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  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Enjoy & aid monarch butterflies this summer  Are you seeing monarch butterflies where you live? 2020’s second generation of these iconic butterflies is now gracing our Wisconsin gardens and grasslands. These butterflies and their progeny each live about a month before the 4th &ldqu...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    You have until July 15 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests! Entries must be received or postmarked by July 15, 2020 in order to be eligible. Judging will take place in late July. For many years, Wisconsin's wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Northern Zone Smallmouth Bass  Season Opens June 20 Smallmouth bass season opens on June 20. Wisconsin DNR SPOONER, Wis. – With waters warming up, smallmouth bass season will open beginning on June 20 for the northern management zone. While smallmouth bass season is currently open in southern Wisconsin, anglers will now have the...
  • 6/30/2020 1:05:00 PM
    June 15, 2020 Steve Suman   The current forecast shows nice weather through Wednesday, but then predicts highs in the upper 80s and chances of rain and thunderstorms through the weekend. Forecasts seem quite fluid, so go ahead and make your plans, but keep an eye on weather conditions! It is a great time for recreation of all type...
  • 6/30/2020 1:05:00 PM
    Hello Winnebago System Fisheries Management Enthusiasts,  I hope this email finds everyone healthy and well. I’ve included a link to a report from the 2019 lake sturgeon stock assessment. Notables from the 2019 assessment include record high water levels and some large fish. A thorough review of the 2019 survey results are presented in ...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to discuss the management of Lake Superior’s unique resources. The virtual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Members of the public can access the meeting via Skype or by calling 1-866-715-6499...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has certified the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) dba Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) 2020 Board of Directors election results. Starting July 1, 2020, the newly elected dairy producers will be begin a three-year term on the DFW Board. Election res...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    MADISON—The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came from two 3 ½-year-old whitetail...
  • 6/10/2020 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The public has an opportunity to comment on the proposed guidance document for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' consolidated surface water grant program. The surface water grant program helps local groups protect and restore lakes, rivers and wetlands, and, control aquatic invasive species. Nearly $6.5 mill...
  • 6/10/2020 1:05:00 PM
    June 8, 2020 Steve Suman   This week should see a return to cooler (i.e., more seasonal) temperatures, but better keep rain gear handy through Thursday! While the forecast is less than encouraging, remember that forecasts are often wrong. Take advantage of the good days to get outdoor and fish, hike, bike, golf, or whatever – enjoy th...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    This past week fishing has improved dramatically.  The fish are starting to go into their early summer patterns and the weather is also starting to act like early summer.  The largemouth bass are in the shallows and can be easily caught on either artificial lures or live nightcrawlers.  The best depth is in the 5-6 ft. range around ...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    Want to make a difference in deer management in your county?  Now is the time to apply for County Deer Advisory Council seats. The application period for each county is open until July 1, 2020. Council members meet annually to review deer management data, gather public input from citizens and provide recommendations to the Department of Natu...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    Public Hearing Juun 11 on Lake Michigan Whitefish Management MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual preliminary public hearing next week relating to future permanent rules for Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Th...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    MADISON – Schwai’s Meat & Sausage Market in Fredonia, WI, is issuing a voluntary class I recall for three Italian sausage products due to an undeclared ingredient (soy grits) that contains the soy allergen. The recalled products include: ·         Italian Sausage links, 1-l...
  • 6/9/2020 7:05:00 AM
    NEWS RELEASE: Natural Resources Board Approves 2020 Elk Harvest Quota 05/28/2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2019Contact: Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer and elk ecologist Phone: 608-261-7589 Email: Kevin.Wallenfang@wisconsin...
  • 6/9/2020 7:05:00 AM
    Fishing remains very good overall.  The warmer days have been warming the waters.  If we can get a stable weather pattern fishing should be excellent for the next few weeks.  Largemouth bass are still spawning.  They are located in 2-6 ft. of water on hard sand bottoms.  The best location is either by Geneva Bay or by Bigf...
  • 6/6/2020 12:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens I never would have clawed into the cat lady’s story if I hadn’t been pushed. I’m usually preoccupied investigating far gentler tales in the natural world. Guess old habits die a hissing death in the life of an outdoor journalist, and in my defense, it was just too good to pass up. The drama unraveled on the trail...
  • 6/6/2020 12:45:00 PM
    June 1, 2020 Steve Suman   On the heels of Sunday night’s 35-degree low (not a typo!), this week’s forecast predicts a mix of rain, thunderstorms, and sun, with highs in the 80s and lows not below 50 degrees. Take advantage of the Free Fun and Free Fishing weekend June 6-7, but keep an eye on the weather.   “The Qui...
  • 6/6/2020 12:45:00 PM
    Late May cold front put the brakes on the area fishing this past weekend.  Temps into the low 30’s with frost warnings can do that.  Fishing that was great for many anglers Wed/Thur took a turn by Sat/Sun.  Good news is warm weather already coming back. Bluegill:  Very Good-Fair – Gills flocked into shallows, but pu...
  • 6/6/2020 12:45:00 PM
    Explore these State Natural Area gems in State Parks DNR's annual Free Fun Weekend is a great time to sample all the fantastic recreation and nature Wisconsin has to offer. On this first full weekend in June, admission to state parks and trails is free and so is fishing. More than 70 State Natural Areas are embedded within state parks a...
  • 6/6/2020 12:45:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on Wednesday, June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Some of the changes that campers and park visitors will experience beginning June 10 include: Automatic touchless check...
  • 6/2/2020 6:45:00 AM
      Bow Spider Breaks Ground on New Building Kinnear, WY (June 1, 2020) — David Merrill, owner of Bow Spider, the quickest and easiest bow retrieval system on the market is excited to announce that he has broken ground on a lot adjacent to the current company headquarters to build a new 1,00...
  • 6/2/2020 6:45:00 AM
    With the cooler spring the lake seems to be about two weeks behind schedule as far as fishing goes.     There are a lot of smallmouth bass in the shallow flats making nests and cruising.  They are still relatively easy to catch for the sight fishermen.  Some of the smallmouth have been almost 5 pounds.  The best depth...
  • 6/2/2020 6:45:00 AM
    The warmer water temperatures have improved fishing greatly.  The storm fronts throughout the week did little to negatively affect fishing.  The fish are starting to act like they normally do this time of year. Largemouth bass are spawning in the shallows.  Look for them in 1-4 ft. of water, they are guarding their nests and chasing...
  • 6/2/2020 6:15:00 AM
    Build A Turtle Nest Cage And Report Turtle Crossing Hotspots MADISON, Wis. – With a 45% increase in turtle crossing reports in the last year and a growing number of landowners taking action to protect turtle nests from raccoons, state conservation biologists are hopeful for the next generation of these hard-shelled reptiles.  The ...