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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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  • 6/15/2016 12:05:00 PM
    June 14, 2016 Cedarburg student wins 2017 state park sticker design contestMADISON - A design of two people canoeing on a lake with the sun setting in the background won the 2017 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker design contest for Emily Olson, a senior at Cedarburg High School. The winning design will be printed on state park and forest annu...
  • 6/15/2016 12:05:00 PM
    The management of wild rice involves a diverse range of issues. To fully assess the latest scientific, natural resource, cultural and socioeconomic information relating to the management of wild rice, the department chose to utilize the strategic analysis process outlined in Chapter NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF exit DNR].  The strategic an...
  • 6/15/2016 12:00:00 PM
    The DNR has announced a call for public input regarding the future management of wild rice. The management of wild rice involves a diverse range of issues. To fully assess the latest scientific, natural resource, cultural and socioeconomic information relating to the management of wild rice, the department chose to utilize the strategic analysis p...
  • 6/15/2016 11:55:00 AM
    In my grade school library, I can remember more than one teacher scolding me for always reading the current issues of Outdoor Life and Field and Stream rather than a book. I read about trips to the pheasant fields of South Dakota, the flooded timbers of Arkansas, and the open sea and the ducks on the east coast. Those trips that I read and day dr...
  • 6/15/2016 11:50:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will convenethree public meetings in late June to discuss management strategies andopportunities for Lake Michigan in light of continued challenges facingsalmon populations and the alewives they feed on.The meetings will focus on a variety of potential management actions toensure continu...
  • 6/15/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Steve Suman Once again, the forecast calls for chances of showers nearly every day this week, but temperatures are warmer and more summer-like! Do not let “chances” of rain deter you from any outdoor activities – plan ahead and take it day by day! “Musky anglers should target shallow weeds and rock near spawning bluegills ...
  • 6/15/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Members-Only Login | Join NSSF June 13, 2016 Vol. 17 No. 23 President Obama Calls for Gun Control after Orlando Terrorist Attack In remarks on Sunday and today, President Obama acknowledged that the tragic weekend attack on the nightclub in Orlando was a terro...
  • 6/15/2016 11:45:00 AM
        Our newsletter has a fresh look, but we're still bringing you the latest updates from WWIA events across the nation. Read on for more info! N...
  • 6/15/2016 11:40:00 AM
    About that long wait; Wisconsin bear hunters can hunt bear in Canada every year and enjoy some great fishing too while waiting for their Wisconsin tags.  Through some outfitters, like Sturgeon Lake Lodge in Ontario, which is often visited by OWO writer Dick Henske, (in fact right now he’s fishing Canada) moose tags ...
  • 6/12/2016 1:10:00 PM
    Agenda items 1C, 2B2-2B6, 2C3, 4A1-4A2, 5A, and 5C1 have been posted to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June Agenda
  • 6/12/2016 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold an online media briefingMonday at 11 a.m. to discuss an upcoming series of stakeholders meetings and other citizen engagement opportunities related to salmon and trout management efforts in Lake Michigan.DNR will convene the three public meetings in late Jun...
  • 6/10/2016 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Musky fishing picking up on northern lakes and Green Bay; recent rains have raised water levels on Wisconsin and other rivers  Recent rains have added to high water levels across the state. The W...
  • 6/10/2016 10:35:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Musky fishing picking up on northern lakes and Green Bay; recent rains have raised water levels on Wisconsin and other rivers  Recent rains have added to high water levels across the state. The W...
  • 6/10/2016 10:10:00 AM
    Mike Yurk There was the slightest tick on my line when I set the hook. There wasn’t any movement at first, but I could feel thumping against the line. Then the fish exploded, tearing off. My spinning rod was bent double as the fish raced away. I yelled to Doug that I had a big fish. Dropping his spinning rod, he grabbed the net.  Mike ...
  • 6/10/2016 9:45:00 AM
    Great Lakes Photo Contest winners announced MADISON - Nine photographers from Wisconsin earned top honors for their entries in the Department of Natural Resources' eighth annual "Wisconsin's Great Lakes" photography contest. - Read Full Article Meetings set for Lake Superior cisco management planASHLAND, Wis. -The Wisconsin Department of...
  • 6/10/2016 9:45:00 AM
    As purple martins have taken flight across two continents to spend springs and summers with us in Wisconsin, so too will we celebrate in the backyard of Marsh Haven Nature Center of their long journey there.   Join us on June 18 to celebrate our 5th Purple Martin Festival near Waupun and the Horicon Marsh discussing every...
  • 6/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3981      MADISON, Wis. - Rising water levels and bluff failures along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline are creating a serious threat to private property and public utilities in a number of communities. Among the hardest hit areas is the village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County...
  • 6/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
      Release Date: June 6, 2016            Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041richard.hummell@wi.gov                              &n...
  • 6/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
    Students will learn more about furbearer identification and behavior, habitat requirements, trapping history, trapping techniques and placement, fur handling, trapping ethics, and trapping rules and regulations.   Those who did not purchase a trapping license in Wisconsin prior to 1992 are required to pass a trapper education course in o...
  • 6/10/2016 9:35:00 AM
      Members-Only Login | Join NSSF June 7, 2016 Vol. 17 No. 22 NSSF Industry Summit Kicks Off 2016 NSSF INDUSTRY SUMMIT UNDERWAY . . . Leaders from throughout the industry are convening this week in Pittsburgh at the NSSF Industry Summit. After an opening ...
  • 6/10/2016 9:35:00 AM
    POYNETTE, Wis. - Archers from all over the country looking to test theirskills will join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at theMacKenzie Center<http://dnr.wi.gov/education/mackenzie/> June 10-12 for thePope and Young Bowhunters Rendezvous<http://www.pope-young.org/rendezvous/>[EXIT DNR].Attendees will have the ...
  • 6/7/2016 10:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows cool temperatures (frost possible Tuesday night in some areas!) early in the week and “chances for showers” nearly every day. It also says mostly sunny for many of those same days. (Really?) Temperatures turn much warmer toward the end of this week and weekend. “Check the re...
  • 6/6/2016 1:50:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome John Caid, Nancy Hadley, Nancy Holland, Eric Johnson and Bill Pine to its board of directors. “We are grateful for the energy and the willingness to serve that these men and women bring to their volunteer positions,” said David Allen, RMEF president and C...
  • 6/6/2016 1:35:00 PM
    MADISON - Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 45,496 birds during the 2016 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, an 11 percent increase from the spring 2015 season."It was a very successful spring season for turkey hunters, with many positive reports coming in from throughout Wisconsin," said Wisconsin Department of Natural Resou...
  • 6/6/2016 1:35:00 PM
    Bike to the Library 2016 features special events June 19-25, 2016 Over 65 Wisconsin Libraries participating What: As part of a statewide event, Bike to the Library, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and the UW Global Health Institute invite community members to Bike to the Library during the week of June 19th. When library pat...