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  • 6/7/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • 6/3/2015 4:45:00 PM
    Bird records take flight; call for more volunteers goes out ASHLAND -- While volunteers helping survey Wisconsin birds have already lit up the record books before prime nesting season even begins, survey organizers are calling for more avid and interested birders to join the cause to provide the most comprehensive account yet of the birds that...
  • 6/3/2015 4:35:00 PM
    The New Berlin Gobblin’ Longbeards and the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club are hosting a Special Needs Picnic Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 - 11:00AM to 3PM At the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club On Big Muskego Lake. This event is for people with disabilities and offers Trap shooting, Fishing, Pontoon Boat Rides, an ani...
  • 5/29/2015 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3625  [EDITOR’S ADVISORY: a photo accompanies this news release on the DNR website or is available by contacting Paul Holtan at 608-267-7517.] MADISON -- Eleven habitat and trail projects will be conducted across Wisconsin thanks to a $45,755 from the Ruffed Grouse Society that the state...
  • 5/12/2015 9:50:00 AM
    After several unsuccessful Wisconsin hunts targeting turkeys, Norway native Arnold Hidle took his first Jake while hunting Adams County. Arnold still hunts reindeer in Norway just about every year and whitetails and pheasants here with friends.  In 2015, he hunted very hard and had a few run ins with henned-up Toms for two days straight but...
  • 5/12/2015 9:45:00 AM
    Editor Note:  This e-mail describing a turkey hunt with his son Peyton came in from friend Tom Hart. We’re running it with very little editing just to maintain the actual feel of their hunt near Wisconsin Dells. -Dick Ellis Last weekend I was hunting with my oldest, Peyton.  We were hunting in the morning at the farm where you hunt...
  • 5/12/2015 9:35:00 AM
    Lori Foss took her big gobbler May 29th opening morning in southwest Wisconsin with some calling help from her husband, OWO bear expert Mike Foss.  The big Tom was a little skittish of the decoy, Mike tells us, but finally committed.  He weighed in at 25 pounds with a 10-inch beard and 1-1/4 inch spurs.
  • 4/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    Greetings, Wisconsin artists!  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce that the design contests for the 2016 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamps are now open to entries!  Once again this year the top three entries for each stamp will be displayed at the Wisconsin State Fair from August 6-...
  • 4/22/2015 11:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman If you enjoyed last week’s weather, you will enjoy next week’s weather and the following week’s weather even more so. This week, probably not so much, as snow continues to show a presence in the forecast. Hang in there – high temperatures return to the upper 50s by the weekend, projected to be in the 50s for the...
  • 4/18/2015 3:35:00 PM
  • 4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
    Is burning waste worth the risk of starting a wildfire or compromising your health? MADISON – With fire danger currently elevated in Wisconsin, it’s even more important that people consider recycling and composting instead of burning waste and yard debris, which Department of Natural Resource officials caution may cause wildfires a...
  • 4/17/2015 11:10:00 AM
      Great fishing in northern Wisconsin’s beautiful Iron County awaits your family from Island Lake right out the back door, or the Gile or Turtle Flambeau flowages just an easy drive away.  For more information on this spacious cabin rental, see ad below.  
  • 4/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Andy Ellis, from Mosinee, with his first turkey. He scored during the 2015 youth hunt.
  • 4/13/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Nearly all lakes and flowages in northwestern Wisconsin became ice free in the last week and ice-out is progressing fast on waters in northcentral and northeast Wisconsin and all waters should be fully open by the middle of next week. With the open water, DNR fisheries crews have begun their spring surveys of walleye and northern pike populations....
  • 4/13/2015 7:00:00 PM
    BLUFFVIEW, Wis. -- The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area will open April 11 for the youth turkey hunt, which takes place April 11-12. Regular season spring turkey hunters will be able to hunt on recreation area through all six hunting periods of the statewide spring turkey hunt<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/turkey.html>.A map [PDF]<http://dnr.wi...
  • 4/9/2015 2:00:00 PM
    As you all have probably heard by now, Canine Influenza (CIV) has been positively diagnosed in dogs from the Chicago Area. There are also cases in Indiana and Iowa.  Good Morning America reported today that there is one positive case in Milwaukee. Since this is a relatively new virus, almost all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are ...
  • 4/9/2015 1:55:00 PM
    Updated on 4-8-2015: the info brief has been posted for the following item on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April agenda: 7.A.
  • 4/9/2015 1:35:00 PM
    Updates regarding the agendas and minutes of meetings for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov//About/WCC/meetings.html
  • 4/3/2015 12:35:00 PM
    The spring turkey hunt is right around the corner - introduce someone new to hunting today and join DNR experts for a spring turkey chat April 7 at noon. April marks the beginning of another spring turkey hunt, and a strong year of turkey production in 2014 means hunters should look forward to another good season. Leftover permits went on ...
  • 4/3/2015 12:35:00 PM
    MADISON - On Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:00 pm, there will be 72 publichearings[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/Documents/spring_hearing/2015/2015locations.pdf>, one in each county where individuals interested in natural resourcesmanagement have an opportunity to provide their input by non-binding voteand testimony on proposed rul...
  • 4/3/2015 12:35:00 PM
        FEATURES FOR 2015   • NEW – Shed Antler Contest (whitetail deer only)   • NEW – Home Defense, Wild Game Cooking and Ammo Reloading Demos   • More than ...
  • 3/31/2015 9:45:00 PM
    Northern Wisconsin landowners interested in managing their land for a number of wildlife and plant species through young forest habitat creation are encouraged to contact the Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership. Many wildlife species in Wisconsin rely upon young forest habitat, including ruffed grouse, turkey, white-tailed deer and migratory so...
  • 3/31/2015 9:45:00 PM
    March 31, 2015 25 Work*Play*Earth Day events scheduled for 2015MADISON – People can celebrate Earth Day while helping out and enjoying Wisconsin state park, forest, trail and wildlife properties during the seventh annual Work*Play*Earth Day. - Read Full Article Listen for owls and help survey their populationsNew web feature celeb...
  • 3/23/2015 7:20:00 PM
    Today marks the first day leftover spring turkey permits are available in 2015, with Zone 1 permits on sale now. To check zone permit availability, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “turkey” – there, select “Spring turkey leftover permit availability and harvest information,” found under season information....
  • 3/16/2015 1:25:00 PM
    An unseasonable warm spell with temperatures into the 50s this week has brought most winter snow recreation to an end across the state.  Snowmobile trails are now closed statewide and cross-country ski trails are mostly closed, with only a few opportunities remaining for the ski-until-the snow-is-gone-crowd, with conditions fair at best and th...