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WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Waushara, Waupaca, Grant all passed unanimously, Adams, 16 for, 2 ag...
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Waterfowl Hunting Wisconsin

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  • 7/16/2021 12:40:00 PM
      The DNR’s 2021 spring waterfowl population surveys show stable to increased numbers of breeding waterfowl, despite below-average wetland conditions. / Photo Credit: iStock/mauribo MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced an increase in the waterfowl population across most of the...
  • 6/3/2021 8:55:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting artwork entries for the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests. The winning art will appear on the 2022 Wisconsin Wild Turkey Stamp.Every year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for the opportunity to have their artwork featu...
  • 4/18/2021 5:45:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Thanks to input from hunters and new scientific research, changes are coming to the 2021 migratory bird hunting season. Today the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted unanimously for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to move forward with proposed rules for the 2021 migratory bird season framework and regu...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a series of public meetings to gather input for Wisconsin’s proposed 2021 migratory bird hunting season structures. Virtual public meetings on the proposed 2021 season structure will be held March 16-18. The DNR invites the public to attend to learn more about the...
  • 2/4/2021 3:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Have your artwork featured on a piece of history and contribute to environmental restoration efforts by entering the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2022 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Artists must submit their entries by July 15, 2021 for the 2022 contests. "T...
  • 2/2/2021 11:10:00 AM
    Holly Springs, Miss. (Jan. 28, 2021)--Cuffawa Creek Outfitters, a premier deer and turkey hunting outfitting service located in Holly Springs, Miss., announced today that they have partnered with Hunter Outdoor Communications (HOC) to handle its public and media relations. This appointment is effective immediately.Hunter Outdoor Communications&rsqu...
  • 9/22/2020 10:05:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Duck hunters in the Northern Zone will begin another fall duck hunt on Saturday, Sept. 26. Southern and Mississippi River Zones open Saturday, Oct. 3. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, no waterfowl breeding surveys were conducted this spring. However, feedback from the public and Department of Natural Resources...
  • 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." ...