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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 4/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Over 7,000 people came out to participate in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 14. The information hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a wide range of fish and wildli...
  • 4/16/2014 12:45:00 PM
    May 3 inland fishing opener kicks off another exciting year of fishingNew this year: largemouth bass harvest available statewideEditor’s note: This and the trout stocking release are the first in a series of releases relating to the 2014 fishing season. Check back in coming weeks for stories on new informational tools available for anglers, f...
  • 4/16/2014 12:05:00 PM
      April 14, 2014 Vol. 15 No. 14 Bipartisan Legislation Preserves, ProtectsAmerica's Hunting and Outdoor Traditions REACH OUT TO SENATORS, URGE CO-SPONSORSHIP OF BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN'S ACT . . . U.S. senators will spend the next two weeks in their home states for the Eas...
  • 4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Because of our harsh winter here in the northland, the ice has not yet broken up on Chequamegon Bay so the smelt have not started spawning. The “smelt run” usually starts around the third week in April shortly after ice-out on the bay and lasts only 12-14 days. Visitors and locals alike love the short but sweet smelt season on ...
  • 4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM
    FAQs: Special Edition (#1) - Deer Hunting Rule Changes for 2014 Welcome to another Warden Wire special edition series of Frequently Asked Questions. This series is dedicated to the deer hunting rule changes. The FAQs: Special Edition - Deer Hunting Rule Changes for 2014 will be a periodic feature. Today is the first installment...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Kids 15 years and younger will mark the arrival of spring by attending the 30th Annual Kids’ Fishing Clinics this Saturday, April 12,  at  park ponds and lagoons in Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties. The free clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive instruction ...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    If you haven’t weighed in on the 2014 deer season yet, there is still time!  Every spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers you an opportunity to weigh in and provide input that is used in making recommendations that will affect deer management in Wisconsin.  You can easily do so from the comfort of your...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Spring finally springing in Wisconsin: spring wildfire season underway, spring fish and wildlife hearings next week, spring peepers peeping What a difference a week can make in the Northwoods. Last week pe...
  • 4/10/2014 3:20:00 PM
    MADISON - White-nose syndrome, a bat disease that has spread to 23 states and killed up to 5 million bats since 2006, has been confirmed in Wisconsin, state natural resources officials announced today. Results from visual inspection and genetic and tissue tests completed earlier this month showed that 2 percent of bats in a singl...
  • 4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
    Dear Wisconsin DNR Safety Instructor:  This notice is to advise you that the optional field exercises have been permanently removed from the Department’s ATV and Snowmobile safety programs.  The primary reason is the student operating an ATV or snowmobile during a course of operation cannot be controlled or reached if immediate co...
  • 4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
    DES MOINES – The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer has been confirmed. The deer was reported as harvested in Allamakee County during the first shotgun season in early December. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is currently working to obtain as much information as possible about the infected deer to imple...
  • 4/10/2014 3:10:00 PM
    MADISON -- A new accessible fishing pier will be constructed at Peninsula State Park, thanks to a $25,000 donation the state Natural Resources Board accepted at its April 9 meeting in Madison. The Alan Rheinschmidt Memorial Fund donated the $25,000, which will fund an accessible fishing pier at the Nicolet Bay boat launch area at P...
  • 4/10/2014 3:00:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s first widespread risk of potentially severe fire weather of 2014 is predicted for today through Thursday as strong winds blow over the dry terrain of the west- and south-central counties, threatening to reignite smoldering embers from spring debris burns. “We have the ingredients for fire weather,” Departmen...
  • 4/8/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Have you visited Kwik Trip Outdoors on Facebook yet?  Here’s a great way to do it; “Like” Kwik Trip Outdoors, and enter into their contest to win a $100 Kwik Trip gift card. Click here to enter! “We hope to have the Kwik Trip Outdoors Facebook page be a place where fans have the opp...
  • 4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM
    It demands keen eye-hand coordination, a healthy load of guts and a sprinkling of good luck. This rocket launcher of the boating world goes where no other boat can. The only way to stop this screamer is a skater stop. That’s a 180 spin – on a dime. And the DNR wardens of the airboat unit are ready to do just that in the event yo...
  • 4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM
    MILWAUKEE - Kids 15 years and younger can mark the arrival of spring by attending free fishing clinics on Saturday, April 12, at several lagoons and ponds in Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties. Clinics will be held every hour beginning at 9 a.m. with the last clinic starting at 2 p.m. "The...
  • 4/3/2014 3:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for April 3, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Another major snowstorm headed for northern Wisconsin Residents of northern Wisconsin aren't appreciating Ap...
  • 4/3/2014 2:30:00 PM
    If you like hunting ducks, geese and other game birds, you might want to check out a new workshop being offered this year for Wingshooting.  There are just a few spots left for these one-day courses designed to help bird hunters learn new skills, reduce the number of lost or injured game, and enhance positive hunter ethics.  Learn...
  • 4/3/2014 2:05:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3151 FITCHBURG, Wis. -- Portions of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area will be open to the public from April 12 through May 27 for outdoor activities, including spring turkey hunting. The public may access the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area at two places. The primary entrance is the main gat...
  • 4/3/2014 2:05:00 PM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. – The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, acco...
  • 4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM
    News Release Published: April 1, 2014 by the Central Office Contact(s): Eric Eikenberry, 608-264-9257, for questions about applying for a permit; Jon Hansen, 608-266-6883, for questions about the new tournament rule MADISON - Organizers of fishing tournaments planning events for 2015 can apply for their permits as of April 1, 2014....
  • 4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM
    April 1, 2014 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Conservation Congress County Meetings to be held April 14 MADISON – A revised and improved proposal to allow anglers to use the fishing technique called trolling on inland waters statewide is up for a vote at the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings on April 14&n...
  • 3/31/2014 7:50:00 PM
    In addition to the attached issue of the March newsletter from the DNR Division of Forestry, please note the important announcements in this news release "To help prevent oak wilt, don't prune oaks April through July" and this announcement from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Due to the unusuall...
  • 3/31/2014 7:50:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE - State wildlife biologists invite anyone interested in the status of their local deer herd to attend the annual spring fish and game hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in their county. In the past, early spring herd status meetings were based on groupings of deer management units, with more than 130 of these units acros...
  • 3/31/2014 5:10:00 PM
    The countdown is on to the May 3 opening day of the regular inland fishing season. Get the latest information on likely fishing conditions, fish populations, and changes in regulations with our online chat starting at noon on Thursday, April 3. Our fish biologists are ready to answer your questions on these topics and more. ...