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3/8/2019
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  • 2/29/2016 5:35:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Today’s fishery has closed, meaning that there is only 1 more day remaining in the 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on Lake Winnebago.  Today’s harvest of 13 fish brings the season total to 388 through the first 15 days.  There were not any 100 pound fish harvested today, but t...
  • 2/29/2016 5:35:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System is now officially over with a total harvest of 703 fish (396 from Lake Winnebago and 307 from the Upriver Lakes).   I was expecting a decrease in harvest today as many spearers pulled their shacks yesterday. That was indeed the c...
  • 2/29/2016 5:25:00 PM
    Spring is in the air and it is a great time to visit the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.  Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes are returning as well as other migrating birds.  Visit here for more information about upcoming events such as a Nest Box Seminar, Spring Thaw Walk and Stories at the Marsh.  There is no better time ...
  • 2/29/2016 5:25:00 PM
    Posted on 2-26-2016: Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 2016 brief of action.  Briefs of action are summaries of motions and votes at each Board meeting.
  • 2/29/2016 5:25:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Only two more days remain before another sturgeon spearing season closes on Lake Winnebago.  Today’s harvest of 11 sturgeon brings the season total to 375 fish on Lake Winnebago (682 for the Winnebago System).  The northern stations continue to lead the way with 6 fish registere...
  • 2/26/2016 10:25:00 AM
    Lucky stars? Prepared warden with one strong pull gets fisher to safety Sandy calls it divine intervention. Her husband Harold calls it a real life lesson not to trust the ice thickness reports on his computer. And DNR Conservation Warden Dale Hochhausen of La Crosse County calls it no big deal because anyone would have done...
  • 2/26/2016 9:55:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Only 3 days remain for the 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System.  Today’s harvest included 12 fish (6 registered at Stockbridge Harbor, 3 at Payne’s Point, and 3 at  Calumet Harbor) and brings the season total to 364 fish from Lake Winnebago (2.76%...
  • 2/26/2016 9:50:00 AM
    Outdoor Report for February 25, 2016 - Wisconsin DNR With the past week's general rise in temperature following an almost Spring-like weekend, snow and ice depths, integrity and visibility are changing dramatically across the state and will continue to do so as we move towards this weekend's warmer weather. Several areas of the state received an...
  • 2/24/2016 4:30:00 PM
    This year’s Expo will feature over 120 exhibitors! Our partnership with the local chapter of Safari Club International was a big success last year, and we will continue working together in a joint effort to bring the very best outfitters to Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Canada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, the best from the Midwes...
  • 2/24/2016 12:25:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: There were 8 lake sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago today (8 registered at Stockbridge Harbor, 2 at Calumet Harbor, and 1 at each station of Payne’s Point and Wendt’s).  Through the first 11 days,  there has been a harvest of 342 fish from Lake Winnebago, 7 of which h...
  • 2/24/2016 12:25:00 PM
    The state’s most comprehensive bird survey, the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas is about to begin its second year of data collection and we need more volunteers to help us get an accurate picture of the abundance and distribution of our breeding birds. The information you gather while you enjoy birding will shape bird conservation eff...
  • 2/24/2016 12:20:00 PM
    It's not too late to sign up for DMAP in 2016!  March 1 is the deadline for properties of 160 acres or more.  Wisconsin's Deer Management Assistance Program can help you get started on the path toward managing the property you own or hunt for healthy deer and healthy wildlife habitat, and applying is the first step!&n...
  • 2/24/2016 12:20:00 PM
       In a letter to Wisconsin legislative leaders in the both the Assembly and the Senate, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress asked that a hold be placed on AB 640 and SB 493 to allow for further public input.    The Conservation Congress Executive Committee held an emergency meeting Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, to address growing con...
  • 2/24/2016 12:15:00 PM
    Scott ‘ Coach’ StankowskiSenior Outdoor Writer February 23, 2016 Shawano—On Saturday, February 20, over 450 students and 100 coaches gathered for Wisconsin’s 6thannual high school ice fishing championship.  This year’s event took place on Shawano Lake on an unseasonably balmy day that resulted in up to 2&rd...
  • 2/24/2016 12:10:00 PM
    Fellow Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The harvest from day 9 was very similar to that of day 8, with 28 fish being harvested today (32 yesterday) and the stations on the east shore of Lake Winnebago being the busiest.  There was one fish larger than 100 pounds harvested today, and that fish was Robert Klassa’s 73....
  • 2/24/2016 12:10:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:  There were considerably fewer shanties on Lake Winnebago today, even relative to the past weekend.  As a result, harvest was down and included only 9 fish being registered today (5 at Stockbridge Harbor, 2 at Payne’s Point, 2 at Jim and Linda’s, and 0 at Wendt’s).&n...
  • 2/24/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Day 7 is now in the books and harvest decreased on Lake Winnebago today compared to the past two days.  Today’s harvest of 20 fish brings the season total on Lake Winnebago to 265 fish, 5 of which have exceeded 100 pounds.  The biggest fish harvested from Lake Winnebago today wa...
  • 2/24/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:  The 2nd Saturday of the 2016 sturgeon spearing season is now complete with a harvest today of 32 fish.  Stockbridge Harbor and Quinney were the busiest stations today each registering 9 fish.  I made a loop around the lake today, stopping at many of our registration station...
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    Updates regarding the agendas and minutes of meetings for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This information has recently been updated with the following: Feb 22 Executive Committee meeting agenda April 18 Rules & Resolutions Committee meeting agenda http://dnr.wi.gov//About/WCC/meetings.html
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    While many regions of the state were just finishing shoveling after this past week's snowfall, this weekend promises significantly warmer temperatures across the state with a high chance of snowmelt especially in the south. That being said, some area lakes in the Northwoods are holding on 10 to 12 inches of ice, with a thin and more brittle layer o...
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    Hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts said "yes" to the CherishWisconsin Outdoors Fund<CherishWisconsin.org> in 2015, donating more than$93,200 for habitat management in the state when buying hunting, fishing andother outdoor sports licenses. This marks a 7 percent increase in donationsin the fund's second full year compared to its f...
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    HORICON, Wis. - The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will hold anest box seminar Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - head to themarsh and learn more about nest boxes and their role in conservation.Participants will get hands-on training, including how to properly place andmaintain nest boxes and decide which t...
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    2-19-2016: these items have been posted on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February agenda: February 2016 Natural Resources Board public appearances
  • 2/19/2016 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON – Those interested in learning more about coyotes in Wisconsin are reminded to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts for an online chat Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon.Staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from nuisance wildlife concerns to habitat and behavior. Visit dnr.wi.gov<http://dnr.wi.gov/>...
  • 2/19/2016 1:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   As promised I have produced a vignette comparing the early season harvest of the 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on Lake Winnebago to those of past seasons, particularly full 16 day seasons that occurred within the last 15 years.  As stated in the vignette, we aren’t plowing new groun...