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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 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...
  • 3/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON - County Deer AdvisoryCouncils<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/cdac.html> will meet for the firsttime in 2015 beginning March 16 to form preliminary antlerless deer harvestquota and permit level recommendations for the 2015 deer season.Each CDAC will help determine antlerless tag availability for the 2015 deerhunting season through preli...
  • 3/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
    County Deer Advisory Councils will meet for the first time in 2015 beginning March 16 – here, you can help form preliminary antlerless deer harvest quotas and permit level recommendations for the 2015 deer season. If you can’t make it to a meeting, send your feedback directly to CDAC members in your county. For contact and me...
  • 3/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON – Agriculture and related businesses in Wisconsin are an economic driver for our state, but will that always be the case? Now is your chance to weigh in and help shape the future of our $88 billion dollar industry. Make plans to attend the inaugural Wisconsin AgriFuture Summit to be held in Madison, WI April 8 and 9, 2015 a...
  • 3/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
    Previews & Reviews March 2015 That’s Why I’m A Conservation Patron! Click here to play video Three reasons to become a Conservation Patron: Support wildlife management and research; conserve natural resources; and leave a legacy for future generations. Purchasing this one license offers man...
  • 3/16/2015 1:05:00 PM
      This past week we have seen a dramatic change in temperature and because of that, the fishing and conditions on the lakes in central and north central Wisconsin have gotten much better. Fishing for panfish has been very good with limit catches of bluegills, crappies and perch.  The crappies and bluegills have been holding in s...
  • 3/11/2015 9:25:00 AM
    EAU CLAIRE, WI (March 10, 2015):  Ted Takasaki, National Walleye Champion Angler will be a featured presenter at this year’s Wisconsin Sport Show.  A Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, Ted is one of the top competitors on the FLW Walleye Tour and dominated many of the past PWT events. Ted won the prestigious PWT Classic C...
  • 3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The weather finally took a swing to much warmer temperatures.  Trout fishermen were out in numbers and enjoying getting those first casts in.  I am not much on the fly fishing but I usually notice small hatches during the warmth of the day.  Spinner action is excellent with Panther Martins in gold or silver bei...
  • 3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM
    By John Luthens I left work on a Friday and started the drive home. It was pink and red in the west and I could see the frozen field hedges and bare trees bordering the road. It was the same road and the same trees and fields as always. There was still enough light in the sky to see them as more than winter shadows. The windows were shut and the ...
  • 3/9/2015 4:00:00 PM
    It's over! - February 21 2015 sturgeon spearing season summaries Successful spearers in 2015 [PDF] Sturgeon harvest totals by county [PDF] Sturgeon harvest totals by station and area [PDF] The 2015 sturgeon spearing season is now complete and I think this season will be looked upon fondly by many spearers.  Today was by...
  • 3/9/2015 3:55:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:The spearing season on the Winnebago Pool Lakes ended a little less than twoweeks ago and our DNR crew has been busy ever since.  The majority of theharvest data has been entered and I am now able to send out some moredetailed information about this year's harvest, including the final li...
  • 3/5/2015 9:40:00 PM
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  • 3/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - People interested in attracting bluebirds to their backyard can learn more about the habitat that will attract them at a Bluebird Birdhouse Workshop Saturday, March 14 at Kohler-Andrea State Park. Participants will join volunteers from the park for a short program address and then ask questions. Then they will assemble ...