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  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    Mid-August can be the start of a challenge for anglers.  Cool nights and the end of the growing season for some aquatic plants can cause a shift in location and feeding habits for some species.  As of now, there hasn’t been a drastic change but a cooling trend is something to consider for the second half of August.   Largemou...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - August 12, 2019 In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff. REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michiga...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry News - August edition Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 08/08/2019 10:00 AM CDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Ur...
  • 8/16/2019 7:15:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources August Wildfire News Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 08/06/2019 03:56 PM CDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Wildfire News ...
  • 8/16/2019 7:15:00 PM
    Fishing Report August 6, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fishing  really has been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still Lake Trout in the upper water column as well as on the bottom.  Small Mouth are now in 10 to 30 feet of water. However, certain times of day you can fish the shallows of the shorel...
  • 8/1/2019 10:45:00 AM
    These leaders helped protect special places for people to enjoy as they live, work and play in Wisconsin. (August 1, 2019 – Madison, Wis.)—Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts is pleased to announce the winners of Wisconsin’s 2019 Land Conservation Leadership Awards: Chambers Island Nature Preserve Ex...
  • 8/1/2019 10:35:00 AM
    Published by Central Office July 23, 2019 Contact(s): Craig Thompson, DNR, 608-785-1277, Craig.Thompson@wisconsin.gov; Karen Etter Hale, WBCI chair, 920-245-1395, wbcibird@gmail.com; Brian Russart, Milwaukee County Parks System Natural Areas Coordinator, 414-378-5521, Brian.Russart@milwaukeecountywi.gov Its 15,00...
  • 8/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
    On 7/28/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redbone trailing hound in the Town of Harmony, Price 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 depred...
  • 8/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
    By Central Office July 31, 2019 Contact(s): Kimberly Currie, DNR director of customer and outreach services, 608-267-7799 or Kimberly.currie@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging the public to beware of online hunting and fishing license scams leaving purchasers with an empty hook and...
  • 8/1/2019 10:25:00 AM
    Published - July 30, 2019 by the Central Office     Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations available for purchase starting Aug. 19 DNR seeks input on ruffed grouse management plan Public meetings throughout Wisconsin will gather input regarding the new waterfowl management plan Wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl ...
  • 8/1/2019 10:25:00 AM
    Only two days left! Apply for your bobcat, fisher and river otter permits before midnight this Thursday, August 1! Your opportunity to apply for bobcat, fisher and river otter permits this season ends at midnight this Thursday, August 1! If you're interested in pursuing bobcat, fisher and river otter this season, you've only got a couple...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    Limited space remains at this year's Wisconsin Game Fest! We have a few remaining indoor and outdoor exhibitor spots for this fall's Game Fest.LAST MINUTE DEALS available for certain spots!  Call (715)579-7127 or emaillisa@wigamefest.com for special pricing.To view available packages Click HERE for Registration form and regular p...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    July 29, 2019 Steve Suman   Should the forecast hold true, this will be a beautiful week in the North Woods, with clear skies, mild summer temperatures, and only “slight” chances for rain on the weekend. Check below for a number of events you can enjoy!   August 1 is the permit application deadline for bobcat, fisher, ott...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    Skye Goode As a trapper, I receive many requests to rid properties of nuisance animals.  Among the chief complaints are attacks on chickens, a favorite target of predators looking for an easy meal. Everything from coyotes, feral cats, raptors, snakes and weasels will happily make a meal or meals of out of unsuspecting chickens. This article i...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
       
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
    By Central Office July 25, 2019 Contact(s): Sarah Hoye, DNR Communications Director, 608-267-2773 or sarah.hoye@wisconsin.gov OR Raechelle Cline, DNR Public Affairs Manager, 608-235-7105 or RaechelleA.Cline@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. - Expanded testing research, disease management evaluation and enhanced regional co...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
    Published July 25, 2019 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | ...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
    By Central Office July 26, 2019 Contact(s): Phil Rynish, DNR property planner, 608-266-5854 Public comment period open through August 16, 2019 WOODRUFF, Wis. - Plans for improved access to the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest through the designation of approximately 19 miles of all-terrain and utility vehicles...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
    By Central Office July 26, 2019 Contact(s): Todd Schaller, Chief Warden DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, (608) 381-8927 Sarah Hoye, DNR Communications Director, (608) 400-2986 MADISON, WIS. -- Widespread storms last week brought torrential rains, strong winds, downed trees, damaged buildings, at least 16 tornadoes, and left thousands of p...
  • 8/1/2019 10:10:00 AM
    La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival August 30 - September 2Riverside Park - La Crosse, WI   Featured Ride:  Friday Night Lights          Kick things off Friday night of Labor Day Weekend with family-friendly mountain bike and BMX pump track fun! FREE registration...
  • 8/1/2019 10:10:00 AM
    When WDNR Conservation Warden Aaron Koshatka was a recruit in August 2018, he responded with other wardens to a rapidly flooding Crawford County community to perform dangerous night rescues. He learned a lot during the perilous missions. Those lessons were in action when Warden Aaron responded to a May call to rescue canoeists in ...
  • 8/1/2019 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing Report July 25, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fishing really has been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still fish in the upper water column as well as fish on the bottom. There have been Small Mouth being caught out by the Light House using live bait. Trollers are still using stick baits in the ...
  • 8/1/2019 10:10:00 AM
    On 7/23/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker trailing hound in the Town of Oma, Iron 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 de...
  • 8/1/2019 10:05:00 AM
    Published - July 23, 2019 by the Central Office     Milwaukee County Parks System to be designated an "Important Bird Area" in Wisconsin Public open house meetings set for Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape draft regional plan   Index Next   Milwaukee County Parks System to be designated an "Imp...
  • 8/1/2019 10:05:00 AM
    In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff. REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters. Sout...