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5/8/2019
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  • 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 ...
  • 3/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    gokfin.com  Troll & Drift Better Quick Release Weights - Bottom Bouncers - And more.  Special show pricing on everything at Booth 944.... including Kwik Attract Lures. Booth will have rods set up so you can test for yourself how sweet all of our Quick Release products really are. Get the latest copy of On Wisconsin Outdoors at o...
  • 3/4/2015 7:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Conservation News Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 03/04/2015 09:59 AM CST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Has this bat discovered the fountain of youth? Bureau of ...
  • 3/4/2015 7:25:00 PM
    This past week has been very good for all species of fish. We had a great time on the Winnebago system chasing walleyes, crappies and white bass for the Battle on Bago.  We ended up catching quite a few nice walleyes, a 14 inch crappie, and a pile of white bass. The key to finding our fish amongst the thousands of anglers was our Humm...
  • 3/4/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/AnglerEducation/#tabx4 Kids' Spring Fishing Clinics are on the horizon in southeast Wisconsin. Fishing club members will be on hand April 11 at 16 local parks to help kids get...
  • 3/4/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/ Angler Education instructor training and certification workshops are scheduled for later this month. Sign up to hold your spot.
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    FITCHBURG, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources will partner with the Dane County Department of Land and Water Resources and the Friends of Indian Lake County Park in a joint water quality and fishery improvement project on Indian Lake in the county’s Indian Lake County Park. The lake has a history of winter kill, a phenomenon co...
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    The game fish season ended on Sunday, March 1st. For what it's worth it actually ended very well compared to past years when the season closed with hardly a whisper. But now that its over.....who cares?! Panfish is where its at now! While reports have not been great yet, A look at the forecast should put us right in line for some hot panfish action...
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    March County Deer Advisory Council meetings will focus on antlerless harvest quota recommendationsMADISON -- Deer population objectives in each county have been approved for a three-year period, and County Deer Advisory Councils will meet for the first time in 2015 beginning March 16.  -  Read Full Article Disease sampling...
  • 3/4/2015 7:00:00 PM
    By John Luthens The calendar promised it was the last day of February so I awoke at 5 a.m. The temperature read zero as I gathered my gear. My truck started sluggish and I had a ways to drive, but by God there was the smell of trout in the air. It was high time that Mother Nature got her butt out of her winter blankets and started chugging down th...