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5/8/2019
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  • 10/18/2012 10:30:00 AM
    New opportunities for young spearers, big fish on tap for season Dear Winnebago Sturgeon Enthusiasts, OSHKOSH – The deadline to buy sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2013 Lake Winnebago System seasons is Oct. 31, with new licensing options giving more people the opportunity to join in a tradition that brings together family, friends and bi...
  • 10/18/2012 9:35:00 AM
    Saturday, October 20, 2012 No person would like to get shot during hunting season, but should this keep you out of the woods, grasslands and waterways from September until February? Spend the day with WDNR Conservation Warden David Youngquist and outdoorsman Roger Reynolds learning about what Non-Hunters can do during the hunting seasons to be sa...
  • 10/16/2012 11:30:00 AM
    By: Madison & Poynette warden team Madison & Poynette warden team Warden Henry Bauman of Madison gave warden presentations to Hunter Education Courses in Oregon, Sun Prairie and Stoughton. Bauman promoted shooting range opportunities at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center in Waunakee through conducting media interviews. Warde...
  • 10/16/2012 11:20:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions October 15, 2012 Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement 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 the b...
  • 10/12/2012 11:50:00 AM
    By: Lower St. Croix, Milwaukee area and Green Bay warden teams Lower St Croix warden team Warden Bill Wrasse of Durand picked up three injured or dead eagles this month. All were hit by cars. One of the eagles was sent to the Raptor Center in Minnesota where it underwent surgery. The goal is to have this bird be released to the wild. Warden Wayn...
  • 10/12/2012 11:30:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions October 11, 2012 Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement questions taken this week 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:...
  • 10/12/2012 11:15:00 AM
    High winds in the last week have brought down a lot of leaves, with some areas of the far north now reporting 90 percent leaf drop, but some good color is still being reported in southern Wisconsin, especially along the Baraboo hills where oaks are turning their brown-copper color. The leaf drop is improving conditions for grouse and archery deer ...
  • 10/12/2012 10:50:00 AM
    By: Oshkosh, Peshtigo & Ashland warden teams Oshkosh warden team Warden Jason Higgins of Oshkosh assisted the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department with a boat accident on the Fox River. The boat had sunk and numerous buoys were placed around the boat due to it not being able to be removed until ...
  • 10/12/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Homes, private lands not covered in proposal aimed to halt pests The Department of Natural Resources wants to tighten the noose around the forests’ most damaging invaders by reducing to 10 miles the distance from which a state campground user may carry in firewood. Paul DeLong, the state’s chief forester, says the increased presence o...
  • 10/11/2012 10:35:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement 2011 Act 252 expands the types of weapons that may be used under the authority of the regular (gun) deer, elk, spring and fall wild turkey, small game, and Class A bear hunting licenses, to include the use of a crossbow, and in the case of the regular (gun) deer license, the authority to use a bow and arrow. It is no ...
  • 10/9/2012 2:10:00 PM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Six of 11 ATV fatalities occurred on private lands; popular farm tool, too Hunters using all-terrain vehicles to get to remote game areas or to carry out their harvests are reminded to think safety when using these motorized workhorses and to make sure they only drive these machines where authorized. ...
  • 10/9/2012 1:45:00 PM
    By: Chef Tim Here’s one of my favorite ways to preserve meat – canning. This works well for those less-tender cuts of meat and is a quick way to have something available without having to wait for thawing. Yes, freezing has its role and is an effective way to preserve your venison and other meats for that special meal. However, consid...
  • 10/9/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Fire danger remains high to very high in most of the state. This is due to a combination of dry and windy conditions. The Department of Natural Resources is asking everyone to keep this real threat of fires in mind when doing anything outdoors. This includes hunters and operators of all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles. The DNR has suspended bu...
  • 10/8/2012 12:25:00 PM
    October 4, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement 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: How does the October 6 and 7 statewid...
  • 10/4/2012 4:35:00 PM
    Fall colors are now at or near peak, with a few areas past peak, but good color being reported in most areas. That could change with the forecast for winds and rain that could bring down a lot more leaves this weekend. For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Fall Color Report (...
  • 10/4/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Six young whooping cranes began their ultralight-led migration Friday from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Green Lake County, Wis. This is the 12th group of birds to take part in a project led by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), an international coalition of public and private groups that is reintroducing this highly impe...
  • 10/4/2012 8:40:00 AM
    October 3, 2012 MADISON -- Sunday, Sept. 30 marked the end of the Operation Deer Watch survey in Wisconsin, but people still have until Oct. 15 to report their sightings. Department of Natural Resources wildlife researchers conduct they survey each fall, asking the public to report observations of does, fawns and bucks to help in estimating the re...
  • 10/3/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Hunters should remember they may harvest any of the more than 240 white-tailed deer marked with radio collars or any of the 200 or so deer marked with ear tags during the designated archery and gun-deer seasons. In return, researchers ask hunters who harvest these marked deer to provide some information. Not a lot of information -- just a few basic...
  • 10/2/2012 1:55:00 PM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement October 1, 2012 Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement 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: I have archery deer carcass tags. What ...
  • 10/2/2012 11:25:00 AM
    If you missed the live online chat last week about fall fishing, you can read it today. The transcript featuring DNR fishing expert Steve Hewett is posted on the DNR's home page under Ask the Experts -- or use this link http://dnr.wi.gov/chat/expert.html. Once you're done reading about fall fishing, check out the other posted transcripts. You'll s...
  • 10/2/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Ashland, Woodruff and Racine-Kenosha warden teams Ashland team Warden Jill Schartner of Drummond spent four days at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee this month and assisted at the NASP tent where she and several bow instructors taught people how to shoot a bow and arrow. During the month of August, Warden Schartner organized the 3rd Annual ...
  • 9/28/2012 3:50:00 PM
    CONTACT: Eric Nitschke, regional director (414) 263-8570 MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has determined the parcel of land on which the Milwaukee Transit Center is located does not fall under Public Trust Doctrine. At the request of the Milwaukee-based Preserve our Parks organization, DNR reviewed the parcel ...
  • 9/28/2012 1:30:00 PM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Conservation Warden Nate Ackerman used the universal language of smiles, laughter and friendship when he led a two-part September learn to hunt outing with a group of enthusiastic young Hmong novices and their wiser Hmong mentors. Warden Nate Ackerman with the group at the September 8 L...
  • 9/28/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Areas of northern Wisconsin are reporting fall colors are near or at peak and the next two weekends should provide some of the best fall color viewing. Areas of central Wisconsin are approaching peak and are a week or two away from the best viewing, while some areas of southern Wisconsin are reporting the drought has had an impact on trees and some...
  • 9/27/2012 1:00:00 PM
    September 27, 2012 MADISON – State wildlife officials have confirmed that samples submitted from deer found dead in Dane, Sauk and Waukesha counties have tested positive for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD. A number of citizens in southern Wisconsin contacted the Department of Natural Resources with recent observations of small groups ...