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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 5/16/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Good Fishing – Bad Weather Hi Folks.  We have entered out 2nd week of the fishing season and walleye fishing has been good, but we had a few speed bumps to deal with. The worst was our weather this past weekend. 2-1/2 inches of snow greeting us on Sunday morning. At times Saturday it looked like we were in a snow globe that was being sh...
  • 5/16/2013 9:55:00 AM
    You are subscribed to receive updates on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress' positions and statements. This webpage has recently been updated with a letter to the Joint Finance Committee on Stewardsip funding.  The earlier link was broken, but that has been corrected.  I apologize for the inconvenience.
  • 5/15/2013 10:45:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Clinics and Learning Opportunities for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Free Fishing Weekend is right around the corner, June 1 and 2. Plan an event or attend one! More events were just posted today. There was as time change for the event at the YMC...
  • 5/15/2013 10:15:00 AM
    May 14, 2013 The lakes around the area are finally free of ice and anglers are finally able to try their luck fishing. Windy conditions over the weekend were brutal, but we have some gorgeous weather on the way and the fish should really put the chew on. I think things will happen rapidly this year, and the fishing should be good. The walleyes ar...
  • 5/14/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Cold, wet and windy weather met many anglers this past weekend fishing in the northwoods. Weather conditions were more of mid-March instead of May. There were some hearty anglers who fought through these conditions. For those who did spend time on the water there were mixed results. The walleye action was sporadic. Anglers fishing jig and minnow c...
  • 5/14/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Snow on May 11th!!! Woke up to white on the 12th. Fishing conditions have been terrible (cold, wind), but the fishing has been terrific! Not often we get to fish the walleye spawn and close post spawn. Lots of active fish. Walleye: Excellent. Despite cold, wind, sleet, rain and snow, the walleyes have been very active. Lots of lake limits (due to ...
  • 5/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
    As I sit here at my computer on May 12th I am watching the wonderful snow turning the ground white once again.  It is driving me crazy.  On a better note, the ice has finally gone out on most of the lakes in the area and the walleye are finally spawning. The water has been so cold that the only placse we could find active fish were where...
  • 5/14/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Saturday June 15th, 2013 (starting at 6 am) Triathlon Events include a Largemouth Bass Tournament,  3-D Archery Shoot and a Clay Pigeon Shoot Contestants scores from all 3 events will be added together to determine winners (see rules for scoring for each event) 3 Competitive Divisions (Limited to first 50 teams total)2 Person***********...
  • 5/14/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Putzing with a purpose Editor’s note: To keep track of what he is doing and where, to see his photos and read some of his other writings, including his book, “Tales of The Peshtigo Putzer,” check out his website:  www.jerrykiesowoc.com. I am guessing that the majority of readers think that the only putzing around outdoors I...
  • 5/14/2013 11:50:00 AM
    By Steve Suman This week’s weather forecasts indicate we might at last experience more spring-like, warmer temperatures. Yes, those forecasts include rain, but it will be a nice change to receive precipitation in the liquid form! Pat at Happy Hooker says anglers should always check walleye bag limits at the boat landings since they may chan...
  • 5/14/2013 11:25:00 AM
    May 14, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Capsized boat rescue, brazen bird blocks door, perch too plenty, fire probe, dogs and deer among warden cases Kewaunee, Brown, Manitowoc and Oconto counties Warden David Allen of Kewaunee responded to a capsized boat off of Algoma where 4 fishermen were plucked from the icy waters of Lake Michigan. The...
  • 5/13/2013 1:45:00 PM
    With the up and down temperatures the lake remains pretty cold which is causing some inconsistent fishing.  The best bite on the lake is perch and largemouth bass.  Stable weather is predicted and that will help turn on the smallmouth bass and bluegills. Largemouth bass have been biting in the shallows in 3-4 ft of water.  The best ...
  • 5/13/2013 1:40:00 PM
    The yo-yo weather has been a constant factor this past week, it looks like stable weather is coming this week which will help the fishing tremendously.  With frost warnings in the middle of May, it has been cooling the water temperature from where it should be this time of year.  When the weather is stable the fishing has been relatively ...
  • 5/13/2013 12:55:00 PM
    After a late ice out the warm air temps last week  shot the water temps into the low 50's but another major cold front showed up just in time for the weekend. Air temps plunged and the water temps fell back into the upper 40's. High winds made navigation and fishing a chore and even dangerous for smaller boats. Those that did brave the weathe...
  • 5/13/2013 12:50:00 PM
    May 10, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Don't put out fire yourself; 79 wildfires on DNR areas so far Conservation Warden Ron Nerva was on his way to survey a remote Lincoln County fishing spot off a back highway on May 5 when he spotted a parked van missing its driver – and that’s about when he saw the grass on fir...
  • 5/13/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Walleye fishing remains good on the Wisconsin River with lots of nice fish being caught by jig and minnow anglers and a few by guys tossing crankbaits in shallow water. Bass fishing is picking up and a few lunkers have been caught. Bass up to and over the 20 inch mark are not uncommon at this time of the year. Look for most  fish to be associ...
  • 5/10/2013 3:50:00 PM
    May 10, 2013 Contact(s): Eric Lobner, Deer Trustee Report coordinator, 608-235-0860; Jenny Pelej, public affairs manager, 608-264-9248 EDITOR'S ADVISORY: The DNR will host an evening online chat about implementation of the Deer Trustee Report and the ongoing Action Team discussions. Input is sought on implementation from hunters and non-hunters. ...
  • 5/10/2013 3:35:00 PM
    This spring I was fortunate enough to have Matt Ahrens and other members from our DNR film crew join us for sturgeon spawning assessments on the Wolf River.  While Matt and crew were in town, they filmed some great underwater footage of sturgeon at a couple of spawning sites located on private property.  The youtube link below will take y...
  • 5/10/2013 3:10:00 PM
    The Smelt have just started to run in the Chequamegon Bay. Smelters reported the run started on Wednesday night (May 8th) and they pulled in a lot of smelt. There is still some ice that is in and out on the shoreline so Smelters need to find open water on the shorelines at the beaches to Smelt. The bottom line is...you may have to fight the ice to ...
  • 5/10/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Outdoor Report summary for May 9, 2013 More spring-like weather in the last week finally melted most of the snow even in the most northern counties, and ice out is finally progressing on northern lakes. Ice is off most lakes now though Price County. Seasonal temperatures the remainder of this week, combined with some rain and a little wind will mo...
  • 5/10/2013 2:05:00 PM
    By, Dave Hraychuck May 10, 2013 Since opening day a week ago, the same question can be heard in the coffee shops, sport shops, restaurants, and bars all over the northern part of the state, “Is the ice out yet?” In My 61 years, the last week has probably been the toughest week to target and routinely catch fish. Opening day found mos...
  • 5/10/2013 10:05:00 AM
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  • 5/9/2013 9:45:00 AM
    May 7, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Waupaca, Marquette, Waushara, Shawano and Outagamie counties Warden Ted Dremel of Waupaca assisted with the Learn to Turkey Hunt event held annually in Waupaca. Twenty-two new hunters and mentors managed to harvest 11 turkeys despite cold temperatures and deep snow. He also participated in a Trapper Educ...
  • 5/9/2013 9:35:00 AM
    May 7, 2013 By: Joanne M .Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Wardens say June weekend is all free fun: ATV-UTV, fishing, trails and state parks Want to experience a trail on an all-terrain or utility-terrain vehicle? Wonder how you'd do at fishing? Been a while since you've enjoyed a state park? Want to ride your bicycle on a state trail that's new ...
  • 5/8/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Read Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Weekly News Update for May 7, 2013.