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DNR creates new software to track runoff potential

DNR creates new software to track runoff potential

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources has developed new software for identifying terrain susceptible to agricultural runoff. The software, called the erosion vulnerability assessment for agricultural lands tool, or EVAAL, uses topographic data, years of crop data and soil data to create detailed maps of areas where gullies or rills might […]

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Additional tests find no Asian carp DNA in Fox

Additional tests find no Asian carp DNA in Fox

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says additional tests have found no Asian carp DNA in the Lower Fox River in Green Bay. The additional tests were requested after one out of 200 samples collected in June and July from the Lower Fox tested positive for silver carp. The latest […]

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Share your favorite Fall pictures

Share your favorite Fall pictures

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – The fall season brings vibrant colors and a number of great outdoor opportunities in Wisconsin, and now you can share your favorite pastimes with others from all over the world! Whether you enjoy fall foliage or chasing that trophy white-tailed deer, it’s time to grab your camera and snap pictures or shoot a […]

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DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The […]

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DNR board approves start to shooting range process

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday […]

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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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