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  • 4/5/2013 5:10:00 PM
    April 1, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Happy New License Year; Check your license for correct address April 1 marks the start of the new license year for all Department of Natural Resources fishing and hunting licenses. That means the license you purchased in 2012 has now expired and if you plan to fish and hunt again this y...
  • 4/5/2013 1:40:00 PM
    April 4, 2013 By: By Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Wall of Shame, Deer Trustee Report and Licensing: Three worthwhile reasons to attend 2013 Deer and Turkey Expo Ever hear of the Wall of Shame detailing some of the state’s most notorious poaching cases handled by the Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens? What abo...
  • 4/5/2013 1:25:00 PM
    By Dave Hraychuck Of the more popular game species, the eastern wild turkey seems to present the biggest culinary challenge. Dry, not much taste, and tough are just a few of the adjectives that are commonly associated with wild turkey. The traditional methods of cooking turkey are usually grilling or roasting them whole, Thanksgiving style, but th...
  • 4/5/2013 8:55:00 AM
    April 4, 2013 Spring turkey hunting kicks off this weekend with youth turkey hunt; first regular period opens Wednesday April 10 Complete DNR Outdoor Report Spring is taking root. And if we can believe the long-range forecast, it appears spring may actually linger. Snow and ice are melting rapidly in the Northwoods, but there was still a lot of ...
  • 3/27/2013 4:35:00 PM
    2013 spring fish and wildlife rules hearings, conservation congress county meetings April 8 in every county of the state MADISON – The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on a wide variety of proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, and to propose other changes, at the 2013 Department of Natural Resources spring fish and wildlife rul...
  • 3/27/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Perfect time to get in the game MADISON -- It couldn’t get much easier to take a youngster hunting than the spring turkey hunt for youth [PDF]. Parents, guardians, and mentors can take any youth ages 10 through 15 who has a tag and license. “This is a great chance for all of us adults, parents and hunters to grab a rookie and get in t...
  • 3/27/2013 3:00:00 PM
    MADISON – Visitors to Wisconsin State Parks are being reminded they may encounter hunters on park properties this April, under a new state law that went into effect this year. There are limited hunting opportunities available in April, mainly spring turkey hunting, according to Scott Loomans, hunting regulations specialist for the Department...
  • 3/27/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Just a few quick announcements.  First off, just a reminder that we are triple shifting this week (3/26-3/30).  The shifts run from 8-10:30, 11-1:30, and 2-5.  We still have a few openings left so get your reservations booked soon!  We will also have Randy Brown of Brown's BBQ cooking lunch from 10-2 every day this week so you c...
  • 3/25/2013 1:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens The sun dropped to the western horizon on the first day of spring and took the temperature along for the ride into the coming darkness. Ice fishermen huddled on their buckets and in their shacks against wind chill gusts as I swung out of northern Winnebago County. All was still across the drifted expanse of Lake Winnebago. There w...
  • 3/25/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Your call could save taxpayers nearly 200 million dollars and protect critical grassland habitat March 22 – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever urges its members nationwide to contact their House Representative and ask them to protect vital pheasant, quail, and wildlife habitats that have never been farmed. Tell them to co-sponsor Protect...
  • 3/20/2013 3:00:00 PM
    It may be the first day of spring, but you wouldn't know it by the thermometer. Unlike last year, it looks as though there will be plenty of opportunities for hunting in the days ahead. Just don't forget your waterproof boots. Due to the inclement weather, the Club is extending the deadline for birds under contract until Sunday, April 7th, and t...
  • 3/11/2013 9:35:00 AM
    When: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Where:American Serb Hall5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. - Milwaukee, WI Click Here for 2013 Spring Banquet Registration Form
  • 3/6/2013 12:35:00 PM
    MADISON – Remaining permits for the 2013 spring turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, March 18. Designated zones will be sold each day, starting at 10 a.m. and continue through midnight or until all permits for that zone or time period are sold out. In total, 234,130 permits were available fo...
  • 3/6/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Hunters need park-specific permit to hunt those parks; other parks are open to any hunters. MADISON – Turkey hunters interested in hunting in a Wisconsin state park during the 2013 Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season should note that the 16 state parks that were open to spring turkey hunting prior to 2013 are still designated as special t...
  • 2/28/2013 10:05:00 AM
    MADISON -- The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has appointed five members to the new Sporting Heritage Council, the first of its kind to advise Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board and state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, will largely focus on recruitment, retention a...
  • 2/26/2013 12:00:00 PM
    By Darrel Pendergrass Most men of the outdoors are able to face danger without fear of injury or harm, mostly because they are intelligent and well versed in the ways of the wild. It comes with the territory. Should an outdoorsman be confronted with an edgy black bear our guy knows to hold his ground; he shouldn’t run around in circles flai...
  • 2/26/2013 11:40:00 AM
    February 25, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The employees and management of three Connecticut-based companies in the firearms industry speak out about their jobs and their combined economic impact on the state in a video released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. Rel...
  • 2/25/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishin’ Show Moves to Players Choice in Appleton APPLETON –OUTDOORLIFE recently ranked Appleton, Wisconsin #1 in their annual feature “Best Towns For Sportsmen.”  Coincidently, Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishin’ Show is moving to Players Choice of the Fox Cities, located in Appleton. The...
  • 2/25/2013 11:25:00 AM
    The recently completed NAFA auction in Toronto Feb 21-23 saw some dramatic price increases in wild fur pelts. This reflects a combination of reduced animal populations due to the summer drought, cold winter weather and promotion of fur garments in China. Some articles like raccoon, muskrat and red foxes almost doubled in price. Even less desirable ...
  • 2/18/2013 4:55:00 PM
    By John Luthens Mud Lake doesn’t sound like much when you look at it strictly on a first name basis.  Even reading its statistics doesn’t invoke much more than a yawn: 165 acres with a maximum depth of around four feet.  In the winter the dissolved oxygen content falls so low that the only fish to survive are mud minnows that...
  • 2/18/2013 11:05:00 AM
    The annual Spring Turkey Youth Hunt weekend is designed to give our hunters the opportunity to hunt wild turkey and gain valuable experience at a time when other hunters are not authorized to hunt. Youth Hunt: 10-15 Youth hunters need to be 10-15 years of age, possess a valid spring turkey license, stamp, and ZONE 2 permit. All youth hunters must...
  • 2/14/2013 12:00:00 PM
    By Jerry Kiesow 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. Allow me to introduce myself,I do more than fly fish Hi! Some of you already know something a...
  • 2/14/2013 9:15:00 AM
    February 12, 2013 POYNETTE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has begun to explore the creation of an outdoor skills recruitment and retention center which will focus on promoting the education and training of long term mentors to help reverse the nationwide trend of declining hunters, anglers and trappers. “We beli...
  • 2/13/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Enroll today so you are ready for opening day of all seasons MADISON – More than 40 percent of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education courses are held in spring, making this an opportune time for you to enroll to complete the class to ensure you can hunt when you want to hunt. “This truly is the best time to ge...
  • 2/13/2013 4:45:00 PM
    MADISON – Preliminary results of the 2012 Wisconsin deer hunter wildlife survey show hunters reported spending 24,868 hours in the field observing wildlife and on average saw 0.39 deer per hour statewide. The next most frequently observed species was turkey. In its fourth year, the survey asks Wisconsin deer hunters to report on wildlife the...