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Waterfowl Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 9/8/2020 10:45:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters and trappers across Wisconsin are in the final countdown to the fall season openers. To help get ready, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has pulled together the 2020 fall forecast series, which details everything Wisconsinites need to know ahead of the game. Forecasts can be found at the l...
  • 8/31/2020 12:30:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters can once again head to Wisconsin’s fields and marshes on Sept. 1  when the mourning dove, early teal and early Canada goose seasons open. To view a full list of waterfowl hunting seasons, consult the 2020 Wisconsin Hunting Regulations. Mourning Dove In 2020, the mourning dove hunting season will ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    You have until July 15 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests! Entries must be received or postmarked by July 15, 2020 in order to be eligible. Judging will take place in late July. For many years, Wisconsin's wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Waterfowl Notes: Duck season wraps up, southern zone goose split begins   Duck hunting season closed Dec. 1 in the southern zone and closes Dec. 3 in the Mississippi zone. Duck hunters faced wet conditions to start off the season and an early snow in some places, but they found favorable weather toward the end of...
  • 11/12/2019 5:55:00 PM
    Photo taken by Melanie Guziec, WDNR. Spring waterfowl survey Mississippi River Fall survey Green Bay Fall survey Notes from the field Mid-winter waterfowl survey Waterfowl hunter survey Volunteer with waterfowl banding Spring survey overview Decisions regarding hunting season structure and harvest limits in waterfowl manageme...
  • 10/16/2019 8:45:00 AM
    The south and Mississippi River duck and goose zones reopen this Saturday, Oct. 12. The south duck zone will run from Oct. 12-Dec. 1. The Mississippi River duck zone will run from Oct. 12-Dec. 3, while the south goose zone will run from Oct. 12-Dec. 1; Dec. 16-Jan. 4. The Mississippi River goose zone will run from Oct. 12-Jan. 4. The northern du...
  • 10/9/2019 9:55:00 AM
    In the midst of waterfowl season, it's tempting to take every opportunity to get out and get on some birds. But due to dangerously high waters around the state, remember to take your safety into account before heading to the blind. Loose cattail mats can change marsh topography rapidly, and currents are running fast in unexpected plac...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    By Central Office September 24, 2019 Contact(s): Jeff Lang, DNR wildlife technician, 920-361-3149, jeffrey.lang@wisconsin.gov Hunting and angling will be impacted at Grand River Marsh until repairs can be completed in summer 2020.Photo credit: DNR BERLIN, Wis. - Waterfowl hunters are advised that water levels at Grand River M...
  • 7/16/2019 8:45:00 PM
     
  • 5/24/2019 8:45:00 AM
    According to my outdoor journals, in spite of increasingly cross looks and sour rumblings from my wife involving lawn-mower maintenance and dandelion removal in the yard – I’ve frittered away a grand total of 25 hours over the past two weeks wandering the forest bottoms and field edges of southern Wisconsin. Magnolia warbler “...
  • 5/6/2019 2:00:00 PM
    By Central Office April 30, 2019 Contact(s): Lauren Finch, DNR natural resources educator, 715-463-2739 [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been corrected to indicate the open house will be held on Saturday, May 18.  We regret the error.] GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Celebrate the arrival of spring by heading to Crex Meadows Wildlife ...
  • 3/7/2019 9:15:00 AM
    Share your input before March 15 and help shape migratory bird hunting seasons in 2019!   Your input matters, and upcoming public meetings and other options to submit comments put you in the driver’s seat to help shape upcoming hunting seasons. Take a look at proposed season structure and submit feedback...
  • 1/19/2019 1:55:00 PM
  • 11/2/2018 5:40:00 PM
    Fall migration is in full swing and Horicon Marsh is a wonderful place to be.  Be sure to check out some of the events that we have coming up including a program on "The Science of Smoking and Cooking Wild Game".  You can find more details here.   The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between the cities...
  • 10/28/2018 9:30:00 PM
    By Central Office October 25, 2018 Contact(s): Erin Grossman, DNR wildlife biologist, Berlin, 920-361-3149; Ellen Barth, DNR wildlife supervisor, 920-424-4003; Ed Culhane, DNR communications, 715-781-1683 BERLIN, Wis. - The dam that controls water levels in the Grand River Wildlife Area has experienced storm-related gate failu...
  • 10/28/2018 9:20:00 PM
    La Crosse, WI – October 19, 2018 – Visitors to the 2-Day Driftless Outdoors Show will be able to experience DockDogs®, the world’s premier canine aquatic competition, in partnership with Wisconsin DockDogs® and Minnesota’s DockDogs® Northern Stars. Club members from each state wil...
  • 10/5/2018 11:15:00 AM
    Here at DNR, we’re changing how we communicate with hunters. New for Fall 2018, the Hunt Wild Wisconsin mobile application has everything you need. Click a link below based on whether you’re an Apple or Android user and go straight to a free download page! Or, check out the app's page on our website at keywords "hunt app." ...
  • 9/19/2018 8:20:00 AM
    Published - September 18, 2018 by the Central Office     Fall color show is underway Statewide regular season duck zones open Sept. 29 Waterfowl hunters can help stop spread of aquatic invasive species Natural Resources Board to meet September 25-26 in Hayward 2018 Wisconsin Fall hunting and trapping forecasts availabl...
  • 9/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
    By Central Office September 14, 2018 Contact(s): Sawyer Briel, DNR communications, 608-282-5334 MADISON - Fall hunting and trapping seasons in Wisconsin are well underway, and a number of hunting and trapping forecasts are now available to help hunters and trappers prepare for their time in the outdoors. Forecasts for the followin...
  • 9/17/2018 7:55:00 AM
    Published September 13, 2018 by the Central Office     View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report&n...
  • 9/12/2018 12:45:00 PM
    Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area DATE: September 12, 2018CONTACT: Mead Wildlife Area DNR staff, 715 457-6771 STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area, located between Stevens Point and Marshfield. Due to ongoing dike repairs, co...
  • 9/12/2018 12:40:00 PM
    September 10, 2018 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The forecast for this week, with the exception of possible rain early and late in the week, is about as good as it gets in mid September! Get out and enjoy these days – the Farmer’s Almanac predicts a long, cold, and snowy winter!   &l...
  • 9/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
    FOR THE HUNT 9/15-16/18---Dress accordingly and We are going to be fighting mosquitoes so come prepared with LOTS of spray, a thermacell or whatever else repels them.   If you can only go part of the morning due to football or other commitments--  it's OK.   I just need to know and get yours and your m...
  • 9/6/2018 1:55:00 PM
    Published - September 4, 2018 by the Central Office     Youth Waterfowl and regular season Canada goose hunts set to open in September DNR Conservation Wardens reminder to ATV and UTV riders: "Wear it, Wisconsin!"   Index Next   Youth Waterfowl and regular season Canada goose hunts set to open in ...