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7/13/2018
Lots of fishing and even preparations for fall hunting going on out there in Wisconsin’s Big Outside during the Dog Days of summer. Mike Martino with a 20" Coho taken on a silver and black trolling spoon in 150' of water. The Coho was tough...but Mike was tougher! My first revelation after talking to friends and family is that you don’t always need guides, or the biggest boat on the water to take advantage of Wisconsin’...
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  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redtick hound in Oneida County.  The attack occurred in the Town of Lynne.  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 d...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    Published - July 10, 2018 by the Central Office     Spring turkey harvest sees 10 percent decline from 2017 Biologists ask paddlers, anglers and others to photograph and report freshwater mussels Bird conservation collaborative celebrates 15 years of progress, hatches a new strategic plan Blue-green algae bloom season i...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
        July 10, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely! Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fis...
  • 7/12/2018 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON – The last thing soldiers should have to worry about during a deployment is whether or not their family members are getting ripped off back home. Yet there are bad actors who specifically target military families with their scams. July is Military Consumer Protection Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consu...
  • 7/12/2018 1:10:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked three hunting dogs in the same incident.  A 7-year-old Walker hound was killed, a 4-year-old Walker hound was injured, and a 10-month-old Walker hound was also injured. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  More information and a...
  • 7/9/2018 9:55:00 PM
    By Central Office July 9, 2018 Contact(s): Craig Dalton, NHAL Property Manager, 715)-92-0095 ...but not for ATV/UTVs BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to submit comments on a proposal to open 35 miles of existing roads in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest to motorized access from Sept 1 to the last...
  • 7/9/2018 9:50:00 PM
      VIEW THE NEXT 10 DAYS IN LA CROSSE →     SEE CALENDAR     |     GET A GUIDE     |     WIN STUFF     |   &n...
  • 7/9/2018 9:50:00 PM
    July 2, 2018 Steve Suman   The forecast for most of this week includes warm (to warmer) temperatures and clear skies – except for chances of showers Wednesday, July 4... Well, of course. That is only one day out of the week, however, and “sometimes” the forecasts are wrong. It is summer – get out and enjoy all the No...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    EAGLE RIVER, WI – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) has a limited number of tree seedlings remaining for public purchase. The cost is $1.50 per seedling and are available until inventory runs out, typically at the end of summer or early fall.  Since 1945, TFT has offered quality tree seedlings to the public at an affordable rate to enc...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    On 07/05/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked and injured a Walker hound in Burnett County.  The attack occurred in the Town of West Marshland.  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...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
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    July 3, 2018 Billy from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is slowly starting to clear up and fishing is good. The Sand Cut area continues to be clearing up nicely and anglers are catching Trout using trolling spoons and Walleye using Crawler Harnesses. Boat landings in Ashland are all open at this time! Scott Bretting from River Rock repor...
  • 7/9/2018 9:40:00 PM
    The walleye bite continues to be very good in central Wisconsin along with a pretty good crappie bite as well.  We have also been picking up a few nice pike and bass.  Water temperatures continue to hover around that 80 degree mark making it tough for musky fishing but a few guys are targeting them early and late in the day and they are p...
  • 7/9/2018 9:35:00 PM
    Fishing: Muskie fishing was excellent this past week. Our groups produced some nice muskies and first for 2 anglers. The action during the day has been on bucktails, suicks, and dawgs. Evening fish on top water and large crank baits. Muskies have been located in weed beds and weed edges. Stable conditions should continue to provide steady acti...
  • 7/2/2018 8:55:00 AM
    LISTEN TO PODCAST FOR INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL TIPS Find out what invasive species to be on the lookout for in Wisconsin this summer, including wild parsnip, shown here, and get answers to your questions in this podcast featuring Kelly Kearns, Natural Heritage Conservation invasive plant coordinator.  Kelly joined The Larry Meiller ...
  • 7/2/2018 8:55:00 AM
    The warm temperatures are really heating things up and not just for us but the fishing as well.  We have had a great week fishing for walleyes and crappies along with a few nice pike and bass. The water temperatures are in the upper 70 degree range but this upcoming weekend’s warm temperatures could very well push water temperatures into...
  • 7/2/2018 8:50:00 AM
    Published June 28, 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 |...
  • 6/28/2018 12:05:00 PM
    A unique program brings the classroom to the hospital room When 18-year-old Amber Pflughoeft walked across the stage at her graduation from West Bend West High School, she was defying more than a few odds. ...
  • 6/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    June 25, 2018 Steve Suman Musky Fest weekend participants enjoyed nearly perfect weather, without a hint of rain or thunderstorms, which was quite a change from the previous weekend. This week, look for a mix of weather from wet to hot by the weekend, but with pleasant days intermixed.   “Thunderstorms a weekend ago raised lake level...
  • 6/28/2018 11:55:00 AM
    By Jancyn LepkeJune 22, 2018 OCONOMOWOC, WI - On Friday, June 15th Whale-Tales Stiletto Archery Club hosted over 40 women from all over the state for their 3rd annual Ladies Bowfishing Night, an evening of bowfishing on Lake Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc. Ladies Bowfishing Night started in 2015 when a group of women’ decided to h...
  • 6/28/2018 11:55:00 AM
    By Central Office June 22, 2018 Contact(s): Capt. April Dombrowski, DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement's Recreational Safety and Outdoor Skills Section Chief, April.Dombrowski@wisconsin.gov; Joanne M. Haas, Public Information Officer for Bureau of Law Enforcement, joanne.haas@Wisconsin.gov MADISON -- June storms packing heavy downp...
  • 6/28/2018 11:55:00 AM
    Heading to the water this weekend? Sounds like fun, but please be aware the recent June storms have fueled some flood conditions, pushed currents and dropped debris. These changes have your WDNR wardens reminding all water users to think safety by checking local water conditions and always wear a life jacket when on the water. And...
  • 6/28/2018 11:55:00 AM
    Weekly NewsPublished - June 26, 2018 by the Central Office DNR rule revisions for manure spreading take effect July 1 Floods in northwestern Wisconsin will result in some long-term closures at state properties Coalition forms in Wisconsin to reverse decline of monarch butterflies State high schooler wins scholarship at archery in schoo...
  • 6/28/2018 11:50:00 AM
    It has been a tough week with all the rain we received but we were able to get out and put together a pattern that worked.   Water conditions went from normal levels and clear to downright flood stage and muddy. In addition to the high muddy water as we moved to later in the week we were greeted with a high pressure system and a northeast...