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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 5/22/2015 4:55:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) After chilly week, with return of warm weather prospects look excellent for northern zone musky season opener  After a chilly week with frost warnings and even the return of dusting of snow to the far...
  • 5/22/2015 4:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Wisconsin's Beaver Management Plan is nearly complete, and those who wish to play a role in beaver management are encouraged to attend a public meeting or provide feedback before June 22. The Beaver Management Plan will guide decisions regarding population management, habitat management, disease monitoring, education, damage managem...
  • 5/22/2015 4:55:00 PM
    Thank you for your interest in bobcat, fisher, and/or otter, You were previously subscribed to GovDelivery topics related to "otter", "fisher", and/or "bobcat".  In order to provide better customer service and communication, we have combined these three topics into a "furbearer" topic.  You have automatically been added to...
  • 5/22/2015 4:50:00 PM
    The big news this week has got to be the Northern Wisconsin Musky Opener which begins Saturday, May 23rd.  With great anticipation thousands of anxious anglers are waiting for the musky season to begin this weekend.  The waters of Central and Northern Wisconsin are going to be seething with men and women alike, pounding away with...
  • 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM
    Despite having to fish between some nasty weather fishing was pretty good over the weekend, I had the pleasure to take a couple of families out last weekend with younger children and had a blast. We were targeting Walleye and Crappie. Because the children were younger we went tried to simplify the fishing by using slip bobbers and live bait. We wer...
  • 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3612 TOMAHAWK, Wis. -- The public will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and suggestions about current and future management of the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area at a June 4 public meeting in Tomahawk and through a public comment period through June 18. The Department of Nat...
  • 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM
    FISH CREEK, Wis. - The observation tower located in Peninsula State Park, known as Eagle Tower, will be closed immediately because of public safety concerns related to structural deficiency issues according to Kelli Bruns, park superintendent. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources decided to close the tower to the public after receiving an...
  • 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM
    FISHING SEASON DATES: Download the fishing season dates for 2015-2016 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.    NAMEKAGON RIVER INFORMATION: For up to date river levels and conditions for the Namekagon River, click here. For up to date fishing reports and to plan your trip, please visit: http://www...
  • 5/22/2015 4:20:00 PM
    It has been a crazy week in central Wisconsin with temperatures starting out near 80 and then plummeting down into the upper 20’s. With that said it has caused quite a stir in the fishing world. Hunting on the other hand couldn’t be better. Turkey hunters had a great week for hunting with cool conditions and plen...
  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    Tradition fills a DNR warden need They make their own bows. Practice is a given. And their pursuit of human precision in a world where technology can do it for you has again led this nearly 500-strong Wisconsin organization to partner with DNR conservation wardens in name of a fair hunt for all: white-tailed deer included. And that's why the Wisco...
  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    Will 2015 musky season produce new record from Green Bay?GREEN BAY, Wis. -- While size and bag limits are the subject of frequent discussion among many anglers, there’s one group of fishing enthusiasts who are relatively unaffected by such matters: musky hunters.  -  Read Full Article Northern anglers encouraged to measur...
  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More shooting ranges exist in your area than you probably realize. Search for them and find what they have to offer with the popular Where To Shoot app developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.   Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play, Where To Shoot puts North America's most comprehensive direc...
  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    From ducks to deer, May and June are prime months to see wildlife with their offspring. While many people may mistake a baby animal as being orphaned and take it into their homes, the best place for a baby animal is with its mother. Join us for a live chat on Thursday, May 21 at noon to discuss what you should do if you find a baby anima...
  • 5/20/2015 10:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman According to current forecasts, this week starts out wet and cool (lows in the low 30s), with mild temperatures and a few rain showers to follow. In general, somewhat typical spring weather. “Fishing slowed with the cold front,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, but find warm water, green weeds, and baitfish and gam...
  • 5/15/2015 3:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Although the Chequamegon Bay area is certainly known for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing, there is plenty to experience and enjoy even if your particular passion in life isn’t hauling in a trophy fish. Ashland is home to a full-service, 121-slip marina, conveniently located in the center of town.  While the...
  • 5/15/2015 3:00:00 PM
    By Mike Yurk bassinmajor@yahoo.com In the twenty years I have lived in northwestern Wisconsin I thought I had seen it all on the opening day of Wisconsin’s fishing season. The fishing season began last Saturday. Over the years I have seen sleet storms and rain on opening day. I remember one year the ice came off the lake, I was going to fi...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Winter surveillance in 2014-15 for white-nose syndrome in bats has been completed, with 75 bat hibernacula visited for disease surveillance throughout Wisconsin. In total, 14 sites in eight counties have been confirmed with either the disease-causing fungus or white-nose syndrome. Bats at sites in Grant, Crawford, Richland, Door and Dane...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Much of the state has received needed rain in the last week, which has finally reduced wildfire danger, but later last week there were still some areas with very high danger levels. The rain has not substantially increased water levels on rivers and many are slightly lower than average for spring paddling, including both forks of the Flambeau, the...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    The first whooping crane chicks have hatched in the wild in Wisconsin in 2015! Learn about the birds that have hatched so far and other developments during a live online chat Tuesday, May 19 at noon. The live chat features partners from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, which is trying to help establish a self-sustaining flock of whooper...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Nate Baron of Ashland-based Up North Guide Service shows off a smallmouth bass he caught in Chequamegon Bay on a recent Sunday afternoon.  (Photo courtesy of Nate Baron) ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is ...
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    Priorities for water quality protection set through 2017MADISON -- Projects to protect Wisconsin waters against degradation, revise bacteria water quality criteria and develop guidance for blue green algae are among the priorities established by citizens statewide through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ triennial standards revi...
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    Updated on 5-12-2015: the info brief (green sheet) has been posted for the following item on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.B.4.
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    NECEDAH, WI - The first wild whooping crane chicks have hatched in Wisconsin and are lifting hopes that a record number of Wisconsin nests may yield more chicks this year and increase the chances they’ll survive and eventually help build a self-sustaining population of endangered whooping cranes in eastern North America. A chick hatched on M...
  • 5/12/2015 9:55:00 AM
    The key to finding the delicious morels, according to OWO contributing writer Wayne Morgenthaler from Richland County, is to find an elm tree that is dying.  “You can tell by the bark that is peeling off,” Wayne says. “Not all elms produce mushrooms but the ones located on a hill side with good drainage are the best.  ...
  • 5/12/2015 9:50:00 AM
    MADISON -- After over a month in JacksonCounty, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new surroundings withhelp from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and theirpartners.Prior to arriving safely in Wisconsin March26<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/documents/Jacksoncountyelkrelease.pdf>, the elk were held for 45 da...