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  • 12/7/2019 12:40:00 PM
    Winter has finally decided to show up and in a big way, unfortunately it is going to create some concerns and difficulty with the upcoming ice fishing season.  The recent warm weather has deteriorated the ice and now with the heavy dumping of snow the ice conditions are going to be unstable and sketchy at best. If you plan on heading out use...
  • 12/7/2019 12:35:00 PM
    December 2, 2019 Steve Suman The North Woods received an abundance (some might say over-abundance) of snow this past weekend. However, this heavy, water-laden snow combining with relatively mild temperatures and sunshine will likely delay some snowmobile and ski trail grooming and degrade already questionable ice conditions. The current forecast ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:30:00 PM
    Rothschild, WI -  The 2020 Central Wisconsin Sports Show promises to be a “Can’t Miss” event for fishermen, boaters and hunters.  The 10th annual Total Outdoor Show is scheduled for February 14th -16th at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild (Wausau), WI and combines the best fishing, hunting ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
    Climb Aboard the East Troy Christmas Train Turns out the best way to get to Santa’s workshop isn’t a car, or a plane…it’s a train! Hop on the Christmas Train for an afternoon of holiday fun and a visit with the man in red himself. FEATURED EVENTS Now - Dec 31 Lantern...
  • 12/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
    Grants are available through the Sport Fish Restoration fund for hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation.Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Emily Iehl, R3 (Recruitment, Retention, & Reactivation) Coordinator Emily.iehl@wisconsin.gov608-445-8168 Theresa Stabo, R3 (Recruitment, Retention, & Reactivation) Coordinator Theresa.Stabo@wisc...
  • 12/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
    Contact(s): Todd Kalish, Deputy Director Fisheries Management, 608-266-5285, Todd.Kalish@wisconsin.govDecember 5, 2019 at 4:06:42 pm MADISON, Wis. - To enhance fishing success and opportunities for all Lake Michigan anglers, while sustaining a balanced and vibrant fisheries community, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has releas...
  • 12/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin ranks 2nd in the nation in percentage of residents who birdwatch, and it’s easy to see why as evening grosbeaks and hundreds of other species put on a show. Photo by Ryan Brady. Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for information on birds, bird iden...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Gun deer season complete That's a wrap on the nine-day gun deer hunting season, which closed on Dec. 1. Click here for a preseason video message on this time-honored Wisconsin tradition from DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole and Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar. Hunters who may have gotten a deer on the final day are remin...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Waterfowl Notes: Duck season wraps up, southern zone goose split begins   Duck hunting season closed Dec. 1 in the southern zone and closes Dec. 3 in the Mississippi zone. Duck hunters faced wet conditions to start off the season and an early snow in some places, but they found favorable weather toward the end of...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Opportunities for Antlerless Deer Hunting Continue Through January    Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Harvest Totals Contact: Kevin Wallenfang, Big Game Ecologist, 608-206-1107, Kevin.Wallenfang@wisconsin.govHunter Engagement Contact: Keith Warnke, DNR Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation coordinator Coordinator, 608-576-524...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    12 places to enjoy Big Trees & Old-Growth Forests Winter is a great time to explore Wisconsin State Natural Areas using our interactive list of 12 "Big Trees & Old-Growth Forests."  Germain Hemlocks State Natural Area in Oneida County offers plenty of these majestic giants and honors Clifford E. Germain, the first ecol...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Published December 3, 2019     Holiday Pheasant Hunt Provides Opportunity for Time with Family and Friends Pursuing Upland Game Birds Black Bear Permits and Spring Wild Turkey Harvest Authorizations Application Deadline is Dec. 10 CWD Sampling and Deer Carcass Waste Disposal Options Available Throughout Remaining Deer Season ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:10:00 PM
    NOTES FROM THE FIELD: OCTOBER 2019  A beautiful fall view from the 7th Annual Bayfield Cast & Blast.Photo courtesy of WWIA Guide Derek VanBuren. Notes From the Field: October 2019 ...
  • 11/30/2019 7:05:00 AM
    Published November 29, 2019   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at what Wisconsin has in store for you this week. The annual deer firearm season has been both safe, with...
  • 11/30/2019 7:00:00 AM
    November 25, 2019 Steve Suman   The current weather forecast for Thanksgiving Day looks reasonably good, but the days leading up to and following it not so much, particularly Tuesday night through Wednesday. Snow accumulation estimates are in a state of flux. People traveling for the holiday should keep up-to-the-minute current on condition...
  • 11/30/2019 7:00:00 AM
    Four Incidents Reported During Opening Weekend of Gun Deer Season    Contact(s): Mark Little, DNR Recreation Warden, 715-492-1047, mark.little@wisconsin.govNovember 24, 2019 at 4:32:03 pm UPDATE: The shooter in the Nov. 24 Washburn County gun-deer incident that injured a hunter has been identified. The shooting victim is ho...
  • 11/30/2019 6:55:00 AM
    A large percentage of our country doesn't know of or care about Normandy. This year, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visu...
  • 11/30/2019 6:50:00 AM
    Anglers All reports: There are a few anglers still trolling IF they can get out that is!  We are still in-between fishing until Mother Nature decides it's time to ice fish.  The recent rain has slowed down on all the ice fishing on both the Inlands and on the Shoreline! This can all change if Mother Nature cooperates! Stay tuned; Hopefull...
  • 11/30/2019 6:50:00 AM
    Contact(s): Mark Little, DNR Recreation Warden, 715-492-1047, mark.little@wisconsin.govNovember 25, 2019 at 4:37:57 pm Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has identified the shooter in the Washburn County gun deer incident on Nov. 24 that injured a hunter. The shooting victim is hospitalized for treatment and...
  • 11/30/2019 6:50:00 AM
    Last week’s rain only caused a little deterioration of the surface ice that had formed.  For areas that were fishable, good safe ice remained.  Weekend’s weather, though above freezing for a small time, was not enough to mess up ice, but not enough cold to build more ice. Walleye:  Very Good – Fish in as little as ...
  • 11/30/2019 6:50:00 AM
    Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) Snowy owls rank among the most charismatic wildlife species in the world. The heaviest of all North American owls, tipping the scales at 3 to 6 pounds, their bright white plumage, large yellow eyes, massive feathered feet and diurnal tendencies appeal to even the most casual nature lover. Equally appealing to some a...
  • 11/30/2019 6:45:00 AM
    Florence Teeters stands with her first buck on her first hunt at age 104.Photo credit: Bill Ball Contact(s): Todd Schaller, Chief Warden - DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, (608) 381-8927, Todd.Schaller@wisconsin.govNovember 26, 2019 at 5:28:52 pm MADISON, Wis. - Don't tell Florence Teeters she's too old to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoo...
  • 11/30/2019 6:45:00 AM
    Weekly NewsPublished November 26, 2019    2020 Wisconsin State Park Stickers on Sale Dec. 1 Contest Now Open for High School Students to Enter Artwork for 2021 State Park Stickers Contact(s): Paul Holtan, 608-267-7517, paul.holtan@wi.govTo Order Stickers: DNR Customer Service, 1-888-936-7463 2020 Wisconsin State Park admission stic...
  • 11/30/2019 6:45:00 AM
    Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season runs through Sunday, Dec. 1. Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Harvest Totals Contact: Kevin Wallenfang, Big Game Ecologist, 608-206-1107, Kevin.Wallenfang@wisconsin.govHunter Engagement Contact: Keith Warnke, DNR Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation coordinator Coordinator, 608-576-5243, Keith.Wa...
  • 11/27/2019 8:05:00 AM
    CP Holiday Train Coming to Wisconsin! Everyone’s favorite festive train is rolling into Wisconsin again this year, with thousands of dazzling lights and a whole lot of holiday cheer in tow. Find out where to spot it near you! FEATURED EVENTS Nov 29 - Dec 31 Rotary Lights La Crosse Wit...