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Dick Ellis Blog:
4/17/2018
Springtime means fun time when open water river fishing competes with turkey hunting for our hours spent in Wisconsin’s great outdoors. Personally, we walleye fished the Wolf, leave this week for our gobbler hunt in southwest Wisconsin, and as a bonus took advantage of spring break to work the Gulf of Mexico for anything willing to snap up our shore offerings. We’re also receiving reports from successful turkey youth hunt participants...
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  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Wow…. A guy couldn’t have prescribed a better week than what we just had.  Fishing was outstanding with great action everywhere we went. We hit 4 different bodies of water in Wisconsin and experienced some of the best fishing I have seen in years. I can tell you this, I really put the Elk River Rods to the test this week...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    April 19, 2018     OUR SPONSORS COUNTERFEIT Westin warns trade over ‘fake’ jighead bearing its logo   Danish fishing tackle manufacturer Westin has warned the trade to be on the aler...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    KING – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow are pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the James Megellas Gallery at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum at King. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to re-open the Gallery, following a year-long improvemen...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    At this time Smelt Season has not yet started in the Chequamegon Bay as there is still very thick ice on the Bay. Usually smelting does starts in April…depending on Mother Nature. We will keep you posted and let you know when smelting begins. Be patient...don't give up!!! Carolyn from Anglers all reports: There is still ice on the Bay. Howev...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    By Central Office April 20, 2018 Contact(s): Carrie Milestone, DNR Wildlife Technician, 715-884-2882; Vicki Palen, Friends of Sandhill, 715-652-3131 BABCOCK, Wis. - The Friends of Sandhill, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual open house for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages Saturday, April 28 from...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    La Crosse-based warden named state's top warden of 2017 A 17-year veteran of the Wis. Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement was honored April 14 as the state's conservation warden of the year by a Milwaukee family whose World War I patriarch initiated the prestigious annual award to recognize efficient and outstanding public se...
  • 4/19/2018 6:50:00 PM
    Published by Central Office April 17, 2018 Contact(s): Local fisheries biologists   MADISON - Walleye will be high on anglers' target list when the regular fishing season opens May 5. It's a good bet many anglers will be stalking ol' marble eyes whether from a boat, shore, or they may even need tip-ups in the still frozen nor...
  • 4/19/2018 6:50:00 PM
    Photo credit to WWIA Guide John Keeney from the 3rd Annual Quail Creek Spring Turkey Hunt Notes From the Field: March 2018 The month of March brings with it the anticipation of springtime and what bet...
  • 4/19/2018 6:45:00 PM
    By Central Office April 17, 2018 Contact(s): DNR Administrator/Warden Jon King, 608-575-2294, jon.king@wisconsin.gov MADISON -- Approximately 80,000 hunters will be heading to the field for the 2018 spring turkey hunting season, with the first period starting April 18. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden ...
  • 4/19/2018 6:45:00 PM
    The 2018 spring turkey hunt is right around the corner – remember to check the regulations and other helpful information on the DNR website to make sure you’re ready to roll once the gobbling starts!   Regulations can be found within the 2017 Small Game Hunting Regulations, 2017 Fall Turkey Regulations, and 2018 Spring Turke...
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    Volunteers win awards for monitoring natural resources A Richland Center birder who has counted cranes for 35 years, a longtime Lafayette County volunteer aiding bats, birds and plants, a Madison area organization dedicated to clean lakes and a La Farge High School student promoting bat conservation have received Wisconsin Citizen-based ...
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    EXCLUSIVE LAST-CHANCE OFFER: DOUBLE YOUR TICKETS! It's your last chance to enter to win $10,000 to The Home Depot! Which home-improvement project will you tackle first if you're the lucky winner? D...
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    April 16, 2018 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   Technically, we are in the fourth week of spring. Real-life observations, however, indicate winter decided to extend (over-extend!) its stay. The forecast for this week shows a clearing, warming trend after mid-week and we can only hope it comes to fruition. Sunshine, wind, wa...
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    The Flambeau River should have the highest chance for open water boat angling on May 5th.  Because of its moving water, most of the free-flowing and impounded sections are largely ice free already, at least in the channel.  There may be lingering ice cover along shore and in the sheltered bays, including the Smith Lake portion of Pix...
  • 4/19/2018 6:40:00 PM
    Published - April 17, 2018 by the Central Office   Spring walleye fishing tips from a longtime fish manager Hundreds of walleye waters will offer great fishing in 2018 Still time to donate to the Endangered Resources Fund Wisconsin-grown trees and shrub seedlings still available for spring 2018 planting 2018 revision to the Broa...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    By David Stolinsky | April 12, 2018 | 11 Comments April 12 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Ha-Shoah. The day is marked by ceremonies in Israel and across the world, which are attended by members of Jewish organizations and a few non-Jews. In fact, except in Israel, the day is largely ignored. Still, one ...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    Prairie du Sac - The Wisconsin Conservation Congress will once again beawarding a bear harvest tag to a novice hunter based on the applications andessays which are due April 25. The Learn to Hunt Bear Program (LTHB) is anopportunity to expose novice hunters to the hunting experience and recruitnew hunters into the sport.  The Conservation...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    MADISON - The removal of Kirtland's warbler from the federal endangered species list on April 12 is another great conservation comeback story, and Wisconsin will continue its efforts to grow the tiny songbird's population.The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced earlier this week<https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=service-and-partne...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    MIAMI, FLORIDA (USA) – You can easily upgrade your boat, or replace old rub rail with TACO Marine® rub rail kits – and get a $50 mail-in rebate when you buy a kit, now through April 30, 2018. Click here to download a rebate coupon. TACO Marine has been designing and manufacturing quality rub rail for leading boat builder...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    RIVERTON, Wyo. (April 11, 2018) — Two years after beginning construction on its new FDA-approved meat processing and jerky facility in Riverton, Hi Mountain Seasoning has announced that it has begun shipping its new ready-made, small-batch Beef Jerky to retailers across the country. The ready-to-eat Beef Jerky is available in the compa...
  • 4/19/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Are you up for walking around southwest Wisconsin to help find fawns? If so, we need your help!   From May 21 through June 3, the field crew of the Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer and Predator study will be out searching our study area in Grant, Iowa and Dane Counties for newborn fawns to fit them with radio collars. And we need...
  • 4/19/2018 6:30:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.— The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s volunteer force of 11,000-strong donated more than $21 million in labor during 2017. “We have a profound gratitude for our volunteers who give so much of their time, talents and energy on behalf of RMEF,” said Nancy Holland, RMEF president and CEO. “They constan...
  • 4/19/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Published April 12, 2018 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | ...