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Trapping In Wisconsin

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  • 10/31/2017 4:05:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog on 10/27/17 in the Town of Grant, Clark County. Contact USDA-Wildlife Services at 1-800-433-0663 in Southern WI and 1-800-228-1368 in Northern WI if you suspect that a wolf depredation has occurred.
  • 10/13/2017 2:20:00 PM
    MADISON - Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contactdepartment staff and participate in Wisconsin's wolf collaring andmonitoring program."Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin's wolfmonitoring program.  Trappers can help improve the quality of Department ofNatural Resources wolf population data b...
  • 10/6/2017 7:55:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Bluetick hound on 10/01/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 9/25/2017 11:05:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black and Tan Hound on 09/21/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 9/20/2017 7:35:00 AM
    MADISON - Fall hunting seasons are underway and as you gather your gear and plan your trip into the field or woods, be sure to add a read of the 2017 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast [PDF] to your list of things to do.  The Fall 2017 Hunting and Trapping Forecast is now available at dnr.wi.gov, keyword "forecast."Photo Credit...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a Plott hound on 01/17/17 in the Town of Washburn, Clark County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help reduce conflicts.
  • 12/30/2016 10:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured or killed the following hunting dogs: * Three Walker hounds were injured in the same incident on 12/23/16 in the Town of Brazeau, Oconto County. * One Walker hound was killed on 12/24/16 in the Town of Sherwood, Clark County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wo...
  • 10/6/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the following hunting dogs over the weekend: * A Plott hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County * A Plott hound killed in a separate incident on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County * A Redbone hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Knight, Iron County ...
  • 9/21/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Over the weekend, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated or injured the following hunting dogs: * A Redbone hound killed on 9/16/16 in Hunter Township, Sawyer County * A Bluetick hound and a Plott/Walker hound killed in the same incident on 9/17/16 in Washburn Township, Bayfield County * A Bluetick hound killed on 9/17/16 in Blaine T...
  • 9/21/2016 8:20:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black & Tan hound on 9/15/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.   Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help r...
  • 9/21/2016 8:20:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker hound and a Bluetick hound on 9/14/16 in the same incident.  The attack occurred in Shanagolden Township, Ashland County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (d...
  • 9/11/2016 3:50:00 PM
    Drawing results can be found through the new Go Wild licensing system atGoWild.wi.gov<mailto:gowild@wi.gov>. This site allows hunters and trappers to access permit and preference point information and view submitted applications and current licenses. Customers can also purchase licenses, apply for permits, register recreation vehicles and boa...
  • 9/1/2016 8:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black and Tan hound on 8/29/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help reduce conflict...
  • 8/24/2016 3:20:00 PM
    On August 21st, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 7-year-old bear hound on 8/20/16 in the Town of Chippewa, Ashland County.  On August 22nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 2.5-year-old Walker hound and injured a 1.5-year-old Walker hound on 8/21/16 in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County. More informat...
  • 8/24/2016 3:20:00 PM
    Trouble viewing this email? Click here  August 23, 2016 2016 Wisconsin Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast now availableMADISON - Many fall hunting and trapping seasons in Wisconsin are just around the corner, and the 2016 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast [PDF] is now available. - ...
  • 8/3/2016 4:30:00 PM
    On August 2nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 1.5-year-old Bluetick bear hound in the Town of Jacobs, Ashland County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help r...
  • 8/1/2016 4:30:00 PM
    On July 23rd and 24th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated or injured the following bear hunting dogs: - A two-and-a-half-year-old male Black and Tan hound killed on 7/22/16 in the Township of Drummond, Bayfield Co. - A six-year-old male Redtick hound injured on 7/23/16 in the Township of Barnes, Bayfield Co. -...
  • 7/21/2016 11:30:00 AM
    On July 16th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a five-year old female Bluetick hound in the Town of Minong, Washburn County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area-maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to...
  • 7/21/2016 11:30:00 AM
    DNR offers additional guidance in wake of northern floodingASHLAND, Wis. - With flood waters receding throughout northern Wisconsin areas affected by last week's heavy rains, many property owners are working through the clean-up process to check wells, remove storm related debris and identify repairs that may require permits. - Read Full Artic...
  • 7/17/2016 11:15:00 PM
    On July 9th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated bear hounds in Douglas and Sawyer Counties: * A six-month-old male Black and Tan hound was killed in the Town of Gordon, Douglas County. * A seven-year-old female Walker hound was killed in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County. More information and a caution area map are available...
  • 7/10/2016 1:40:00 PM
    On July 5th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a six-year-old female Walker Hound in the Town of Draper, Sawyer County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help...
  • 6/20/2016 9:25:00 AM
    MADISON – Wisconsin wolf monitoring data for 2015-16 is now available on the Department of Natural Resources’ wolf management webpage<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/index.html>.To view this information (found under the "reports" list) and learn more about wolves in Wisconsin, visitdnr.wi.gov<http://dnr.wi.gov/>...
  • 6/10/2016 9:45:00 AM
    Students will learn more about furbearer identification and behavior, habitat requirements, trapping history, trapping techniques and placement, fur handling, trapping ethics, and trapping rules and regulations.   Those who did not purchase a trapping license in Wisconsin prior to 1992 are required to pass a trapper education course in o...
  • 6/3/2016 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will hold an informational meeting open to the public June 16 to share and discuss 2015-16 Wisconsin wolf population data.This meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those unable to attend, s...