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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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Wisconsin DNR helps rescue trapped bear cubs

Wisconsin DNR helps rescue trapped bear cubs

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILLTOWN, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a Polk County community has helped rescue two bear cubs that were trapped in a tree. Officials on Thursday said a landowner near Milltown called the DNR after hearing distress cries over several hours over the weekend and finding the bear cubs’ snouts poking […]

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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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