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3/8/2019
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  • 5/11/2014 7:55:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: Sturgeon began their spawning push below the Shawano Dam on Wednesday and should continue to heavily spawn into Thursday.  Our crew was able to collect eggs for multiple lake sturgeon restoration programs dispersed throughout the countryon Wednesday, while also tagging roughly 350 fi...
  • 5/11/2014 7:50:00 PM
    May 6, 2014  Drinking Water Week – Think before you drink and celebrate the Amazing!By DNR Secretary Cathy SteppEvery day of every week millions of Wisconsinites will experience something amazing and likely never think twice about it. They’ll turn on their faucets, drink from a water fountain, bake bread or brew beer and seemingly...
  • 5/11/2014 7:50:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: Well things got off to a slow start today, but the fish are still making their way in at the Shawano Dam.  The fish are starting to show signs that they are very close to spawning there and my crew did tag 25 fish there at the end of the day today.  The real story of today though was the ...
  • 5/11/2014 7:50:00 PM
    Educator News Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center has new nest-cam overlooking the property's great blue heron rookery. Check it out and see what the birds are doing today. Take Kids Fishing this spring. No fishing rod? No problem! We have fishing equipment you can borrow at several DNR offices and state parks...
  • 5/9/2014 10:00:00 AM
    June 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Public hearings will be held to gather public input on a special experimental early teal hunting season to begin for the first time in September 2014.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering the state of Wisconsin a new duck hunting season, called an early teal season, beginning in 2014...
  • 5/6/2014 10:40:00 AM
    DNR Public Affairs Manager Lisa Gaumnitz thought as anglers we would enjoy the appropriateness of what DNR Fisheries Director Mike Staggs left behind as he finished clearing out his office over the weekend and headed into retirement.  We certainly did here at On Wisconsin Outdoors.Thanks Mike.  Thanks Lisa.  
  • 5/6/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiast, Today sturgeon were spawning on the Wolf River at sites in Leeman, and our DNR Crew tagged 209 fish in that area between two sites on private property.  Sturgeon are starting to show signs that they will begin spawning in the next day at the Shawano Dam.  If you want to see fish you should...
  • 5/6/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Updated on 5-5-2014: the info brief (green sheet) has been posted for the following item on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.A.2. relating to proposed changes as required by Section 103 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 1, the ferrous mining law
  • 5/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Birds, wildflowers and more birds oh my!  Don't miss opportunities to enjoy spring at the Horicon Marsh.  For more information on the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival, Wildflowers for Wildlife and more, visit here!
  • 5/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Spring is bursting at the MacKenzie Center, and we are excited to share our first newsletter of the year.  Take a peak at what we have been up to, and come out and visit this spring.   MacKenzieNewsletterSpring2014.pdf Our wildlife area and museums are now open seven days a week from 8am - 4pm.  Trails are open f...
  • 5/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Although there is some open water in various spots along Ashland’s shoreline, there is still too much ice out there on Chequamegon Bay for the smelt to start their spawning run. Ashland’s “smelt run” normally starts around the third or fourth week in April, shortly after ice-out on the bay, and lasts only 12-14 days. Northe...
  • 5/6/2014 9:55:00 AM
    Finally, spring has sprung! Now’s the time to fish for walleye and other favorites as they wrap up spawning and are ready to put on the feedbag. Drop a line and you may just catch dinner. We know you’ll catch some fun! 3 easy ways to buy your license       Over the Internet through the Online ...
  • 5/6/2014 9:45:00 AM
    Although there is some open water behind the AmericInn on Ashland’s far east side, there is still plenty of ice out there on Chequamegon Bay. Ashland’s “smelt run” normally starts around the third or fourth week in April, shortly after ice-out on the bay, and lasts only 12-14 days. Winds from the south cannot carry the ice ...
  • 5/1/2014 9:55:00 AM
    May 1 marks the opening of the 2014 Great Wisconsin Birdathon. Initiated in 2012, the month-long event serves as the premiere way for bird lovers to support research, monitoring, and and other conservation projects benefiting Wisconsin's birds. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, an avid birder or not a birder at all, there are many ways to pa...
  • 5/1/2014 9:55:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: Sturgeon continued to spawn at sites in the New London (Sturgeon Trail at County X and Memorial Park) and Shiocton (Bamboo Bend and a site on private property) areas today.  Our crew worked at Bamboo Bend and another site on private property in Shiocton today and were able to handle a total of...
  • 5/1/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Racine. Wis. – Ron Bruch will be the new Director for the Bureau of Fisheries Management for the Department of Natural Resources, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp announced today. “On behalf of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC), I would like to congratulate Ron on his appointment to this position,” WCC Chair Rob Bohmann sai...
  • 4/30/2014 3:10:00 PM
    April 29, 2014 Newest DNR data confirms air quality continues to improveMADISON – Wisconsin's air quality continues to improve – that's the latest message coming from the most recent data in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Trends Report.   -  Read Full Article Open burning hazardous to hea...
  • 4/30/2014 3:10:00 PM
    MADISON – Wisconsin’s next fisheries director takes over May 5 and is already well-known at home and abroad for nurturing Winnebago System’s lake sturgeon into the world’s largest population that supports a unique winter spearing season.   Ron Bruch, a Wisconsin native with family ties to Butternut...
  • 4/30/2014 3:05:00 PM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Boy Scouts of America Councils that take up the challenge to develop or expand their activities in target shooting and marksmanship can receive a portion of $50,000 in grant funds provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  For the fourth year, NSSF is making challenge grants available to qualifying BSA Councils. N...
  • 4/30/2014 3:05:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: Water temperatures continued to crash today (down to 42 degrees in Shawano and 44.5 degrees at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton), but fish continued to spawn on the Wolf River.  Our crew started the day at Bamboo Bend this morning and then returned in the afternoon to finish up our tagging day.  I...
  • 4/30/2014 2:55:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3195 MADISON - The preliminary 2014 Wisconsin late-winter wolf count indicates there are a minimum of 658 to 687 wolves distributed across the state, according to Department of Natural Resources officials. The preliminary numbers equate to a 19 percent decline in the late winter population co...
  • 4/30/2014 2:30:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: Sturgeon spawning seems to be slowing down on the Winnebago System.  Fish spawned pretty hard at the Sturgeon Trail last night and into this morning, but by early morning they had backed off substantially.  Our crew was able to handle 53 fish at this site today before things fizzled, incl...
  • 4/30/2014 2:25:00 PM
    After a long winter, we’re ready to go fishing! Enjoy this video message from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp previewing what’s new this season and find links to help you get ready for that first fishing trip. Download DNR’s free fishing app now Check out fishing license discounts to take friends and family along t...
  • 4/30/2014 2:10:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:  Well the sturgeon run continues to linger on, but spawning activity was observed at additional sites today, Sunday April 27.  Numerous active spawning pods were once again present at the Sturgeon Trail in New London, where our crew tagged 91 fish today.  The largest fish han...
  • 4/30/2014 2:05:00 PM
    Hello – Anglers just might get that chance to fish open water and ice fish on the opening day of the 2014 inland season. Next week I’ll work to get you a roundup of the latest ice/fishing conditions and license sales numbers and we’ll put out some safety reminder tips and an update on where we are with stocking of catchable trout....