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Upland Game Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 9/20/2017 8:25:00 AM
    I have previously written that traditionally the early Canada Goose season has not been highly successful for my son Nate and I. We find it difficult to find the birds and if I do scout and find feeding birds, I can’t secure permission to hunt on those private lands. The owners are either anti-hunters or have given hunting rights to others. ...
  • 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...
  • 9/8/2017 10:55:00 AM
    Leaves started dramatically turning colors in the Northwoods this week. There is still mostly green in the woods, but the change has begun with red colors becoming noticeable in tree canopies and sumac bushes. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has begun its Fall Color Report (exit DNR).  Water levels are normal to a little higher ...
  • 8/27/2017 9:10:00 PM
    by SportDOG Staff Training your own gun dog can be one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of any pet owner’s life. The sense of pride and elation that one feels after their dog has learned a new command is only rivaled by the feelings of doubt and frustration after a training session doesn’t go as planned. Just like it...
  • 8/27/2017 9:10:00 PM
    This summer, I had a few sparing thoughts of the upcoming hunting season as my son Nate and I worked on a new blind concept in my garage and I bought a couple of 360 degree turning, comfort chairs for the skiff, but it wasn’t until the farmer across the street cut and baled his wheat field that my thoughts of flying birds magnified. Sandhi...
  • 8/27/2017 9:05:00 PM
    2017 Fall Turkey Hunting leftover permits go on sale August 26 Contact(s): Mark Rappe, DNR permit sales coordinator, 608-261-6441; Mark Witecha, DNR upland wildlife ecologist, 608-267-7861; Jaqi Christopher, DNR assistant upland wildlife ecologist, 608-261-8458 MADISON - Hunters who were successful in the fall turkey permit drawing will begi...
  • 8/27/2017 9:05:00 PM
    August has almost past, the crisp air and refreshing fragrance of the beloved fall is on our minds. Growing conditions could not have been better this year and if you have been in any of the hunting fields you know we have some truly unbelievable cover out there. The tremendously wet spring was a blessing and a curse. Not only did it make field w...
  • 8/27/2017 9:05:00 PM
    Antigo, WI - Mepps® continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails. The tails are used for their hand-tied, dressed hooks of their world-famous, fish-catching lures. They've been recycling squirrel tails for over half-a-century. “Squirrels are good eating and we can reuse their tails for making the world's #1 lure,” exp...
  • 8/18/2017 8:25:00 AM
    Sept. 1 marks opener for mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons Contact(s): Trenton Rohrer, DNR assistant migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458 MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters are reminded that Friday, Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin's mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons. Wisconsin...
  • 7/31/2017 1:35:00 PM
    As a pheasant hunting guide with hunting clients, occasionally, I would discuss the history of pheasants in America and specifically Wisconsin. Most hunters didn’t know that the pheasant is a non-native bird but in 1882, it was successfully introduced in Oregon from Asia. In Wisconsin, the bird was first introduced in 1916 by Gustav Pabst in ...
  • 7/19/2017 5:05:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4281 MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation today officially joined financial forces to secure hunting and fishing participation by funding a new position to introduce novices and reactivate inactive veteran hunters and anglers in Wisconsin. A si...
  • 7/18/2017 10:05:00 PM
    My father took me squirrel hunting a few times, but until we could drive ourselves, my mother was the taker of squirrel hunters. During September of 1966, hunting buddy Mike Swan, my mom and I got up extra early to greet the opening minutes of the squirrel hunting season. The night before, I had played a junior varsity football game, and at 2:00pm...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    June 27, 2017 DNR to hire 20 full-time conservation wardens; new & experienced urged to applyMADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement has announced it will hire 20 full-time conservation wardens to fill vacancies statewide in a process officials say will recognize experience in compensation pac...
  • 6/30/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Gary Greene’s Memories from an Old Hunter……..#43 I’ve made some mistakes in my lifetime, but hopefully, I have learned and not repeated the errors of my past. Back in 2002, my youngest son Nate, and I were pheasant hunting alongside one of Wisconsin’s designated scenic roads. We were west of the small town of Roche...
  • 6/13/2017 8:55:00 AM
    As a parent, certain accomplishments by your children stand out more than others.  At least for me, getting to participate with my sons, during a few of those accomplishments, made it much more rewarding. My oldest son Ty is a special education teacher in Whitefish Bay, which alone is something I am extremely proud of. It takes a very caring ...
  • 5/31/2017 10:20:00 PM
    My wife Chris is an extremely intelligent woman. She is a Veterinarian, with specific certifications as an animal Acupuncturist and Chiropractor, with additional master degrees in human Acupuncture and  Herbalogy.  She also is the CEO of Herbsmith where her company makes herbs for animals. As you can read above, she has more degrees than...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
    Special Edition DNR Weekly News[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Due to the Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Holiday we were unable to include all news releases in the May 30, DNR Weekly News.] - Read Full Article Natural Resources Board approves 2017 deer harvest quotas and season structureMADISON - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved deer hunting s...
  • 5/17/2017 10:10:00 AM
    In 2011, my chocolate lab Hershey was about to have her second litter. I had been retired for several years and I had no time commitments, except two weeks out of the year, I drove to Milwaukee to teach eight hour day, college classes. Of course, the first day of class, Hershey was primed to give birth. For supervision, I had my two neighbor girls ...
  • 5/5/2017 10:25:00 AM
    When my chocolate lab Hershey was about to deliver her first litter, I was living on a five acre mini-farm near Lake Lorraine about halfway between Delavan and Whitewater. The first pup was born about 1:00am and I attempted to stay up most of the night with her as she averaged about one pup an hour.  Some female dogs can be the wonderful mothe...
  • 4/30/2017 8:25:00 PM
      Lots of rain recently in central Wisconsin is making for very high water levels on areas lakes and rivers. A few boat landings are closed due to the high water levels and access is limited.  With that said a few brave souls are still getting out and picking up some nice walleyes and crappies along with a couple of nice smallmouth bass....
  • 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...