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  • 2/2/2021 11:15:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walley...
  • 2/2/2021 11:15:00 AM
    February 1, 2021 Steve Suman   This week starts with mild temperatures, but turns cold and windy towards the end, with possible snowfall, and wind-chill could be a serious factor at that time. It is finally February and time to pull out the woolies!   “Recent cold temperatures improved ice conditions a bit on the Quiet Lakes,&r...
  • 2/2/2021 11:10:00 AM
    Holly Springs, Miss. (Jan. 28, 2021)--Cuffawa Creek Outfitters, a premier deer and turkey hunting outfitting service located in Holly Springs, Miss., announced today that they have partnered with Hunter Outdoor Communications (HOC) to handle its public and media relations. This appointment is effective immediately.Hunter Outdoor Communications&rsqu...
  • 2/1/2021 11:35:00 PM
       Jan 15, 16 & 17: World Championship Snowmobile Derby  https://derbycomplex.com/portfolio-item/derby/ February 12:  Ride with Mike Trapp – This is the big fundraiser:  https://www.snowmobilehalloffame.com/mike-trapp-50th/ Mike Trapp & Yamaha Win 1971 Eagle River World Championship Video: http...
  • 1/29/2021 8:00:00 AM
    RICE LAKE, WI – January 22, 2021 As part of an ongoing effort to give customers more options when choosing to “Hunt With A Henry,” Henry Repeating Arms is pleased to announce four new models that fit the needs of modern hunters, whether in pursuit of small game or large, feather or fur. ...
  • 1/29/2021 8:00:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN 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.  This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 1/29/2021 8:00:00 AM
    Under rough fish removal contracts, detrimental fish species like common carp are removed to improve water clarity and fish habitat. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a virtual public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the DNR’s rough fish removal prog...
  • 1/29/2021 8:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows a mix of sunny, cloudy, and cold days, with a warm-up and the best chances for snow Saturday and through the weekend.   “We are seeing ice depths of 6-12 inches on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “so most lakes are still too unstable for truck traffic. &ld...
  • 1/22/2021 10:35:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Brown, D...
  • 1/22/2021 10:35:00 AM
    January 21, 2021 River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports:  There are cold temps in the forecast the next few days which will make more ice. We have had rain this past week which knocked down the surface snow. At this time there is no snow on t...
  • 1/22/2021 10:30:00 AM
    January 18, 2021 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows temperatures colder and closer to the January average, particularly nighttime lows. It indicates a brief warm-up Wednesday and Thursday, and with the best chances for snowfall next weekend. Keep an eye on the forecast, however – it can change in a matter of minutes! Despi...
  • 1/18/2021 4:45:00 PM
    Your Wis. Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement respectfully requests your feedback as part of the bureau's continual assessment of its public service delivery. Your feedback will help the bureau in its ongoing effort to update its roadmap into the future. Please use this link to complete the questionnaire&...
  • 1/18/2021 4:40:00 PM
    John Luthens It is the depth of winter in the northern forests of Douglas County, Wisconsin and I’ve been in the backcountry for five days now. Tracks wind like a map for miles and seem to have no end. I’m exhausted. I’m exhilarated. I am living and trekking in an arctic world of secrets that needs to be experienced to be properl...
  • 1/13/2021 2:10:00 PM
    January 12, 2021 River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Not a lot has changed because we haven’t had really cold temps. The ice hasn't improved or added any more thickness. Fishing has been really great with a lot of activity. Anglers are c...
  • 1/13/2021 2:05:00 PM
    White-tailed buck in snowy woods / Credit: iStock Wisconsinites are an important part of the planning process for deer season in every county. Every three years, we seek input from citizens and hunters that help form herd objectives. This is your last call to weigh in on deer herd ob...
  • 1/13/2021 2:05:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN 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.  This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March thro...
  • 1/13/2021 2:00:00 PM
    RICE LAKE, WI – January 12, 2021Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce a continuation of their title sponsorship for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This year’s Henry 180 will see the green...
  • 1/12/2021 8:20:00 AM
    January 11, 2021 Steve Suman The forecast indicates we could have some lake effect “shovel-able” snow Thursday and Friday this week. Otherwise, temperatures continue in the 20s and 30s for highs and single-digit to the 20s for lows. The weather is great for outdoor recreation, but minimal snow makes pursuit of some activities challeng...
  • 1/11/2021 11:05:00 AM
    PRAIRIE DU SAC – Wisconsin’s longest-running bald eagle watching extravaganza is going virtual for 2021, with programming available throughout January and February. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Sauk Prairie area’s Bald Eagle Watching Days will be livestreamed. Bald eagle lovers will be able to see their fa...
  • 1/11/2021 11:05:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will accept public input on Wisconsin’s updated elk management plan through Jan. 23. Give Your Feedback  The management plan outlines objectives and strategies to guide elk management in Wisconsin from 2020-2030. To review the proposed plan and view a summary presentation, visit ...
  • 1/11/2021 11:05:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – With winter officially in full swing in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds snowmobilers that safety is key for the best ride.   Snowmobiling got off to a deadly start last year. There were 19 snowmobile fatalities between January and March 2020, three of those involving ...
  • 1/6/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Every three years, Wisconsinites like you have the chance to weigh in on what the future of deer hunting will look like in your county. Between now and Jan. 13, let us know your thoughts on proposed herd-size objectives in your county. Giving your input takes only a few minutes and helps the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and your...
  • 1/6/2021 9:25:00 AM
    January 4, 2021 Steve Suman   Mild temperatures continue this week, with lows in the teens and highs in the 30s. This is great weather for recreation, but not for improving ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing conditions. Before you go, check the ice and trail conditions so you go prepared.   “Ice fishing season ...
  • 1/6/2021 9:25:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Florence, Forest, Marinette and Oconto counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Individuals interested in walleye management for Florence, F...
  • 1/6/2021 9:20:00 AM
    We are driving in a blizzard. This is no small snowstorm. It is a full scale blizzard and snow is piling up on the road. My vehicle, with the boat behind it, slips and slides on the snow covered roads. Both hands grip the steering wheel and I am intently starring out across the front of my vehicle, snow reducing visibility, slushing up the windshie...