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  • 5/21/2013 11:35:00 AM
    In the May edition of the Wildlife Management Report you can read about the following: The differences in nesting success for mallards and blue-winged teal. How the spread of garlic mustard impacts wildlife and hunting. Efforts to determine the size of woodcock breeding populations. How the number of acres of land enrolled in the Conservation...
  • 5/20/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Wisconsin hunter finishes the job in Florida By Neal Hermann Sometimes great things take time to build, no matter what you’re into. In this case it was chasing after a dream of killing another grand slam in the turkey world. The grand slam consists of the 4 sub-species of turkey in the US which include the Eastern, found here in Wisconsin a...
  • 5/20/2013 10:20:00 AM
    May 17, 2013 – MADISON – Today the Wisconsin’s Hunters Right Coalition (HRC) thanked members of the Joint Finance Committee for their actions regarding stewardship and implementation of the Kroll Report. "Knowing how concerned the legislature is with state debt, Wednesday’s actions by the Joint Finance Committee will help...
  • 5/16/2013 11:50:00 AM
    May 15, 2013 Contacts: Joan Garland, 608-381-1262 or Heather Ray, 905-718-1292 Black flies may be responsible for a high number of whooping cranes abandoning their nests in the core reintroduction area in central Wisconsin.  To test this hypothesis, the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), the coalition of public and private groups tha...
  • 5/14/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Putzing with a purpose Editor’s note: To keep track of what he is doing and where, to see his photos and read some of his other writings, including his book, “Tales of The Peshtigo Putzer,” check out his website:  www.jerrykiesowoc.com. I am guessing that the majority of readers think that the only putzing around outdoors I...
  • 5/14/2013 11:30:00 AM
    May 14, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Capsized boat rescue, brazen bird blocks door, perch too plenty, fire probe, dogs and deer among warden cases Kewaunee, Brown, Manitowoc and Oconto counties Warden David Allen of Kewaunee responded to a capsized boat off of Algoma where 4 fishermen were plucked from the icy waters of Lake Michigan. The...
  • 5/13/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Walleye fishing remains good on the Wisconsin River with lots of nice fish being caught by jig and minnow anglers and a few by guys tossing crankbaits in shallow water. Bass fishing is picking up and a few lunkers have been caught. Bass up to and over the 20 inch mark are not uncommon at this time of the year. Look for most  fish to be associ...
  • 5/10/2013 3:50:00 PM
    May 10, 2013 Contact(s): Eric Lobner, Deer Trustee Report coordinator, 608-235-0860; Jenny Pelej, public affairs manager, 608-264-9248 EDITOR'S ADVISORY: The DNR will host an evening online chat about implementation of the Deer Trustee Report and the ongoing Action Team discussions. Input is sought on implementation from hunters and non-hunters. ...
  • 5/10/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Outdoor Report summary for May 9, 2013 More spring-like weather in the last week finally melted most of the snow even in the most northern counties, and ice out is finally progressing on northern lakes. Ice is off most lakes now though Price County. Seasonal temperatures the remainder of this week, combined with some rain and a little wind will mo...
  • 5/10/2013 2:25:00 PM
    As we approach International Migratory Bird Day we thought you might enjoy taking a fun Birding Quiz before dusting off those binoculars! From here you can also click over to this week's statewide birding report: http://dnr.wi.gov/News/or/#birding and you can learn more about getting involved in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon (www.wibirdathon.org) ...
  • 5/8/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Read Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Weekly News Update for May 7, 2013.
  • 5/7/2013 11:15:00 AM
    May 6, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden Paul Sickman of St. Croix County says this recent case of the turkey hunter shot by another serves as a real-life reason why all hunters should always follow the four rules of firearm safety, particularly the rule regarding knowing your target. “The recent turkey hunting incid...
  • 5/7/2013 9:40:00 AM
    By Darrell Pendergrass Like many people who live here in northern Wisconsin I’m waiting patiently for warmer weather to arrive. However, my patience is wearing thin as this is quickly becoming the slowest arriving spring I’ve ever known; which is quite an accomplishment as I spent four years in Fairbanks, Alaska as a child. In fact, i...
  • 5/7/2013 9:30:00 AM
    By Darrell Pendergrass There is a skunk living in my garage. It would be nice to be to say there WAS a skunk living in there – as in the past tense - but that would be premature at this point. I hope to evict the skunk in short order, but as of yet I have not devised an effective plan to achieve my goal. I would have to say the skunk has be...
  • 5/3/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Hi Folks!  Even though the wet dreary weather is here - it's time to make plans for Spring Birding.  See the announcement below for some great field trip opportunities that also raise funds for bird conservation right here in Wisconsin! Andy Paulios - WBCI Coordinator/WIDNR Announcing five exceptional birding trips in Southern Wisconsin...
  • 5/3/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Tammy Paige of Mosinee sends us a photo of her first gobbler, taken in Portage County while hunting on public land with Mike Ellis. Tom weighed in at 20 pounds with a 9-inch beard. Success came May 2nd after flirting with several legal birds the day before.  Two adult Toms, including a blond phase “almost white” gobbler hung up ju...
  • 5/3/2013 12:10:00 PM
    The Pacey Brothers of Wausau scored big during their period 3 turkey hunt in Richland County.  Eric Pacey sends us his double- bearded monster that tipped the scales at 26.5 pounds.  The beards were 10 inches and 9 inches.  Jason Pacey’s 19 pound gobbler also sported a 10-inch beard.
  • 5/1/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Jack Pendergrass, 12, of Washburn, took his first turkey April 26 with snow still on the ground.  Tom had an 8-inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs.  According to Jack’s dad, OWO columnist Darrell Pendergrass, an additional 6 inches of snow is slated for tonight, May 1 in Lake Superior Country . “The rivers are out of control,&rdqu...
  • 5/1/2013 10:25:00 AM
  • 4/30/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Jeffrey Bronk and his daughter Annika age 8, tagged a 21 1/2 lb. Tom with 4 inch beard in Pardeeville, WI. Jeffery a, long time turkey hunter is hearing impaired. This was Annika's first time going with her dad. Annika helped  her father by signing to him  where she could hear the turkeys fighting in the area. They tracked...
  • 4/30/2013 10:10:00 AM
    By John Luthens The grizzly can’t sleep before a turkey hunt.  He paces about wide awake, narrating plans for the coming morning. I sit at the dining table trying to be polite and listen, sneaking a second helping of potato salad and stuffing another slice of bread into my mouth, chewing and nodding my head like trying to stay awake in ...
  • 4/26/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources complete Outdoor Report summary for April 25, 2013. Spring’s Jekyll and Hyde act appears to have had its -- now its spring, now its winter -- run. Warm weather and sun shine are in the forecast for the coming days. The remaining snow and ice across the northern part of the state are melting. Song bir...
  • 4/19/2013 2:50:00 PM
    BY BILL THORNLEY What is the sound of “soft?” To me it is the sound of snow falling through the pines and hardwoods, gently tinkling as it hits the ground and covers the landscape in white. The tinkling is the only sound you can hear if the wind is down. And if you watch, little by little the snow covers everything, every downed log,...
  • 4/18/2013 10:30:00 AM
    April 17, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Seeing double while turkey hunting? Check your target before shooting Conservation wardens are reminding turkey hunters to please make sure of your target -- and what’s near it -- before pulling the trigger. Why the reminder? In recent weeks, conservation wardens have been gettin...
  • 4/16/2013 3:00:00 PM
    By John Luthens In the high reaches of northern Wisconsin, the Penokee Hills angle skyward above the Lake Superior shore like an iron fist.  Deep pine valleys rise through stands of aspen, birch and maple, sliding above onto rounded outlooks that were once great mountains, mellowed now by the centuries into a remote stretch of land. Coursing...