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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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  • 4/29/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago Sturgeon Enthusiasts: The warm weather over the last 3-5 days has increased water temperatures on the Wolf River, which has led to increased sturgeon activity.  Typically sturgeon exhibit some pre-spawn behaviors that allow us to predict roughly when spawning will take place.  The first behavior is porpoising (rising up ab...
  • 4/29/2013 10:15:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. New additions to fishing clinic and Angler Education Intructor Certification workshop listings have just been posted. Here's your chance to learn to fish or get certified to teach someone else in ...
  • 4/26/2013 10:25:00 AM
    April 25, 2013 Contact(s): Andy Paulios (608) 264-6137 Grab the binoculars and the bird guide! The Great Wisconsin Birdathon wings into Wisconsin in May as the avian equivalent of the 24-hour endurance race: birders have a day to find as many bird species in Wisconsin as possible to raise money for bird conservation. It’s an event that&rsq...
  • 4/26/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources complete Outdoor Report summary for April 25, 2013. Spring’s Jekyll and Hyde act appears to have had its -- now its spring, now its winter -- run. Warm weather and sun shine are in the forecast for the coming days. The remaining snow and ice across the northern part of the state are melting. Song bir...
  • 4/26/2013 9:35:00 AM
    April 25, 2013 Contact(s): Andy Paulios (608) 534-0092; Kim Grveles (608) 264-8594 MADISON – With warmer temperatures finally arriving in much of Wisconsin, migrating birds are starting to arrive en masse, with bird-watching opportunities and events expected to peak in May. Dozens of communities, nature centers and organizations hold festi...
  • 4/26/2013 9:15:00 AM
    April 25, 2013 CONTACT:  Kevin Harter, DNR Northern Region public affairs manager, 715-635-4242 or 715-416-2230 CABLE, Wis. -- The 48th Governor’s Fishing Opener – the official beginning of Wisconsin’s big game fishing season – casts off May 4 on Bayfield County’s Lake Namekagon, a premier walleye, northern pike...
  • 4/25/2013 12:45:00 PM
    April 24, 2013 Wisconsin’s deer herd showing signs of stress from prolonged winter MADISON -- Although winter did not arrive in some areas until well into February, it has persisted longer than normal and the impacts on individual deer are being seen in some areas. “Hard winters are not something new to Wisconsin’s deer herd,&r...
  • 4/25/2013 9:20:00 AM
    April 24, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions - April 24, 2013 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Question 1: Can a pers...
  • 4/25/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) sent the following letter today to University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly regarding his management of federal funds: Dear President Reilly: As President of the UW System, you are responsible for ensuring that taxpayer funding is handled in an appropriat...
  • 4/23/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Read Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Weekly News Update for April 23, 2013.
  • 4/23/2013 10:50:00 AM
    For Immediate Release -- Burlington Invitational Youth Shoot Over 800 young athletes from six states are expected to travel to the Burlington Conservation Club this week for one of the largest youth clay target events ever held in Wisconsin. The annual Burlington Invitational will be held from April 25th to the 28th at the Burlington Conservation ...
  • 4/23/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Stolen deer brings hefty citation; plus poaching, shining, spill among recent cases handled by Wisconsin River warden team April 23, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden Bill Miller of Adams has been presented Warden of the Year award for 2012 from the Association of Midwest Fish and Game Law Enforcement Officers and the Midwest Association...
  • 4/23/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Have questions about tree planting? Join the online chat Wednesday The DNR will host an online chat about how and when to plant trees, how to manage trees on your property -- and Arbor Day. The chat with some of the DNR's tree experts starts at noon on Wednesday, April 24. To participate, visit the DNR home page, dnr.wi.gov, and look for the adver...
  • 4/22/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Wardens find body in St. Croix River; missing for 2 months April 22, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Two Wisconsin wardens discovered the body of a missing Minnesota snowmobiler Saturday afternoon while motoring along that state's shoreline of the St. Croix River. WDIO-TV, of Duluth, Minn., reports today the Pine County Sherif...
  • 4/22/2013 2:55:00 PM
    April 19, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Shining, hunting, fishing violations, captive wildlife, dumped deer remains and community education events among warden cases Eau Claire County Warden Scott Thiede of Eau Claire used his patrol truck and a tow strap to assist the operator of a truck stuck in a snow drift on Lake Altoona, and provided...
  • 4/19/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Yesterday, your senator, Ron Johnson, voted against a number of gun-control measures that would have banned modern sporting rifles and other commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and standard sized magazines, as well as to shut down background checks from storefront retailers during weekends. Senator Johnson voted to support the Second Amendment d...
  • 4/19/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Snow remains deep and the ice thick in the Northwoods while rain continues to fall and rivers continue to rise in the south Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow remains deep and the ice thick in the Northwoods while rain continues to fall and...
  • 4/19/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Last chance to take survey on the future of deer management! Whether you are a deer hunter or not, your input is requested in the future of deer management. Please consider taking the Deer Trustee Report Survey. The survey closes on April 20. You can access that survey at this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DeerTR. For more information or t...
  • 4/18/2013 10:20:00 AM
    April 17, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Seeing double while turkey hunting? Check your target before shooting Conservation wardens are reminding turkey hunters to please make sure of your target -- and what’s near it -- before pulling the trigger. Why the reminder? In recent weeks, conservation wardens have been gettin...
  • 4/18/2013 10:15:00 AM
    April 17, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Today, the U.S. Senate voted on several measures that would have impacted the firearms and ammunition industry and our Second Amendment rights. Thanks to the hard work of our allies in the Senate, in the end no anti-gun measures were adopted. The flawed Manchin-Toomey amendment, opposed by NSSF, was defeated as ...
  • 4/17/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Read Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Weekly News Update for April 16, 2013.
  • 4/17/2013 10:45:00 AM
    The April issue of the Division of Forestry external newsletter is attached and can also be found online.
  • 4/17/2013 10:30:00 AM
    April 16, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. -- SHOT Business magazine, the trade magazine for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry, has named U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as its 2012 SHOT Business Person of the Year. Mitt Romney's selection of Ryan as his vice presidential running mate was widely supported by hunters and recreational shooters. A forme...
  • 4/17/2013 10:20:00 AM
    April 16, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Bear tags for sick kids, poachers, snowmobile accidents and Learn to Hunt events Oconto, Marinette and Shawano counties Warden Joe Paul of Oconto County is looking anyone wishing to transfer their bear hunting carcass tags in zones B and C to the 2013 Oconto River Kids bear hunt for kids with life-th...
  • 4/16/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Take advantage of spring's relaxed arrival by joining the Wednesday live noon hour online chat with DNR wildfire experts to learn how you can prevent wildfires whether you are a landowner, a property manager -- or an outdoor sports enthusiast. Debris burning continues to be the top cause of wildfires in Wisconsin. There are alternatives to burning...