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7/16/2019
Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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  • 4/11/2019 2:10:00 PM
    On Monday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state [PDF], individuals interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin.  This year’s Spr...
  • 4/11/2019 2:10:00 PM
    Published April 4, 2019 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | ...
  • 4/11/2019 2:10:00 PM
    The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you ...
  • 4/4/2019 9:15:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—More than 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat is now permanently protected thanks to a series of conservation easements placed on private land by the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) with important funding provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation."We are grateful for our NLT partners for spearheading this vital conservation work," s...
  • 4/4/2019 9:15:00 AM
    By Central Office April 3, 2019 Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer and elk ecologist, 608-206-1107  [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Video of the arrival of the elk in Wisconsin will be available on Friday.] MADISON - Forty-eight Kentucky elk made the 14-hour overnight ride from Kentucky and have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau R...
  • 4/4/2019 9:10:00 AM
    Last week Thursday and Friday fishing started to get really good.  Crappies turned on and anglers were doing very well.  The weekends weather pattern with high winds and cold, though, slowed fishing down a bit.  Though the forecast this week looks to get warmer and warmer which will turn the pan fishing on again.  Ice conditions...
  • 4/4/2019 9:10:00 AM
    April 1, 2019 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   This week’s forecast indicates somewhat decent weather ahead, though with a slight “hiccup” Tuesday evening and some precipitation possible, and then a low of 18 degrees Wednesday night. A warming trend starts Friday with a sunny 56 degrees, followed by 61 deg...
  • 4/4/2019 9:10:00 AM
    April 2, 2019 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The Rivers are high right now. Long Bridge and Short Bridge on the west side are open but have not met yet. People are still venturing out but the top layers of the ice are starting to candle so make sure to call ahead for ice conditions and safety. Trout have been coming into the shallows off the riv...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Spring is here at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area! Be sure to stop into the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's Explorium for a thrilling way to experience the story of Horicon Marsh. Spring and summer programs are now LIVE and view the April e-newsletter for more information on the upcoming Horicon Mar...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Published March 28, 2019 by the Central Office   View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | West ...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    1ST WAVE OF EARLY ARRIVALS TO NORTHWOODS The north is finally getting the initial wave of early migrants as American robins, red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, Canada geese and ring-billed gulls made a good push this week all the way to Lake Superior. Look for more fox sparrows, northern flickers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, brown creepers, b...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a willing landowner to permanently protect 1,492 acres of wildlife habitat in western Colorado, well-known for Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world."We are grateful for Fred Lekse’s vision in seeing the need and acting on the desire to establish a conservati...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Published - April 2, 2019 by the Central Office     Work*Play*Earth Day events to be held around the state in 2019 Public comment period open through April 11 to provide feedback regarding preliminary recommendations from County Deer Advisory Councils Public comment period opens for updated Karner blue butterfly Habitat ...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Salmon and trout stocking in Lake Michigan is a critical management activity that state fisheries managers say has contributed to robust fishing in Lake Michigan for the past four decades. A three-year Lake Michigan management strategy was developed in 2017 following more than two years of discussion and input from more than 500 anglers, business ...
  • 4/4/2019 9:00:00 AM
    Keith Butterfield was working one minute, and on the floor with no pulse the next. DNR Conservation Warden Isaac Kruse was on patrol in St. Croix County when he heard the radio call for help, and rushed to the business just as St. Croix County Sheriff Deputy Nick Krueger also responded. Read what happened next: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/War...
  • 4/1/2019 11:15:00 PM
    World’s Greatest Pier award-winner answers consumer needs Dick Ellis Like anyone who owns or maintains a pier, Carl Surges faced problems when putting in and taking out his parents’ pier in St. Germain twice each year. Damaged framing and deteriorating decking, rusted hardware from outdoor storage, and the time-consuming transportatio...
  • 4/1/2019 9:40:00 AM
    Kids' Clinics On Saturday, April 13, youngsters have opportunities to learn how to fish on Lake Menomin in Dunn County and at 14 different locations in county parks in southeast Wisconsin. Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult group leader. Thanks to all the dedicated partners for getting kids to the water's ...
  • 4/1/2019 9:40:00 AM
    Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Heroes to be inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame this year are UW-Madison Professor Scott Craven who is a frequent Wisconsin Public Radio guest on wildlife, Don L Johnson who was a prolific outdoors writer for the Milwaukee-Sentinel for a variety of environmental causes, and Aroline Schmitt who was...
  • 4/1/2019 9:35:00 AM
    March 25, 2019 Steve Suman   The forecast predicts somewhat warmer temperatures this week and Wednesday is the only day showing a slight chance of showers. Low temperatures range from low teens to low 20s, but nice to finally see them above zero!   “Ice fishing during this late season has been nothing short of exhausting,&rdquo...
  • 4/1/2019 9:35:00 AM
    Background information for Agenda item 2B5 on the April 9-10, 2019 meeting agenda of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has been posted.
  • 4/1/2019 9:35:00 AM
    Warmer temperatures and easier travel (by foot) has brought more anglers out to do some late season ice fishing.  Snow pack has gone down on lakes, with the exception of southern shores where the sun doesn’t hit the snow to melt it down as fast.  There is still plenty of ice, reports vary from 20” to 25”+. ...
  • 4/1/2019 9:25:00 AM
    By John Luthens Wisconsin soars with some of the finest, feathered photography opportunities in the country. It’s clear as an owl hoot on a crisp, northern night that Wisconsin is for the birds. Warblers color the springtime flowers and fence lines. Loons call across forlorn waters and nighthawks swoop in the mists of humid summer. Owls an...
  • 3/23/2019 3:20:00 PM
    Kerplunk! When 'ready to respond' turned into 'roof is down', WDNR wardens joined other agency staffers to help a Langlade County volunteer fire department get out from under a whole lot of heavy snow. Read more: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=501
  • 3/23/2019 3:15:00 PM
    Published March 21, 2019 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide snow conditions, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Snow Conditions Report&n...
  • 3/23/2019 3:15:00 PM
    A draft of the revised plan is available online right now. This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029. Come to one of our information sessions or submit your comments and questions via email to DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov. The comment period ...