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6/30/2021
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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  • 9/22/2021 10:45:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be developing new regulations for the lake whitefish commercial industry. The DNR will host a virtual public meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish, discuss the new permanent commercial whitefish rules package and share informati...
  • 9/22/2021 10:45:00 AM
    BIRDING AND BIRD CONSERVATION Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for information on birds, bird identification, birding locations and how to get involved in conservation efforts. Sign up for birding repo...
  • 9/22/2021 10:40:00 AM
    NEWS RELEASE: DNR Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of City Of Green Lake Safe Drinking Water And Clean Water Project 09/13/2021   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2021Contact: Kevin Olson, DNR Community Financial Ass...
  • 9/22/2021 10:40:00 AM
    Hunting Dog Depredated in Bayfield County   On September 18, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 9-year old male Walker trailing hound in the Town of Drummond, Bayfield County.   ...
  • 9/22/2021 10:40:00 AM
    September 20, 2021 Steve Suman   This week should offer plenty of sunshine once the heavy rains of Monday night move through the Hayward area. The forecast predicts high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s ‑ except Wednesday’s low of 35 degrees! This is the time for considerable weather changes, so start digging out those flan...
  • 9/16/2021 7:35:00 AM
    John Luthens The forest surrounding the trout stream had been logged over, leaving behind a maze of stumps, upturned roots and stunted trees. Ferns, blueberry bushes, and scrub had taken the place of pine and aspen and, although the late-summer sun was barely cresting the northwestern Wisconsin hills of Douglas County, the cutover path to the rive...
  • 9/16/2021 7:30:00 AM
    September 13, 2021 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates we could see anything from sunshine to rain to thunderstorms at any time. Not sure if the weather or the forecast changes more often! That aside, temperatures are running near the annual September average ‑ high of 73 and low 45 degrees ‑ and fall colors are becoming more...
  • 9/16/2021 7:30:00 AM
                    School is back in session for both kids and the bass.  The bass bite has improved dramatically with the cooler water temperature and the decreased fishing pressure.  It’s a great time to be able to fish.       &n...
  • 9/16/2021 7:30:00 AM
                    With the cooler nights, the water temperature is starting to drop.  The fishing remains above average and the boat traffic is below average.                 Largemouth bass are s...
  • 9/16/2021 7:25:00 AM
    09/07/2021   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 7, 2021Contact: DNR Office of CommunicationsDNRPress@wisconsin.gov Help Pollinators By Collecting Wild Common MilkweedSeedpods In Select Central Sands-Area Counties The DNR seeks donati...
  • 9/16/2021 7:25:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Autumn in Wisconsin is all about the color. The beauty is breathtaking, and you’ve got to see it to believe it. With over 6 million acres of public lands, 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state biking trails plus hundreds of lakes and rivers to explore, Wisconsin has a fall leaf-peeping spot for everyone. ...
  • 9/16/2021 7:25:00 AM
    The Second Amendment Foundation invites gun rights activists across the country to participate in the 36th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, will once again be a virtual event held online Sept. 25 and 26, hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and B...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
    Plan The Perfect Autumn Getaway Plus, Help Wisconsin Bats & Slow The Spread Of CWD Photo Credit: Travel Wisconsin Crisp leaves, perfect campfire weather and hiking without the heat: Fall is a beautiful time to camp in Wisconsin. Make plans now to get away and enjoy the season!...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
      Home  |   Donate  |  Contact The bulk of Wisconsin’s warbler migration occurs over the month of September, many species sporting different plumages than spring that challenge even the most seasoned bi...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
      Home  |   Donate  |  Contact The namesake Maiden Rock Bluff. Conde Nast Traveler recently included the site in its "14 Best Things To Do In Wisconsin" for its sweeping views of Lake Pepin and the Mississipp...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking nature lovers and landowners in Wood, Portage, Adams, Juneau, Waushara and Marquette counties to collect wild common milkweed seedpods to help grow habitat for native pollinators on state lands. Volunteers are encouraged to harvest seedpods from their...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
    Winning artwork for the 2022 pheasant stamp design category by Mark Kanitz of Markesan.Photo credit: Mark Kanitz MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the winners of the 2022 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Waterfowl and Pheasant stamp design contest. Local...
  • 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters of their first opportunity to pursue deer this fall with the opening of the 2021 archery and crossbow deer seasons. These seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 18 to Jan. 9, 2022. The archery and crossbow seasons extend to Jan. 31, 2022, in&n...
  • 9/2/2021 9:35:00 AM
    Closed Waters for 2021 Season   The following date-regulated waters will be closed for wild rice harvest: Barron County Beaver Dam Lake Red Cedar Lake Burnett County Bashaw Lake Big Sand lake Gaslyn Lake Mud Lake - Town of Oakland Mud Lake - Town of Swiss Spencer Lake Trade Lake Douglas County Allouez Bay...
  • 9/2/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Northern pike fishing has been all right but nothing like it normally is this time of year.  The pike are in 30-38 ft of water.  They are being caught on lindy rigged medium suckers.  Look for the fish by Fontana Beach, the north shore in the Narrows or by Linn Pier.  You really have to fish for them this year, a good day on the...
  • 9/2/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Largemouth bass are still on the rocky points.  When you find a school, it’s possible to catch 15-20 fish.  They can either be caught drop shotting small 4 inch worms or fishing nightcrawlers on a split shot rig.  Look for the fish in 15-20 ft of water.  The best location is by Del Mar or by the Yacht Club. Northern Pike ...
  • 9/2/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Update for August 31 Date-regulated water opening for wild rice harvest: Oneida County Big Lake Thoroughfare - Open August 31 Gary Lake - Open August 31 Wild rice is an annual aquatic grass that produces a seed that is a delicious and nutritious source of food for wildlife and people. The seed matures in August and Se...
  • 9/2/2021 9:30:00 AM
    August 30, 2021 Steve Suman   The forecast says sunshine and cooler temperatures through much of Thursday, and then showers into the weekend. However, heavy rains predicted last week never materialized, so enjoy any sunny days and 70-degree temperatures!   “Though it is hard to believe September is almost here,” says Pat ...
  • 9/2/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Editor's Note: The previous news release contained an incorrect contact for inquiries. The correct contact is updated above and clarifying language on the area impacted by the ban is corrected below.  MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received notification from the Wisconsin Department of Agricultu...
  • 9/2/2021 9:25:00 AM
    On August 21, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 3-year old female Plott trailing hound in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County. On August 22, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 7-year old male Plott trailing hound in the Town of Highland, Douglas County. ...