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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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Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – A tick bite might make you a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by Lone Star ticks, which are found in the Southwest and eastern half of the U.S. This bizarre problem was […]

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Fines, probation in wild animal poisoning case

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF SUGAR CAMP, Wis. (AP) – A father and son from northern Wisconsin accused of poisoning dozens of wild animals and birds have been ordered to pay a hefty fine and serve probation. Prosecutors say Alvin Sowinski used poisoned bait piles to coyotes, wolves and other animals in order to improve deer hunting prospects. […]

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Court schedules night deer hunting arguments

Court schedules night deer hunting arguments

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes will get a chance next month to tell a federal appeals court why members should be allowed to hunt deer at night. State officials have long banned night hunts out of safety concerns. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in the early 1990s that the ban applies to […]

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Wisconsin officials ask public to help count deer

Wisconsin officials ask public to help count deer

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are asking residents to keep a tally of deer they see in daylight hours. WLUK-TV reports the state is kicking of Operation Deer Watch on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says data reported by the public help monitor deer reproduction and determine the population size. The department […]

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Conservation Voters Call on DNR to Deny Frac Sand Greenwashing; Urges DNR to Reject Smart Sand Green Tier Application

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Madison – Conservation voters statewide are calling on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to reject the Green Tier application recently submitted by Smart Sand Inc., an out-of-state frac sand mining company with a history of environmental violations. “By allowing proven bad actors like Smart Sand to greenwash Wisconsin voters, the DNR will undermine the […]

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