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3/8/2021
DICK ELLIS Are state population numbers far understated? Wisconsin hunters took just three days to harvest 216 wolves during the February hunt, reinforcing the belief of thousands of Wisconsin sportsmen that the official stated population of 1195 wolves is significantly below the actual count. The harvest of 216 wolves is 8 percent over the harvest quota of 200 wolves unanimously voted for by the Natural Resources Board on February 15. Headi...
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  • 3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The weather finally took a swing to much warmer temperatures.  Trout fishermen were out in numbers and enjoying getting those first casts in.  I am not much on the fly fishing but I usually notice small hatches during the warmth of the day.  Spinner action is excellent with Panther Martins in gold or silver bei...
  • 3/9/2015 4:05:00 PM
    By John Luthens I left work on a Friday and started the drive home. It was pink and red in the west and I could see the frozen field hedges and bare trees bordering the road. It was the same road and the same trees and fields as always. There was still enough light in the sky to see them as more than winter shadows. The windows were shut and the ...
  • 3/9/2015 4:00:00 PM
    It's over! - February 21 2015 sturgeon spearing season summaries Successful spearers in 2015 [PDF] Sturgeon harvest totals by county [PDF] Sturgeon harvest totals by station and area [PDF] The 2015 sturgeon spearing season is now complete and I think this season will be looked upon fondly by many spearers.  Today was by...
  • 3/9/2015 3:55:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:The spearing season on the Winnebago Pool Lakes ended a little less than twoweeks ago and our DNR crew has been busy ever since.  The majority of theharvest data has been entered and I am now able to send out some moredetailed information about this year's harvest, including the final li...
  • 3/5/2015 9:40:00 PM
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  • 3/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - People interested in attracting bluebirds to their backyard can learn more about the habitat that will attract them at a Bluebird Birdhouse Workshop Saturday, March 14 at Kohler-Andrea State Park. Participants will join volunteers from the park for a short program address and then ask questions. Then they will assemble ...
  • 3/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    gokfin.com  Troll & Drift Better Quick Release Weights - Bottom Bouncers - And more.  Special show pricing on everything at Booth 944.... including Kwik Attract Lures. Booth will have rods set up so you can test for yourself how sweet all of our Quick Release products really are. Get the latest copy of On Wisconsin Outdoors at o...
  • 3/4/2015 7:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Conservation News Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 03/04/2015 09:59 AM CST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Has this bat discovered the fountain of youth? Bureau of ...
  • 3/4/2015 7:25:00 PM
    This past week has been very good for all species of fish. We had a great time on the Winnebago system chasing walleyes, crappies and white bass for the Battle on Bago.  We ended up catching quite a few nice walleyes, a 14 inch crappie, and a pile of white bass. The key to finding our fish amongst the thousands of anglers was our Humm...
  • 3/4/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/AnglerEducation/#tabx4 Kids' Spring Fishing Clinics are on the horizon in southeast Wisconsin. Fishing club members will be on hand April 11 at 16 local parks to help kids get...
  • 3/4/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/ Angler Education instructor training and certification workshops are scheduled for later this month. Sign up to hold your spot.
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    FITCHBURG, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources will partner with the Dane County Department of Land and Water Resources and the Friends of Indian Lake County Park in a joint water quality and fishery improvement project on Indian Lake in the county’s Indian Lake County Park. The lake has a history of winter kill, a phenomenon co...
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    The game fish season ended on Sunday, March 1st. For what it's worth it actually ended very well compared to past years when the season closed with hardly a whisper. But now that its over.....who cares?! Panfish is where its at now! While reports have not been great yet, A look at the forecast should put us right in line for some hot panfish action...
  • 3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
    March County Deer Advisory Council meetings will focus on antlerless harvest quota recommendationsMADISON -- Deer population objectives in each county have been approved for a three-year period, and County Deer Advisory Councils will meet for the first time in 2015 beginning March 16.  -  Read Full Article Disease sampling...
  • 3/4/2015 7:00:00 PM
    By John Luthens The calendar promised it was the last day of February so I awoke at 5 a.m. The temperature read zero as I gathered my gear. My truck started sluggish and I had a ways to drive, but by God there was the smell of trout in the air. It was high time that Mother Nature got her butt out of her winter blankets and started chugging down th...
  • 3/2/2015 8:10:00 PM
    Next Saturday's early trout season opener may be a bit on the chilly side, with statewide temperatures projected to remain below freezing through this week. The good news, state fisheries biologists say, is that many of the state's top trout waters feature strong groundwater flows and stay free of ice. So, the trout will be there waiting if an...
  • 2/28/2015 9:15:00 PM
    STEVENS POINT, WI – The Wetlands Conservation League Inc. of Portage County has announced that Chase Gadbois of Lindstrom, MN, has been selected to receive the 2015 Wetlands Conservation League Inc. Scholarship. Gadbois is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in Wildlife Ecology Research and Management.  He is ...
  • 2/26/2015 8:45:00 PM
    March March 5-6. Visit the DNR exhibit at the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference, Wisconsin Dells. Join the field trip to Devil's Lake State Park and stop by to pick up educational publications at our booth. Staff will be presenting sessions on invasives and a new trail-cam program called Snapshot Wisconsin. March 10. ...
  • 2/26/2015 8:40:00 PM
    MADISON - A proposed expansion of a downhill ski area within Rib Mountain State Park will be evaluated under a master plan amendment review process under a proposal approved by the state Natural Resources Board at their February meeting in Madison. The park, located on one of the highest points in the state just west of Wausau in Marathon County, ...
  • 2/26/2015 8:40:00 PM
    MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved deer populationobjectives in each county for a three-year period.These objectives are the result of collaboration between the WisconsinDepartment of Natural Resources and newly formed County Deer AdvisoryCouncils<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/cdac.html>, and will be reviewed on arecurring th...
  • 2/26/2015 8:40:00 PM
    MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved a Deer Trustee Reportfinal rule package that will implement a new deer management program andestablish regulations for future deer hunting seasons.Released in 2012, the White-tailed Deer Trustee Report<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifeHabitat/trustee.html> proposed over 60recommendations for...
  • 2/26/2015 8:40:00 PM
    MADISON - The second phase of an easement that permanently secures public recreation on 65,867 forest acres in Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett and Washburn counties was approved by the State Natural Resources Board at their February meeting in Madison. In the second phase, the Department of Natural Resources will acquire an easement from the Lyme St. C...
  • 2/26/2015 8:35:00 PM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2014-2015 Download the fishing season dates for 2014-2015 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the N...
  • 2/25/2015 8:25:00 AM
    On February 22nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott coyote hound.  The attack occurred in Sherwood Township, Clark County.  More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf ma...
  • 2/25/2015 8:25:00 AM
    Please follow this link to the current issue of the Urban Forestry Insider. For ease of reading save pdf. to your desktop.