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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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  • 12/27/2012 4:55:00 PM
    December 27, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Poynette and Lower St. Croix warden teams Poynette team Warden Supervisor David Holmes of Poynette was called to a stranded boater who was stuck on a sandbar after dark. The person ran aground at dark and had no cell phone to call for help. The boater yelled for help across the lake. Warden Holmes...
  • 12/26/2012 4:25:00 PM
    December 26, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Wisconsin River Warden Team Warden Paul Leezer inspected and certified wild ginseng for two ginseng dealers in the Marathon area. All wild ginseng harvested in Wisconsin must be inspected and certified prior to exportation from the state. Warden Paul Leezer investigated a complaint of an illegal t...
  • 12/21/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Happy Holidays everyone! As of today, Friday, December 21, 2012, 112 wolves have been harvested in Wisconsin.  Breakdown by zone is below. Zone 6 closed December 14, Zone 5 closed December 12, Zone 1 closed December 2 and Zones 2 and 4 closed November 16. Zones 3 remains open to harvest.  Wolf harvest bulletins will be sent every Friday.&...
  • 12/20/2012 10:55:00 AM
    December 19, 2012 CONTACTS: Kris Johansen, DNR area wildlife supervisor, 715-421-7818Ed Culhane,DNR communications,Eau Claire, 715-781-1683 EAU CLAIRE – The state Department of Natural Resources is enlisting the help of bow hunters and taxidermists in Adams and Juneau counties as wildlife biologists continue to track the presence of chronic...
  • 12/19/2012 3:55:00 PM
    The snow is coming – and so is Friday’s live, online snowmobile chat with wardens! Wisconsin is under advisories about a major snowstorm expected to usher in some great conditions for winter fun -- and that includes snowmobiling. But before you head out this weekend well after the dangerous conditions are over, make a date to join the ...
  • 12/19/2012 12:35:00 PM
    December 12, 2012 by the Central Office Contact(s): Dan Kaemmerer, Community Services Specialist, (414) 263-8704 Milwaukee County seeks grants for acquisition of land MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Milwaukee County has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Acquisition and Development of Local Parks subprogram of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardshi...
  • 12/19/2012 11:40:00 AM
    If you are a hunter, a trapper or an outdoor enthusiast of any kind, you need to know hunting and trapping will be allowed in most Wisconsin State Parks during certain periods next year. However, there are some smaller and urban parks that will remain closed to hunting and trapping. The Natural Resources Board met yesterday and made these decisions...
  • 12/19/2012 10:30:00 AM
    December 14, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Woodruff Warden Team Warden Kelly Crotty (Florence) assisted the Florence UW-Extension staff with a resource education program by teaching students from Florence and Forest Park (Crystal Falls, Michigan) tips for winter survival. The students assembled their own ‘coffee can survival kits&rsqu...
  • 12/19/2012 10:15:00 AM
    TriStar Sporting Arms of North Kansas City, Mo., recently selected Chevalier Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations as its marketing agency, beginning Dec. 1, 2012. TriStar is a primary importer of quality shotguns and handguns, and offers a great selection of firearms for hunters and recreational shooters. “Since 1996, when TriStar ...
  • 12/19/2012 9:05:00 AM
    TRYING TO CATCH WILEY-E-COYOTE: NOV 10-16 THIS IS NOT THE SAME COYOTE OF OLD Of all the animal species that I trap, coyotes give me the most grief. Unlike animals like raccoons and muskrats which are creatures of habit, and can be caught the very next night, coyotes are quite unpredictable. I would put them on par with a trophy whitetail or bla...
  • 12/18/2012 5:20:00 PM
    December 17, 2012 The Department of Natural Resources is pleased with U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s decision that Wisconsin Chippewa tribes overstepped their authority when they issued the authorization for hunting deer at night with lights without state approval. The DNR Secretary, the Department, and the State have maintained that th...
  • 12/18/2012 4:35:00 PM
    December 12, 2012 FITCHBURG ,WI. – The Natural Resources Board today approved a group master plan proposed by the Department of Natural Resources for 19 wildlife, fishery and natural areas lying mostly within Columbia County. The plan directs management and development activities on a total of 24,107 acres for the next 15 years. “Thes...
  • 12/18/2012 4:30:00 PM
    Now available: Wisconsin Eye coverage of the December 11 Natural Resources Board meeting regarding the report and preliminary findings from the 2012 firearm deer season and a plan for management of hunting, fishing, and trapping in Wisconsin State Parks in accordance with 2011 Wisconsin Act 168. The video can be viewed on the Wisconsin Eye website...
  • 12/18/2012 4:25:00 PM
    As of today, Friday, December 14, 2012, 108 wolves have been harvested in Wisconsin.  Breakdown by zone is below. Zone 6 will be closing today, December 14, at 5 pm, Zone 5 closed December 12, Zone 1 closed December 2 and Zones 2 and 4 closed November 16. Zone 3 remains open to harvest.  Wolf harvest bulletins will be sent every Friday. &...
  • 12/18/2012 3:50:00 PM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden Dave Swanson of Minong and Warden Sue Miller of Hayward had a meeting with a local group of young waterfowl hunters. Complaints had been received and several had been cited for waterfowl violations. The educational proactive meeting was held to connect with the hunters and their parents. The wardens hope to see...
  • 12/18/2012 3:35:00 PM
    WI Natural Resources Board October minutes posted on 12-18-2012
  • 12/18/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Wisconsin DNR Weekly News Update On Wisconsin Outdoors brings you weekly reports from the Department of Natural Resources.
  • 12/17/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Dodge program in 10th year; 'Reminds me of why I became a warden' For Warden Supervisor Dave Holmes, it was a walk back in time with a highly organized third grader who taught him about press-on nails and BeyBlades while reminding him of time’s unforgiving speed. For Regional Warden Casey Krueger, it was a chance to hit life’s reset b...
  • 12/12/2012 10:35:00 AM
    December 11, 2012 By: DNR, Bureau of Law Enforcement Here are the 2012 Gun-Deer Hunt final reports. The first is from Chief Conservation Warden Randy Stark. The second is the overall agency report from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. View full report at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=196.
  • 12/12/2012 10:35:00 AM
    December 11, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Green Bay-area warden team Regional Warden Byron Goetsch of Green Bay responded to the report of individuals chasing deer in a field at night with an ATV. It is unlawful to harass wildlife in this manner was important that this landowner took the time to report this illegal activity. Sturgeon Bay ...
  • 12/12/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Wisconsin DNR Weekly News Update Wisconsin DNR Weekly News On Wisconsin Outdoors brings you weekly reports from the Department of Natural Resources
  • 12/12/2012 9:50:00 AM
    FITCHBURG,Wis. – Nathan Kroeplin has been appointed to the position of conservation warden team supervisor for Dane, Jefferson and Rock counties. Kroeplin, an 11-year veteran of the Wisconsin Conservation Warden corps, hails from Hazelhurst WI and currently lives in Fitchburg WI with his wife and daughter. “Nate has been a strong lead...
  • 12/11/2012 2:35:00 PM
    December 10, 2012 By Cathy Stepp, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Legislature approved Wisconsin Act 168 known as the Sporting Heritage Act, with the intent of increasing participation in hunting trapping and outdoor skills in Wisconsin. An amendment to the bill that created the law expanded hu...
  • 12/11/2012 2:20:00 PM
    December 10, 2012 MADISON -- A deer from outside the boundary of the chronic wasting disease management zone in Grant County has tested positive for the disease. The 2.5 year old buck was killed and registered Nov. 18. “It’s disappointing but not unexpected to have a CWD-positive outside the current zone boundary. This is why we have ...
  • 12/11/2012 1:20:00 PM
    CATCHING A FEW BEAVERS: NOV 3rd - 9thBEAVER FUR AND WISCONSIN'S HERITAGE This week found me taking care of some beaver trapping opportunities. While the summer drought and hot temperatures greatly reduced the muskrat population, the beaver numbers actually increased. Beavers are a relative newcomer to present day Southern Wisconsin. ...