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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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  • 6/20/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Follow this link to read the current issue of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Insider For ease of reading save pdf. to your desktop, Thanks and Enjoy!
  • 6/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Updated on 6-13-2014: info briefs (green sheets) have been posted for the following items on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June agenda: 2.A. 3.B.1. 3.B.2: wolf harvest quota and number of licenses to issue for the 2014 – 2015 wolf hunting and trapping season 3.B.4 3.B.5 3.B.6. 3.C.1. 3.C.2.
  • 6/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    DNR wardens, local patrols target impaired boat drivers for Operation Dry Water, June 27-29 MADISON -- Get smart, be skilled and stay sober enjoying Wisconsin’s waters.  -  Read Full Article As campaign continues, more anglers drain water to stop the spread of aquatic invasive speciesMADISON -- This summer, thou...
  • 6/13/2014 9:35:00 PM
    BY BILL THORNLEY SPOONER– It poured on Saturday, June 7, the day scheduled for the Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day in Spooner. There would be no canoe rides, or even fishing as the dark skies offered a blustery mix of driving rain, thunder and lightning. Even a family of Canada geese huddled together on the shores of the Yellow Riv...
  • 6/13/2014 9:15:00 PM
    Outdoor enthusiasts contribute ideas for the ultimate family adventure vehicle. (Kenosha, WI) - - What would you do, if someone asked your advice on how to create the ultimate outdoor family hunting / adventure vehicle?  What would the interior look like?  How big would the tires be?   Would it need electronics to keep ...
  • 6/13/2014 9:10:00 PM
    The Angler's Guide, SECOND EDITIONSteve Born, Jeff Mayers, Andy Morton, and Bill Sonzogni - Foreword by Gary A. BorgerDrawing on years of conservation and angling experience, the authors tell you about great fishing opportunities unique to Wisconsin-1,000 miles of spring creeks, the amazing nocturnal Hex hatch, and big salmonids in the Great Lakes ...
  • 6/13/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Nesting season is here, which means many of us are likely to encounter baby birds and other wildlife new to this world. But remember that, unless truly injured or orphaned, a baby wild animal's best chance for survival is with its parents, meaning human intervention may not be needed and sometimes does more harm than good.Wisconsin DNR offers a han...
  • 6/13/2014 11:55:00 AM
    MADISON - With Governor Scott Walker's approval of an emergency rule adopted by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 28, the Department of Natural Resources will use the flexibility granted by that rule to raise anglers' daily bag limits from one walleye per day to two walleye per day in 21 northern Wisconsin lakes, effective June 10. T...
  • 6/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will partner to offer a series of advanced wolf trapper education courses in Sept. and Oct. 2014. These courses will cover a number of topics, including basic season framework, wolf ecology, trapper ethics and responsibility and hands-on trap set demonst...
  • 6/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
    June 10, 2014 Spring turkey harvest sees increase despite harsh winterMADISON – Despite a long and severe winter, Wisconsin turkey hunters registered a total of 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season. This is a 10.7 percent increase from the 2013 spring season.   -  Read Full Article Ruffed grouse surv...
  • 6/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
    MADISON - Beginning in fall 2014, muskrat and mink trapping seasons in Wisconsin will have consistent open and close dates state-wide, with one notable exception. The Mississippi River zone will retain opening dates used in previous years. "This new season structure reduces confusion over multiple zones and different season dates and strikes a rea...
  • 6/13/2014 11:05:00 AM
    With the exception of some rain statewide last Saturday, Wisconsin has been enjoying some very nice summer weather. Even with the rain, most rivers, with the exception of the St. Croix and Mississippi, are finally dropping to normal summer levels. The slow-no-wake rule has finally been lifted from the Rock River in Rock County. The North Fork of th...
  • 6/13/2014 11:05:00 AM
    GYPSY MOTH AERIAL SPRAY UPDATE – June 12, 2014 COMPLETED for this year: All spraying in Barron, Bayfield, Green, Jackson, Lafayette, Polk, Rock and Trempealeau counties. Also, all Btk treatments are complete. UPCOMING SPRAY PLANS by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection WHEN: S...
  • 6/13/2014 11:05:00 AM
    The MacKenzie Center and Devil’s Lake State Park are partnering to hold an outdoor skills event on July 19th. Join us for fishing at Devil’s Lake State Park in the morning and archery at the MacKenzie Center in the afternoon. The whole family can spend the day learning new outdoor skills! More information can be found on the...
  • 6/12/2014 10:50:00 AM
    June 10, 2014. Delavan, WI--Lakeside Bait & Tackle of Delavan will host its 1st annual Rough Fish Derby June 20th-22nd on Delavan Lake. Experienced fisherman, amateurs, and spectators alike can join in this unique carp fishing competition and community cookout. The derby is far from the traditional “hook & line” fishing event. ...
  • 6/12/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that Bruce Cochran of Prairie Village, Kansas, was recognized as an award recipient during the 2014 OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests. This annual awards program recognizes and honors the best work of outdoor communicators who are members of OWAA. This year, 57 individuals took home a to...
  • 6/10/2014 2:15:00 PM
    FAQs: Special Edition  (#7) - Deer Hunting Rule Changes       Welcome to Part 7 of the Warden Wire's FAQs: Special Edition - Deer Hunting Rule Changes for 2014. This is a periodic feature. These special edition FAQs were taken by the DNR Call Center, the Department of Natural Resources' conservation war...
  • 6/10/2014 2:15:00 PM
    Lake Superior icebergs: Yes, it's June and, yes, DNR wardens find, it's ice DNR Marine Warden Amie Egstad eased up the power on her boat today to make a Friday afternoon round of what she thought would be routine commercial net checks on Lake Superior as the temperature hit the low 80s. But this wasn't to be any or...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Wildlife Surveys April 2014  SMALL GAME Sharp-tailed Grouse Harvest & Hunter Survey, 2013     By Krista McGinley and Scott Hull  ·   Summer Wildlife Inquiry, 2013     By Jessica Kitchell  ·   Ten Week Brood Observations, 2013  &nb...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    FOND DU LAC - As the waters of Pipe Creek continue to recover from a largemanure spill, some of which washed into southeastern Lake Winnebago, statehealth officials said Walleye Weekend anglers need only follow normalprecautions in handling and cooking fish.A small die-off of panfish along the east shore, south of the outfall ofPipe Creek, is not r...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Updates for the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area can be viewed here.  Learn more about special biking and paddling events at the marsh in June!  Also, please excuse our dust as the upper level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on Hwy. 28 will be closed until July 7 for construction.  No...
  • 6/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3230 FITCHBURG, Wis. - Citing concerns over safety and littering, the Department of Natural Resources will close a three-acre portion of the Swan Lake Wildlife Area frequently used as an unmanaged shooting range to all types of access. The closed area will encompass the parking lot located on C...
  • 6/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3229 FITCHBURG, Wis. - The Yellowstone public shooting range will be closed for maintenance and repairs startingJune 9 for approximately four weeks allowing crews to reshape the bullet backstops for improved capture of bullets. "We've been pleased at the level of use at th...
  • 6/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
    GYPSY MOTH AERIAL SPRAY UPDATE – June 4, 2014 COMPLETED for this year: All spraying in Barron, Green, Jackson, Lafayette, Polk, Rock and Trempealeau counties. Also, Btk treatments in Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, La Crosse, Richland and Rusk counties and Gypchek sites in Eau Claire County. UPCOMING SP...
  • 6/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Lake Superior in summer means plenty of smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay.  The smallmouth bass fishing season runs from mid-May through late October, the latter considered to be “trophy month” for “smallies.” The 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for ...