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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 9/9/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 4, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Stormy week leads to wet start to the early goose, dove, teal and bear seasons Wisconsin has had some stormy weather ...
  • 9/3/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Sept. 13 marks opening of archery deer hunting season and Wisconsin’s first statewide crossbow hunting seasonMADISON -- With fall right around the corner, Sept. 13 marks the opening of the 2014 archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons. These seasons will run concurrently statewide, from Sept. 13 to Jan. 4, 2015.   -&...
  • 9/3/2014 4:15:00 PM
    With a number of 2014 fall hunting and trapping seasons just around the corner, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will once again offer a Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast. The fall forecast provides a great deal of information and helpful tips for all types of hunting and trapping. To view this year’s hunting and trapping ...
  • 8/29/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) As Labor Day approaches, signs of fall showing up in trees turning color, first of the hunting seasons beginning Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of the summer season and signs of fall are b...
  • 8/29/2014 4:55:00 PM
    In 2014, the mourning dove hunting season will run from Sept. 1 to Nov. 29.New in 2014, 20 days have been added to the end of the current 70-day dovehunting season.Dove hunters are encouraged to check out the Fields & Forest LandsInteractive Gamebird HuntingTool<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html> - a new resource a...
  • 8/22/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for August 14, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rainy days keep water levels up on rivers and ponds Water levels on local ponds and rivers have risen from the ...
  • 8/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Coming Events:Saturday, August 23: WWA State ShootSaturday, Sept 6: 100 NSCA Registered/50 FITASCFriday, Sept 12: NARI Sporting Clays ShootThursday, Sept 18: Membership Appreciation NightFriday, Sept. 26: MACC Fund Sporting Clays ShootSunday, Sept. 28: Catholic Memorial Sporting Clays ShootWednesday, October 1: First Day of Pheasant HuntingWhere di...
  • 8/9/2014 11:05:00 AM
    POYNETTE - The Friends of the Poynette Game Farm will be hosting free Learnto Hunt pheasant programs at the MacKenzie Education Center (Poynette, WI),Richard Bong Recreation Area (Kansasville, WI), and Wern Valley Sportsman'sClub (Waukesha, WI) this fall. Each two-day program will focus on the basicsof pheasant hunting in a fun and relaxing atmosph...
  • 7/29/2014 3:30:00 PM
    Operation Deer Watch provides great opportunity to take part in management of Wisconsin deer herdMADISON -- In an ongoing annual effort to involve the public in deer management, the Department of Natural Resources will launch Operation Deer Watch. The program enlists the public to report the number of deer they see from Aug. 1 toSept. 30....
  • 7/15/2014 1:30:00 PM
    AUGUST 1st IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, DON'T FORGET TO BUY YOUR PERMITS LISTED BELOW-Stop on in and we'll help youJULY 15Turtle season opens statewide through Nov. 30 for those species that are not listed as endangered or threatened.*AUGUST 1Fall turkey hunting applications Deadline to apply for goose hunting permits for the Ho...
  • 7/11/2014 10:10:00 AM
    There will be approximately 96,700 wild turkey permits available to hunters for the fall 2014 turkey hunting season - the same number of permits offered in 2013. Please note that this number is preliminary and may be revised following review.Any fall turkey permits remaining after the initial drawing will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 23....
  • 6/27/2014 7:15:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will offer an early teal-only duck hunting season that will begin September 2014. In addition, 20 days will be added to the end of the current 70-day dove hunting season. “We are excited to offer these new hunting opportunities to Wisconsin’s 130,000 migratory game bird hunters,” said...
  • 6/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
    June 10, 2014 Spring turkey harvest sees increase despite harsh winterMADISON – Despite a long and severe winter, Wisconsin turkey hunters registered a total of 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season. This is a 10.7 percent increase from the 2013 spring season.   -  Read Full Article Ruffed grouse surv...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Wildlife Surveys April 2014  SMALL GAME Sharp-tailed Grouse Harvest & Hunter Survey, 2013     By Krista McGinley and Scott Hull  ·   Summer Wildlife Inquiry, 2013     By Jessica Kitchell  ·   Ten Week Brood Observations, 2013  &nb...
  • 6/4/2014 8:45:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Warm weather moving bass, panfish into shallows, has turtles on the move, and triggers hatches of mosquitos and black flies...
  • 5/31/2014 10:20:00 AM
    All 252 Wisconsin Kwik Trip stores statewide now carry On Wisconsin Outdoors.  To find a Kwik Trip nearest you, click here! This partnership makes the free issues of On Wisconsin Outdoors available to the Wisconsin hunter and angler from Spooner and Hayward in the northwest, to Green Bay and Shawano in the northeast, to La...
  • 5/30/2014 12:30:00 PM
    Preliminary spring survey results show that Wisconsin’s sharp-tailed grouse have made it through the harsh winter. However, the long-term trend of declining sharp-tail numbers is still cause for concern.  The DNR Sharp-tailed Grouse Advisory Committee has decided to issue zero permits for 2014’s fall season.  By state law, sha...
  • 5/23/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Tom Hart finally fastened his tag to a nice gobbler on day one of period 6, but it took patience while hunting with his brother/observer Mike Hart in New Berlin.  It also took a well-placed area.  Forearms are not allowed in the Milwaukee suburb. It was quite a hunt this morning,” Tom wrote. “I’m sure Mike told you abou...
  • 5/23/2014 6:25:00 PM
    Steve Ellis It’s Wednesday, May 7. The first day of the 4th turkey period in the Mead Wildlife Area of central Wisconsin. I picked up an extra tag for this period because I couldn’t get the job done with my second period permit. It reminds me a little of my calculus instructor when I was going to college at UWM. He was Chinese, or s...
  • 5/23/2014 6:05:00 PM
    By Darrell Pendergrass My son informed me that many of the stories that we’re involved in shouldn’t always end with the phrase - “but we had a good time” - because in his mind it isn’t always true. Jack said sometimes it’s not even a marginally good time when we come up short of our goal of catching a fish, bag...
  • 5/19/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Heavy rains have rivers running high; closed or delayed opening of some ATV and mountain bike trails Parts of Wisconsin received heavy rain in the last week, with 2 to 3 inches reported in some locations. ...
  • 5/16/2014 1:25:00 PM
    While Ellis was out attempting to mislead a gobbler into shotgun range, this Tom came into his nephew, Josh Johnson’s backyard in Vernon and posed for the camera
  • 5/16/2014 1:15:00 PM
    Great action for walleyes and crappies this past week with not only numbers of good fish but some real slabs as well.  In addition to the great fishing, turkey hunting has proven very successful for many hunters as well. The walleyes have finished spawning and have moved to post-spawn areas.  Look for the walleyes to be in shallo...
  • 5/15/2014 10:45:00 AM
    State wildlife officials are encouraging turkey hunters to keep an eye out for feral pigs - hunters can report feral pig sightings and harvest on the Department of Natural Resources Web site at dnr.wi.gov, keyword “Feral Pigs”.  Feral pigs can be found across a wide variety of habitats and are highly destructive bec...
  • 5/12/2014 3:00:00 PM
    Previews & Reviews   May 2014   Coming in June...   Where there's smoke...   Areas of Douglas County look much different today than they did a year ago when the threat of wildfire became very real and the Germann Road Fire ignited. When the emergency call rang May 14, 2013, the fire was so intense tha...