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Hoping to end controversial dog-wolf interaction debate

Hoping to end controversial dog-wolf interaction debate

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association is hoping the DNR’s plan to look into dog-wolf interactions will put the controversy to rest. The DNR will ask wolf hunters this fall to let an expert examine a harvested wolf as its pelt is removed. The goal is to look for bite wounds that could […]

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DNR reminds hunters to hold fire on swans, cranes

DNR reminds hunters to hold fire on swans, cranes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding waterfowl hunters to leave trumpeter swans and whooping cranes alone. Department of Natural Resources officials say more trumpeter swans and whooping cranes are taking to the skies en route to their winter homes. Both species are protected in Wisconsin and hunters can’t legally kill them, but […]

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Wisconsin DNR reports $11.7m in timber sales

Wisconsin DNR reports $11.7m in timber sales

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin saw record timber sales from state lands during the last fiscal year. DNR Chief Forester Paul DeLong says timber sales totaled $11.71 million during the year that ended June 30. That’s up from $10.8 million during fiscal year 2013. The sales were generated […]

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Wisconsin youth hunt set to begin next month

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Young hunters will get a chance to stalk deer when Wisconsin’s annual youth hunt gets underway next month. The hunt is set for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 can take to the woods with or without hunter education certification if they have an […]

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Wisconsin bear hunters back wolf-skinning plan

Wisconsin bear hunters back wolf-skinning plan

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s bear hunters say they support a plan to study whether hunters are letting their dogs fight wolves. Wisconsin law allows hunters to use dogs to chase down wolves. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association was one of the driving forces behind that provision. Animal rights advocates, though, have raised concerns that […]

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DNR crafts new reporting methods for wolf hunters

DNR crafts new reporting methods for wolf hunters

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to ask wolf hunters and trappers for more information about their kills. Dave MacFarland, the DNR’s carnivore specialist, is set to give a presentation to the Natural Resources Board on Wednesday about additional data the agency will ask hunters and trappers to supply. […]

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Wisconsin DNR launches fall photo contest

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a fall photo contest. The agency is looking for fall photos taken on state properties such as parks, forests, trails and recreation areas for its “Fall in Love with Wisconsin State Parks” contest. People can enter one photo per day on the DNR’s […]

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River refuge to offer November tour

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Outdoor enthusiasts will get a chance to see the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge’s waterfowl and fall colors up close in November. The refuge is planning to offer its annual bus tour to view migrating tundra swans, other waterfowl and changing leaves on Nov. 15. The tour will […]

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Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The archery season will be a unique deer hunting season with a set of new regulations in place, and buck-only hunts in most northern counties. Deer hunters may face some adjustments when they head out into the woods this weekend. State Department of Natural Resources Warden Supervisor Dave Walz says a variety of […]

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Scientists: Wisconsin DNR wolf estimates faulty

Scientists: Wisconsin DNR wolf estimates faulty

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of scientists are warning federal wildlife officials that the state Department of Natural Resources’ wolf population estimates are faulty. The researchers sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month saying the DNR under-reported the 2012-2013 wolf mortality rate and hasn’t factored in how hunting wolves […]

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