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  • 4/25/2017 2:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman Though not unusual for spring in the North Woods, the weather made quite a swing over the weekend, going from 70 degrees Saturday to the lower 30s Sunday morning. The temperature drop also brought along snow flurries, with some people saying they saw the largest snowflakes of their lives, though there was no accumulation. The forecast ...
  • 4/25/2017 2:30:00 PM
    As a very young child, my memories are poor at best, but I knew that it had been over fifty years, since I witnessed one of our dogs giving birth to puppies. With that thought in the back of my mind, I always wanted to supervise the entire birthing process with one of my own dogs and the follow up caring of the puppies.  Once I became single a...
  • 4/21/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Spring 2017 pilot program will be expanded for fall turkey hunting season New for the spring 2017 turkey season, hunters now have the option of donating their harvested turkey to needy families through the new Turkey Donation Program. Donated turkeys will be processed free of charge and meat will be provided to local food pantries. For the spring...
  • 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state)   Turkeys strutting timely for weekend youth hunt and first period spring hunt; CDAC meetings next week  Wisconsin experienced another roller coaster ride for the second week in April with t...
  • 4/17/2017 12:20:00 PM
    He was my high school history teacher for three years and my assistant basketball and track coach. During those years, he took a personal interest in me, realizing that I had potential as an athlete. During and after college, I hunted pheasants a few times with my neighbors, the Swan family and he had joined that hunting party. When the Swan family...
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    The Spring Hearings webpage has recently been updated with the 2017 results of the April 10th Spring Hearing, which are now available.
  • 4/9/2017 3:45:00 PM
    Tom's Guns April 15th & 16th 2017 Spring Turkey Learn to Hunt and Youth hunt The annual  Spring Turkey Youth Hunt is designed to give young and novice  hunters the opportunity to hunt wild turkey and gain valuable experience at a time when other hunters are not authorized to hunt. The hunt falls on Easter weekend this year, so ...
  • 4/5/2017 6:00:00 PM
    As a Franklin Physical Education teacher for 32 years, I taught a lot of archery classes. Teaching 175 students a day, I was constantly dealing with a few students who had the potential to be unsafe. One day around 1990, during the same time as an archery class, the high school marching band was practicing on the football field. Our archery range w...
  • 4/5/2017 6:00:00 PM
    2017 Spring Fisheries and Wildlife rules hearing set for April 10MADISON - Hearings that offer citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to help guide natural resource management in Wisconsin get underway in all 72 Wisconsin counties at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. - Read Full Article  County Deer Advisory Council...
  • 4/5/2017 5:50:00 PM
    Hello All, With just under two weeks to go until the end of our 2016-17 Hunting Season, The Club has just over 600 birds still available for hunting that are not yet booked. There are a few openings for this week and quite a few more for the following week. The Club intends to close as usual on Saturday, April 15th. In the event th...
  • 4/5/2017 5:45:00 PM
    April 3, 2017 Steve Suman Following a wet start, this week should provide somewhat mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies – and quite a warm-up during the weekend and into the following week. Might be time to shift spring clothing to the front of the closet, though it might be a good idea not to move winter clothing to storage ...
  • 3/30/2017 5:15:00 PM
        If you plant it, they will come – Take advantage of our Free Shipping Offer Featuring everything from grain-based blends to specially created browse and brood mixes, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Signature Series Food and Cover Mixes have what you’re looking for when it ...
  • 3/28/2017 10:10:00 AM
    I have mentioned that I have been on hunting trips ranging from great to poor. The reader should be able to establish where this hunt fits into that great/poor spectrum. My son Nate and I wanted to extend our 2013 waterfowl hunting season so we researched spring, Snow Geese, guided hunts near the Yankton, South Dakota area. I had heard from several...
  • 3/28/2017 10:05:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Game Preserve Association (WGPA) will release and discuss the results of a Wisconsin Economic Impact Survey of members.  The study reflects both the challenges and opportunities for Wisconsin gamebird producers and hunting preserve operators. President of the WGPA, Mr. Tim Zindl and key leadership members of ...
  • 3/22/2017 3:40:00 PM
    In 1980, Iowa was king of the pheasant hunting world harvesting nearly 1.4 million pheasants.   After researching 1980, I was wondering when pheasants were at their peak.  I found that 1945 South Dakota had the highest harvest year on record with 7.5 million pheasants in the bag. This happened, after the conclusion of World War II wi...
  • 3/17/2017 7:05:00 PM
    Spring Turkey Leftover Permits sales are one of the most popular events for DNR customers. The Wisconsin DNR and Go Wild are ready to help you prepare for the 2017 Spring Turkey leftover turkey permit sale.   If you are considering purchasing a 2017 Conservation Patron license, we suggest you make your purchase before Marc...
  • 3/13/2017 2:25:00 PM
    This column will be a little different than most as it is my satire on: “I haven’t shot ducks that well!”   There, I’ve said it.  I admit it: “And geese are bigger and probably slower than ducks and I’ve missed more than my share of those too.” Pheasant, now there’s a bird, I can shoot at ...
  • 3/7/2017 4:20:00 PM
    DNR launches 2017 license year sales on WednesdayMADISON - If you like to hunt, fish, boat or just get outdoors and enjoy Wisconsin's wild side, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages you to visit GoWild.Wi.Gov. - Read Full Article Record number of extended growth walleye stocked in 2016 with more to come i...
  • 2/28/2017 10:10:00 PM
    Last week, I was driving east at a good pace on Walworth County’s Highway J, when suddenly a large hen turkey came out of nowhere and landed in front of my Ford 150.  I had oncoming traffic on my left and I didn’t want to risk driving right into the ditch with many mature trees growing nearby, so hitting the turkey was my only alte...
  • 2/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
    In the field, there were  two times that by definition, I might not have been lost, but I sure didn’t know where I was. Please remember these occurred during the days before my flip phone could aid me with directions. In 2007, for the first time, my chocolate lab Hershey and I were hunting in the 1,160 acre Allenton Marsh Wildlife Area....
  • 2/13/2017 9:50:00 PM
    Tom's Guns April 15th & 16th 2017 Spring Turkey Learn to Hunt and Youth hunt The annual  Spring Turkey Youth Hunt is designed to give young and novice  hunters the opportunity to hunt wild turkey and gain valuable experience at a time when other hunters are not authorized to hunt.   The hunt falls on Easter weekend this y...
  • 2/13/2017 9:40:00 PM
    Previously, I have written about some fond memories that I have regarding my father introducing me to hunting. He always tried to make my hunting experiences into positive adventures as I recall him constantly positioning me for the best shot. He was proud but silent, when I did harvest a squirrel or a pheasant. However, our relationship was not a...
  • 1/27/2017 10:15:00 AM
    For most of my life, I have been fortunate that I have lived with dogs. Some of my earliest memories consist of me playing with Bassett Hound puppies in our kennel.  I remember cuddling with our old Bassett, Daisy Lazy Mae, and then attempting to pull her in my wagon.  When she was not in the kennel, I was instructed to always keep an eye...
  • 1/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
    During the summer of 2016, I reunited with seven of my college fraternity brothers that I haven’t seen or talked to since 1973. None of them were hunters and I tried to explain to them my love of the outdoors, our five Labradors and specifically game bird hunting.  It was difficult for these golfing suburban Chicago men to relate to my p...
  • 1/16/2017 1:25:00 PM
      Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever Inc., 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110