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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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  • 10/9/2019 9:55:00 AM
    Published October 4, 2019 by the Central Office Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails STATEWIDE SUMMARY After a brief hiatus, The Wisconsin DNR Outdoor Report is back. Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at what Wisconsin...
  • 10/9/2019 9:55:00 AM
    In the midst of waterfowl season, it's tempting to take every opportunity to get out and get on some birds. But due to dangerously high waters around the state, remember to take your safety into account before heading to the blind. Loose cattail mats can change marsh topography rapidly, and currents are running fast in unexpected plac...
  • 10/9/2019 9:55:00 AM
    WNR magazine NEWS & REVIEWS October 2019 10/01/2019 News & Reviews October 2019 Color it an awesome autumn  Fall color is here! As the bright hues of autumn move from north to south in the state, some of the best places for viewing can be discovered at Wiscons...
  • 10/9/2019 9:50:00 AM
    Track Monarch Butterfly Migration Weekly Migration News: August - November, 2019 Report your sightings each fall and spring as the monarchs travel to and from Mexico. Track migration on real-time migration maps and follow the migration news. Fall migration extends from August to November; spring migration from March...
  • 10/9/2019 9:50:00 AM
    Birding and bird conservation Wisconsin ranks 2nd in the nation in percentage of residents who birdwatch, and it’s easy to see why in the spring and summer as Baltimore orioles and hundreds of other species put on a show. Photo by Jack Bartholomai. Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy bird...
  • 10/3/2019 5:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens On a blustery September morning, north of Clam Falls, Wisconsin and south of nowhere in the year of our Lord 2012 – I waded into the swirling magic of Ding Dong Creek and severed my connection to the modern world.  My friends and family swear that it has turned me into a crazed hermit, but I’ve been stoically liv...
  • 10/3/2019 5:00:00 PM
    By Central Office October 3, 2019 Contact(s): Brenda Von Rueden, DNR R3 Team Specialist, 608-228-4549, brenda.vonrueden@wisconsin.gov The Oct. 1 torrential showers of rain caused mudslides and washouts, leaving significant backstop degradation at all ranges at the Columbia County Shooting Range, causing the DNR to close the entire ...
  • 10/3/2019 4:55:00 PM
    I’ve met lots of police officers who said they would never go door-to-door and confiscate guns. I’ve also met officers who would. Seizing someone’s property is a slippery slope, and the edge is closer than we might think. Several Democrat presidential candidates already called for gun-confiscation. Unfortunately, none of the other...
  • 10/3/2019 4:55:00 PM
    In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff. REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters. Southe...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    If you fish on Lake Michigan, you might want to comment on the proposed whitefish rule The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting comments on the potential economic impacts of a new permanent rule impacting lake whitefish fisheries in Lake Michigan.  Specifically, this rule regulates trawling gear used for harvesting white...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    On 9/5/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a pet Rottweiler/Shepherd mix dog in the Town of Goodman, Marinette County. More information and maps of depredation locations are available on the gray wolf depredation webpage. Livestock producers and hunting dog and pet owners...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility andRoot River Steelhead Facility Open Houses - 2019 DNR Photo Eggs-cellent fun on tap at open houses this October Get a close up look at how Wisconsin fisheries crews give nature a helping hand to keep fishing great on Lake Michigan. Open houses at two of the state’s three egg collecting facilities alon...
  • 10/3/2019 4:45:00 PM
    September 30, 2019 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates a wet and cool stretch is likely until Friday when the sun makes another showing. Of course, the forecast is subject to change at any time. Still, might be a good idea to keep rainwear handy...   “We are in the fall fishing season on the Quiet Lakes,&rdq...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
    If you were able to get out on the water, anglers saw relatively good fishing this week.  Fall winds made some of the days this week pretty tough for any kind of boat control.             Small mouth bass are again moving back into the shallows.  They are positioned on the main lake ...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
                This past week we again has up and down weather patterns to contend with.  The early part of the week had temps in the mid 80’s and by the end we were in the 60’s.  The most difficult fishing came with the strong winds that prevailed from the west almost all we...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
    Root River Report The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facilit...
  • 10/3/2019 4:25:00 PM
    The grant application due date is December 1, 2019 but because December 1 falls on a Sunday the due date is December 2.  Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control (UWDAC) grants help urban areas develop wildlife plans, implement specific damage abatement and/or control measures for white-tailed deer and/or Canada geese. They are availa...
  • 10/3/2019 4:25:00 PM
    Published - October 1, 2019 by the Central Office     Deer Hunters Asked to Help Prevent and Reduce the Spread of CWD Ruffed Grouse Society Enhances Habitat for Hunters, Hikers and Bird Watchers at Tiffany Wildlife Area and Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area DNR to Hold Smallmouth Bass Public Meeting in Sturgeon ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:30:00 AM
    Color it an awesome autumn    Fall color is here! As the bright hues of autumn move from north to south in the state, some of the best places for viewing can be discovered at Wisconsin’s state parks, trails, forests and recreation areas. Find a state property near you at wiparks.net. The Department of Touri...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    By Central Office September 25, 2019 Contact(s): Anne Reis, DNR Public Lands Specialist, 608-279-6483, anne.reis@wisconsin.gov or Jaime Kenowski, NRF Communications Coordinator, 608-409-3113, jaime.kenowski@wisconservation.org A Cherish Fund award will help restore wildlife habitat at Lawrence Creek, a beloved hunting, fi...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    Birding and bird conservation Wisconsin ranks 2nd in the nation in percentage of residents who birdwatch, and it’s easy to see why in the spring and summer as Baltimore orioles and hundreds of other species put on a show. Photo by Jack Bartholomai. Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy bird...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    By Central Office September 27, 2019 Contact(s): Jason Meacham, Fisheries Technician, Root River Steelhead Facility, 414-750-8382, Jason.Meacham@wisconsin.govMike Baumgartner, Fisheries Technician, Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility, 920-388-1025, Michael.Baumgartner@wisconsin.gov The Root River open house will include guided to...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    Join us for this can't-miss event featuring research and project presentations, resource sharing, networking opportunities, an awards banquet, an equipment swap, and more! Everyone involved in citizen-based monitoring is encouraged to attend. Registration will open in December. Keynote Speaker Photo Credit: Bryce Richter, UW Madison ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    Published - September 24, 2019 by the Central Office     DNR Confirms Five Deer in Crawford and Richland Counties Died from EHD Collared Deer are Legal to Harvest During Fall Hunting Season Fall Festivals and Color Hikes at Wisconsin Recreational Properties New Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan Approved...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    Angler R3 Instructor training and certification workshops are coming up this fall and beyond: October 12, Camp Timber-lee in East Troy November 2, Camp Upham Woods near the Wisconsin Dells November 9, Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. March 19, DNR Service Center in Spooner Look at the schedule and ...