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Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to use lands atlas

Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to use lands atlas

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use its public land access atlas. The atlas contains 441 maps, a glossary and extensive contact information for property managers to help people identify state, county, federal and other publicly accessible land. The atlases are available through the […]

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Wisconsin DNR plans waterfowl chat

Wisconsin DNR plans waterfowl chat

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are planning an online chat for waterfowl hunters. The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled the chat for noon on Aug. 27. Participants can log on through the DNR’s website by searching for the keyword “chat.” Agency experts will be on hand to answer any questions during the […]

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First case of West Nile virus confirmed in Wisconson

First case of West Nile virus confirmed in Wisconson

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON– State and local health officials announced today that the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) was reported in an Ashland County resident. Health officials are reminding people to protect themselves against mosquito bites.   This is the first case of human WNV illness reported in the state this year. During 2013, 21 Wisconsin […]

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State releases regulations for 2014 wolf hunt

State releases regulations for 2014 wolf hunt

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The latest hunting and trapping regulations for Wisconsin have been released, including the upcoming wolf season. DNR’s Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist Scott Loomans says not much has changed for wolf hunters this fall. “There have not been any significant regulation changes this year, and actually the season dates are the same as previous […]

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Wisconsin tree nurseries looking to buy seeds

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State-run tree nurseries are looking to buy native Wisconsin seeds for their reforestation program. Department of Natural Resources officials say the nurseries are in the market for balsam fir, jack pine, basswood, butternut, shagbark hickory, white oak, red oak, swamp white oak, walnut and wild plum seeds. The nurseries will buy […]

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Deadline looms for disabled deer hunt sign-up

Deadline looms for disabled deer hunt sign-up

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding disabled deer hunters the deadline to sign up for the state’s special disabled hunt is approaching. The 2014 disabled hunt is set to begin on Oct. 4 and run through Oct. 12. The hunt will take place on more than 76,000 acres of land that property […]

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Officials search for Wisconsin osprey, owl shooter

Officials search for Wisconsin osprey, owl shooter

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are searching for whoever is shooting federally protected raptors in Wisconsin. A spokeswoman for the service’s Midwest region tells (Wisconsin Rapids) Daily Tribune Media at least one osprey and one barred owl were shot in Bayfield County in recent weeks. Both species are protected under […]

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Wisconsin DNR asks people to record bird sightings

Wisconsin DNR asks people to record bird sightings

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are asking people to count and record chimney swift sightings. The birds roost by the hundreds in brick chimneys as they prepare to migrate south to the Amazon River. They’re often seen streaming into chimneys like smoke in reverse. The state Department of Natural Resources is asking people […]

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Natural Resources Board approves 2014 crossbow deer hunting season

Natural Resources Board approves 2014 crossbow deer hunting season

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hayward, WI — The Natural Resources Board approved today the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ recommendations to establish a deer hunting season in which the use of a crossbow is allowed. A crossbow deer hunting license is available for any qualified hunter to purchase – this will be the first time many Wisconsin deer hunters […]

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Wisconsin bonus antlerless tags to go on sale

Wisconsin bonus antlerless tags to go on sale

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Deer hunters can start buying bonus antlerless tags next week. Antlerless tags will be available in 55 county units this year. Every hunting license includes one tag valid in the central and southern farmland zones. Bonus tags will go on sale in waves next week. Tags for the northern and central […]

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