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  • 10/31/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Help shape deer management in your county--join your local County Deer Advisory Council.  We are now recruiting for the County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs)! If you’re interested in deer, are connected with a stakeholder group impacted by deer and want to represent that stakeholder group on deer management issues in your county, we enc...
  • 10/31/2016 10:00:00 AM
    This special edition is sent in addition to the monthly article updates. A special edition indicates information with a pressing deadline or important content occurs between the monthly mailings.  Urban Forestry Council Awards The Urban Forestry Council (UFC) is a group comprised of members from municipalities throughout th...
  • 10/31/2016 10:00:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—From a smorgasbord of hunting and outdoor-related products and activities to more than $80,000 in raffles and prizes, live country music performances and cooking demonstrations, and the ability to nock an arrow and share $15,000 in prize winnings, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2016 Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Ex...
  • 10/31/2016 10:00:00 AM
    The approved brief of action to the September 28, 2016 Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting has been posted.  Call 608-267-7420 with questions.
  • 10/31/2016 10:00:00 AM
    October 2016 #GUNVOTE: Australian-Style Gun Confiscation Applied Ballistics: Terminal Bullet Performance Rimfire Accuracy: Firing Pin Impact Buffalo Bill's Winchester 1873 Rifle 101: How to Load and Unload a Rifle Smith & Wesson Value Trends ...
  • 10/31/2016 9:55:00 AM
    Updates regarding the agendas and minutes of meetings for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This information has recently been updated with the following: Environmental Committee meeting minutes Rules & Resolutions Committee meeting minutes District Leadership Council January 6, 2017, agenda  http://dnr.wi.g...
  • 10/31/2016 9:55:00 AM
    Updates on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress' positions and statements. This webpage has recently been updated with a letter to the Natural Resources Board regarding phase three of the DNR's proposed land sales which is now available. 
  • 10/21/2016 9:40:00 AM
    October 18, 2016 Public meetings set on changes to Brule River and other northern forest master plansMADISON - The public will have an opportunity at upcoming open house meetings and open office hours to review and comment on proposed changes to master plans for several northern forests and on a 15 year review of the Brule River State Forest maste...
  • 10/21/2016 9:35:00 AM
    Sun danced off the river and the bright fall colors on shore as I flipped my crankbait towards the rocky bank. I got the bait half way back to the boat when it jolted to a stop, feeling a fish pulling back. The fish tore off as my spinning rod was doubled over. Dark blue water, bright fall colors and a cloudless sky make for a good day of fishing ...
  • 10/17/2016 6:30:00 PM
    Stratford Environmental Appreciation Day  The Stratford FFA worked with the Stratford Village Tree Advisory Board to develop an Environmental Appreciation Day held on October 1, 2016. Stratford FFA member Tristan Wirkus said, “the goals of this event are to increase the use of Heritage Trail, inform the community about tree identificati...
  • 10/17/2016 6:20:00 PM
    MADISON – Preliminary registration numbers indicate a strong 2016 bear hunt, with 4,643 bears registered.“This was another successful season for Wisconsin Bear hunters.  The preliminary harvest of 4,643 is very close to the 2016 quota of 4,750,” said David MacFarland, DNR large carnivore specialist. “Wisconsin continues...
  • 10/17/2016 6:20:00 PM
    Fall has come to the state in a rush as temperatures dropped this week. Fall color is variable across the state. A few northern counties are now reporting past peak on the Fall Color Report (exit DNR) but many northern counties are at peak and areas in central Wisconsin are edging past 50 percent to near peak color, making it a great time...
  • 10/17/2016 6:10:00 PM
    Madison – Next week, Wisconsin’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is hosting its second annual Cast and Blast event at Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek. Caucus co-chairs Senators Terry Moulton (R - Chippewa Falls) and Mark Miller (D - Monona) and Representatives Joel Kleefisch (R - Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D - South...
  • 10/13/2016 8:40:00 AM
    Wow, what an absolutely outstanding week for fishing. The musky bite was on-fire and action for walleyes and crappies was unbeatable.  We even picked up some very nice northern pike and a few nice bass.  Water temperatures are in the mid 50’s right now and it has really triggered a great fall feeding bonanza. For you musky guys n...
  • 10/13/2016 8:40:00 AM
    Conservation Warden Nick Webster was barely in his truck to start his day when he heard the radio call for help for two capsized canoeists in a southwestern Wisconsin river. The river was high, the current was strong and the trees were hanging low. Not good. Read more: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=444 &n...
  • 10/13/2016 8:40:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John A. Scocos will announce a new initiative to help individuals identify military veterans who may be contemplating suicide Friday, October 15, 2016 from 8:15 until 8:45 a.m. at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. Secretary Scocos will make the announcement at the WDVA Mental...
  • 10/13/2016 8:40:00 AM
    All harvested deer, turkeys, and bear will be registered electronically in 2016. The system will prompt hunters to answer a series of questions, beginning with the carcass tag number and date of birth.  To help ensure every hunter is aware of registration options in 2016, a helpful tutorial is now available online. This video can be viewed in...
  • 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM
    October 10, 2016 Steve Suman This week (according to forecasts) brings cooler temperatures, but with generally improved chances for sunshine, especially when compared with many (most?) forecasts throughout this past summer and fall! It is October – enjoy it! “We are in a very late fall,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “wi...
  • 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Natural Resources Board October meeting agenda items # 2B1 - Totogatic WA and #5A - Retirements have been posted.
  • 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM
    October 11, 2016 2016 Wisconsin ring-necked pheasant season opens Oct. 15 at noonMADISON - Pheasant hunting will again take center stage in Wisconsin when the fall 2016 hunting season opens statewideSaturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. and remains open through Dec. 31. - Read Full Article 2016 fall pheasant stocking numbers will provid...
  • 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM
    MADISON - Following a series of public meetings and review of comments submitted by stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will preserve Lake Michigan chinook salmon stocking at current levels while maintaining a diverse and robust fishery. This will be accomplished by reducing stocking levels of oth...
  • 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM
    A few weeks from now, bird lovers around the state will gather near Wausau for a unique and spectacular conference exploring the major threats facing birds and the important role of the arts in conservation efforts. The event marks the 2016 annual meeting of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative and will be held Oct 27-29&n...
  • 10/13/2016 8:30:00 AM
    MADISON - Outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of fall foliage are encouraged tovisit the MacKenzie Center Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2016Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival.This family friendly event will give attendees an opportunity to participatein some of the many activities available at MacKenzie, including archery,ai...
  • 10/13/2016 8:30:00 AM
    MADISON - Members of Osseo-Fairchild FFA, led by Agriculture and Science instructor Eric Boettcher, built three CWD head-collection kiosks to help Department of Natural Resources staff monitor the disease in northern Wisconsin."Being able to team up with DNR staff to help determine CWD's effects in the Osseo-Fairchild area is a great learning exper...
  • 10/13/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Wisconsin Natural Resources Board October meeting agenda item # 2B2 - Land sales has been posted.