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Dick Ellis Blog:
3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 3/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
    (Small Water, Big Fish, and Big Fun) By John Luthens             A swirling chill circled in the Lake Michigan morning and crested the waves in the Wisconsin harbor city of Port Washington as I stood on the lip of the brushy valley of Sauk Creek, a winding and rocky snake that pushes itself through the quiet town bef...
  • 3/26/2018 8:55:00 AM
    Open water fishing has begun and anglers are lining up below area dams and spillways targeting early spring walleyes.  Ice fishing continues to be very good in most areas of the state, but please use caution when heading out. At this time of the year the ice conditions can vary greatly and they can change on a daily basis, even hourly in some ...
  • 3/23/2018 3:05:00 PM
    Wildfire and Prescribed Fire News March 2018 Gear Up for Fire Season Fire season is just beginning. Each year an estimated 1,100 wildfires burn in DNR protection areas (about half the state, generally the more forested areas) and another estimated 2...
  • 3/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Winter or no winter, parade of birds continues  Despite extensive snow and ice, northern birders are finally seeing some migrants. The vanguard of American robins, red-winged blackbirds, American kestrels, ring-billed gulls, red-tailed hawks, and peregrine falcons have joined the trumpeter swans, Canada geese, common goldeneyes, common mergan...
  • 3/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Fishing Report, March 22, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Access on the Ashland side of the Bay is still in pretty good shape, except for 2nd Landing where you need a machine to access. The Bay area in general has good ice however, please give the bait shops a call before going out and if they have heard anything they will keep you posted. ...
  • 3/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Alliant Energy Center April 6-8 No images? View the online version. Copyright © Bonnier Corporation, 460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789           
  • 3/23/2018 2:55:00 PM
    Published - March 20, 2018 by the Central Office     Lake Michigan fisheries management strategies for 2018-2020 highlight partnerships to enhance fishing for salmon and trout Bass fishing changes, transport of CWD positive deer among questions at the 2018 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings DNR to hold public commen...
  • 3/23/2018 2:55:00 PM
  • 3/23/2018 2:55:00 PM
        No images? View the online version. GET 75% MORE CHANCES TO WIN THIS CUSTOM-BUILT SUPER JEEP! This custom Jeep Wrangler is a freedom machine. Whether your favorite terrain is snow, mud, rock, or sand, this one-of-a-kind Super Jeep was made to tackle any...
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
    March 19, 2018 Steve Suman   If Tuesday’s forecast meets “expectations,” it will not seem like the official first day of spring (vernal equinox)! However, the remainder of the week looks mostly good, particularly for March in the North Woods.   Erik at Hayward Bait says warmer temperatures created some slu...
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
    Handmade items created by our Heroes from the 5th Annual Wisconsin Woodturning Event Notes From the Field: February 2018 Another exceptional month as February brought with it two very unique ...
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  • 3/18/2018 5:05:00 PM
    Whether it’s a Lever Action .410 or a Single Shot 12 Gauge, we have just what you need for a successful Spring turkey season.    ...
  • 3/18/2018 5:05:00 PM
    Ski trails in the north are still in good condition, like these at Pattison State Park thanks to some sunrise grooming efforts.Photo credit: DNR Most northern lakes still have plenty of ice on allowing ice fishermen to continue ice fishing late into the season. While in the south open water fishing is picking up on the Wisconsin River below the Wi...
  • 3/18/2018 5:05:00 PM
    OWLS IN THE AIR AND ON NESTS  As expected, cool northerly winds translated to a slow week for bird migration across the state. Most notable were exceptional numbers of greater white-fronted geese continuing in the southeastern quarter, where thousands were reported from Columbia, Dane, Rock and adjacent counties.  Relatively few white g...
  • 3/18/2018 5:00:00 PM
    PUPS…….I write a column for the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newspaper and have written numerous articles for the website regarding my hunting memories.  I was a pheasant hunting guide for many years until a recent health condition stopped that activity. My health also stopped my continuation of my dog breeding and more importantly cont...
  • 3/14/2018 11:30:00 AM
    Published - March 13, 2018 by the Central Office     First managed elk hunt in Wisconsin history is result of over 22 years of conservation efforts by DNR staff and partners Bonus spring turkey harvest authorization go on sale March 19 VHS found in gizzard shad in Port Washington Harbor fish kill Construction to begin o...
  • 3/14/2018 11:25:00 AM
    March 12, 2018 Steve Suman   Spring is slowly moving into the North Woods, but there is plenty of time to experience additional “interesting” weather before it actually feels like spring is in for keeps. This week’s forecast looks quite pleasant and the following week’ forecast indicates (at this time) a nice warm-up...
  • 3/14/2018 11:20:00 AM
      Fantastic weather this past week has led to some outstanding fishing.  Anglers have been getting out on both open water and ice fishing and doing well in both situations.  Ice conditions remain favorable on most lakes, and areas below the dams on the Wisconsin River have been open with good access for fishing. With game-fish cl...
  • 3/14/2018 11:15:00 AM
     As we head into March we still have plenty of ice on most central Wisconsin lakes which is allowing anglers a lot of opportunities at great fishing.  In addition to having plenty of ice on the lakes a few savvy anglers are taking to the open water below area dams and targeting walleyes.  The walleye season remains open on the Wisc...
  • 3/12/2018 5:35:00 AM
    Published March 8, 2018 by the Central Office     View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and Forests Current information on state property Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions. Check out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide snow co...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    Price County snowmobile trails are in good condition. We received approximately 4-6 inches of snow Monday night (3/5) into Tuesday (3/6). The trails have a good base in most areas. Corners are getting icy, bare spots are starting to show in some areas, approaches to road crossings are becoming bare, and road route...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   The 2018 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System may have concluded about a week and a half ago, but our DNR fisheries crew has been working hard to wrap up the season and get the harvest data entered.  Attached is the list of 951 license holders who were fortunate to ...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    MADISON - A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Washington County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test results. The buck was born on the 15-acre farm in May 2015. It was part of a herd ...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    Migration and mating dominate week's action  Migration carries on, with American robins, red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, eastern bluebirds, and various waterfowl among the most abundant...The number of greater white-fronted geese in Dodge County was described as staggering, and an early-week snowstorm triggered reverse migration in so...