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County councils to release deer recommendations

County councils to release deer recommendations

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled […]

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DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives

DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin environmental officials are urging waterfront property owners to check for invasive species clinging to their docks and swimming rafts as they pull them out of the water for the winter. State law requires anyone pulling a boat or other items such as docks, lifts and rafts out of the water […]

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Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters have killed a dozen Wisconsin wolves over the first day and a half of the season. The third annual wolf season got underway Wednesday. According to data on the state Department of Natural Resources website as of mid-afternoon Thursday showed hunters had taken 12 wolves, including three in far northwestern […]

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Protesters to shadow Wisconsin wolf hunters

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin’s third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in […]

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Wisconsin DNR board to ponder new shooting range

Wisconsin DNR board to ponder new shooting range

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to consider starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. Tensions have been mounting between gun enthusiasts and county residents. Shooters looking for a free place to target practice have transformed the parking lots at the Swan […]

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Wisconsin wolf hunt begins this week

Wisconsin wolf hunt begins this week

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s third annual wolf hunt gets underway this week. The season opens Wednesday and will run until Feb. 28 or until hunters and trappers reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit. The Department of Natural Resources has awarded 1,500 permits, or 10 permits for every wolf. As of Thursday 699 Wisconsin residents […]

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Wisconsin pheasant season opens this month

Wisconsin pheasant season opens this month

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s pheasant season gets underway later this month. The season opens statewide at noon on Oct. 18. State Department of Natural Resources officials say hunters should look for birds in areas that contain adequate winter cover such as cattail marshes and dense brush intermixed with cropland, hay and grasslands. The daily […]

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Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Richland County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and a third deer on a Marathon County hunting preserve also tested positive, State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to thestate on […]

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DNR wardens help two cubs score freedom

DNR wardens help two cubs score freedom

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Joanne M. Haas/DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement While the Green Bay Packers were taking care of the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field, two Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens on patrol pulled off a real safety for two bear cubs that rushed a Polk County tree and failed to convert. This was a long […]

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DNR asks trappers to help collar wolves

DNR asks trappers to help collar wolves

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are asking trappers who accidentally capture wolves to participate in the agency’s wolf collaring an monitoring program. Department of Natural Resources officials say trappers who discover a wolf in their trap should contact the agency, which will determine if the wolf is a good candidate for the monitoring […]

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