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Deer Council meetings set

MADISON—The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and County Deer Advisory Councils are seeking public input to prepare for the 2024 deer season. Each county in Wisconsin has County Deer Advisory Council that meets annually to provide input and recommendations to the DNR on deer management in its county. Interested members of the public are…

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Be aware and stay safe during spring turkey hunting season

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to be aware and stay safe during the 2024 spring turkey season April 17 – May 28, 2024. Hunters and public land users may be sharing fields and forests during the season and need to be aware and alert of…

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DNR Highlights Importance Of Protecting Groundwater Groundwater Awareness Week Is March 10-16

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating Groundwater Awareness Week March 10-16, 2024. Groundwater is a vital resource in Wisconsin, with approximately 70% of Wisconsinites relying on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wisconsin’s groundwater also plays a critical role in supporting the state’s agricultural and tourism economy…

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New fishing regulations for St. Croix and Fox-Illinois rivers effective March 1

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers of the new fishing regulations that went into effect March 1, on the St. Croix and Fox-Illinois rivers in northwestern Wisconsin and Waukesha County, respectively.  These new regulations change bag and length limits for popular gamefish and establish a new fish refuge on…

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Wisconsin DNR reports “quiet” opening weekend of deer season

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Anecdotal reports to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources about the opening of the gun deer season is that it was “quiet and slow” to a certain degree. People reported hearing fewer gunshots and seeing fewer hunters, and the harvest was down this year on opening weekend by 16…

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Time to brush up on tree stand safety

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to take proper precautions and follow all safety best practices before climbing into a tree stand this fall. Surveys indicate one-quarter of Wisconsin bowhunters have experienced a fall or near-fall from an elevated stand in the past. Additionally, research has shown that risky tree stand climbing…

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Hunter education 2023 internet field day set

Online registration is now open for a Hunter Education Internet Field Day on Saturday, September 16, at the Colfax/Dunn County Shooting Sports Complex, N8498 810th Ave., Colfax.  To be able to attend the Internet Field Day a person must complete the online Hunter Education Course first, according to Jim Nosker, lead instructor for the Colfax…

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Pickleball courts open in Baldwin’s Mill Pond Park

BALDWIN — Pickleball has taken over as the fastest growing sport in the nation. To help accommodate that growth, central St. Croix County now has four dedicated pickleball courts at Mill Pond Park in Baldwin. The courts, which are open for public play, are the result of collaboration between the Village of Baldwin and the…

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Hunter education internet field day set for September 16

There will be a Hunter Education Internet Field Day on Saturday, September 16, at the Colfax/Dunn County Shooting Sports Complex, according to Jim Nosker, lead instructor for the Colfax Hunter Ed instructor group. To be able to attend the Internet Field Day a person must complete the online Hunter Education Course first, he explained. Information…

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