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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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  • 4/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Urban Forestry News through the Wisconsin DNR Forestry News. Urban Forestry News is a monthly newsletter that shares information related to urban forestry in Wisconsin.   New staff members Recently the Urban Forestry Program has filled three positions: West Central Urban Forestry Coordinator, Urban Forestry Grant Specialist, Urban...
  • 4/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Provide public access to the outdoors and earn extra income through the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive ProgramMADISON - The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program is the perfect way to earn extra income and provide opportunities for others to enjoy the outdoors. - Read Full Article Anglers, boaters key to...
  • 4/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Updates about the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings. The Spring Hearings webpage has recently been updated with the results of the citizen resolutions presented at the April 11th Spring Hearing, which are now available.
  • 4/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ashland County Smelt Report, April 18 Area Smelters in Ashland report, Smelting has been great the past two nights. Predictions are: Smelting may be near peak right now or the next few nights but it is a Mother Nature call so it is uncertain how long they will run. The Ashland Chamber of Commerce does have a Smelt hotline to call at 800-284-9484 o...
  • 4/21/2017 9:55:00 AM
    April 17, 2017 Steve Suman   According to the forecasts for this week, we start with cool temperatures and cloudy skies, receive some rain mid-week, and finish with warmer temperatures and clear skies. So say the weather folks.   “Now that the ice is gone and spring getting nicer every week, activity on the lakes is increasing,...
  • 4/21/2017 9:55:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: The 2017 sturgeon spawning run is underway and we had two crews out tagging fish today. One crew handled 138 fish at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton and the other crew handled 140 fish at the Sturgeon Trail on County X in New London.  Fish were spawning heavily at both sites today, but I suspect that f...
  • 4/21/2017 9:55:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   We had two crews tagging sturgeon on the Wolf River yesterday. One crew was working downstream in the New London and Shiocton area.  That crew handled 50 fish at the Sturgeon Trail in New London, 20 fish at Pfeifer Park on the Embarrass River in New London, 20 fish at Bamboo Bend, 1 fis...
  • 4/17/2017 12:35:00 PM
    Fellow Sturgeon Enthusiasts: It's that time of the year again (mid-April) and some people are starting to question when the sturgeon will start spawning on the Wolf River and other tributaries to the Winnebago System.  Well, fish have been spawning since Tuesday on the upper Fox River from Eureka to Princeton.  The sturgeon run on the up...
  • 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state)   Turkeys strutting timely for weekend youth hunt and first period spring hunt; CDAC meetings next week  Wisconsin experienced another roller coaster ride for the second week in April with t...
  • 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
    The walleye bite is central Wisconsin is very good right now with not only numbers but some very nice fish as well.  Water flows on the river systems are above average which increases the walleyes migration.  The water temperatures are in the low to mid 40 degree range which is about perfect for walleyes to spawn. We have been targetin...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman  The Hayward area experienced a good weekend of spring weather, but Monday brought a dose of reality with a 30-degree drop in temperature and a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain. However, there is no accumulation on the ground (so far!) Temperatures warm throughout the week, although we might still see some precipitation in the ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    MADISON, WI - From April 14 to May 1, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and The Aldo Leopold Foundation will host hands-on planned burn (prescribed fire) training.   The Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (WI-TREX) engages men and women from across the ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    Preliminary CDAC recommendations open for public review and comment through April 13   Preliminary recommendations developed by each County Deer Advisory Council at their March meetings are now available for public review and comment. To provide feedback, use the online survey tool found at dnr.wi.gov, keyword &ld...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4218MADISON, Wis. - Expanded lake trout harvest opportunities will take effectSaturday, April 15 in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan thanks to anemergency rule approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.The rule takes into account current lake trout populations including thereestablishment of ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    Migration report & bird conservation milestones Birders reported horned grebes this week in southern wetlands. Photo courtesy Ryan Brady   Birding report Waterfowl migration is past peak in southern Wisconsin, while ramping up in the north now that water bodies are free of ice.  A few snow, Ross’s, and greater white-f...
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    The Spring Hearings webpage has recently been updated with the 2017 results of the April 10th Spring Hearing, which are now available.
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4215 MADISON - More than 5,000 people came out to participate in the 2017 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 10. The public hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indica...
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    April 11, 2017 Work*Play*Earth Day events to be held around the state in 2017MADISON - People will again have additional opportunities to celebrate Earth Day while helping out and enjoying a Wisconsin state park, forest, trail, recreation area or wildlife property during the ninth annual Work*Play*Earth Day events that will be held around ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:10:00 PM
    Gone but still giving Legacy Fund of dissolved Milwaukee-based nonprofit makes historic first disbursement. [Madison, WI — April 11, 2017]   The Wisconsin Bird Fund, a legacy fund of the Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus (prairie chicken), disbursed $8,000 to three bird conservation projects in Wisconsin this mont...
  • 4/17/2017 12:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Another spring season glistens along the steelhead runs of Wisconsin. Spring wades gingerly up the steelhead backbones of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes tributaries. She is a temperamental lady and it is a chancy effort. The sun might push the thermometer to 70 degrees inland, but water rushes cold and the shoreline winds are raw...
  • 4/17/2017 12:05:00 PM
    MADISON – DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel will lead a delegation of Wisconsin dairy and agricultural companies on a trade mission to Mexico in May, where the companies will showcase Wisconsin products and technology in a special Wisconsin Pavilion at Expo Leche, Mexico’s largest annual dairy industry conference. The trade mission ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:05:00 PM
    The approved Brief of Action to the February (March 1), 2017 meeting of the WI Natural Resources Board has been posted.
  • 4/17/2017 12:05:00 PM
    By Beth Baumann. April 10th, 2017 While the rest of the country has focused on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch, Senate Democrats have been plotting their latest scheme: a bigger push for gun control through government “research.” Earlier this week, Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced Senate Bill 834, which would...
  • 4/17/2017 12:00:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Sportsmen and women now have permanent access to 3,800 acres of National Forest land in central Utah thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Back Country Horsemen of Utah and Emery County. “This project shows how working together can bring about impro...
  • 4/17/2017 12:00:00 PM
    MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin will have seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migratory game birds that are nearly identical to the structure seen in 2016 under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its April 12, 2017 meeting in Madison.Seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migrator...