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  • 4/26/2016 6:50:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Timely rain brings reprieve from high to very high fire danger; 14 Work*Play*Earth Day events this weekend  Timely rain this week has brought a reprieve, at least temporarily, to the high to...
  • 4/20/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Plan to join us Memorial Day Weekend for our Inaugural Antique & Classic Wooden Boat & Car Show at Little Bohemia Lodge. Stay for adventure, relaxation, romance, business or pleasure….. Shop, dine and play….. All will enjoy their time in beautiful Manitowish Waters! Find all your travel information at ManitowishWaters.org ...
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    MADISON -- Seven young forest habitat management projects will be conducted in Wisconsin thanks to a $28,478 donation from the Ruffed Grouse Society that the state Natural Resources Board accepted at its meeting April 13 in Madison.[DNR Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede accepts a $28,478 donation from Scott Walter, regional wildlife biologist for the Ru...
  • 4/13/2016 11:30:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3927  MADISON - More than 4,300 people came out to participate in the 2016 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 11. The public hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indi...
  • 4/13/2016 11:25:00 AM
    We’re about a month away from the inaugural Wisconsin Opener Fishing & Outdoor Expo, sponsored by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, and we are gearing up for an incredible event!. We are pleased to announce that pro angler Shaw Grigsby will be joining us for the expo! Grigsby, a pro angler from Florida and host of One More Cast wit...
  • 4/13/2016 11:20:00 AM
    Deer season recommendations to be finalized at April County Deer Advisory Council meetingsMADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils will prepare their final antlerless quota, permit level and season structure recommendations during the last round of spring meetings from April 18-21. - Read Full Article Where’s Walleye? Major tagging...
  • 4/12/2016 10:25:00 AM
    Steve Suman With a bit of luck, Monday’s scattered flurries and snow squalls signaled the end of winter in the North Woods. Once we move past Tuesday, should the current forecast hold, the remainder of the week looks very good, with highs in the mid to upper 60-degree range! At Hayward Bait, Bob, Sonya, and guide Steve Genson say the ice is...
  • 4/12/2016 10:15:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3926  GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Hunter Safety Education will be hosted at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area April 25-29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and April 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Grantsburg Rod & un Club. Class is required to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin ...
  • 4/5/2016 1:45:00 PM
    Madison – Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) at the DNR Spring Hearings & Conservation Congress’ annual county meetings held on Monday, April 11, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state (Spring Hearing locations).<http://d...
  • 3/31/2016 9:10:00 AM
    Panfish regulations set to change on 93 lakes starting April 1MADISON - In an effort to improve panfish size on 93 Wisconsin lakes with the potential for bigger fish, new regulations take effect on April 1. - Read Full Article Trumpeter swan numbers soar – from zero to 4,700 in a generationMADISON -- The number of trumpeter sw...
  • 3/22/2016 11:20:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. - After processing more than 175,000 hunting and fishing licenses through the weekend, the Department of Natural Resources' new Go Wild licensing system experienced a software glitch on Monday, affecting several thousand customers who had queued up for the scheduled 10 a.m.start of sales for leftover turkey tags. The system erro...
  • 3/17/2016 2:30:00 PM
    Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin, a one-hour special hosted by Outdoor Wisconsin host Dan Small and produced by the Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC), will air on several broadcast and cable networks in April, according to the show’s executive producer, OHEC founder Mark LaBarbera. “The wild turkey is a magnificent bird,&rdqu...
  • 3/14/2016 7:15:00 PM
    Wisconsin has experienced some unseasonably warm weather in the last week with daytime temperatures in the 50s and 60s and even a low 70 reported in Milwaukee. The warm weather has melted most of the snow cover statewide, with just snow surviving in some forested areas of the Northwoods. Snowmobile and cross-country ski trails are now closed statew...
  • 2/3/2016 10:35:00 AM
    Lower water clarity, higher harvest caps pose challenges and opportunities for sturgeon spearersOSHKOSH, Wis. - When the 2016 sturgeon spearing season opens on the Lake Winnebago system Feb. 13, spearers won't have an easy time pursuing their quarry. - Read Full Article Coyotes become more active in late winter and early spring Join...
  • 1/26/2016 8:25:00 AM
    Tom's Guns 2016 Spring Turkey Youth Hunt is April 9th & 10th. Learn To Hunt Hunters  YOUTH Hunters   Mentors/Parents LAND    The annual  Spring Turkey Youth Hunt is designed to give young hunters the opportunity to hunt wild turkey and gain valuable experience at a time when other hunters are no...
  • 1/22/2016 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Warmer temperatures arrive after a week of frigid temperatures; whitetail bucks begin to shed antlers  Following freezing temperatures across the state, most counties are starting to return to a warme...
  • 1/18/2016 1:20:00 PM
    Learn To Hunt Hunters YOUTH Hunters Mentors/Parents LAND  The annual  Spring Turkey Youth Hunt is designed to give young hunters the opportunity to hunt wild turkey and gain valuable experience at a time when other hunters are not authorized to hunt. For Tom's Guns Spring Turkey Hunt Youth Hunt: ages 10-15 Youth ...
  • 1/7/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Pheasants on IceIce Fishing DerbyHosted By Anoka County Pheasants Forever
  • 12/21/2015 11:40:00 AM
    14th annual Rabbits Unlimited Rabbit Hunt and Fundraiser is Feb. 6 (SAUKVILLE, WISCONSIN) – Organizers of the 14th annual Rabbits Unlimited Rabbit Hunt and Fundraiser are seeking hunting and outdoor-related items for donation to the event’s raffle and auctions. Hosted by the Bell families in the Saukville area, the annual event raises...
  • 12/15/2015 7:50:00 PM
    [CORRECTION: The four-day antlerless hunt runs from Thursday, Dec. 1- through Sunday. Dec. 13.]  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for December 10, 2015 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Unseasonab...
  • 12/10/2015 10:35:00 AM
    2015 aerial surveys show Wisconsin’s eagle population soars to new record RHINELANDER - Wisconsin's eagle population continues to soar, with statewide aerial surveys in 2015 documenting a record number since the surveys started 43 years ago, according to the Wisconsin Bald Eagle and Osprey Nest Surveys 2015 report [PDF] released earlier ...
  • 12/10/2015 10:35:00 AM
            Dear Pheasant Hunter, Here in Kansas, we’re excited to report great conditions across the state have laid the foundation for an excellent pheasant season. As a result, our biologists report that farmers are seeing more pheasants than they have in y...
  • 11/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast for this week leading into the opening of gun deer season shows mild temperatures and some precipitation through Wednesday. Then ... the temperatures take a major drop from highs in the 50s to highs in the low 30s, with chances for snow showers Thursday and Friday. Looks to be clear and sunny for opening weekend, however! ...
  • 11/11/2015 1:20:00 PM
    John Luthens The eight-point buck charged from the darkened field. I shot a quick glance up at the digital clock. It blinked 4:52 a.m. The temperature readout next to the overhead clock said 34 degrees, and when I looked back down I was close enough to see frost tingeing the field grass and envision steam rolling from the brute’s nostrils. I...
  • 11/5/2015 9:10:00 AM
    November 2, 2015 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman While the forecast mentions chances of rain (and snow) throughout the week, this IS November in the North Woods so it is hard to complain about highs in the 60s (at least through mid-week)! Many hunting seasons are now underway, but fall also offers excellent fishing for anglers who ...