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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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Controversy over change in Wisconsin deer hunting laws

Controversy over change in Wisconsin deer hunting laws

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network When the archery deer season opens in the state this Saturday all hunters will be able to use a crossbow, under a new law that some “traditional” bow-and-arrow hunters don’t like. Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Executive Director George Meyer thinks it’s a good change. “There are several situations where people no longer can […]

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Wisconsin’s fall turkey season starts Sept. 13

Wisconsin’s fall turkey season starts Sept. 13

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state’s fall turkey season begins Saturday. The state Department of Natural Resources says more than 80,000 hunters have applied for a fall permit. Agency biologists say it appears the harsh winter didn’t have a widespread impact on the state’s overall turkey population and […]

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Judge rules against DNR on high-capacity well

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A judge’s ruling could have far-reaching implications for the growing use of high-capacity wells in Wisconsin. Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Boldt ruled that the Department of Natural Resources failed to consider the accumulated effects of groundwater use when the agency reviewed an application for a high-capacity well for a $35 million dairy […]

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Wisconsin deer archery season opens this month

Wisconsin deer archery season opens this month

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Here’s a sure sign of fall. Wisconsin’s deer archery and crossbow seasons are set to get underway later this month. The seasons are scheduled to begin on Sept. 13. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologists say hunters should see more deer in the southern farmland areas than in the northern and […]

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Bear hunt focuses on northwestern Wisconsin

Bear hunt focuses on northwestern Wisconsin

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network he state’s annual bear hunting season has started, and hunters are being urged to focus on an area in northwestern Wisconsin. The season has an overall statewide harvest quota of 4,700 black bears, although nearly a third of that is located in an eight-county area in northwestern Wisconsin, where Department of […]

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Calls on DNR Secretary Stepp to Reject Smart Sand Green Tier Application

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Madison- Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is calling on Governor Walker appointee, Secretary Cathy Stepp, to reject the application for Green Tier status by Smart Sand, Inc. During the official comment period, nearly 2,000 citizens submitted their opposition to the prospect of awarding Green Tier status to Smart Sand Inc., an out-of-state frac sand mining […]

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