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Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck was settled with a coin flip on Wisconsin’s deer season opener. The season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. He tells WLUK-TV they tracked it to a neighbor’s property. […]

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Wet weather plagues Wisconsin deer season opener

Wet weather plagues Wisconsin deer season opener

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Many deer hunters in southern Wisconsin got off to a soggy start for the state’s nine day gun deer season. Rain and temperatures that rose into the 40s over the weekend made for poor visibility, with fog requiring hunters to be more patient in locating targets. At a registration station […]

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Deer Hunting Resource Page

Deer Hunting Resource Page

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

This page contains all the information you need for a safe enjoyable hunt this year including rules changes, where and how to register your deer and maps to guide you to a public hunting spot. Video message – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp reminds hunters about the four rules of hunting safety […]

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Wisconsin marketing campaign plays off beer love to lure businesses

Wisconsin marketing campaign plays off beer love to lure businesses

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s love of the Packers, beer and cheese is being used by Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency as part of a nationwide advertising campaign. The effort launching this month also includes radio ads in Chicago and the Twin Cities, areas that were targeted earlier this year as well. The $1.6 million […]

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Fort McCoy urges hunters to watch out for ordnance

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Officials at Fort McCoy are warning deer hunters to watch out for unexploded ordnance when the gun season begins later this month. Range officers say hunters often come across unexploded artillery and mortar rounds. They say anyone who finds any unexploded ordnance should recognize the object could be dangerous, leave the […]

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Human remains found in rubble of tree stand fire

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) – Taylor County sheriff’s officials say human remains have been found in the rubble of a tree stand fire. The sheriff’s department was notified about a missing person after a 52-year-old Medford man failed to meet two others to go hunting. Medford police officers and sheriff’s deputies began a search for the […]

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DNR reminds hunters caps must be 50 percent orange

DNR reminds hunters caps must be 50 percent orange

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is reminding gun deer hunters their caps must be at least 50 percent blaze orange. A 1980 state law requires that hunters’ hats must be half blaze orange. The DNR says wardens sometimes come across hunters with caps that don’t meet the requirement and others […]

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Keep some helpful tips in mind to ensure another safe hunting season in Wisconsin

Keep some helpful tips in mind to ensure another safe hunting season in Wisconsin

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – Wisconsin is one of the safest places in the world to hunt deer, and this is no accident, said recreational safety officials with the state Department of Natural Resources. “Wisconsin has such a passion for deer hunting, and this passion extends from generation to generation,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “Through hunter education […]

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Wisconsin DNR stresses deer hunt safety

Wisconsin DNR stresses deer hunt safety

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s gun deer season doesn’t start for another week and a half, but state wildlife officials have started to remind hunters to play it safe. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should treat every firearm as if it’s loaded, always point the muzzle in a safe direction, be certain of […]

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Hunters 9 wolves shy of Wisconsin quota

Hunters 9 wolves shy of Wisconsin quota

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are just nine wolves shy of Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit. According to the state Department of Natural Resources, hunters had killed 141 wolves as of Tuesday. The statewide limit is 150 animals. The state’s third annual wolf season began Oct. 15. It’s slated to run until Feb. 28 or until […]

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