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  • 2/14/2013 9:35:00 AM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Through its online Legislative Action Center, the National Shooting Sports Foundation offers a convenient way for supporters of the Second Amendment to urge their legislators to oppose severely restrictive firearms bills that have been introduced in the U.S. Congress and in many states. NSSF's Legislative Action Center is the i...
  • 2/14/2013 9:30:00 AM
    February 14, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden teams based out of north, south central Wisconsin Ashland County Warden Amie Egstad of Bayfield received a call about an injured bald eagle on the side of Friendly Valley Road. But a DNR Wildlife Biologist had already recovered the eagle before Egstad’s arrival. Unfortunately the eagl...
  • 2/14/2013 9:25:00 AM
    February 12, 2013 – Today the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition (HRC) applauded portions of a Dane County Judge’s ruling on the use of dogs to hunt wolves. Last month, Judge Anderson issued an encouraging oral ruling and has since released his written ruling. In the ruling, Judge Anderson vacated the temporary injunction blocking th...
  • 2/14/2013 9:15:00 AM
    February 12, 2013 POYNETTE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has begun to explore the creation of an outdoor skills recruitment and retention center which will focus on promoting the education and training of long term mentors to help reverse the nationwide trend of declining hunters, anglers and trappers. “We beli...
  • 2/13/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Feb. 12, 2013 MADISON -- Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp issued the following statement on Tuesday’s filing of a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups, to restore federal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region: When federall...
  • 2/13/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Enroll today so you are ready for opening day of all seasons MADISON – More than 40 percent of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education courses are held in spring, making this an opportune time for you to enroll to complete the class to ensure you can hunt when you want to hunt. “This truly is the best time to ge...
  • 2/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Set for March 9, 2013 MADISON – Forest landowners in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa interested in learning more about traditional woodland management techniques, timber taxes, game and non-game wildlife management, forest soils and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup and ginseng may want to attend the March 9, 2013 Tri-State Forestr...
  • 2/13/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Half the Upriver Lakes spearers harvested fish Editor's note: This release was updated at 4:35 p.m. to reflect spearing results available late this afternoon. OSHKOSH – By the time the Lake Winnebago system upriver lakes spearing season closed at 12:30 p.m. today, Feb. 12., 10 people had joined the “hundred-pounder club” by spea...
  • 2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
    The 4th day of the 2013 Sturgeon Spearing Season on the Winnebago System is in the books with a total harvest today of 7 sturgeon on Lake Winnebago and 26 fish from the Upriver Lakes.  The North shore of Lake Winnebago continues to be quiet with no fish registered today at our Waverly Beach and Stockbridge Harbor locations.  I was at Quin...
  • 2/13/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Photos and video available at: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2013/006.html Thanks to the helpful veterinarians and wildlife staff from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida, an injured endangered whooping crane is free again, and in the company of other cranes. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) first heard there was a problem w...
  • 2/13/2013 10:20:00 AM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- With President Obama expected to announce the return of 34,000 servicemen and women from Afghanistan within a year at tonight's State of the Union address, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announces that it will continue providing free firearm safety materials, including gun locking devices, to America's returning ...
  • 2/13/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin DNR Weekly News Update On Wisconsin Outdoors brings you weekly reports from the Department of Natural Resources.
  • 2/11/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Updated on 2-11-13: Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February agenda.
  • 2/11/2013 4:20:00 PM
    The rain over the last 24-30 hours made for wetter conditions throughout Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes, but spearers were still able to get out in search of the elusive, prehistoric sturgeon.  Spearers harvested 21 fish from the Upriver Lakes and 9 fish from Lake Winnebago today, with the biggest fish (67.1”, 92.2 pounds) being ta...
  • 2/11/2013 2:40:00 PM
    This was the condition of the ice on Winnebago as of Feb. 4, the Monday before opening of spearing.  Note the open water along the west side.  This is a result of the winds moving the ice in January.
  • 2/11/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing Report - Sunday February 10, 2013 The 2nd day of the 2013 sturgeon spear fishery was much like opening day, successful harvest on the Upriver Lakes and below average harvest on Lake Winnebago.  There were 74 sturgeon harvested from the Upriver Lakes and 21 sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago today (attached docu...
  • 2/11/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Opening day a family fest of friendship - with big catches! The only thing more powerful than the 179-pound, 80-inch sturgeon wrestled out of Lake Winnebago by Sherwood’s Pete Vanderwielen on opening day of the 2013 Sturgeon Spearing Season was the undeniable bond among the families and their friends who filled the thousands of heated ice sh...
  • 2/11/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Sturgeon spearing traditions were renewed over the last few days, as the 2013 Sturgeon Spear Fishery on the Winnebago System got underway.  Opening day was one of mixed results, and for the most part went as predicted.  Due to less than ideal ice conditions on Lake Winnebago and poor water clarity, the total harvest from Lake Winnebago wa...
  • 2/11/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Photos by Diane Schauer “Ice shove on Winnebago the night of Jan. 19th.  The 50+ mile an hour winds blew the ice from the west to the east shores of Lake Winnebago, creating 50-100 yards of open water along the west shore off Oshkosh.  Until then, it looked like a good year for ice for sturgeon spearing.  This on...
  • 2/11/2013 12:55:00 PM
    February 8, 2012 – MADISON – Today the Wisconsin’s Hunters Right Coalition (HRC) applauded Governor Walker’s announcement of new deer management initiatives that will be featured in his 2013-14 budget proposal.  The initiatives will be aimed at successful implementation of the 2012 Deer Trustee Report, something HRC m...
  • 2/11/2013 12:45:00 PM
    The day spearers have been waiting for is finally here! Whether you’re out on the ice or at home, experience the excitement of opening day of the 2013 lake sturgeon season via today’s Sturgeon Week feature, How old is my sturgeon? Follow DNR’s Twitter links to photos and a warden ride along on Lake Winnebago and learn how biologis...
  • 2/11/2013 12:35:00 PM
    The agenda for the 2013 Spring District Meetings has been posted and is now available.
  • 2/11/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Today Gov. Walker announced initiatives funded in the state budget to provide the Department of Natural Resources with tools necessary to implement the 2012 Deer Trustee Report. The initiatives include establishing a Deer Management Assistance Program (D-MAP); investing in new technology to better assess land cover; creating a fee system to fund ...
  • 2/11/2013 10:25:00 AM
    “Deer hunting in Wisconsin is part of our DNA. It feeds traditions and fuels a huge economic engine for the state.” That’s what Governor Scott Walker said today as he unveiled budget provisions he says will make sure the 2012 Deer Trustee Report is successfully implemented. You may remember in 2011 Gov. Walker commissioned Dr. J...
  • 2/11/2013 10:20:00 AM
    February 7, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions - February 8, 2013 Welcome to another special edition of a popular Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. You may recall the several installments of FAQs - the Special Edition during the recent gun-deer season. Warden Wire again is publishing this special e...