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  • 4/17/2014 8:50:00 PM
    Rory Welch, 15, of Grafton.  Bird taken during Youth Hunt near Mukwonago: 24 pounds, 10 inch beard, 1 1/2 inch spurs.  Pictured above is Max LaMaster, 15(snow background) and below, his brother Nick LaMaster, 18.  Both are from Grafton and took their birds during Mentored Youth Hunt in Washington County.  Birds weighed 21 a...
  • 4/17/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Kaylynn Mann-Wasley I've always wanted to get into hunting but never had the time to take the hunters safety course because when I was younger I was too busy doing sports.  But when I met Rich Heitman and was introduced to his hunting family I was influenced more and more! I ended up tagging along with Rich, his father Scott, his brot...
  • 4/17/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Just wanted to pass this along for successful first-time turkey hunters! Free DNR "First Turkey Certificate" new way to honor first-time turkey hunting success MADISON - More than 135,000 hunters take to the woods each year in Wisconsin to pursue the wild turkey, many for the first time. To help preserve these memories, the Departm...
  • 4/17/2014 8:40:00 PM
    A Learn to Hunt program was held the weekend of April 4-6 sponsored by the Taking Wing Stewardship program at Triple J Wing and Clay in southern Brown County.  The 36 participants all had mentors to help them try to bag their first turkey.  As you can see by the photo, the weekend was a success despite the cold and snow. 
  • 4/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Over 7,000 people came out to participate in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 14. The information hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a wide range of fish and wildli...
  • 4/16/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Make sure you practice shooting the same way that you will be shooting when you are calling, sitting-prone,  ect…  PRACTICE. If you decide to call this time of year, get close to the den and do a couple of howls or pup in distress calls.   If I am aftera problem coyote, I leave them alone till the fall.
  • 4/16/2014 12:45:00 PM
    May 3 inland fishing opener kicks off another exciting year of fishingNew this year: largemouth bass harvest available statewideEditor’s note: This and the trout stocking release are the first in a series of releases relating to the 2014 fishing season. Check back in coming weeks for stories on new informational tools available for anglers, f...
  • 4/10/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Spring finally springing in Wisconsin: spring wildfire season underway, spring fish and wildlife hearings next week, spring peepers peeping What a difference a week can make in the Northwoods. Last week pe...
  • 4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
    DES MOINES – The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer has been confirmed. The deer was reported as harvested in Allamakee County during the first shotgun season in early December. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is currently working to obtain as much information as possible about the infected deer to imple...
  • 4/10/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Cheering on the regatta. By John Luthens The tradition started long ago.  My brother and I whittled our boats and kept our senses tuned to the weather.  We watched the last snow bank melt; we listened for the sump pump in the basement to start running and scented the spring breeze for the wet and rich earth smells.  Finally, when...
  • 3/31/2014 9:30:00 AM
    The spring turkey hunt is just a few weeks away.  After hunters' concerns about the winter severity's potential impact on the turkey population, modifications were made to the availability of leftover turkey permits.  Join us for a live chat this Tuesday, April 1 at noon about the upcoming turkey hunt.  DNR staff will be o...
  • 3/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
               
  • 3/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
    Migration is starting to pick up at Horicon Marsh and so are the events.  For more information about programs on "Keeping Wildlife Wild", Earth Day and more please visit here. 
  • 3/26/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Dave’s Turf & Marine, a major sponsor helping to place “On Wisconsin Outdoors” in your hand at no cost for five years, is one place you’ll want to visit before the ice leaves the lakes and the grass begins to green. John Deere specials, including Deere season sales on 4-wheel steering tractors, are waiti...
  • 3/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin Sport Show  Join us again for this year's sport show! DATE: March 14, 15 and 16, 2014 TIME: Friday, 4 PM to 8:30 PMSaturday, 10 AM to 6 PMSunday, 10 AM to 4 PM LOCATION: Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI MORE: Advanced Ticket...
  • 3/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
      March 10, 2014 Vol. 15 No. 9 Sunday Hunting Signed Into Law in Virginia $120 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT . . .Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week signed into law legislation to allow Sunday hunting in Virginia. It's been a long road to repeal of the old blue law preventing hunting ...
  • 3/7/2014 2:20:00 PM
    March 4, 2014 DNR seeks feedback on expanding trout seasonsMADISON – Moving the start of the early trout season to January 1 and expanding the early season to all inland waters to provide more fishing opportunities are among the options Wisconsin anglers can weigh in on during the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings held Ap...
  • 2/20/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Only 5 Vendor Spaces Left! Still time to Register! You still have time to book your exhibitor spot at the 2014 Wisconsin Sport Show in Eau Claire!Click HERE for vendor registration form First Time Vendor Discounts   A 10% First Time Vendor Discount is available on ALL exhibitor and sponsor packages and bulk s...
  • 2/6/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Ice and water clarity conditions updated for sturgeon spearing season OSHKOSH – With just days to go before the 2014 Winnebago lake sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 8, state fisheries officials report that water clarity and ice conditions, the best in a decade and the keys to spearing success, continue to improve.   -&n...
  • 2/3/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Time is running out for private landowners in parts of southeast and northeast Wisconsin to sign up for the Turkey Hunting Access Program (THAP). THAP is a voluntary pilot program offered by the DNR that provides financial incentives to private landowners in wild turkey management zone 2 who open their property to public turkey hunting. T...
  • 1/29/2014 2:00:00 PM
    2014 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC IS ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY....MARK YOUR CALENDARPlan On Attending!  Prime Leather Finishes and Prime Coatings based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin will be in Booth #934 and #936. Come Visit us and Spend some time at our Booth!Friday, Feb 14 through Sunday Feb. 16, 2014...
  • 1/22/2014 12:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens Dennis said there was one in there. “One of the locals, but he’s hiding pretty deep.  Jump harder!”  Dennis was a big guy, and holding a double-barreled shotgun to boot; two good reasons to bear down as ordered.  It was a January morning in the fields of Wisconsin, and it was the first brush...
  • 1/20/2014 9:45:00 AM
    Register by January 25 for February 1 event (SAUKVILLE, WISCONSIN) – Local hunters won’t only be hunting for rabbits during the annual Bell Family Rabbit Hunt and Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis on Feb. 1; they’ll also be hunting for a cure for a disease that is believed to have a higher prevalence rate in Wisconsin than elsewh...
  • 12/22/2013 1:05:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – The Department of Natural Resources is encouraging private landowners in southeast Wisconsin to sign up for the Turkey Hunting Access Program. This is a voluntary pilot program offered by the DNR that provides financial incentives to private landowners who open their property to public turkey hunting. The deadline to enroll...
  • 12/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    December 3, 2013 Wisconsin wraps up 162nd nine day deer season with another batch of warm memories amongst cold temperaturesMADISON – Though temperatures plummeted and winds blew for the first half of the season, hunters rose to the occasion and headed out to enjoy the traditions of the nine-day deer hunt.   -  Read Full ...