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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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  • 10/3/2019 4:55:00 PM
    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 Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters. Southe...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    If you fish on Lake Michigan, you might want to comment on the proposed whitefish rule The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting comments on the potential economic impacts of a new permanent rule impacting lake whitefish fisheries in Lake Michigan.  Specifically, this rule regulates trawling gear used for harvesting white...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    On 9/5/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a pet Rottweiler/Shepherd mix dog in the Town of Goodman, Marinette County. More information and maps of depredation locations are available on the gray wolf depredation webpage. Livestock producers and hunting dog and pet owners...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility andRoot River Steelhead Facility Open Houses - 2019 DNR Photo Eggs-cellent fun on tap at open houses this October Get a close up look at how Wisconsin fisheries crews give nature a helping hand to keep fishing great on Lake Michigan. Open houses at two of the state’s three egg collecting facilities alon...
  • 10/3/2019 4:45:00 PM
    September 30, 2019 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates a wet and cool stretch is likely until Friday when the sun makes another showing. Of course, the forecast is subject to change at any time. Still, might be a good idea to keep rainwear handy...   “We are in the fall fishing season on the Quiet Lakes,&rdq...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
    If you were able to get out on the water, anglers saw relatively good fishing this week.  Fall winds made some of the days this week pretty tough for any kind of boat control.             Small mouth bass are again moving back into the shallows.  They are positioned on the main lake ...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
                This past week we again has up and down weather patterns to contend with.  The early part of the week had temps in the mid 80’s and by the end we were in the 60’s.  The most difficult fishing came with the strong winds that prevailed from the west almost all we...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 PM
    Root River Report The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facilit...
  • 10/3/2019 4:25:00 PM
    The grant application due date is December 1, 2019 but because December 1 falls on a Sunday the due date is December 2.  Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control (UWDAC) grants help urban areas develop wildlife plans, implement specific damage abatement and/or control measures for white-tailed deer and/or Canada geese. They are availa...
  • 10/3/2019 4:25:00 PM
    Published - October 1, 2019 by the Central Office     Deer Hunters Asked to Help Prevent and Reduce the Spread of CWD Ruffed Grouse Society Enhances Habitat for Hunters, Hikers and Bird Watchers at Tiffany Wildlife Area and Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area DNR to Hold Smallmouth Bass Public Meeting in Sturgeon ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:30:00 AM
    Color it an awesome autumn    Fall color is here! As the bright hues of autumn move from north to south in the state, some of the best places for viewing can be discovered at Wisconsin’s state parks, trails, forests and recreation areas. Find a state property near you at wiparks.net. The Department of Touri...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    By Central Office September 25, 2019 Contact(s): Anne Reis, DNR Public Lands Specialist, 608-279-6483, anne.reis@wisconsin.gov or Jaime Kenowski, NRF Communications Coordinator, 608-409-3113, jaime.kenowski@wisconservation.org A Cherish Fund award will help restore wildlife habitat at Lawrence Creek, a beloved hunting, fi...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    Birding and bird conservation Wisconsin ranks 2nd in the nation in percentage of residents who birdwatch, and it’s easy to see why in the spring and summer as Baltimore orioles and hundreds of other species put on a show. Photo by Jack Bartholomai. Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy bird...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    By Central Office September 27, 2019 Contact(s): Jason Meacham, Fisheries Technician, Root River Steelhead Facility, 414-750-8382, Jason.Meacham@wisconsin.govMike Baumgartner, Fisheries Technician, Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility, 920-388-1025, Michael.Baumgartner@wisconsin.gov The Root River open house will include guided to...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    Join us for this can't-miss event featuring research and project presentations, resource sharing, networking opportunities, an awards banquet, an equipment swap, and more! Everyone involved in citizen-based monitoring is encouraged to attend. Registration will open in December. Keynote Speaker Photo Credit: Bryce Richter, UW Madison ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    Published - September 24, 2019 by the Central Office     DNR Confirms Five Deer in Crawford and Richland Counties Died from EHD Collared Deer are Legal to Harvest During Fall Hunting Season Fall Festivals and Color Hikes at Wisconsin Recreational Properties New Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan Approved...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    Angler R3 Instructor training and certification workshops are coming up this fall and beyond: October 12, Camp Timber-lee in East Troy November 2, Camp Upham Woods near the Wisconsin Dells November 9, Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. March 19, DNR Service Center in Spooner Look at the schedule and ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    By Central Office September 25, 2019 Contact(s): DNR Media Line, 608-266-3143, DNRPress@Wisconsin.gov Additional NR 151 Public Hearings to be Held After Fall Harvest MISHICOT, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board on Wednesday directed the Department of Natural Resources during their September meeting to expand public input...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    By Central Office September 25, 2019 Contact(s): Lt. Shaun Deeney, DNR Conservation Warden Supervisor, 715-491-3892, shaun.deeney@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced this week that Brush Ranch Outfitters, LLC, a Galesville, Wis., captive deer farm, pleaded no contest to several hunt...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    On 9/22/19, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Brule, Douglas 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 depredati...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    By Central Office September 24, 2019 Contact(s): Jeff Lang, DNR wildlife technician, 920-361-3149, jeffrey.lang@wisconsin.gov Hunting and angling will be impacted at Grand River Marsh until repairs can be completed in summer 2020.Photo credit: DNR BERLIN, Wis. - Waterfowl hunters are advised that water levels at Grand River M...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    How Can You Help Create Access to Public Lands?  Whether you’re stalking the Rockies for elk or chasing whitetail in the thick forests of the South, take a moment to appreciate the lands on which we recreate. Public...
  • 10/2/2019 7:10:00 AM
    How are Wisconsin birds faring?  Trends in Wisconsin bird populations generally mirror the national patterns detailed in a study released last week in Science. Many landbirds, shorebirds, waterbirds and aerial insectivores have significantly declined over the last half-century and some common birds like Baltimore ...
  • 9/24/2019 9:50:00 AM
    September 23, 2019 Steve Suman   The current forecast for this week includes a mix of nice and “wet” days, with temperatures cooler than last week, which was a warm one. Mild temperatures should encourage considerable outdoor activities – and the cool nights should make for great sleeping to rest from those activities! &n...