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New direction needed at DNR Dick Ellis Candidate for governor Tim Michels indicated in October that if elected he would break up the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to serve 1) business and 2 ) the hunting and fishing, or sporting community. “It’s not my opinion that the DNR is broken,” Michels said. “It’s what I hear everywhere I go.” Better days. John and Jim Ellis with a memorable opening mornin...
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  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching. Permanent ice shanties, or those not removed daily, must be removed from all state waters by March 15. Early deadlines such as those for inland and boundary waters are: Wisconsin – Iowa bou...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb. 18 was the sixth day of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season. Today, 115 fish were speared on the Winnebago System, including 101 harvested on Lake Winnebago and 14 harvested on the Upriver Lakes. The Lake Winnebago daily total has slightly increased from day 5, and for the second day in a row, Stockbridge Harbor registered the most fi...
  • 2/23/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Day nine of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season saw a slight decrease in total harvest from yesterday, as 100 fish were speared on Lake Winnebago consisting of 23 juvenile females, 40 adult females and 37 males. Today’s take has increased the total number of sturgeon harvested to 1,202 on Lake Winnebago and 1,566 on the system. Click here ...
  • 2/23/2021 1:10:00 PM
    Go Owl-Out On Our Quiz! Owls are amazing! More often heard than seen, these nocturnal birds are fascinating predators with amazing "superpowers." Six owl species nest regularly in Wisconsin and are some of the earliest nesting birds in the state. You're likely to hear them calling soon in a park, field or forest near you – if they're not al...
  • 2/23/2021 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28, 2021.  All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59...
  • 2/23/2021 1:10:00 PM
    In just over a week, the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie), Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon events will begin in Cable, WI.  After months of planning, and with the guidance of health and medical professionals, and the Birkie medical director, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has completely retooled Birkie week to ...
  • 2/15/2021 12:40:00 PM
    WINNEBAGO SYSTEM STURGEON SPEARING FISHING WISCONSIN THE 2021 WINNEBAGO SYSTEM STURGEON SPEARING IS NOW OPEN! THE STURGEON SPEARING TRADITION The Winnebago system is home to one of the largest lake sturgeon populations in North America and hosts a unique winter spear fishery. Further, the system i...
  • 2/14/2021 1:50:00 PM
    Join The Great Backyard Bird Count! Plus, Sturgeon Spearing Season, Native Plants And More The Great Backyard Bird Count happens this weekend: Feb. 12-15, 2021.  The annual birding event is a unique way for birders to celebrate their passion globally while providing scientists with a snapshot of late winter bird populations. During the ...
  • 2/14/2021 1:50:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually on Monday for a Special Meeting to discuss the next steps to establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin in 2021. The virtual meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, originating from the Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webst...
  • 2/14/2021 1:50:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The development of subdivision in Ozaukee County may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare dragonfly under a permit the 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 not put ...
  • 2/14/2021 1:50:00 PM
    Feb. 13, 2021 Highlights It’s finally here! The opening day of Wisconsin’s 2021 sturgeon spearing season was frigid and snowy. In total, 437 lake sturgeon were harvested on the Winnebago System, including 169 on the Upriver Lakes and 268 from Lake Winnebago. On Lake Winnebago, the registration stations at the Harrison Town Hall and th...
  • 2/10/2021 3:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson and Rock counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Colum...
  • 2/10/2021 3:40:00 PM
    ATTENTION WINNEBAGO SYSTEM STURGEON SPEARING ENTHUSIASTS CALL FOR PHOTOS The sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago system opens this Saturday Feb. 13 and we’d like to see your photos of cutting in, shanty life, scenic views observed during the season, harvested sturgeon and anything else that captures the spearing tradition! Please be ...
  • 2/10/2021 3:40:00 PM
    February 8, 2021 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows double-digit subzero low temperatures, with wind chills registering as low as -35 to -50 degrees. This will continue for at least the better part of a week. When outdoors, be cautious, dress for the conditions, and do not take unnecessary risks!   “Temperatures hav...
  • 2/10/2021 3:35:00 PM
    ATTENTION WINNEBAGO SYSTEM STURGEON SPEARING ENTHUSIASTS The sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is less than a week away, beginning on February 13. Conditions for the upcoming season are favorable with relatively clear water for the first time since the 2015 season. Based on the favorable water clarity, the DNR is anticipating a busi...
  • 2/10/2021 3:35:00 PM
    Severe cold weather (temps negative mid-teens to negative mid 20’s) has all but shut down most ice fishing in our area.  The few anglers who have ventured out (bravely/foolishly…you pick) have had very little success. With so few participants and such poor reports all we can really do is hunker down and wait for the cold to break...
  • 2/10/2021 3:30:00 PM
      The DNR will host a virtual public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties on Feb. 16. / Photo Credit: iStock/Dcwcreations MADISON, Wis. ...
  • 2/10/2021 3:30:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 to gather input on the proposed new rules for guides operating on the Great Lakes. Members of the public may access the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom or by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and using meeti...
  • 2/4/2021 3:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Have your artwork featured on a piece of history and contribute to environmental restoration efforts by entering the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2022 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Artists must submit their entries by July 15, 2021 for the 2022 contests. "T...
  • 2/4/2021 3:40:00 PM
    Bald eagle monitoring and protection efforts identified dozens of new bald eagle nests in 2020.Photo credit: Steve Fisher MADISON, Wis. – Eagled-eyed Wisconsinites reported dozens of new bald eagle nests in 2020, while volunteers from Madison Audubon Society monitored known nests from the ground in nine counties. These ...
  • 2/4/2021 3:40:00 PM
        NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Winter 2020 A gorgeous view from the 14th Annual Camp Hackett Group B Event.Photo courtesy of WWIA Founder and CEO, John McDaniel.   ...
  • 2/4/2021 3:35:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual open house for the public to learn about the Deer Management Assistance Program.  Join the DNR and current DMAP members in a virtual open house on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is not required. The Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance...
  • 2/4/2021 3:35:00 PM
    Season Opens Feb. 13 OSHKOSH, Wis. – Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon spearing season begins Feb. 13 and runs for 16 days, or until any of the pre-determined harvest caps are met. This year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) predicts that harvest caps wil...
  • 2/2/2021 11:15:00 AM
    Have you heard about the Wisco Sled Divas? On the latest episode of the DNR’s Wild Wisconsin – Off the Record podcast, we spoke with Wisconsin snowmobilers Erica Marten and Jen Marcott-Bong, who founded this female-focused Facebook Group that connects women who love to ride. Tune in to hear Erica and Jen share some of their best t...
  • 2/2/2021 11:15:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a preliminary public hearing on a statement of scope that will allow the DNR to begin work on an emergency rule relating to Lake Michigan whitefish management, with a focus on Green Bay. Models indicate that whitefish populations have increased in Green Bay and additional harvest may ai...