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Conservation Voters Call on DNR to Deny Frac Sand Greenwashing; Urges DNR to Reject Smart Sand Green Tier Application

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Madison – Conservation voters statewide are calling on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to reject the Green Tier application recently submitted by Smart Sand Inc., an out-of-state frac sand mining company with a history of environmental violations. “By allowing proven bad actors like Smart Sand to greenwash Wisconsin voters, the DNR will undermine the […]

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Wisconsin DNR warns permit deadlines approaching

Wisconsin DNR warns permit deadlines approaching

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are warning hunters, trappers and sturgeon spearers the application deadline for fall and winter season permits is approaching. Anyone planning to participate in fall turkey, bobcat, fisher, otter, wolf or upriver lakes sturgeon seasons must submit their permit applications by Aug. 1. People can buy applications through the […]

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Extra money leads to more walleyes in Wisconsin

Extra money leads to more walleyes in Wisconsin

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s lakes will be more heavily stocked with walleyes this year thanks to extra funding from the state and private sector. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports Friday that hundreds of thousands of walleye will be stocked this year. In 2012, the state Department of Natural Resources raised 40,000 growth fingerlings for the […]

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Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin appeals court says hunters can train their dogs to chase wolves. State law establishing Wisconsin’s wolf hunt allows hunters to use dogs to track wolves. A group of humane societies sued in 2012 alleging the Department of Natural Resources failed to place any restrictions on dog use, setting up […]

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Wisconsin DNR taking input on water quality

Wisconsin DNR taking input on water quality

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin environmental officials are looking for public input on how to protect the state’s waters. The Department of Natural Resources is launching its triennial review of water quality standards. The agency wants feedback on how which standards and policies should receive attention first. People can submit input via a survey on […]

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DNR says hunting and fishing application deadlines loom

DNR says hunting and fishing application deadlines loom

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Hunters and outdoorsmen should be getting their applications for permits in soon for a wide number of hunts. Fall turkey, grey wolf, furbearer trapping and sturgeon spearing license applications are all coming due on August 1st. The number of turkey permits are holding steady from last year’s hunt at 96,700. Any permits […]

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Gypsy moth spraying planned for 5 counties

Gypsy moth spraying planned for 5 counties

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Low-flying planes plan to spray for gypsy moth caterpillars in five southern and western Wisconsin counties this week. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says spraying is scheduled in Grant, Crawford, Iowa, Richland and La Crosse counties Wednesday through Friday. All remaining sites will be sprayed with pheromone […]

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West Nile virus found in Twin Cities metro area

West Nile virus found in Twin Cities metro area

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The West Nile virus has been found in Minnesota for the first time this year. According to the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, mosquitoes collected last week in Scott County tested positive for the virus. The Star Tribune reports there have been no confirmed cases of residents getting sick with the illness this […]

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Wisconsin DNR hires 11 wildlife technicians

Wisconsin DNR hires 11 wildlife technicians

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources has hired 11 new wildlife technicians. The workers will be stationed around the state. They’ll focus on habitat creation and preservation, public recreation, wildlife population monitoring and handling public contacts. The new employees include Darren Ladwig, who will be stationed at the Richard Bong State […]

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Wisconsin DNR: No fireworks in parks, forests

Wisconsin DNR: No fireworks in parks, forests

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is warning Fourth of July revelers that most fireworks are illegal in state parks and forests. Agency officials say the only fireworks allowed in the parks and forests are sparklers and snakes. But they say rangers don’t want to see them, either, because they’re fire […]

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