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  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Lake Geneva has been improving with the warm weather.  The largemouth bass and rock bass are the best fishing opportunities currently.  Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent.  The best location has been by Trinkes or by Covenant Harbor Bible Camp.  The best presentation has been drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms in green ...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    June 19, 2017 Steve Suman  This week has the potential to be very nice – cool and somewhat dry (for a change) – IF the “slight chances” for rain and thunderstorms remain “slight” (preferably non-existent, especially through Musky Fest weekend!) High temperatures will hover in the low 70s and nighttime lows...
  • 6/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    With the stable hot weather patterns, the lake has hit it’s normal summer patterns.  The fish are moving out of the shallow water and positioning themselves on the deep weedlines.  Northern Pike action has been improving with every warm day.  The best location has been in the 15-17 ft depth range.  I’m catching the ...
  • 6/23/2017 9:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 15, 2017  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rain once again raises water levels across state; smallmouth bass fishing in full swing off Door County Rain and st...
  • 6/23/2017 9:55:00 AM
    Late June is always a busy time for purple martins fulfilling their life cycles during Wisconsin’s summer.  Activities of defending territories have transferred to egg laying, young hatching, feeding and a few young attaining flights.  Come join us on June 24 to celebrate our 6th Purple Martin Festival near Waupun a...
  • 6/23/2017 9:50:00 AM
    MADISON – The internet offers a world of opportunities for entertainment and communication, but there are risks too. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection asks parents and guardians to talk with their children about how to be safe, secure, and responsible when surfing the worldwide web. "There are many online...
  • 6/23/2017 9:50:00 AM
    DDT ban, protections and nest boxes pay off as peregrine falcon populations grow Good news for Wisconsin’s peregrine falcons, a state endangered bird known for its beauty and diving speeds of over 200 miles per hour. On the brink of extinction in the 1970s, these raptors continue to grow in numbers and expand into new places. Last week...
  • 6/23/2017 9:50:00 AM
    As summer heats up,blood donations cool down. Make sure patients in our communities can get in on the fun in the sun, and schedule an appointment to donate blood. Zoe is a sweet, bubbly little girl who loves to sing and dance. She has a congenital heart defect, and has endured multiple surgeries and too many hospital st...
  • 6/23/2017 9:45:00 AM
      We are pleased to introduce the new Henry US Survival in True Timber Viper Western Camo! They’re shipping now and your dealer is ready to take your order.We really love this design for its twist on the standard digital desert patterns, and we hope you love it too.MSRP is $350...
  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 22, 2017  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Additional rains greet first week of summer keeping rivers up and trails wet The wet weather has continued into our...
  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
    Hey, summer vacationers! Did you know that traveling to an area with Zika virus no longer prohibits you from donating blood? We automatically test all donations for Zika, so don’t let your summer travel plans stop you from saving a life! Zoe is a sweet, bubbly little girl who loves to sing and dance. She has a congen...
  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
    DATE: June 20, 2017  CONTACT: Bradley Ray, DNR fisheries biologist, 715-779-4036 SUBJECT: June 26 public meeting will kick off efforts to update Lake Superior fisheries management plan  ASHLAND, Wis. - A public meeting to discuss an updated Lake Superior fisheries management plan held by Wisconsin Department of Natu...
  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
    The second-generation chick shown here is one reason the 2017 breeding season is one for the history books. Photo courtesy Beverly Paulan    2017 breeding season one to whoop about   A history-making breeding season is winding down for whooping cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population that summers in Wisconsi...
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    MADISON – A recent spike in reports about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam attempts to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) coincides with a warning from the IRS about a new variation on this never-ending scam. In this new twist, the IRS reports that phone scammers have recently begun tellin...
  • 6/23/2017 9:35:00 AM
    Visit your favorite patch of grassland, pasture, or weedy field to look and listen for dickcissels. Photo courtesy of Ryan Brady    NESTS ARE FULL AND FEEDERS SLOW   In the bird world, summer is firmly here. Many birds are in the heart of their nesting season -- males singing vigorously to announce their t...
  • 6/23/2017 9:35:00 AM
    Department of Interior Announces Recovery and Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Population  MISSOULA, Mont.—The U.S. Department of Interior announced the recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population as well as its intent to remove federal protections and return management to state agencies. “The Rocky Mou...
  • 6/19/2017 8:25:00 AM
    Introduce your toddler or pre-school aged child to the outdoors during Story Time with Animals on Wednesday June 21 from 10:00am-11:30am at the MacKenzie Center. While sitting in our wildlife exhibit, listen and follow along to a story with the animals! Upon completion of the nature-the...
  • 6/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4247 MADISON - Department of Natural Resources staff will hold a June 19 public meeting to gather input regarding the draft Northwoods Region portion of the Recreation Opportunities Analysis. This initial Northwoods Region ROA draft [PDF] identifies future opportunities to p...
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  • 6/16/2017 10:55:00 AM
    Agenda items 2B1, 2B2a, 2B2b, 2B3, 4A1, and 5A have been posted to the June meeting agenda of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
  • 6/16/2017 10:55:00 AM
    June 13, 2017 Preliminary spring turkey harvest registrations see slight decrease from 2016MADISON - Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 43,341 birds during the 2017 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a slight decrease from the spring 2016 season. - Read Full Article Shakespeare in the Park returns for third season at W...
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Since 2007, the primary objective of On Wisconsin Outdoors has been to inform and entertain our readers with tactics and stories on the great outdoors; that’s what we do. But we also recognize that without the freedoms we inherited from those who came before us, and guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States, we would not be able to ...
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Updates regarding the agendas and minutes of meetings for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This information has recently been updated with a number of advisory committee dates which are now available.  http://dnr.wi.gov//About/WCC/meetings.html