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  • 1/4/2014 6:30:00 PM
    MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources has received an exploration license application from Gogebic Taconite, LLC, for activities related to the Penokee/Gogebic deposit located in Ashland and Iron counties.  The company is proposing to drill fifteen exploratory drillholes at the site.  Gogebic Taconite had applied for and re...
  • 1/2/2014 6:15:00 PM
    PRAIRIE du CHIEN - To help ice anglers explore the fantastic fishing found on the 200-plus miles of the Mississippi River bordering Wisconsin, state fish biologists and conservation wardens stationed along Ol' Man River will host a live online chat Jan. 7.   The live chat begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 7. To participate,...
  • 1/2/2014 2:15:00 PM
    Pewaukee, WI (November 26, 2013):  Longtime Wisconsin employer Prime Leather Finishes will unveil unique product offerings in partnership with Mr. Lid Outdoors at the 2014 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Milwaukee.   “Prime Leather Finishes has manufactured high quality water and oil repellency products right here in ...
  • 1/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
    MADISON - Welcome in the New Year with family and friends at Blue Mound State Park by participating in a candlelight ski, hike, and snowshoe event thisSaturday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A candlelit one-mile wooded loop will be available to ski, and a separate three-quarter-mile candlelit wooded trail will be available for hik...
  • 12/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Candlelight skis and hikes in Wisconsin state parks kick off Jan. 4MADISON – People looking for an opportunity to break in their new cross-country skis or snowshoes or just getting out on their tried-and-true equipment will have plenty of opportunities this winter with 27 candlelight skis, hikes or snowshoes scheduled at Wisconsin state ...
  • 12/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council is looking to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, communities and tribes whose efforts have supported and furthered urban forestry in the state. Award winners are announced in January with recognition presentations made to winners in their home communities during spring.  Wisconsin...
  • 12/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    MADISON- Wisconsin's 2013 wolf hunting and trapping season will come to an end Monday, Dec. 23, 5 p.m. when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closes the last remaining zone open to wolf harvest. Wolf Harvest Zone 3 is the sixth and last wolf harvest zone to be closed this season. All wolf harvest zones are now closed. "The w...
  • 12/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    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!
  • 12/22/2013 1:10:00 PM
    At the request of our administration, I have added information on the method of harvest to the spreadsheet.  This will provide information on whether or not dogs were used. There are two  additional harvests in zone 3.  We also sold 2 more resident wolf licenses. We have sold 1864 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Z...
  • 12/22/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for December 19, 2013 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) More than 2 feet of snow now reported in far northern Wisconsin [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Due to state holidays on Dec...
  • 12/22/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Hello and happy holidays! Here’s a good story to end 2013 with (for me at least), and plenty of related videos and Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine articles about cleanups across Wisconsin’s Great Lakes. Please feel free to embed or provide links to any of these materials. And thank you for your work over the p...
  • 12/22/2013 1:00:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – The Department of Natural Resources is encouraging private landowners in southeast Wisconsin to sign up for the Turkey Hunting Access Program. This is a voluntary pilot program offered by the DNR that provides financial incentives to private landowners who open their property to public turkey hunting. The deadline to enroll...
  • 12/22/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Greetings! We are announcing the opening of a new trailhead for cross country skiers at the McMiller Sports Center, near Eagle. DATE:   Dec. 13, 2013 CONTACT:   Paul Sandgren, Kettle Moraine State Forest, 262-594-6204 Bob Manwell, DNR communications, 608-275-3317 SUBJECT: ...
  • 12/22/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Nine Wisconsin State Park Properties invite the public to New Year’s Day EventsMADISON – People looking for an invigorating way to kick off the New Year can ring in 2014 with a First Day Hike Jan. 1 at one of nine Wisconsin State Park properties.  -  Read Full Article  Capitol ceremony marks chief war...
  • 12/22/2013 12:35:00 PM
    MADISON - Wisconsin’s second annual winter Free Fishing Weekend is set for Jan. 18-19, 2014. No fishing license or Great Lakes salmon stamp is needed to fish any Wisconsin water. This includes all inland waters and Wisconsin's side of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River and other boundary waters. Other fishing rules apply, su...
  • 12/17/2013 2:10:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3029 MADISON – Michael J. Rogers of Prairie du Sac was appointed by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, h...
  • 12/17/2013 2:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for December 12, 2013 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Cross-country ski trails and a few snowmobile trails open in the Northwoods Some very cold and windy weather has limi...
  • 12/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
    MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources has completed its review of Gogebic Taconite’s revised Bulk Sampling Plan related to the company’s potential mining project in northern Wisconsin, and has identified all DNR approvals that will be required before bulk sampling may begin.  The company submitted a revised Bulk Sampl...
  • 12/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Thank you to everyone who has been following our updates on the WCEP FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/WhoopingCraneEasternPartnership) on the Direct Autumn Release (DAR) Whooping Cranes. With the recent arrival of winter weather in Wisconsin, we’ve been monitoring the cranes at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on a daily basis.Sad...
  • 12/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
    MADISON – The State Natural Resources Board today unanimously approved changes to minimum statewide shoreland zoning standards aimed at providing more flexibility for property owners and making the standards more straightforward for counties to implement. The board also acted to extend to May 1, 2016, the deadline for counties to ...
  • 12/13/2013 6:55:00 PM
    MADISON - In response to Federal Court Judge Crabb’s decision today reaffirming that night hunting of deer is not a treaty right of the Chippewa Tribes, Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has issued the following statement: The department has received Judge Crabb’s final judgment. We will spend the ne...
  • 12/11/2013 7:45:00 PM
    We have sold 1853 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open.  We have harvested 221 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 39 71 4 12 12 ...
  • 12/11/2013 7:45:00 PM
    December 10, 2013 Snowmobile season on deck: Please keep the sled parked until trails are ready!MADISON -- With winter storms powering through all parts of Wisconsin in recent days ushering in snow and cold, state recreational specialists are asking snowmobilers to prep their sleds for the season but to please hold off on hitting the trails until ...
  • 12/11/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Updated on 12-9-2013: the complete information brief (green sheet) for the following agenda item has been added to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board December agenda: 2B1, Report and Preliminary Results of the 2013 Firearm Deer Season  
  • 12/11/2013 7:25:00 PM
    9 December 2013 Few birds spark as much awe and excitement among even the most casual nature enthusiast as the Snowy Owl. Each winter brings a varying number of these arctic visitors to Wisconsin and the lower 48, leaving eager birders to wonder annually what each year will have in store. Well, to many birders’ delight, Snowies are again...