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Upland Game Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 7/29/2020 1:00:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – In light of scientific data and concerns over population viability, there will be no sharp-tailed grouse hunting season this fall. With no permits available, no applications will be made available or accepted this year. Each year, the Sharp-tailed Grouse Advisory Committee uses spring mating survey data to r...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    You have until July 15 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests! Entries must be received or postmarked by July 15, 2020 in order to be eligible. Judging will take place in late July. For many years, Wisconsin's wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for ...
  • 4/12/2020 10:25:00 AM
    NO CHANGES FOR TURKEY HUNTER ACCESS DESPITE PUBLIC PROPERTY CLOSURES State Properties Closed to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Remain Open To Turkey Hunting Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and the need to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, Gov. Evers has directed the DNR to close several state properties to publ...
  • 4/9/2020 10:35:00 AM
    Youth hunters are eligible to participate in the Mentored Hunt Program during the 2-day youth hunt.                                                          The Mentored Hunt Program allows participants ...
  • 4/9/2020 10:25:00 AM
      April 6, 2020 NEWS RELEASE (View in browser) Spring Turkey Season Begins April 15 All Regulations Remain In Effect Under Safer At Home Order Spring turkey season will open April 15. Hunters should practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 - Photo credit: Contr...
  • 3/25/2020 9:10:00 AM
    The author, Tony Rzadski with a limit of roosters taken with his son Joey on public land.  Most valuable players Hazel, left, and Huck pose for the photo after the hunt. By Tony Rzadski The other day while I was walking my dogs it occurred to me that this is my fiftieth season.  I mean the fiftieth season of pheasant hunting for me.&n...
  • 3/13/2020 9:05:00 AM
    Tom's Guns Spring Turkey Youth and Learn to Hunt  April 11-12, 2020 The warm weather is bringing out the Turkey Hunters to sign up.- Get a hold of me this week if you want to sign up to hunt or mentor or,  If your have any questions           Enjoy the wonderful weather,  Julie Tom...
  • 3/13/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Bonus turkey harvest authorizations available next week Starting March 16, spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations go on sale for each of the seven spring turkey hunting zones. Take a look at the Department of Natural Resources' turkey zone map and spring turkey bonus harvest authorization availability to see if harvest aut...
  • 3/13/2020 8:55:00 AM
    Interested in learning how to hunt? You're in luck! The 2020 spring turkey season is approaching quickly and Learn to Hunt programs across the state are actively recruiting participants.  Novice youth and adults interested in learning how to hunt can view additional information and upcoming Learn to Hunts by visiting the Learn to Hunt&nb...
  • 3/13/2020 8:55:00 AM
    Remaining harvest authorizations will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Each zone will have a designated sales date with sales starting at 10:00 a.m. and running through midnight each day. These sales will be held for five consecutive days with customers able to purchase one harvest authorization per day. Remaining harvest authorizat...
  • 2/14/2020 6:25:00 AM
    Contact(s): Hunter Nikolai, Assistant Hunter Recruitment Specialist, 608-220-0668, hunter.nikolai@wisconsin.govFebruary 12, 2020 at 3:54:05 pm MADISON, Wis. - February is an ideal time to plan your spring turkey Learn to Hunt program, with classes typically taking place in mid to late March. Hunter Nikolai, assistant hunter recruitment speciali...
  • 2/12/2020 7:55:00 AM
    Weekly NewsPublished February 11, 2020     Important Changes To 2021 Bear Season Application Hunters Register 3,792 Birds During 2019 Fall Turkey Hunt Help Improve Habitat For Wildlife DNR Service Center Counters and Call Center Unavailable During Staff Training Catastrophic Aid Request Approved For 15 Communities and Tribe...
  • 12/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
    Published December 3, 2019     Holiday Pheasant Hunt Provides Opportunity for Time with Family and Friends Pursuing Upland Game Birds Black Bear Permits and Spring Wild Turkey Harvest Authorizations Application Deadline is Dec. 10 CWD Sampling and Deer Carcass Waste Disposal Options Available Throughout Remaining Deer Season ...
  • 11/16/2019 11:45:00 AM
    On 11/10/19, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a 10-year-old Brittany Spaniel in the Town of Mason, 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 depr...
  • 10/30/2019 5:00:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished October 22, 2019     Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Results Now Available Oct. 31 is the Deadline to Purchase Sturgeon Spearing Licenses Wolf River Water Resources Management Plan Meeting to be Held Nov. 5 DNR Launches New Voluntary Environmental Assessment Program for Businesses DNR Expands Clean Diesel...
  • 10/30/2019 4:55:00 PM
    Ruffed grouse harvested in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin during the 2018 hunting season were sent to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in Athens, Georgia, to be analyzed.   Now, results are back from the lab with our first year of data in this three-year project. The ruffed grouse West Nile virus...
  • 10/16/2019 8:50:00 AM
    Statewide season begins Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. With the pheasant season fast approaching, now is a good time to get out in the field and do some scouting. Morning is one of the best times to scout, with many birds active during this time. Watch and listen for pheasant signs around you and find that perfect spot. Hunters should look for areas that cont...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    This fall, will you help monitor the health of Wisconsin's ruffed grouse? For the second year, the DNR asks you to help monitor West Nile virus in ruffed grouse as part of a three-year study in collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan DNRs, the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. The DNR has assembled 500 self-sam...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
         
  • 6/10/2019 2:05:00 PM
    By Central Office June 7, 2019 Contact(s): Mark Witecha, DNR upland wildlife ecologist, 608-267-7861 MADISON - Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 38,556 birds during the 2019 spring turkey hunting season, virtually unchanged from the 38,885 birds registered in the spring 2018 season. Although average temperatur...
  • 3/23/2019 3:10:00 PM
  • 12/14/2018 11:45:00 PM
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  • 12/14/2018 9:55:00 AM
    Rentahunt is a new and innovative concept that enables landowners to easily rent daily access to their land. Rentahunt enables landowners to realize an unforeseen income stream, while simultaneously giving hunters a convenient and affordable option to have exclusive access to private hunting land.  Wisconsin has a longstanding tradition of hu...
  • 10/28/2018 9:05:00 PM
    2018 Wisconsin ring-necked pheasant season opens Oct. 20 Contact(s): Mark Witecha, upland wildlife ecologist, 608-267-7861; Jaqi Christopher, assistant upland wildlife ecologist, 608-261-8458 MADISON - The longtime and popular tradition of pheasant hunting in Wisconsin will again take center stage when the fall 2018 pheasant hunting season o...