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  • 2/7/2020 6:40:00 AM
    Anglers All reports: The cold temps will hopefully continue and more ice will be made in the next couple of weeks. The Ashland side of the Bay has more than a foot of ice. There are anglers using ATV's, snowmobiles and walking out. We encourage you to always bring your ice bar and have flotation with you for safety. Be cautious and check your way. ...
  • 2/7/2020 6:40:00 AM
    The bald eagle release originally scheduled for Bald Eagle Watching Days Jan. 17-18 has been rescheduled to Feb. 8, 2020. Marge Gibson of Raptor Education Group, Inc. is planning on releasing several bald eagles that have been recovering at the REGI clinic in Antigo. REGI has been a tremendous partner safeguarding Wisconsin's healthy...
  • 2/7/2020 6:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources <widnr@service.govdelivery.com> Tue, Feb 4, 9:37 AM (3 days ago)     to me   Weekly News Update February 4, 2020 (View in Browser) Enjoy And Help Care For State Natural Areas This Wint...
  • 2/3/2020 12:10:00 PM
    01/28/2020 Weekly News Update January 28, 2020 (View in Browser) Excitement Builds Ahead Of Sturgeon Spearing Opener OSHKOSH, Wis. - Anticipation is building for another season of lake sturgeon fishing on the Winnebago System. The 2020 spearing season opens on Feb. 8 and will last for a maximum of 16 days or until pre-set...
  • 2/3/2020 12:10:00 PM
    Lakes    Aerial view of the Lower Menominee River flowing into Green Bay.Photo credit: Brian Holbrook, Bird's Eye Aviation Contact(s): Stephen Galarneau, DNR Office of Great Waters Director, 608-266-1956, Stephen.Galarneau@wisconsin.govFebruary 3, 2020 at 8:26:06 am Editor's Note: Watch how the Wisconsin DNR partnered with loca...
  • 2/3/2020 12:05:00 PM
    Contact(s): Brad Ray, Lake Superior Fisheries Team Supervisor, 715-779-4036, Bradley.Ray@wisconsin.govJanuary 30, 2020 at 2:23:58 pm ASHLAND, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will hold a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 regarding a recently adopted Lake Superior commercial fishing emergency rule. ...
  • 2/3/2020 12:05:00 PM
    Outdoor ReportPublished January 31, 2020   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Crappie caught by an angler on an Iowa County lakePhoto credit: DNR Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at what Wisconsin has in s...
  • 2/3/2020 12:05:00 PM
    Birding and bird conservation Wisconsin ranks 2nd in the nation in percentage of residents who birdwatch, and it’s easy to see why as evening grosbeaks and hundreds of other species put on a show. Photo by Ryan Brady. Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for ...
  • 2/3/2020 12:05:00 PM
    News & Reviews   February 2020   *  *  *The time is now for cross-country skiing! CLICK HERE to check the status of your favorite trail on the DNR's ski trail conditions report. Winter workdays help SNAs   Want to get outdoors, get exercise an...
  • 2/3/2020 12:00:00 PM
    46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Events Begin in Three Short Weeks   Hayward, Wis. (January 30, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) and communities in and around Hayward, WI, are preparing to welcome the world to northwest Wisconsin for the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner and Birkie week of ...
  • 2/3/2020 11:50:00 AM
    Anglers All reports: We have had reports that the Ashland side of the Bay has more than a foot of ice. There are anglers using ATV’s, snowmobiles and walking out. We encourage you to always bring your ice bar and have flotation with you for safety. Be cautious and check your way. The ice off of second landing has produced some nice catch...
  • 2/3/2020 11:45:00 AM
    NOTES FROM THE FIELD: NOVEMBER 2019  Heroes watching from the blind at the 10th Annual MO-KAN Ducks & Bucks Event.Photo courtesy of WWIA Guide Jake Whipkey. Notes From the Field: November 2019 ...
  • 2/3/2020 11:45:00 AM
    Published January 28, 2020     Excitement Builds Ahead Of Sturgeon Spearing Opener Remember Endangered Wildlife at Tax Time and Your Donation is Doubled OutWiGo Snow! At Willow River State Park Feb. 1   Index Next   Excitement Builds Ahead Of Sturgeon Spearing Opener Lake Winnebago System Sturgeon Seas...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Wind, cold and snow kept fishing pressure down this past week.  With those who did venture out, fair catches were reported.  Downsizing and finesse fishing were the key for getting fish on the ice.  There is good news though, with temperatures rising to the 30’s and overcast, this coming week should make for improved and comfor...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ellen Barth, Wildlife Area Supervisor920-424-4003, Ellen.Barth@wisconsin.govJeff Pritzl, Wildlife District Supervisor, 920-662-5127, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:20 am [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news releas...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Antlerless Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ryan Haffele, Wildlife Area Supervisor, 715-421-7842, Ryan.Haffele@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:16 am WAUSAU, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wast...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Contact(s): Josh Jackl, DNR wildlife biologist, 920-893-8540, Joshua.Jackl@wisconsin.govEd Harvey, Chair, Sheboygan County Deer, Advisory Council, 920-528-7071, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.gov   January 23, 2020 at 8:09:11 am   PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Sheboygan County Deer...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    01/21/2020 Weekly News Update January 21, 2020 (View in Browser) Wisconsin Conservation Warden Named North American Resource Officer of 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. -- On the heels of being lauded as the Wisconsin warden of 2019, Conservation Warden Dale Hochhausen's outstanding public service caught the attention of the North American W...
  • 2/3/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Today we are pleased to officially announce the release of the new Henry X Model series of rifles and shotguns. These new models are shipping now and available for T&E and editori...
  • 1/21/2020 11:40:00 AM
    January 20, 2020 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast indicates somewhat mild temperatures for this time of year, but includes some sun, strong winds, snow, wintry mix, and perhaps even rain on some days. Whatever weather you prefer (almost), you might see it this week!   “Winter weather returned to the Quiet Lakes,” ...
  • 1/21/2020 11:35:00 AM
    Published January 14, 2020     Celebrate Pattison State Park Turning 100 At Winterfest Protect Your Trees from Disease DNR Joins UW-Extension to Host Regional CAFO Update Meetings Beginning Jan. 28   Index Next   Celebrate Pattison State Park Turning 100 At Winterfest Centennial Celebration Starts Jan....
  • 1/21/2020 11:30:00 AM
    International Snowmobile Safety Week is January 18-26.Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Contact(s): Captain April Dombrowski, DNR Recreational Safety Section Chief, 608-852-9456, april.dombrowski@wisconsin.govJanuary 16, 2020 at 3:10:57 pm MADISON, Wis. - Snowmobilers enjoying Wisconsin's trails often hear conservation wardens stress...
  • 1/21/2020 11:30:00 AM
    Published January 17, 2020   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Cross-country ski trails are in good to excellent condition across northern Wisconsin, including these recently groomed trails at Pattison State Park.Photo credit: DNR Snowmobile trails continue to be in good condit...
  • 1/21/2020 11:30:00 AM
  • 1/21/2020 11:25:00 AM
    Free Fishing Weekend is THIS weekend, January 18 - 19, 2020! Head out with friends and family members to learn how to ice fish at one of seven ice fishing clinics organized for people of all ages around the state.  Ice fishing loaner gear is available at 12 state parks. If you have ice fishing s...