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Waterfowl Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 9/20/2017 8:25:00 AM
    I have previously written that traditionally the early Canada Goose season has not been highly successful for my son Nate and I. We find it difficult to find the birds and if I do scout and find feeding birds, I can’t secure permission to hunt on those private lands. The owners are either anti-hunters or have given hunting rights to others. ...
  • 9/20/2017 7:10:00 AM
    NEW Zink Calls Green Head Rocker double-reed duck call brings mallards down slow an’ easy Port Clinton, OH (September 12, 2017) – The double-reed duck call has been a hunter-favorite for well over a half a century. Why? Because double-reeds are generally easier to use than single reeds, typically requiring less inflection and to...
  • 9/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Leaves started dramatically turning colors in the Northwoods this week. There is still mostly green in the woods, but the change has begun with red colors becoming noticeable in tree canopies and sumac bushes. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has begun its Fall Color Report (exit DNR).  Water levels are normal to a little higher ...
  • 8/27/2017 9:15:00 PM
    This summer, I had a few sparing thoughts of the upcoming hunting season as my son Nate and I worked on a new blind concept in my garage and I bought a couple of 360 degree turning, comfort chairs for the skiff, but it wasn’t until the farmer across the street cut and baled his wheat field that my thoughts of flying birds magnified. Sandhi...
  • 8/18/2017 8:30:00 AM
    September 16-17, 2017 Welcome to Tom's Guns 2017 Waterfowl Hunt   TO SIGN UP--Contact Julie at tomsguns@gmail.com or call 608-655-3772 Learn to Hunt Hunters LTH waterfowl is open only to ages 10-15 , These hunters have not previously participated in a Learn to Hunt event for waterfowl. No hunter education certification is ...
  • 8/18/2017 8:25:00 AM
    Sept. 1 marks opener for mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons Contact(s): Trenton Rohrer, DNR assistant migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458 MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters are reminded that Friday, Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin's mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons. Wisconsin...
  • 8/1/2017 10:05:00 AM
    HORICON, Wis. - Families and individuals who are searching outdoor summeractivities should look no further!  Head to Horicon Marsh this summer for anoutdoor skills day, archery and geocaching!  And, don't forget to check outthe Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.Thursday, July 27, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at ...
  • 7/31/2017 1:35:00 PM
    As a pheasant hunting guide with hunting clients, occasionally, I would discuss the history of pheasants in America and specifically Wisconsin. Most hunters didn’t know that the pheasant is a non-native bird but in 1882, it was successfully introduced in Oregon from Asia. In Wisconsin, the bird was first introduced in 1916 by Gustav Pabst in ...
  • 7/19/2017 5:05:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4281 MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation today officially joined financial forces to secure hunting and fishing participation by funding a new position to introduce novices and reactivate inactive veteran hunters and anglers in Wisconsin. A si...
  • 7/18/2017 10:05:00 PM
    My father took me squirrel hunting a few times, but until we could drive ourselves, my mother was the taker of squirrel hunters. During September of 1966, hunting buddy Mike Swan, my mom and I got up extra early to greet the opening minutes of the squirrel hunting season. The night before, I had played a junior varsity football game, and at 2:00pm...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s spring 2017 waterfowl population surveys indicate increased numbers of breeding waterfowl pairs and relatively good wetland conditions, which should result in increased waterfowl production this year across the state. The Wisconsin breeding duck population estimate of 479,099 represents an increase of twenty-three percent compare...
  • 6/30/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Gary Greene’s Memories from an Old Hunter……..#43 I’ve made some mistakes in my lifetime, but hopefully, I have learned and not repeated the errors of my past. Back in 2002, my youngest son Nate, and I were pheasant hunting alongside one of Wisconsin’s designated scenic roads. We were west of the small town of Roche...
  • 6/13/2017 8:55:00 AM
    As a parent, certain accomplishments by your children stand out more than others.  At least for me, getting to participate with my sons, during a few of those accomplishments, made it much more rewarding. My oldest son Ty is a special education teacher in Whitefish Bay, which alone is something I am extremely proud of. It takes a very caring ...
  • 5/31/2017 10:20:00 PM
    My wife Chris is an extremely intelligent woman. She is a Veterinarian, with specific certifications as an animal Acupuncturist and Chiropractor, with additional master degrees in human Acupuncture and  Herbalogy.  She also is the CEO of Herbsmith where her company makes herbs for animals. As you can read above, she has more degrees than...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
    Special Edition DNR Weekly News[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Due to the Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Holiday we were unable to include all news releases in the May 30, DNR Weekly News.] - Read Full Article Natural Resources Board approves 2017 deer harvest quotas and season structureMADISON - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved deer hunting s...
  • 5/17/2017 10:10:00 AM
    In 2011, my chocolate lab Hershey was about to have her second litter. I had been retired for several years and I had no time commitments, except two weeks out of the year, I drove to Milwaukee to teach eight hour day, college classes. Of course, the first day of class, Hershey was primed to give birth. For supervision, I had my two neighbor girls ...
  • 5/12/2017 10:50:00 AM
    Joanne Carpentier Kasner sends us this video of one gobbler apparently trying to snuff out the competition via suffocation. This Tom-Tom dance was recorded near Waukesha. Click here for video.
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    Inland fishing season opens May 6MADISON -- Fisheries biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say anglers can expect to find some trophy potential fish as well as abundant numbers of popular game species this spring when the general inland fishing season gets underway statewide on Saturday, May 6. - Read...
  • 5/5/2017 10:25:00 AM
    When my chocolate lab Hershey was about to deliver her first litter, I was living on a five acre mini-farm near Lake Lorraine about halfway between Delavan and Whitewater. The first pup was born about 1:00am and I attempted to stay up most of the night with her as she averaged about one pup an hour.  Some female dogs can be the wonderful mothe...
  • 4/30/2017 8:30:00 PM
    Upland sandpipers have returned to southern Wisconsin grasslands after spending the winter nearly 5,000 miles south in Argentina! Photo credit: Ryan Brady Statewide birding report In southern Wisconsin, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks have arrived in numbers, along with a few orchard orioles and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Me...
  • 4/25/2017 2:25:00 PM
    As a very young child, my memories are poor at best, but I knew that it had been over fifty years, since I witnessed one of our dogs giving birth to puppies. With that thought in the back of my mind, I always wanted to supervise the entire birthing process with one of my own dogs and the follow up caring of the puppies.  Once I became single a...
  • 4/21/2017 10:10:00 AM
    You can now find the 2017 Migratory Bird Regulations as well as the 2016 Canada Goose Harvest Report on the WDNR's waterfowl webpage.  If you have any thoughts or questions please don't hesitate to contact the Migratory Bird Ecologist Taylor Finger, taylor.finger@wisconsin.gov / (608) 266-8841
  • 4/17/2017 12:20:00 PM
    He was my high school history teacher for three years and my assistant basketball and track coach. During those years, he took a personal interest in me, realizing that I had potential as an athlete. During and after college, I hunted pheasants a few times with my neighbors, the Swan family and he had joined that hunting party. When the Swan family...
  • 4/17/2017 12:05:00 PM
    MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin will have seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migratory game birds that are nearly identical to the structure seen in 2016 under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its April 12, 2017 meeting in Madison.Seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migratory ...