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9/5/2019
Mourning Doves serve as door to new seasons Micah and I will walk again into a new hunting season this afternoon like we’ve walked together into eight Septembers before. Mourning doves are calling us now, more as a way to shake the dust off and welcome a new autumn than anything else. Later it will be more “serious” pursuits of pheasant and duck. Almost certainly, my brother John and his lab Dylan will join us again today as th...
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  • 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 ...
  • 9/27/2012 9:50:00 AM
    By: Peshtigo-Area Conservation Warden Team Northern Marinette County Warden Dave Oginski Jr. responded to a 911 call of person buried in a cliff on the Peshtigo River. Warden Oginski and Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies responded and found three males walking out of the woods. It turned out that the individuals were digging in the high s...
  • 9/26/2012 11:15:00 AM
    September 25, 2012    For more information contact:Bill Brassard203-426-1320 NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The successful Indoor Range & Retail Development Workshop sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is now available in a nine-disk DVD package. This package is an invaluable resource for anyone exploring the idea ...
  • 9/26/2012 8:55:00 AM
    The Department of Natural Resources tomorrow -- September 26 -- will host an online chat with Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries expert. Hewett will be online at 11 a.m. ready to answer questions about Wisconsin’s fantastic fall fishing for walleye, musky and Great Lakes trout and salmon. To participate, visit the DNR home page, dnr.wi.gov, and look...
  • 9/25/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Chef Tim's BBQ Sauces: Basic brings out the best By ChefTim When it comes to barbecue sauces, there are three types that you’d find on my dishes. You could call them basic – but they always seem to bring out the best of what I’ve got cooking on the grill. My three favorites start with a basic ingredient -- tomato, vinegar or mu...
  • 9/25/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Oshkosh team Warden Kyle Kosin of Campbellsport investigated a complaint of a lake homeowner shooting a pellet rifle at people fishing too close to his dock. Upon contact it was found the individual had shot numerous times to deter the fisherman from fishing near his dock. Enforcement action was taken. Wardens Ben Nadolski of Waupun and Paul Nell...
  • 9/24/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Wardens’ mapping skills pinpoint missing man’s location By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Conservation Warden Ken Thomson of Fall Creek calls it the two-hour hike that turned into a two-day ordeal – and the third missing hunter the warden has helped find since last deer season. It’s a scenario that could happen...
  • 9/24/2012 2:10:00 PM
    By: Park Falls Warden Team Warden Andy Dryja and Recruit Warden Kyle Lynch of Langlade responded to a complaint in Antigo of a moose creating traffic problems on the edge of town. There were also concerns that the animal was getting too close to children as well. The wardens patrolled the area and waited for the moose to move on. Warden Dryja Lan...
  • 9/21/2012 12:45:00 PM
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A coalition of hunting and angling groups and the outdoor industry briefed members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus yesterday on the rise in hunting and fishing participation in this country. The groups, led by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Cabela's, Safari Club Internati...
  • 9/21/2012 11:50:00 AM
    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate that people who applied for a wolf license can check on their application status through the DNR Online Licensing Center. The list of successful applicants is not available on the DNR website. MADISON – Successful applicants for Wisconsin’s 2012 inaugural wolf hunting an...
  • 9/21/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 20, 2012 Very mild weather greeted hunters for the opening of Wisconsin archery deer, fall turkey, northern grouse and exterior zone Canada goose seasons. Archery hunters report they have been seeing good numbers of deer and there were quite a few nice deer registered o...