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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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Test of bacteria to kill zebra mussels dropped

Test of bacteria to kill zebra mussels dropped

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Because of local opposition, state officials have dropped a plan to add bacteria to a northern Wisconsin lake to kill zebra mussels. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it’ll look for another suitable lake instead. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the DNR and U.S. Geological Survey decided to withdraw their application […]

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Group highlights economic impact of hunting

Group highlights economic impact of hunting

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A new group is trying to raise awareness about the impact hunting has on Wisconsin’s economy.Mark LaBarbera is the co-chair of Hunting Works for Wisconsin. He says studies show nearly 900,000 people hunt in the state. He says on average, each hunter spends $2,800 a year.LaBarbera says overall, hunters shell out $1.5 billion […]

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Wisconsin wolf hunt cut more than 40 percent

Wisconsin wolf hunt cut more than 40 percent

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s wolf hunt will be more than 40 percent smaller this fall. The state Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to set a quota of just 156 wolves for the third year of the hunt, down from 275 last year. The DNR could reduce the quota even more depending on how many […]

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DNR urges disabled hunters to sign up for season

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding disabled hunters to sign up for the state’s special fall deer hunt. The hunt is scheduled to run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 12. The hunt will take place on 73,000 acres across 39 counties that property owners have offered up. Hunters have until Sept. 1 […]

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Wisconsin DNR warns of algae blooms

Wisconsin DNR warns of algae blooms

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Resources is urging boaters, anglers and swimmers to be on the lookout for blue-green algae in their favorite lakes. Blue-green algae grows quickly in water bodies with high nutrient levels such as phosphorus or nitrogen. The agency blooms are appearing in lakes and ponds in southern Wisconsin […]

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