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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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  • 1/7/2013 2:35:00 PM
    We are pleased that Judge Anderson removed the injunction that banned the use of dogs for hunting wolves. However, we are disappointed with Judge Anderson’s decision to prohibit training of dogs to hunt wolves. We will continue to seek input from the public and from stakeholders – including tribes – as we continue to develop perm...
  • 1/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Sunday, January 6th marked the end of the Deer Hunter Wildlife survey.  While the survey period is over, deer hunters will have until the 20th of January to report their wildlife observations.  Observations can be reported by going to the Wisconsin DNR Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey web page.
  • 1/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
    January 4, 2013 Contact(s): Brad Eggold (414) 382-7921 MADISON – The percentage of chinook salmon stocked by the state headed to each Wisconsin port would remain generally the same for 2013 and the state will work with anglers to refine the fish distribution formula for 2014 and beyond, state fisheries officials say. That approach allows W...
  • 1/4/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Snowmobilers reminded to stay on trails, buy passes Most trails on private lands; off-trail damage could close access January 4, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement The state’s snowmobile safety administrator is reminding all snowmobilers to follow the orange diamond trail markers to ensure the 25,000 miles of Wisconsin trai...
  • 1/4/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Hound killed in Jackson County Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a hound that was chasing coyotes on county forest lands in Komensky Township.  It appears that 2-3 wolves attacked the hound. Killed was a 5 1/2 year old Plott hound.  Two other dogs were uninjured.   For more information and to view a caution area m...
  • 1/4/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Ice making conditions continue to hold steady across Wisconsin as colder temperatures have added inches of ice, improving ice fishing safety, and kept the blanket of late December snow as a much needed base.Snow depths range widely – from very poor to good or better -- across the state. Snowmobile trail conditions also vary – from nort...
  • 1/4/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin DNR Weekly News Update On Wisconsin Outdoors brings you weekly reports from the Department of Natural Resources.
  • 1/3/2013 3:00:00 PM
    View updated Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Educator News.
  • 1/3/2013 2:50:00 PM
    View Wisconsin Conservation Congress meetings, minutes and agendas.
  • 1/3/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Rabbit & Coyote Hunts At the Marshall Lions Ice Fisheree Festival Five Person Coyote Hunt - January 18-19, 2013 One Two Person Rabbit Hunt - January 18-19, 2013 Details & Team Application at www.sightfirst.com Downloadble Entry Form PDF
  • 1/3/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Two deer harvested in Portage and Juneau counties during the recent gun-deer hunt have tested positive for the fatal deer disease known as CWD -- chronic wasting disease. Department of Natural Resources scientists say these are the first positive CWD cases in the wild deer populations in both counties. The two CWD-positive deer were harvested on N...
  • 1/3/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Updated on 1-2-2013: Wisconsin Natural Resources Board December 2012 brief of action. Briefs of action are summaries of the motions made and acted upon at each Natural Resources Board meeting.Please note: the DNR website has been updated. You can now find Natural Resources Board information online at: http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/index.html. Please...
  • 1/2/2013 5:10:00 PM
    December 31, 2012 By: By Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Southeast Conservation Warden recalls 'another year of chaos' It was a year for the werewolf hunting license, flashers on Milwaukee's lakefront and guarding some U.S. Navy ships mixed in with outdoor incident investigations, searches for missing hunters and swimmers along with two...
  • 12/28/2012 1:00:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Wolf Harvest season ended at 5 pm on December 23, 2012. A total of 117 wolves were harvested.  Final breakdown by zone is below. Permit applications for next season will be available in early March. Zone Quota Harvest Status 1 32 32 CLOSED 2 20 19 CLOSED 3 18 19 CLOSED 4 5 5 CLOSED 5...
  • 12/28/2012 11:40:00 AM
    By: Robb Manning Assault Weapons Ban II: What You Need to Know As I write this, Dec 27, 2012, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) has posted on her website a summary of her 2013 “Updated Assault Weapons Bill,” which she is to introduce in January of 2013.  The Bill’s aim: “to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manu...
  • 12/28/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Updates for the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area can be found here.  We hope you can join us for the Horicon Marsh Candlelight Snowshoe/Hike on January 19th!
  • 12/27/2012 5:05:00 PM
    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Due to the Dec. 24 & 25 state holidays, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is issuing a combined DNR Weekly News and DNR Outdoor Report this week. Wisconsin DNR Weekly News – December 27, 2012
  • 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...