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  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through Octo...
  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
      NOTES FROM THE FIELD: January/February 2021 A spectacular scene from the 10th Annual NC OBX Waterfowl Hunt.Photo courtesy of WWIA Guide Jeremy Smith.   Notes From the Fiel...
  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Racine West 6th Street Sewer Relocation Project may result in the incidental taking of a rare snake under a permit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does n...
  • 3/25/2021 3:15:00 PM
    The newly rebranded, Open Season Sportsman’s Expo, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo Series, is headed to the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Friday, March 26 – Sunday, March 28, 2021.   Come see the latest products, gear and equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor e...
  • 3/25/2021 3:15:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and neighboring state and federal agencies will conduct an intensive invasive carp removal effort in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River near La Crosse beginning April 5. The innovative Modified Unified Method (MUM) combines netting and herding techniques to drive and concen...
  • 3/24/2021 7:10:00 PM
    BIRDING AND BIRD CONSERVATION Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for information on birds, bird identification, birding locations and how to get involved in bird conservation efforts. Sign up for birding reports and other bir...
  • 3/24/2021 7:05:00 PM
    March 22, 2021 Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed a few days of mild, early spring weather, but the forecast indicates a switch to more typical spring conditions this week. Cooler temperatures will again prevail, mixed with some days of rain and snow mix. At least for the next week, keep a jacket/rain jacket handy!   “There ...
  • 3/24/2021 7:00:00 PM
  • 3/22/2021 9:15:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the 2021 County Deer Advisory Councils’ (CDAC) planning meetings will take place virtually March 22-April 1 to discuss the upcoming deer seasons.   Wisconsin's hunting legacy runs deep. Everyone has a say about the deer herd in Wisconsin ...
  • 3/22/2021 9:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week starts warm and sunny, with some inclement weather midweek, and then returns to mild and sunny the remainder of the week into the weekend. Great weather to be outdoors, but it will be sloppy in most areas! Reminder: Please be note that Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14 (turn clocks ahead one ...
  • 3/22/2021 9:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast for this week is a good one for March in the North Woods, with sunshine, lows in the 20s, and highs in the 40s to upper-50s. Snow sport enthusiasts are seeing the limited usable conditions disappearing quickly. This is a good time to start preparing for the transition to spring and summer activities!   “It is ...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    Like Big Bucks? Yeah, us too.   Bring your trophy deer to be scored in our Trophy Deer Contest at the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo! Enter your deer for $20 to get your deer’s official score, show off your deer and compete for an award.   Show admission included when you enter your deer. There is no advance...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is recruiting for its next class of conservation wardens. Discover what it takes to pursue a career in conservation law enforcement at an upcoming virtual information session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.  DNR conservation wardens are credentiale...
  • 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
    Your business needs to be at the 2021 Wisconsin Sport Show September 10, 11 and 12, 2021 Northern WI State Fairgrounds Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Here are just some of the attractions planned for this year: ·         Indoor and outdoor retail and exhibit space ·   &nbs...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    Open Season Sportsman’s Expo has Relocated to the Wisconsin Dells for 2021 Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the City of Madison and within Dane County, the 2021 Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo (formerly Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo Series) will be relocated to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wiscons...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a series of public meetings to gather input for Wisconsin’s proposed 2021 migratory bird hunting season structures. Virtual public meetings on the proposed 2021 season structure will be held March 16-18. The DNR invites the public to attend to learn more about the...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    The Beale Foundation will be presenting Army soldier and decorated veteran Cody Becker with a custom-made all-terrain power wheelchair. Unlike regular wheelchairs, that are mainly used on flat surfaces, all-terrain wheelchairs give users the freedom and mobility to do the things they love again like hunting and fishing. The presentation of the chai...
  • 3/22/2021 9:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Seminar Series Presented by U.S. LawShield Attend an educational seminar from our many industry experts to improve your hunt at the Wisconsin Dells Open Season Sportsman’s Expo. At the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Friday, March 26 – Sunday, March 28, 2021.   Our Seminar Speakers will include:   Alan ...
  • 3/10/2021 9:05:00 AM
    Wolves, like all animals, need to be properly managed. The Wisconsin Wolf Advisory Committee recommended a management goal of 350 wolves for our state in 1999, and reaffirmed that number in 2007. That goal was met in 2004. Since then, a series of legal moves has prevented proper management and allowed the wolf population to skyrocket. Today, follow...
  • 3/8/2021 12:55:00 PM
      The safest time to burn debris piles is when the ground is completely snow-covered. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges the public to complete any vegetative debris burning and check any previously burned piles for lingering embers before the snow melts, parti...
  • 3/8/2021 12:50:00 PM
    Nancy Seelow (left) and Anne Hoerning combined their talents to wrestle this 133 pound, 73-inch sturgeon from beneath Winnebago ice on the northwest side of the lake near Payne’s Point. Seelow, who tagged the fish, has been participating in the tradition for 40 years. She said that “the sturgeon came into the hole at 3 feet under the ...
  • 3/8/2021 12:50:00 PM
    Day 14 of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season picked up today around Lake Winnebago as a total of 49 fish were speared. Today’s total harvest consisted of 8 juvenile females, 23 adult females, and 18 males, bringing Lake Winnebago season totals to 231 juvenile females, 619 adult females, and 523 males. Blackwolf Landing was the busiest registr...
  • 3/8/2021 12:50:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin selling 2021 bonus turkey harvest authorizations on Monday, March 15, with a designated sales date for each zone. Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all&n...
  • 3/8/2021 12:45:00 PM
    Bat Newsletter: Silver Linings, New Projects And Results Revealing Bats' Voracious, Varied Appetites  In a world seemingly flipped upside down in 2020, the image of two hibernating little brown bats pairing up to make it through a long winter hit home. Every year, but particularly this year, volunteers for the Wisconsin Department of Natural ...
  • 2/23/2021 1:25:00 PM
    John Luthens   The world had frozen into a winter of despair. Piles of snow, bitter cold outside, political chaos and pandemic icing up the media indoors. I was being buried in the motions of daily routine and losing hope in a storm of misery. Then it snowed again. No good left in the universe. I gave up and drifted into the artic wasteland ...