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  • 4/18/2016 8:05:00 PM
    Online chat focuses on ways you can help prevent wildfires   Did you know that approximately 4,000 wildfires burn each year in Wisconsin, and most of them happen in the spring? Burning debris is the number one cause of wildfires in our state. Learn what you can do to prevent wildfires. Join our forestry fire crews for a live, online...
  • 4/18/2016 8:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts:It's mid-April meaning that many people's attention is starting to shifttowards the lake sturgeon spawning run on the Winnebago System, particularlythe Wolf River.  The above average temperatures the last few days have alsospurred a lot of interest and questions regarding when the fish will bespawning.&nb...
  • 4/18/2016 8:00:00 PM
    Wisconsin is moving into a dry weather pattern resulting in a widespread elevated fire danger, hovering around high to very high in much of the state.In the attached letter, Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp would like to recognize media efforts in helping us protect the citizens from wildfires.To aid in this effort, the Wiscons...
  • 4/18/2016 8:00:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s bats are slowly returning to the landscape for the season after this winter’s hibernation, which means that we can soon start acoustic and roost monitoring! Dust off the bat detectors and clicker counters, and get ready for summer bat monitoring.Last year’s efforts in acoustic monitoring can be found in the&nbs...
  • 4/18/2016 8:00:00 PM
    Posted on 4-15-2016: Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February 2016 brief of action. Briefs of action are summaries of motions and votes at each Board meeting.
  • 4/18/2016 8:00:00 PM
    Provide feedback on 2016 deer season recommendations - attend an April County Deer Advisory Council meeting.  After the online public feedback period closes on April 17, the April County Deer Advisory Council meetings will offer a final opportunity to provide feedback on 2016 deer season recommendations. CDACs will meet betwee...
  • 4/18/2016 7:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Open-water season is finally here after ice-out early last week!! “Fishing has been pretty good as long as people can find the mud lines,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.  “We&...
  • 4/18/2016 7:40:00 PM
    John Luthens, left, and Jerry Kiesow at the Cedarburg Library these week signing their books. Jerry Kiesow, a regular writer for On Wisconsin Outdoors, has written his second book: “Photos, Poems, and a Little Bit of Prose,” and what a book.  Not that it is large, it isn’t, only 58 pages, but all is all  four-color, w...
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    The Natural Resources Board has approved the 2016 migratory game bird seasons at their Apr. 13th meeting.  The approved seasons have been posted in an Approved Migratory Game Bird Seasons summary document on the waterfowl webpage.  The 2016 migratory game bird regulations will be available in the upcoming wee...
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    MADISON – Members of the public are invited to be in attendance for the selection of the next Alice in Dairyland – and meet the candidates and the next “Alice” in person – during Alice in Dairyland Finale events May 6-7 in Dodge County. Tickets are on sale for several events which will culminate in the ...
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view this latest information.
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has established a newendowment fund for bird conservation in the state, thanks to the Society ofTympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus, Ltd. When STCP dissolved last year, its boardwanted to distribute part of the organization's remaining assets in such away that would continue in the spirit of the group's mission...
  • 4/18/2016 7:30:00 PM
    MADISON -- Seven young forest habitat management projects will be conducted in Wisconsin thanks to a $28,478 donation from the Ruffed Grouse Society that the state Natural Resources Board accepted at its meeting April 13 in Madison.[DNR Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede accepts a $28,478 donation from Scott Walter, regional wildlife biologist for the Ru...
  • 4/18/2016 7:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3928  MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin will have 2016 seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migratory game birds that are nearly identical to last year's structure under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board today in Madison. The only significant change ...
  • 4/13/2016 11:30:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3927  MADISON - More than 4,300 people came out to participate in the 2016 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 11. The public hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indi...
  • 4/13/2016 11:30:00 AM
    Delta Defense LLC is proud to announce that along with winning the City of West Bend award for Business of the Year, they have also been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LL...
  • 4/13/2016 11:25:00 AM
    The County Deer Advisory Councils need your feedback!  If you haven’t already provided your input on the 2016 CDAC quota, permit level and season structure recommendations, now is your chance to help shape the 2016 deer season in your county. By completing the online public feedback form, your thoughts and comments on the loc...
  • 4/13/2016 11:25:00 AM
    We’re about a month away from the inaugural Wisconsin Opener Fishing & Outdoor Expo, sponsored by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, and we are gearing up for an incredible event!. We are pleased to announce that pro angler Shaw Grigsby will be joining us for the expo! Grigsby, a pro angler from Florida and host of One More Cast wit...
  • 4/13/2016 11:20:00 AM
    Deer season recommendations to be finalized at April County Deer Advisory Council meetingsMADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils will prepare their final antlerless quota, permit level and season structure recommendations during the last round of spring meetings from April 18-21. - Read Full Article Where’s Walleye? Major tagging...
  • 4/12/2016 10:35:00 AM
    By John Luthens I’ve searched high and low for the image of Lady Luck. I’d love to picture her as a wispy mermaid, taking me by the hand and cutting me in on the unfathomed secrets of the outdoors. I’ve hunted lost ponds and fished the fastest rivers. I’ve trekked the deepest swamps and peered into stained waters.  Th...
  • 4/12/2016 10:20:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.   Opportunities to learn to fish and learn to teach someone else are growing. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/AnglerEducation/#tabx4 Families in Southeast Wisconsin should attend the ...
  • 4/12/2016 10:15:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3926  GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Hunter Safety Education will be hosted at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area April 25-29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and April 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Grantsburg Rod & un Club. Class is required to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin ...
  • 4/12/2016 10:05:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3925  GRANTSBURG, Wis. - People looking for opportunities to volunteer in the field can help out by participating in the annual Midwest Crane Count and Crex Clean-Up Day at the Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. Help volunteer to count cranes throughout wildlife areas in Burnett County on Satur...
  • 4/12/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Spring has sprung and there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy the natural resources at Horicon Marsh.  Visit here for a list of upcoming events including Earth Day activities, the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival and Wildflowers for Wildlife; a native plant sale.  What a great time to be out enjoying Horicon Marsh! The Hor...
  • 4/12/2016 10:00:00 AM
    4-7-2016: this item has been updated on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April agenda: 3.B.1: this item has been removed from April but will be added to a future month's agenda