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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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Upland Game Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 2/24/2012 9:30:00 AM
    By Dick EllisWith first light of a new morning touching the eastern ridges of Grant County in the mid-1990, I remember the predominant emotion that fell over me as I let the diaphragm call fall over the valley to any Gobblers on the roost.  Sheer, total embarrassment.  This was my first turkey hunt.  I was solo.  But was another...
  • 2/21/2012 10:30:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Upland Game Ecologist Scott Walter from Madison on February , 2010-2011 harvest estimates for cottontail rabbits are taken from a relatively small survey of 10,000 Wisconsin hunters.  From the survey, DNR estimates that 31,502 hunters, or 13 percent of the total number of hu...
  • 2/21/2012 10:10:00 AM
    By Dick ELlis Time was slipping fast on the Wisconsin spring turkey season.  Any gobblers rising to the roost at day’s end on this Friday near Barron in northwest Wisconsin would have already survived five, 5-day seasons….25 days…plus the first three sunsets of this final 2011 challenge.  “Would have”, tho...
  • 2/20/2012 1:50:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Only the ages know how many times Merv Hottenstein has walked this wooded valley outside of Platteville with his beagles, waiting for new scent to inspire new song. No song to end this day, though, except the gentle babbling of spring water against stone. And with no rabbit in the gamebag, maybe a muted rendition of the canine blues....
  • 1/10/2012 4:00:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis The urgent call of the rat terrier somewhere in the distance pulled Terry Mihlbauer up the sloping oak forest and over a barb-wire fence to the lone hickory standing guard over a patented LaValle landscape. Down the fence line, the open hillside melted away into a valley checker boarded with the browns and greens of harvested farm fi...
  • 1/8/2012 6:40:00 PM
    by Dick Ellis Time was slipping fast on the Wisconsin spring turkey season.  Any gobblers rising to the roost at day’s end on this Friday near Barron in northwest Wisconsin would have already survived five, 5-day seasons….25 days…plus the first three sunsets of this final 2011 challenge.  “Would have”, tho...
  • 12/31/1899 11:45:00 PM
    January hearings provide opportunity to give feedback on final Deer Trustee Report rule packageMADISON – Nine public hearings throughout Wisconsin will provide an additional opportunity for public comment before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests adoption of the Deer Trustee Report permanent rule package in February. ...
  • 12/31/1899 11:40:00 PM
    The Perfect Gift for Hunters - Now 30% Off Sometimes shopping for hunting buddies is more of a chore than we'd like. Considering the money we spend on our gear, the ability to actually find our game is, well… priceless. Use code "thanks30" atwww.onxmaps.com t...
  • 12/31/1899 11:35:00 PM
    Tickets on Sale Now!     Advanced Discount tickets are on sale now for just $6 (ages 11 and older) at:  Gordy's County Markets, Scheels, and online at www.wisportshow.com(Children 10 and younger are FREE)    Event Features and Activiti...
  • 12/31/1899 11:30:00 PM
    Early surveillance reveals positive test for the fungus that causes white-nose syndromeMADISON – Early winter surveillance of 15 caves revealed that two bats in a single Dane County cave tested positive for genetic markers of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.  -  Read Full Article 134,257 permits issued for 2015...
  • 12/31/1899 11:25:00 PM
    Yes, it’s cold, but Wisconsin’s best trout waters remain ice-freeMADISON -- With statewide temperatures projected to remain below freezing through the first week in March, the 2015 Wisconsin early trout season may be on the chilly side.  -  Read Full Article Visit the DNR exhibit at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sp...