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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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  • 3/31/2018 7:00:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished - March 27, 2018 by the Central Office   County Deer Advisory Councils to gather feedback on season recommendations Over $34 million in federal funding allocated to Wisconsin for important management activities Public meetings set for Superior Coastal Plain, Northwest Sands, and Northwest Lowlands Ecological L...
  • 3/31/2018 7:00:00 PM
    The Root River Report page has been updated.  Please visit the following webpage for current information: Root River - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/lakemichigan/RootRiverReport.html
  • 3/31/2018 6:55:00 PM
    Snow covers my front lawn but as I look outside I see a pink flamingo poking up out of the snow. It is time to go fishing.Before anyone thinks I have been ingesting weird chemicals or have gone completely wacky with the long winter and piles of snow around my house, let me explain. Some years back I became enthralled with those plastic pink flaming...
  • 3/31/2018 6:55:00 PM
       Jacobsen Reclaims World Elk Calling Championship In Events by RMEFLeave a Comment MISSOULA, Mont.—Corey Jacobsen captured his ninth career title at the 2018 World Elk Calling Championships March 16-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Spo...
  • 3/31/2018 6:25:00 PM
    March 26, 2018 Steve Suman   Wet, windy, and warmer weather (even if it does not feel like it!) to start this week, with a Wednesday temperature of 51 degrees (so says the current forecast). Spring is “officially” in session, but this is early spring in the North Woods, so expect a diverse assortment of conditions for the next w...
  • 3/31/2018 6:20:00 PM
                                                  Spring River Walleye 101      The ice-fishing season was long in coming and is on is on final legs right now. But, the good news for anglers is that the walleyes and sa...
  • 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
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
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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...