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Dragonfly groups to host annual meetings

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two dragon fly societies are planning to hold their annual business meetings in northern Wisconsin later this month. The Dragonfly Society of the Americas and the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society will co-host meetings on June 13, June 14 and June 15 in Ladysmith. The agenda includes a banquet, silent auction and an […]

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Northern businesses concerned about new hunt rule

Northern businesses concerned about new hunt rule

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

CABLE, Wis. (AP) – Some northern Wisconsin business owners are concerned about how new restrictions on deer hunting will impact their bottom line. For many resorts, bars and sporting goods stores in northern Wisconsin, the nine-day gun deer season is one of the busiest times of the year. In an effort to increase a deer […]

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DNR launches fishing survey

DNR launches fishing survey

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to ask thousands of anglers about their habits over the coming year. The agency plans to send out more than 1,000 questionnaires to randomly selected fishing license holders each month. Each mailing will ask the license holder to record where they fished and what […]

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Wisconsin tick population escapes winter unscathed

Wisconsin tick population escapes winter unscathed

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An insect expert says Wisconsin’s tick population came through the harsh winter relatively unscathed. UW-Madison professor of entomology Susan Paskewitz says she’s heard from many people who hope the cold winter months might have put a dent in the state’s population of disease-carrying ticks. But Paskewitz tells Wisconsin Public Radio that […]

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Wisconsin DNR wants to suspend antlerless licenses

Wisconsin DNR wants to suspend antlerless licenses

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials want to suspend antlerless deer hunts in the state’s northern third to help the herd recover from two harsh winters. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Department of Natural Resources officials say nearly 40 percent of juvenile deer the agency was tracking with radio collars in northern Wisconsin […]

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DNR wants to add prairie chicken to take permit

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to add the greater prairie chicken to a statewide incidental take permit. Incidental take permits essentially allow people to unintentionally kill a limited number of endangered or threatened animals in the process of pursuing an otherwise legal activity. The DNR has proposed adding the […]

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DNR looking for landowners to hold disabled hunts

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is looking for landowners willing to host a gun deer hunt for disabled people. The 2014 disabled hunt is set to run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 12. The deadline for submitting an application to host a hunt is June 1. Applications are available on […]

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The mosquitoes will come

The mosquitoes will come

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw is reminding horse owners even though it is cold right now, it won’t be long before the mosquitoes return. That is why now is the time to vaccinate your horses for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Horses require two doses of the vaccine initially […]

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Wisconsin wolf population still well over goal

Wisconsin wolf population still well over goal

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials say the state’s wolf population is still well over goal. The Department of Natural Resources said in a statement Tuesday that preliminary results from the 2014 late-winter count indicates at least 658 to 687 wolves roaming the state. That’s down about 19 percent from the 2013 count of […]

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Thousands of dead fish lining Wisconsin shorelines

Thousands of dead fish lining Wisconsin shorelines

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

ROME, Wis. (AP) – Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the shores of some central Wisconsin lakes. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources says the phenomenon is likely the result of thick ice that trapped fish in waters with low oxygen. Daily Tribune Media reports residents near Lake Petenwell are seeing a second unusual […]

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