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  • 3/23/2015 7:25:00 PM
    Warm weather has started to deteriorate the ice conditions around the area. Cooler nights will slow down the melting process, but we still have some warmer days in the forecast. This time of year you need to use extreme caution when accessing the ice. Depending on the lake, you're able to find fish shallow, and also find those fish deep. Finding a...
  • 3/23/2015 7:20:00 PM
    Today marks the first day leftover spring turkey permits are available in 2015, with Zone 1 permits on sale now. To check zone permit availability, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “turkey” – there, select “Spring turkey leftover permit availability and harvest information,” found under season information....
  • 3/23/2015 7:15:00 PM
    This conference is open to all active, retired, apprentice, junior instructors, Department of Natural Resources Staff, and supporters of Hunter Education and their families. The Annual Conference will be held at the Hotel Mead & Convention Center in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  Address and reservation information is below.  Registration inc...
  • 3/23/2015 7:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Although it is definitely getting toward the end of the ice fishing season, people are still traveling out on the bay from certain...
  • 3/23/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Thanks for your interest in Wisconsin DNR-Division of Forestry programs.  Attached is the March 2015 issue of Wisconsin Forestry Notes with updates and highlights from the division. Sincerely, Kirsten HeldForestry Outreach and Education SpecialistDivision of Forestry WisconsinForestryNotes_March2015.pdf
  • 3/23/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Updated on 3-20-2015: the following changes have been made to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April agenda: 3.B.5: Removed 3.B.6: Info brief (green sheet) posted 3.B.7: Info brief (green sheet) posted 6.B.1: Removed 6.B.2: Added
  • 3/23/2015 7:10:00 PM
    MADISON – If you want one of the most visible jobs in Wisconsin agriculture, you need to go through one of the longest, most visible job interviews imaginable. Five Wisconsin women have agreed to take on that challenge. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) today announced the five finalists for the j...
  • 3/19/2015 7:45:00 PM
    Frequently Asked Questions - March 20, 2015 Welcome to an edition of the popular Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. These questions were taken by wardens and by the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is&...
  • 3/19/2015 7:45:00 PM
    Warm weather in the last week has continued to melt snow and ice on lakes and rivers.  Only the far northern tier of counties are reporting any measurable snow remaining, with up to 8 inches still some shaded woody areas of the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, but even there most south facing slopes are bare. The unseasonably w...
  • 3/19/2015 7:00:00 PM
    Click here to view a PDF of: Winnebago System Bluegill Electrofishing Survey Summary Report – 2013-2014
  • 3/19/2015 7:00:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts:The unseasonably warm temperatures of last week forced our spring fieldseason to get started a bit early this year.  Our DNR fisheries crewcurrently have fyke nets set on Little Lake Butte des Morts as part of a5-year rotational comprehensive survey.  We also have fyke nets set in theFox River i...
  • 3/19/2015 6:55:00 PM
    Click to view PDF of: 2014 Winnebago System Walleye Report
  • 3/19/2015 6:50:00 PM
    March 17, 2015 50 years of rail trails in Wisconsin celebration kicks off with June 6 eventMADISON – Fifty years ago Wisconsin became the first state to convert an abandoned railroad corridor into a recreational trail -- the Elroy-Sparta State Trail -- initiating a “rails to trails” movement across the state, nation and...
  • 3/19/2015 6:50:00 PM
    Attention K-12 Classroom and Nonformal Educators—Help update Project WILD! The Council for Environmental Education (CEE), the national office for Project WILD, invites K-12 educators (formal and nonformal) to help field test activities being considered for publication in future editions of Project WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activit...
  • 3/19/2015 6:50:00 PM
    Updated on 3-18-2015: info briefs (green sheets) have been posted for the following items on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April agenda:  3.B.2 3.B.3. 3.B.4. 4.B.2. 4.B.3. 5.B.1. 6.A.
  • 3/19/2015 6:45:00 PM
    Prairie du Sac, Wis. – March 16, 2015 – Qualifying governmental units, conservation and river management groups, and educational institutions have until April 30 to apply for grant dollars from the Prairie du Sac Dam Aquatic Resources Enhancement Fund. The Fund will provide monies for 2016 projects focused on improving the wat...
  • 3/19/2015 6:45:00 PM
    This past week we have seen ice conditions deteriorate drastically. With the warm temperatures and recent rain shoreline areas are now breaking apart and mid lake areas, especially lakes with current are starting to open up. Recent reports have a truck or two going through the ice on the Willow Reservoir. Despite the diminishing ice cond...
  • 3/16/2015 1:25:00 PM
    An unseasonable warm spell with temperatures into the 50s this week has brought most winter snow recreation to an end across the state.  Snowmobile trails are now closed statewide and cross-country ski trails are mostly closed, with only a few opportunities remaining for the ski-until-the snow-is-gone-crowd, with conditions fair at best and th...
  • 3/16/2015 1:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Conservation Warden Jesse Ashton, who has served in Polk County for the Department of Natural Resources since 2002, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Haskell Noyes Conservation Warden Efficiency Award – a gold watch. And you have through Sunday to register for the Law Enforcement Career Day with DNR wardens and rangers.Read m...
  • 3/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON – The final candidates for the job as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland will be introduced to the public Friday, March 20, in Manitowoc County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) invites media professionals to attend a tour and press conference to meet the candidates at&nbs...