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  • 7/15/2015 9:15:00 AM
    Coming in August... Hunting for local sustainable food The Department of Natural Resources began offering Adult Learn to Hunt for Food courses in 2012 and the number of course attendees has been growing each year. Read all about this program and how you can be a student or mentor in an upcoming course in the next issue of WNR magazine. An...
  • 7/15/2015 9:10:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for July 9, 2015 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Water levels remain good for paddling in the north; waterfalls roaring in the northwes Additional rainfall this week is co...
  • 7/15/2015 9:10:00 AM
    dnr.wi.gov www.wisconsin.gov<http://www.wisconsin.gov>DATE: July 9, 2015CONTACT: Bill Hogseth, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-839-3771; Rick Rosen, DNR conservation warden, 715-495-0541; Tami Ryan, DNR wildlife health section chief, 608-266-3143SUBJECT: Baiting and feeding ban in Eau Claire, Jackson and Clark counties will begin Aug. 1EAU C...
  • 7/15/2015 9:10:00 AM
    Artists have until July 24th to submit their entries for the 2016 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Pheasant, and Waterfowl Stamp design contests.  Judging will take place in a closed session on July 31st.  The top three pieces of artwork for each stamp will be displayed at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair from August 6th through the 16th. &n...
  • 7/15/2015 9:10:00 AM
    “Headlines” The Stevens Point area will host some of the nation's best collegiate anglers this weekend as part of the 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, which is presented by Bass Pro Shops. This event is being hosted by the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and it will be held Jul...
  • 7/9/2015 10:05:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Smallmouth fishing has been steady and the bass have transitioned nicely into their summer fishing patterns. “The weather has been up and...
  • 7/7/2015 10:30:00 PM
    Now that today (Monday) is in the history book, the remainder of this week looks to be especially nice (pay no attention to predictions for the week’s end!) Mild days and cool nights – perfect North Woods summer weather. Get out and take advantage of it – we have already burned through the first week of July! “July and Augu...
  • 7/7/2015 10:15:00 PM
    Lake Geneva fishing continues to be the best it’s been in several years.  Even though the water has been warming daily, the smallmouth and largemouth have remained in the shallow water and are actively feeding.  The smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 12-15 ft of water.  The best locations have been by Knollwood and ...
  • 7/7/2015 10:15:00 PM
    With the holiday weekend fishing was a little tougher due to the heavy fishing pressure.  The boats can be stacked several deep in the best fishing spots so patience is required.   Go early for the best success.  The fishing overall has been consistent with this time of year with several species available for the catch. Largemo...
  • 7/7/2015 10:15:00 PM
    See why our recovery program is hailed as a national model and attend our July 14 training     Karner blue butterfly. Photo by Gregor Schuurman.  Our recovery program "An endangered butterfly with a one-inch wingspan is the focus of a cutting-edge recovery program in Wisconsin that has become a model for ...
  • 7/7/2015 10:10:00 PM
    A classic, wooden Rangeley Lake strip-built row troller will be highlighted at the Friends of the Mercer Library auction, July 12th. The artisan’s goal was to row it in the 2008 Muskie Classic in Boulder Junction, but he passed away before he had that chance. Now, his widow, who wishes to remain anonymous, has consigned it to the library be...
  • 7/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center has some great events coming up in July.  From wildlife superheroes to outdoor skills, there is something for everyone.  More information about all special events can be found here.
  • 7/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
      Wildlife and natural areas topic of July 7 open house http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3639  SPOONER, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to review and provide comments on a draft master plan for three wildlife area properties in Burnett County at an upcoming open house meeting, or comment by mail, or...
  • 7/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
    Join the MacKenzie Center for two exciting events in July: Apex Predators Wildlife Tour: Tuesday, July 7, 6pm-8pm.  Spend the evening getting up close and personal with some of our apex predators in our Wildlife Series. This special evening costs just $5 per participant; registration is required. Sign-up here. A...
  • 7/1/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Cool nights and warm days are making for great conditions for outdoor activities in central Wisconsin.  Water temperatures continue to stay in that low to mid 70 degree range which is perfect for fishing. July 1st is a new chapter in Wisconsin’s Fishing Rule book with trolling opening up. Please make sure you check you...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman A wet and stormy start to the week, but the forecasts predict a generally sunny and mild week ahead. However you spend it, enjoy a fun July 4 Independence Day celebration! “July Fourth weekend is this weekend and it is time for summer to really show!” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish muskies around weeds and drop-off...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    The Furbearer Advisory Committee, consisting of WDNR staff, tribal representatives, other agency representatives, and user groups, met on May 27 and 28.  This committee reviews and makes recommendations on the management of numerous furbearers including beaver, otter, fisher, coyote, muskrat and mink. The committee advises the Wildli...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    New early teal, goose and mourning dove seasons regulation booklet availableMADISON – The Department of Natural Resources released a revised three-in-one regulations booklet for the 2015 early Canada goose season, early teal and mourning dove seasons which all begin Sept. 1. The department set out to revise the regulations for the three ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:25:00 PM
    By Captain Adam Cochart Fishing remains good out of the port of Algoma, Wisconsin.  Anglers are finding good king numbers inside 200 feet of water working the top 50 feet of the water column with flashers and flies along with some early morning glow spoon action.   Deeper out on the lake over 200 feet the steelhead action has be...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva has been the best it’s been in the last five years.  The bass, both largemouth and smallmouth are still shallow and available for the catch. Smallmouth bass are being caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers or Texas rigged plastic worms in green pumpkin color.  Look for the fish in 10-12 ft of water.  ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3638  EAGLE, Wis. - A dam that formed the trout pond at Paradise Springs in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest failed earlier this week and the pond has drained. Water had undermined the water control structure for the dam and is flowing under it and through the outlet. Department...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
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  • 6/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
    It was another great week in central Wisconsin and with lots of upcoming outdoor activities a person just doesn’t know where to start.    I know for starters I am personally attending the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge Musky Tournament in Eagle River run by theP.M.T.T.  This should be a blast...
  • 6/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be outstanding.  The bass, walleye and northern are all biting well.  This should continue as long as the stable weather continues. Walleyes are located in 22-24 ft of water off main lake points.  They are aggressively hitting jigging Rapala’s or ¼ oz Echo tails.  Fire Tiger and...
  • 6/25/2015 9:20:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 25, 2015 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rains continue to keep water levels high across state Rain in the past week has continued to keep water levels high ...