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  • 2/10/2015 12:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman Mild temperatures to start this week give way to a brief “cooling” spell through from mid-week through the weekend, with (at this time) light snow with no major accumulation. Get out and enjoy winter – it is winding down already! “Walleye anglers continue to do well,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. &ldqu...
  • 2/10/2015 12:30:00 PM
    What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, travel on the ice was almost impossible with the amount of snow and slush we had. Right now, travel is very easy on the ice which is a good thing when wanting to chase finicky mid-winter fish. I always like to say, stay mobile and always continue to look for the right fish you want to catch. S...
  • 2/5/2015 8:05:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for February 5, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow in southern Wisconsin allows ski trails, and a few snowmobile trails to open; most candlelight events...
  • 2/5/2015 7:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is calling on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations. CBD recently claimed that Idaho’s wolf population is on the verge of endangered status when, in reality, the Idaho Department of ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    February is one of those months that can make for some tough fishing. Fish are settled in their winter haunts, and some are not to overly aggressive. Location is a big factor to help get bites  The walleyes are sitting in deep water at this time of year. Some are suspended chasing open water baitfish, while some are still cruising the bo...
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    Save the date!!!!   The conference will be held on April 18th, 2015 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids.     Click below to download the conference flyer and registration form. 2015 Hunter Education Conference Flyer & Registration Form Conference Agenda 
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – Kids 15-years-old and younger are invited to discover the joys of ice fishing at the 24th annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Clinics on Saturday, Feb. 14, at park lagoons in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. The free clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive instruction on the proper...
  • 2/5/2015 7:45:00 PM
    MADISON - From managing the successful Lake Winnebago sturgeon fishery tooverseeing implementation of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, Ron Bruch'swork with the Department of Natural Resources has created numerous benefitsfor anglers while improving fish and wildlife habitat throughout the state.A 38-year veteran of DNR who started with the departm...
  • 2/5/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Down to just four weekends of the gamefish season left! Luckily things did improve some this past week, not great, but definitely better than that two week "dead zone" we had a couple of weeks ago.Walleye: Good. The bite is improving, especially for the after dark crowd. Sandgrass flats or humps of 18-28' producing #'s of nice eaters for anglers ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Thick ice, above average water clarity likely to greet 2015 sturgeon spearersOSHKOSH, Wis. -- With cold snouts full of wiry barbels and a row of bony plates called scutes along their backs, lake sturgeon aren’t exactly cuddly.  -  Read Full Article  Efforts underway for Wisconsin Bikeways ProjectMADISON -- The public...
  • 2/5/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman It is February in the North Woods – lows are hovering slightly above/below zero, highs are single-digit into the teens, and snow of varying proportions is a daily possibility. This is a good winter – enjoy it! “Walleye fishing is best during dark,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish near bottom along weed ed...
  • 2/5/2015 7:25:00 PM
    One of the most frustrating things about ice fishing is seeing the fish on your electronics and the best you can do is get them to follow your bait around a little. What do most of us do when this happens? We down size, Size 16 and 18 micro jigs with one spike or a micro sized plastic should do the trick, right? Well.... Maybe your going the wrong ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:20:00 PM
    MADISON - With the 2015 sturgeon spearing season some two weeks away,Department of Natural Resources fisheries experts will be available toanswer your questions during a live online chat on Tuesday, Feb. 3 startingat noon.Sturgeon spearing opens on February 14 at 7 a.m. and DNR fisheriesbiologists expect another season with...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
    Muskie Expo Chicago was a huge success as we are receiving a strong Buzz for Milwaukee too. We only have four booths left so if you are waiting here is a last minute chance. Gone is gone. $550 per booth. 6.8 million live within 100 miles of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee land metro’s median household is $56,213. We attract Muskie enthusiasts fro...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  It's mid-season ice fishing and there are a lot of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.   “We've...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for January 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow conditions continue to be good in far north for snowmobiling and skiing but conditions marginal in the south A mi...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Cedar Creek conducts its winding business through Ozaukee County. It loafs across the western county line in a family-run affair, smaller, and evenly-split between farmland and private residence. Further to the east, it incorporates the towns of Grafton and Cedarburg, where the breed of housing and business along the banks becomes ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Do you have what it takes to be the “Last Angler Standing? Ice Duels is a competitive ice fishing tournament that pits anglers in head to head, 30 minute matches in a double elimination format. Sitting back to back, you have 30 minutes to outfish your opponent while a scorekeeper scores your fish before you release it.  Bluegill and cra...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule designed to support recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Feb. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ashland High School. The public hearing will cover the 2014-15 emergency rule adopted by the Natural Resources Board at...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    MADISON -- A team of state fisheries researchers has received the 2014 Sport Fish Restoration outstanding research project award presented by the American Fisheries Society for their work to locate key areas of waterways where habitat restoration effort will be most effective. Ken Kurzawski, president-elect of the Fisheries Administration Section ...
  • 1/28/2015 1:10:00 PM
    Steve Suman This week looks to be somewhat mild and with light snow, though a cooling trend develops by next weekend. While there is still plenty of time to enjoy winter activities, we are already (almost) into February! “Anglers report 18-20 inches of ice on Quiet Lakes area lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and walleye angler...
  • 1/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
    Frequently Asked Questions - January 27, 2015 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by wardens and the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Today's edition features q...
  • 1/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
    Mild weather last week gave anglers plenty of reason to head out onto the ice. But sloppy conditions kept many from venturing out to far away from the usual haunts.While ice thickness continues to average in the 14-18" range, some areas of heavy use or early freezes have reports of 22"+. Despite this we have gotten two reports this past week of lar...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3467 BRULE, Wis. - Sustainable forest management practices on the Brule River State Forest will expand to account for the acquisition of 6,505 acres to the forest, under a master plan amendment approved today by the state Natural Resources Board. Management activities including the harvest of timber wil...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3468 MADISON -- A scope statement granting the Department of Natural Resources flexibility to consider alternatives to reductions in walleye bag limits in the Wisconsin ceded territory was approved Wednesday by the Natural Resources Board. The scope statement provides the department with the o...