsin Natural Resources Board virtual meeting on April 14, 2021.  Agenda items 4C, 4D supporting document, and 4F have been posted to the April NRB meeting agenda. The complete April NRB meeting agenda is available on the DNR website here....
  • 4/2/2021 12:15:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Racine West 6th Street Sewer Relocation Project may result in the incidental taking of a rare snake under a permit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does n...
  • 3/25/2021 3:15:00 PM
    The newly rebranded, Open Season Sportsman’s Expo, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo Series, is headed to the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Friday, March 26 – Sunday, March 28, 2021.   Come see the latest products, gear and equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthu...
  • 3/25/2021 3:15:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and neighboring state and federal agencies will conduct an intensive invasive carp removal effort in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River near La Crosse beginning April 5. The innovative Modified Unified Method (MUM) combines netting and herding techniques to drive and concen...
  • 3/24/2021 7:05:00 PM
    March 22, 2021 Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed a few days of mild, early spring weather, but the forecast indicates a switch to more typical spring conditions this week. Cooler temperatures will again prevail, mixed with some days of rain and snow mix. At least for the next week, keep a jacket/rain jacket handy!   “There ...
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  • 3/22/2021 9:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week starts warm and sunny, with some inclement weather midweek, and then returns to mild and sunny the remainder of the week into the weekend. Great weather to be outdoors, but it will be sloppy in most areas! Reminder: Please be note that Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14 (turn clocks ...
  • 3/22/2021 9:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast for this week is a good one for March in the North Woods, with sunshine, lows in the 20s, and highs in the 40s to upper-50s. Snow sport enthusiasts are seeing the limited usable conditions disappearing quickly. This is a good time to start preparing for the transition to spring and summer activities!   “It is ...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    Like Big Bucks? Yeah, us too.   Bring your trophy deer to be scored in our Trophy Deer Contest at the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo! Enter your deer for $20 to get your deer’s official score, show off your deer and compete for an award.   Show admission included when you enter your deer. There is no advance...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is recruiting for its next class of conservation wardens. Discover what it takes to pursue a career in conservation law enforcement at an upcoming virtual information session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.  DNR conservation wardens are credentiale...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    Your business needs to be at the 2021 Wisconsin Sport Show September 10, 11 and 12, 2021 Northern WI State Fairgrounds Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Here are just some of the attractions planned for this year: ·         Indoor and outdoor retail and exhibit space ·   &nbs...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    Open Season Sportsman’s Expo has Relocated to the Wisconsin Dells for 2021 Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the City of Madison and within Dane County, the 2021 Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo (formerly Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo Series) will be relocated to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wiscons...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    The Beale Foundation will be presenting Army soldier and decorated veteran Cody Becker with a custom-made all-terrain power wheelchair. Unlike regular wheelchairs, that are mainly used on flat surfaces, all-terrain wheelchairs give users the freedom and mobility to do the things they love again like hunting and fishing. The presentation of the chai...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Seminar Series Presented by U.S. LawShield Attend an educational seminar from our many industry experts to improve your hunt at the Wisconsin Dells Open Season Sportsman’s Expo. At the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Friday, March 26 – Sunday, March 28, 2021.   Our Seminar Speakers will include:   Alan ...
  • 3/8/2021 12:50:00 PM
    Day 14 of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season picked up today around Lake Winnebago as a total of 49 fish were speared. Today’s total harvest consisted of 8 juvenile females, 23 adult females, and 18 males, bringing Lake Winnebago season totals to 231 juvenile females, 619 adult females, and 523 males. Blackwolf Landing was the busiest registr...
  • 2/23/2021 1:20:00 PM
    Feb. 22 marked day 10 of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season. Today’s harvest of only 24 fish on Lake Winnebago was the lowest of the season and may be an indication of the harvest forecast for this week. Stockbridge Harbor led the way among registration stations, registering 7 fish today and increasing their season total to 266, leading all s...
  • 2/23/2021 1:20:00 PM
    February 22, 2021 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows quite a change in temperatures (warmer!), but with some possible “heavy” snow Tuesday and mid-week. While just in time for Birkie events and good for snowmobiling, deep snow could hamper ice fishing access and activities.   “It is good put to this pola...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Day five of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season has concluded. Today’s system-wide harvest totaled 91 fish, with 68 fish speared on Lake Winnebago and 23 fish speared on the Upriver Lakes. Stockbridge Harbor registered the most fish (17) on Lake Winnebago today as the northern registration stations continue to lead the way in the number of fish...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching. Permanent ice shanties, or those not removed daily, must be removed from all state waters by March 15. Early deadlines such as those for inland and boundary waters are: Wisconsin – Iowa bou...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb. 18 was the sixth day of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season. Today, 115 fish were speared on the Winnebago System, including 101 harvested on Lake Winnebago and 14 harvested on the Upriver Lakes. The Lake Winnebago daily total has slightly increased from day 5, and for the second day in a row, Stockbridge Harbor registered the most fi...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Day nine of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season saw a slight decrease in total harvest from yesterday, as 100 fish were speared on Lake Winnebago consisting of 23 juvenile females, 40 adult females and 37 males. Today’s take has increased the total number of sturgeon harvested to 1,202 on Lake Winnebago and 1,566 on the system. Click here ...