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  • 8/16/2019 7:35:00 PM
    On 8/14/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Bluetick/Walker mix trailing hound in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.g...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    Fishing Report August 13, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fish in the Bay continue to be in their summer pattern and Fishing continues to be really good! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still Lake Trout in the upper water column as well as on the bottom.  Small Mouth are now in 10 to 30 feet of water. However, ...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    Dear Forestry Partners: On behalf of Fred Souba, Wisconsin’s Chief State Forester, I am writing to share the FY2020 State & Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant guidance, recently received from the USDA Forest Service. Please forward this information to forestry colleagues who may be interested in developi...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    If you fish on Lake Superior, this public hearing might be for you. We want to hear from you on proposed Lake Superior commercial fishing regulations!  The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to gather public input on a proposed permanent rule, FH-02-18, which implements the 2018-2028 Lake Supe...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    By Central Office August 14, 2019 Contact(s): Contact: Todd Schaller, Chief Conservation Warden, DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, 608-381-8927, todd.schaller@wisconsin.gov DNR conservation wardens proudly serve their communities to protect public and natural resources often performing life-threatening acts to save lives.Photo credit:...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    By Central Office August 14, 2019 Contact(s): Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes fisheries supervisor, Bradley.Eggold@wisconsin.gov, 414-303-0138 OR Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management deputy bureau director, 608-266-5285 Learn more about how DNR plans to manage the Lake Michigan fishery to ensure continued opportunities for...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    By Central Office August 8, 2019 Contact(s): Andrew Savagian, 608-261-6422; andrew.savagian@wisconsin.gov Madison, Wis. - A sand mining spill that occurred on August 3 is impacting Curran Coulee Creek in Jackson County. Sediment-laden water was released from the Wisconsin Proppants (WP) operation, located on Adams Road west of the...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    This fall, will you help monitor the health of Wisconsin's ruffed grouse? For the second year, the DNR asks you to help monitor West Nile virus in ruffed grouse as part of a three-year study in collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan DNRs, the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. The DNR has assembled 500 self-sam...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    August 12, 2019 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The “forecast” for this week includes quite a mix of sun and rain chances, with mild temperatures. As such, follow your plans, prepare for rain, keep an eye on the sky – and enjoy the outdoors in the North Woods!   “Fishing patterns on the Quiet...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    On 8/11/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Mountain Cur trailing hound and a Walker trailing hound in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.  These depredations occurred during separate conflicts. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage...
  • 8/16/2019 7:25:00 PM
    Mid-August can be the start of a challenge for anglers.  Cool nights and the end of the growing season for some aquatic plants can cause a shift in location and feeding habits for some species.  As of now, there hasn’t been a drastic change but a cooling trend is something to consider for the second half of August.   Largemou...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - August 12, 2019 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 Michiga...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry News - August edition Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 08/08/2019 10:00 AM CDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Ur...
  • 8/16/2019 7:15:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources August Wildfire News Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 08/06/2019 03:56 PM CDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Wildfire News ...
  • 8/16/2019 7:15:00 PM
    Fishing Report August 6, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fishing  really has been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still Lake Trout in the upper water column as well as on the bottom.  Small Mouth are now in 10 to 30 feet of water. However, certain times of day you can fish the shallows of the shorel...
  • 8/1/2019 10:45:00 AM
    These leaders helped protect special places for people to enjoy as they live, work and play in Wisconsin. (August 1, 2019 – Madison, Wis.)—Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts is pleased to announce the winners of Wisconsin’s 2019 Land Conservation Leadership Awards: Chambers Island Nature Preserve Ex...
  • 8/1/2019 10:35:00 AM
    Published by Central Office July 23, 2019 Contact(s): Craig Thompson, DNR, 608-785-1277, Craig.Thompson@wisconsin.gov; Karen Etter Hale, WBCI chair, 920-245-1395, wbcibird@gmail.com; Brian Russart, Milwaukee County Parks System Natural Areas Coordinator, 414-378-5521, Brian.Russart@milwaukeecountywi.gov Its 15,00...
  • 8/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
    On 7/28/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redbone trailing hound in the Town of Harmony, Price County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 8/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
    By Central Office July 31, 2019 Contact(s): Kimberly Currie, DNR director of customer and outreach services, 608-267-7799 or Kimberly.currie@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging the public to beware of online hunting and fishing license scams leaving purchasers with an empty hook and...
  • 8/1/2019 10:25:00 AM
    Published - July 30, 2019 by the Central Office     Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations available for purchase starting Aug. 19 DNR seeks input on ruffed grouse management plan Public meetings throughout Wisconsin will gather input regarding the new waterfowl management plan Wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl ...
  • 8/1/2019 10:25:00 AM
    Only two days left! Apply for your bobcat, fisher and river otter permits before midnight this Thursday, August 1! Your opportunity to apply for bobcat, fisher and river otter permits this season ends at midnight this Thursday, August 1! If you're interested in pursuing bobcat, fisher and river otter this season, you've only got a couple...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    Limited space remains at this year's Wisconsin Game Fest! We have a few remaining indoor and outdoor exhibitor spots for this fall's Game Fest.LAST MINUTE DEALS available for certain spots!  Call (715)579-7127 or emaillisa@wigamefest.com for special pricing.To view available packages Click HERE for Registration form and regular p...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    July 29, 2019 Steve Suman   Should the forecast hold true, this will be a beautiful week in the North Woods, with clear skies, mild summer temperatures, and only “slight” chances for rain on the weekend. Check below for a number of events you can enjoy!   August 1 is the permit application deadline for bobcat, fisher, ott...
  • 8/1/2019 10:20:00 AM
    Skye Goode As a trapper, I receive many requests to rid properties of nuisance animals.  Among the chief complaints are attacks on chickens, a favorite target of predators looking for an easy meal. Everything from coyotes, feral cats, raptors, snakes and weasels will happily make a meal or meals of out of unsuspecting chickens. This article i...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM