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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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Wisconsin DNR, trappers offer wolf classes

Wisconsin DNR, trappers offer wolf classes

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the state Department of Natural Resources are planning a series of wolf trapping classes around the state this fall. The classes will cover the wolf season framework, wolf ecology, trapping ethics and responsibility and hands-on trap demonstrations. The courses are scheduled for Sept. 13 in Iron […]

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Hunters killed more spring turkeys

Hunters killed more spring turkeys

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed more turkeys this past spring than last year. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters registered 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring season, up 10.7 percent from spring 2013. The harvest grew even though fewer hunters were in the woods. The agency issued 211,307 permits, […]

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Researchers want to test bacteria to kill mussels

Researchers want to test bacteria to kill mussels

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State agricultural officials are reviewing a request from the U.S. Geological Survey to experiment with a bacteria to kill zebra mussels in a northern Wisconsin lake. Researchers want to apply the biological pesticide in Keyes Lake in Florence County next month. Geological survey researcher James Luoma, in La Crosse, says Keyes […]

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Wisconsin DNR offers waste guide

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering contractors and construction firms a new guide on handling hazardous materials during demolition. The guide is a step-by-step checklist for identifying and evaluating hazardous waste, recyclables and other waste during construction and remodeling work. The guide is available for free on the DNR’s […]

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Wisconsin DNR offers geocaching at state parks

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is offering official geocaching adventures at nearly 50 state parks this summer. The agency says it has placed one cache in 47 parks as part of the Wisconsin State Park Geocaches Series, a joint effort with the Wisconsin Geocaching Association. Anyone interested in searching for […]

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