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  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Wild turkey hunters and black bear hunters have until close of business on Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2014 hunting seasons. Spring 2014 turkey season Preliminary permit levels for the 2014 spring turkey season are set at the same level as in 2013.  Final permit levels are not set until ...
  • 11/21/2013 10:15:00 AM
    It didn't take long to fill up the tower shoot and fundraiser for Governor Scott Walker held here at Wern Valley last month. Everyone enjoyed the good weather and photo ops while bagging over 80% of the birds off the big tower. Club staff, dog handlers and hunters had a lot of fun along the way. Mark Thome's 10 year-old son Kyle had a day he will n...
  • 10/31/2013 12:00:00 PM
    POYNETTE, Wis. – Youth and novice hunters age 10 and older are invited to sign up for free Learn to Hunt Pheasant programs sponsored by the Friends of Poynette Game Farm and Pheasants Forever. Two programs at two different locations are offered; Dec. 7-8 at the Department of Natural Resources MacKenzie Center near Poynette and Dec. ...
  • 10/3/2013 7:35:00 AM
    Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever Inc., 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110 Wisconsin – Numbers Improve Slight...
  • 10/3/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Welcome to the return of a Warden Wire feature launched during last year's gun-deer season -- the special edition series of Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with hunting. We learned from you how helpful you found this timely information during the 2012 gun-deer season. In light of your use and information needs, w...
  • 9/26/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Rules also allow only dog-proof or underwater traps http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2948 PEMBINE, Wis. – People hunting on Wisconsin state park properties will be prohibited from shooting from or across certain trails – those trails closed to hunting – and anyone trapping in state parks will be limite...
  • 9/26/2013 9:05:00 AM
    September 24, 2013 Hunters will again be able to have adult deer tested for chronic wasting diseaseMADISON – State wildlife officials will again be testing white-tail deer shot by hunters this fall for chronic wasting disease in a continuing effort to monitor the status and spread of the disease in Wisconsin.  -  Read Ful...
  • 9/17/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Wisconsin hunting opportunities move into high gear this coming week Wisconsin hunting opportunities move into high gear this coming week with the opening of the archery deer, fall turkey, squirrel, cotton...
  • 9/5/2013 1:50:00 PM
    As you begin to plan your hunt this fall, remember that state-owned Natural Areas are open to the public for a variety of uses including hiking, nature study, hunting, fishing and trapping. Watch our video about these special places where you can experience the original Wisconsin. Locate a State Natural Area by county Locate a ...
  • 8/28/2013 4:45:00 PM
    MADISON - The 2013 fall hunting seasons are just around the corner and Department of Natural Resources officials are releasing the annual “Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast” to help prepare hunters or trappers for their pursuits of upland and migratory birds, small game, deer, bear and furbearers. The forecast provides details and rem...
  • 8/26/2013 11:25:00 AM
    The Department of Natural Resources in partnership with Madison College is offering continuing education courses called Hunting for Sustainability. These courses aim to show how hunting is directly connected to conservation and healthy living. Students will learn hunting skills, ethics, tools and techniques from experienced hunters. In this course...
  • 8/22/2013 10:05:00 AM
    MADISON – With cooler nights and Labor Day approaching, hunters may be thinking about the first fall hunting seasons, including early Canada good and mourning dove seasons. The early Canada goose season in Wisconsin runs Sept. 1 to Sept.15, statewide. The dove season runs Sept. 1 to Nov. 9, statewide. Early Canada goose season details and t...
  • 8/21/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Read Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Weekly News Updates for August 20, 2013
  • 8/21/2013 9:35:00 AM
    This fall, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to release 75,000 pheasants on 92 public properties across the state.  This represents a significant increase from the 54,000 pheasants released on 70 public properties in 2012.  The increase in pheasant production is due to the popularity of the pheasant stocking program and ...
  • 8/19/2013 12:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens The pine barren rows went on in endless succession.  Charred landscape rolled out above; ridge after ridge, looking like giant Christmas trees that had been dipped in a burn pile and pulled back out with needles torched to the wind. Pine barren view in Douglas County. Summer clouds billowed in the sky, hiding the sun for a...
  • 8/13/2013 2:25:00 PM
    A list of sunflower fields manged to provide additional dove hunting opportunities is now available online. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dove.html Remember- you must be HIP registered to hunt mourning doves and use a plugged shotgun capable of holding no more than 3 shells.  Non-toxic shot is also required when hunting doves on DNR managed l...
  • 7/25/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Next Thursday, August 1st, is the deadline to apply for the 2013 fall turkey permit drawing.  Permit applications must be submitted by midnight, and can be purchased from authorized license agents, over the Internet through the DNR's Online Licensing Center, or by phone toll free at 1-877-945-4236.  Application and license fee information...
  • 7/9/2013 1:55:00 PM
    A Lesson To Be Learned 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. The last time I scribbled this trivel, I made mention of hunting turkey, during the seco...
  • 5/22/2013 9:05:00 AM
    May 20, 2013 Steve Suman Mild temperatures and rain are on tap all week, weather typical of the too-long-awaited spring! With the quickly rising water temperatures, we should be approaching prime spring fishing conditions. “Old man winter finally loosened his grip on the North Woods,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Lakes are devoid...
  • 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...