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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 5/12/2017 10:35:00 AM
    In anticipation of searching for elk calves this spring, the Department of Natural Resources is seeking the help of any interested volunteers. The primary goals of radio collaring elk calves during these searches are to monitor survival, population growth, and birth rates. Because the Jackson County elk herd is still relatively small in number, ...
  • 5/12/2017 10:35:00 AM
    Bat disease takes its toll; Wisconsin sites see 30-100 percent decreasesMADISON -- A bat disease that has raced across the eastern U.S. and Canada , killing upwards of 7 million bats, is following the same pattern in Wisconsin, winter hibernacula surveys show. - Read Full Article  Free Fun Weekend is June 3-4MADISON - Free fun is on...
  • 5/12/2017 10:35:00 AM
    MADISON – Henning’s Cheese located in Kiel, Wisconsin, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Colby Jack cheese due to a temporary pasteurizer malfunction. Due to the malfunction, verification of proper pasteurization is not possible.  No illnesses have been reported related to consumption of this ...
  • 5/12/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms was awarded the President’s Special Recognition Award for Distinguished Philanthropic Leadership at the NRA Board of Directors Meeting. L to R: Board VP Peter Brownell, Henry Repeating Arms President Anthony Imperato, Board President Allan Cors   ATLANTA, GA- May 1, 2017– At the NRA Board of Directors ...
  • 5/12/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Veteran heroes honored by Henry Repeating Arms during 2017 National NRA Foundation Banquet in Atlanta, GA. Henry Repeating Arms paid respect to four distinguished Veterans by bestowing American-made Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles to thank them for thei...
  • 5/12/2017 10:25:00 AM
    In 2016, 10,000 people voted for their favorite individuals, businesses, and organizations. WKBT News 8 and Explore La Crosse is pleased to announce Best of La Crosse County 2017. For the fourth straight year, visitors and residents have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venues to eat, drink, shop, and more. The nomination process began...
  • 5/12/2017 10:25:00 AM
    May 13-14, 2017 Discover Wisconsin names La Crosse County, Buffalo, Trempealeau and Black River Falls 2017 Choice Destinations La Crosse , WI – (May 9, 2017) – Discover Wisconsin, the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, is shining the spotlight on Buffalo County, La Crosse County, Trempealeau and Black River Falls in ...
  • 5/12/2017 10:25:00 AM
    May 8, 2017 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The Hayward area provided opening weekend anglers very good fishing conditions, though a front moving in Friday afternoon brought rain and a significant temperature drop of 30 degrees by day’s end. This week’s weather looks every bit as good for anglers and for anyone...
  • 5/8/2017 2:45:00 PM
    April showers bring May flowers and Horicon Marsh is blooming!  Learn more about a native plant sale and events happeining at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center by visiting here.  Migration is also in full swing and the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  Visit www.horiconmarshbird...
  • 5/8/2017 2:40:00 PM
    Northern Wisconsin The story is similarly slow across the north. After last week's snow and ice, birds have dispersed away from feeders, though dark-eyed juncos, American tree sparrows, and a few fox sparrows remain. White-throated and chipping sparrow numbers are increasing. Purple finches and pine siskins continue as well. Expect the f...
  • 5/8/2017 2:40:00 PM
    Hello Winnebago Walleye Enthusiasts, Attached is the 2016 Winnebago System Walleye Report and below is an update on the 2017 spring walleye tagging efforts on the Winnebago System.  The Winnebago System continues to produce one of the top walleye fisheries in the Midwest and the 2017 walleye run is already underway.  Oshkosh DNR staff c...
  • 5/8/2017 2:35:00 PM
    Opening weekend of fishing has arrived and with the great weather we are having a lot of people are hitting the water.  The water temperatures are right around 50 degrees which is a little cooler that it was a few weeks ago but its ramping back up. Anglers can expect to find crappies in shallow water locations preparing to spawn, walleyes will...
  • 5/8/2017 2:35:00 PM
    Native cardinal flower provides food for hummingbirds. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service May is planting time and adding even a few native plants to your property can help increase wildlife habitat. Our Wisconsin Native Plants publication lists native plants that will do well in your area and link...
  • 5/8/2017 2:30:00 PM
    MADISON – Buying flowers for Mom?  Most people know the best flower shops in their mother’s town and place an order directly with that business.  But for those who need to seek out a florist: the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks shoppers to do their research before placing an orde...
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    Inland fishing season opens May 6MADISON -- Fisheries biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say anglers can expect to find some trophy potential fish as well as abundant numbers of popular game species this spring when the general inland fishing season gets underway statewide on Saturday, May 6. - Read...
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    The first Saturday in May is the official start of fishing season.  I’m always excited for opening day to get here and then to decide where I want to fish and what I want to fish for.  There are so many choices!  Since it also means the start of my guide season, I’m fortunate to have a lot of choices since not all lakes a...
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    100 years of service is something special that is worth celebrating! The Lions Club Association is celebrating 100 years of community service in 2017. One of the first celebrations will occur in La Crosse at the Wisconsin Lions State Convention on May 4-7, 2017. At the convention there will be several activities relating to the a...
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4233 RACINE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is inviting public discussion of a proposed fisheries project for Tichigan Creek, a class III trout stream in Racine County, as well as updated management plans for Tichigan Wildlife Area. A public meeting on the proposals will be hel...
  • 5/5/2017 10:40:00 AM
    The La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites visitors and residents in La Crosse County and surrounding area to take part in an afternoon filled with family-fun activities at the 16th annual Riverside Family Fun Fair. The event takes place at Veterans Freedom Park on Saturday, May 20th in La Crosse.   Riverside Family Fun...
  • 5/5/2017 10:35:00 AM
    LA CROSSE, WI, May 6, 2017 – WisCorps, Coulee Region Audubon Society, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey and the City of La Crosse are hosting an International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebration at the Myrick Park Center on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 6:30 am – 1 pm.  This entirely FREE event includes a sunrise bir...
  • 5/5/2017 10:35:00 AM
    Steve Suman  Cool temperatures combined with a rain/snow mix to start the week, but forecasts indicate gradual improvements. Should predictions hold, anglers fishing in the Hayward area during this Saturday’s May 6 game fish opener should enjoy nearly ideal conditions of sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures in the 60-degree range. &n...
  • 5/5/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Veteran heroes honored by Henry Repeating Arms during 2017 National NRA Foundation Banquet in Atlanta, GA.  L to R: Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, with Honorees Don Jenkins, George J Krakosky, Ty Carter and Linda Becker. ATLANTA, GA- April 27, 2017– Henry Repeating Arms presented four distinguished Veterans ...
  • 4/30/2017 8:30:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for April 27, 2017  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state)   The green up is in full swing as recent rains lower fire danger, complicate angling and fill in the forests...
  • 4/30/2017 8:25:00 PM
    Upland sandpipers have returned to southern Wisconsin grasslands after spending the winter nearly 5,000 miles south in Argentina! Photo credit: Ryan Brady Statewide birding report In southern Wisconsin, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks have arrived in numbers, along with a few orchard orioles and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Me...
  • 4/30/2017 8:20:00 PM
    MADISON – Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) warned consumers about the resurgence of fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone calls.  In this nationwide scam, callers are threatened by imposter IRS agents who claim they owe back taxes and demand immediate payment over the ...