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Colfax man achieves “Grand Slam” in turkey hunting

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — In the world of turkey hunting, if you shoot one each of the four species of wild turkey that exist in the United States, then you have achieved a Grand Slam. Colfax resident Carey Davis, who is in his 50th year of hunting, recently completed his Grand Slam by …

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Spring turkey season begins April 20

The 2022 spring turkey season opens on April 20 and includes six, seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. All seven turkey management zones will be open for hunting. With the spring hunt almost here, hunters should brush up on the spring turkey hunting regulations within the Fall 2021- Spring 2022 Combined Hunting Regulations.…

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DNR to end online Hunter Education option for students under age 18

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the temporary all-online hunter education course option will end at midnight on Sunday, March 20, 2022, for those under 18-years-old. Hunter education students aged 18 and older will continue to have the online course as a hunter education option.   The DNR temporarily…

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Wisconsin DNR Wolf Hunting Update

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that following a U.S. District court’s ruling on Feb. 10 returning wolves in the lower 48 states (except the northern Rocky Mountains region) to the Federal Endangered Species List, Wisconsin is not authorized to implement a wolf harvest season. The DNR is reviewing…

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Three Snowmobile Related Fatalities Over Weekend

MADISON, Wis. – Following a deadly weekend of snowmobiling, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges the public to be safe while out on the trails. Since the start of the new year, there have been 10 snowmobile fatalities with one additional pending investigation. There were 13 fatalities in 2021. While this weekend’s crashes…

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DNR now accepting artwork entries for 2022 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl stamp design contests

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting artwork entries for the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests. The winning designs will appear on the 2023 collection of stamps. Each year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for an opportunity to have their artwork commemorated in a historic…

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The Rockpile 2-9-2022

We’ll take a look at a couple of the Ladies Leagues this week. On the Wednesday Night Ladies League, Cindy Rassbach is currently holding the high average with a 181 while Kathy Alleman is in the second spot with a 169. On the Thursday Night Ladies league Breanna Hovik has the top average with 157…

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Outdoor Column 1-26-2022

Hello friends, This past week I fished, and winter camped on backwaters of the Mississippi River near Prairie Du Chien. My good buddy Gary Howe former long term owner (I think four generations) of The Courier Press and a few other papers spent each day on the ice with me and as usual we had…

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DNR asks public to report black bear den locations for new research study

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks the public to report any black bear den locations they find across Wisconsin to support a new research study. Conducted by the department’s Office of Applied Science, the study will analyze the reported dens and generate estimates of reproductive rates within each bear management zone. These estimates…

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Snowmobilers: Think smart before you start this season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding snowmobilers that safety is an important part of the ride. Whether you were gifted a snowmobile over the holidays or are a veteran of the ride, the department asks all riders to be in the know and review Wisconsin’s snowmobile safety rules and regulations before heading…

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