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9/19/2018
Let them go, and they will grow. What is that slogan of Quality Deer Management (QDM)…Let em go, let em grow?  Even though there’s not a lot of deer hunting going on in Brookfield, this photo sent to OWO from buddy Dean Pavletich and taken near Brookfield Square verifies that growing older also allows bucks to grow their headgear higher… wider… thicker.  Throw in the right nutrition and genetics, shake well...
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  • 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...
  • 9/19/2018 8:20:00 AM
      TALK The Story's the Thing Thursday, September 20, from 7–8:00 pm L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library • 400 Eau Claire St • Eau Claire Join Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine editor Jason A. Smith f...
  • 9/19/2018 8:15:00 AM
    September 18, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: . There are still mud lines out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could ...
  • 9/19/2018 8:05:00 AM
    On September 15, 2018, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation of a hunting dog by wolves in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depr...
  • 9/19/2018 8:05:00 AM
    September 17, 2018 Steve Suman The forecast indicates a cooler (lows in the 40s; highs in the 60s), wet week, but current radar does not appear to support the wet. Regardless, the prediction is for sunshine and blue skies for Saturday, Sept. 22, and the 34th Annual Hayward Fall Festival. Come partake in the food, entertainment, arts and craf...
  • 9/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
    It has been a very busy week in central Wisconsin with both bear season and early goose season going on, along with some great fishing, not to mention the opener of the 2018 deer archery season that begins this weekend.  With all these things going on it is hard to decide which one to do. There are only so many hours in the day and only 7 days...
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  • 9/17/2018 7:55:00 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 7:50:00 AM
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    Migration is near an overall peak now as birds of nearly every type head for southern wintering grounds. Among them this week was the first good push of waterfowl, most notably including some dabbling ducks like teal, shovelers, and pintails but also the first divers such as scaup, redheads, and bufflehead. Arctic geese have arrived on schedule aft...
  • 9/17/2018 7:50:00 AM
    Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility Open House, Oct. 6, 2018   Join us on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house at the Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility, N3884 Ransom Moore Lane, Kewaunee. Watch chinook salmon spawning and egg collection up close and enjoy lots of fun activities, including wagon rides,...
  • 9/17/2018 7:50:00 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...
  • 9/17/2018 7:45:00 AM
    MADISON - The world of hunting is changing, and Department of NaturalResources staff are hard at work to make sure Wisconsin's hunters have theresources they need for a safe and successful deer season.Wild Wisconsin is your ticket to enjoying the outdoors this fall. Web seriessegments, podcasts and more - all at your fingertips. With help from Vort...
  • 9/12/2018 12:55:00 PM
    This past week has been filled with several highs and lows with some great bear hunting stories and some very nice bears on the ground. But with the good goes the bad and we had a few hunters with mishaps and missed opportunities.   Fishing was very good early on this week but with all the recent rain, river levels are at flood stage. We ...
  • 9/12/2018 12:45:00 PM
      Deerfest wants to help you get ready for the season opener.     Preparing tree stands, ground b...
  • 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 12:45:00 PM
    DATE: September 12, 2018CONTACT: Nancy Christel, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-635-4091   SPOONER, Wis. - Hunter service request sampling is available for adult deer within Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties in 2018. Hunter service requests allow hunters anywhere in the state to have an adult deer sampled for CWD. "...
  • 9/12/2018 12:40:00 PM
    September 11, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth f...
  • 9/12/2018 12:40:00 PM
    Tiny transmitters help track survival of rare turtle hatchlings    Published by Central Office September 11, 2018 Contact(s): Tiffany Bougie, UW-Madison, 920-410-7774, tbougie@wisc.edu; Carly Lapin, DNR, 715-365-8954, Carly.Lapin@wi.gov Wisconsin and Tomahawk river hatchlings recruited to advance science and conservat...
  • 9/12/2018 12:40:00 PM
    Published - September 11, 2018 by the Central Office     Sept. 15 marks opening of archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons Deer hunters encouraged to get deer tested for CWD and assist with surveillance efforts DNR asks for hunters to record their wildlife observations Hunters reminded that collared deer on landscape ...
  • 9/12/2018 12:35:00 PM
      It’s official, the great .22 shortage is finally over and now there’s no excuse not to have at least one .22 rifle. Watch the video below to learn more about all of the .22 LR and .22 Magnum rifles that...
  • 9/12/2018 12:35:00 PM
    Steyr Arms to Host Its 5th Annual Open House & Factory Direct Sale Click image to download hi-res version BESSEMER, Ala. (Sept. 7, 2018) —Steyr Arms is celebrating the fall deer season with a month-long Big Buck Down! Giveaway program that will award an amazing prize package every 10 days in September. Each prize package will be hig...
  • 9/12/2018 12:35:00 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.
  • 9/12/2018 12:35:00 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!   “Less daylight ...