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  • 4/5/2013 1:35:00 PM
    April 4, 2013 By: By Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Wall of Shame, Deer Trustee Report and Licensing: Three worthwhile reasons to attend 2013 Deer and Turkey Expo Ever hear of the Wall of Shame detailing some of the state’s most notorious poaching cases handled by the Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens? What abo...
  • 4/5/2013 8:45:00 AM
    April 4, 2013 Spring turkey hunting kicks off this weekend with youth turkey hunt; first regular period opens Wednesday April 10 Complete DNR Outdoor Report Spring is taking root. And if we can believe the long-range forecast, it appears spring may actually linger. Snow and ice are melting rapidly in the Northwoods, but there was still a lot of ...
  • 3/28/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Spring is here and so are more events and activities at Horicon Marsh.  Celebrate Earth Day with one of the marsh-wide events, learn how to create your own rain garden or come enjoy the birds during the annual Bird Festival in May.  For information on these events and more please visit here!
  • 3/28/2013 9:35:00 AM
    MADISON -- After reviewing all available information on Wisconsin elk, state wildlife officials and several key partners recently agreed that the elk herd has not grown to a sufficient size to support a hunt this year. The Department of Natural Resources recently hired a deer and elk research scientist who provided a full analysis of 18 years of e...
  • 3/27/2013 5:05:00 PM
    MADISON- Hundreds of keen-eyed young athletes will soon converge on East Junior High School in Wisconsin Rapids for the 2013 National Archery in the Schools state tournament. The two-day event, April 5-6, is open to spectators and admission is free. The popularity of this sport has grown remarkably in the past few years. Three years ago the tourna...
  • 3/27/2013 4:15:00 PM
    2013 spring fish and wildlife rules hearings, conservation congress county meetings April 8 in every county of the state MADISON – The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on a wide variety of proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, and to propose other changes, at the 2013 Department of Natural Resources spring fish and wildlife rul...
  • 3/27/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February minutes.
  • 3/27/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Perfect time to get in the game MADISON -- It couldn’t get much easier to take a youngster hunting than the spring turkey hunt for youth [PDF]. Parents, guardians, and mentors can take any youth ages 10 through 15 who has a tag and license. “This is a great chance for all of us adults, parents and hunters to grab a rookie and get in t...
  • 3/27/2013 3:05:00 PM
    MADISON – Visitors to Wisconsin State Parks are being reminded they may encounter hunters on park properties this April, under a new state law that went into effect this year. There are limited hunting opportunities available in April, mainly spring turkey hunting, according to Scott Loomans, hunting regulations specialist for the Department...
  • 3/27/2013 2:50:00 PM
    March 26, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement 11 new conservation wardens assigned to stations statewide They’ve been trained on every aspect of the complicated and multi-layered job of working the outdoor beat in Wisconsin as a conservation warden. They’ve learned how to be a valuable partner to local, state and federa...
  • 3/27/2013 2:40:00 PM
    March 27, 2013 MADISON, Wis. – This year’s long winter is having an impact on owls in Wisconsin, including three species of rare owls that have come down from the boreal forest north of the U.S. border. Every few years, there is a crash in the populations of small rodents that forces owls to move south in search of food.  That is...
  • 3/27/2013 2:10:00 PM
    “The following articles on the tribal spearing issue in northern Wisconsin was provided to On Wisconsin Outdoors courtesy of the Lakeland Times in Minocqua.  To connect with the Lakeland Times or for subscription information, call 715-356-5236 or visit www.lakelandtimes.com.” By Reporter: Joe VanDeLaarschot DNR: 197 Northwoods la...
  • 3/27/2013 2:00:00 PM
    On Wisconsin Outdoors brings you weekly reports from the Department of Natural Resources.
  • 3/27/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show and St Paul Ice Fishing Show Dates Set for 2013. http://www.icefishingshow.com/
  • 3/27/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Just a few quick announcements.  First off, just a reminder that we are triple shifting this week (3/26-3/30).  The shifts run from 8-10:30, 11-1:30, and 2-5.  We still have a few openings left so get your reservations booked soon!  We will also have Randy Brown of Brown's BBQ cooking lunch from 10-2 every day this week so you c...
  • 3/25/2013 12:20:00 PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), a non-profit wildlife conservation organization committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation, is on track to reach 20,000 young people in 2013. Already this year, over 3,500 children had the opportunity to attend and participate in shooting an...
  • 3/25/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Fishing clubs and county parks in Southeast Wisconsin are gearing up for the 29th annual Kids' Fishing Clinics. Pack up the family and celebrate spring fishing. Be a part of Wisconsin's conservation tradition by becoming an Angler Education Instructor. The angler education program is looking for people who enjoy working with children, like to fis...
  • 3/25/2013 11:40:00 AM
    News Release Published: March 13, 2013 by the Northeast Region Contact(s): John Huff, Area Wildlife Supervisor, Peshtigo, 715-582-5047; Yoyi Steele, Planner, Madison, 608-266-8169 PESHTIGO, Wis. -- The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on preliminary planning documents for a variety of wildlife areas, fisheries areas and a sta...
  • 3/25/2013 10:30:00 AM
    March 22, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Bullet-arrow device not legal in Wisconsin The DNR conservation wardens have been taking phone calls and e-mails about a new product that combines the use of an arrow with a .38 or .357 magnum bullet into a tip that fits into the end of most modern arrows. The wardens would like you to ...
  • 3/25/2013 10:20:00 AM
    March 24, 2013 By: Department of Natural Resources Frequently Asked Questions - March 24, 2013 Welcome to another special edition of a popular Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. You may recall the recent installments of FAQs - the Special Edition during the recent sturgeon spearing and gun-deer seasons. Warden Wire again is p...
  • 3/25/2013 10:00:00 AM
    March 24, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Marinette County snowmobile incident results in serious injury Possible operator inexperience may have been a contributing factor in the snowmobiler fatality from a single machine incident in Oneida County Saturday night, DNR Conservation Wardens say tonight. The Oneida crash brings to...
  • 3/25/2013 9:50:00 AM
    March 22, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions - March 22, 2013 The Frequently Asked Questions features 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 I purchase a leftover spring...
  • 3/25/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report Spring has arrived on the calendar, but while winter arrived late, it does not appear ready to leave. This stands in contrast to last year when the sun was shining and the snow and ice were melting in unseasonable hot temperatures. Much of the state has had more snow and blowing snow this week, along with cold. Snow de...
  • 3/21/2013 9:40:00 AM
    March 20, 2013 NEWTOWN, Conn. -- An online survey of federally licensed firearms retailers conducted this week by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, reveals that those who would be on the front line of implementing what is touted as "universal background checks" have serious concerns ...
  • 3/20/2013 3:00:00 PM
    It may be the first day of spring, but you wouldn't know it by the thermometer. Unlike last year, it looks as though there will be plenty of opportunities for hunting in the days ahead. Just don't forget your waterproof boots. Due to the inclement weather, the Club is extending the deadline for birds under contract until Sunday, April 7th, and t...