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Make safety your #1 target this gun deer season

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to make safety their number one target as they head out into the field this gun deer season. Nine firearm-involved injuries and one fatality were reported during the 2020 nine-day gun deer season. Wisconsin’s 10-year average for hunting incidents during the gun deer…

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Hunters prepare for Wisconsin’s 170th nine-day gun deer season

Anticipation is building across Wisconsin as hunters of all experience levels are preparing to head out afield to take part in the state’s 170th nine-day gun deer season Nov. 20-28. “The nine-day gun deer season is always an exciting time of the year,” said Eric Lobner, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Bureau Director.…

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2021 Bear Season shows return to recent harvest average

MADISON – Early results from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) show hunters harvested 3,802 bears during the 2021 black bear season, a decrease from the 4,306 taken last year. The 2021 harvest results are similar to the 2018 and 2019 harvests. While overall numbers fell short of the total quota, several zones were…

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Avoid ash trees when placing deer stands this season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) cautions hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees this deer season. Most ash trees in the southern half of Wisconsin, Door County and the Mississippi River counties are dead or dying from emerald ash borer infestation. Although emerald ash borer is not as widespread…

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WI DNR encourages hunters to participate in annual Deer Donation Program to help stock food pantries

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to donate Wisconsin-harvested deer to the department’s Deer Donation Program to help stock food pantries this holiday season and support residents in need throughout the state. Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 94,000 deer, totaling more than 3.8 million pounds of venison…

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Fall 2021 Wolf Hunt Update

Following a circuit court’s ruling enjoining the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from implementing the wolf harvest law, the DNR has announced that licenses have not been issued to state hunters and trappers for Fall 2021 wolf hunt. In accordance with the court order and the department’s ongoing plans, the DNR will continue working…

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Know your target: Don’t accidentally shoot elk and moose this hunting season

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to know their target before they shoot and understand the difference between elk and white-tailed deer this season. Archery and crossbow deer seasons are currently underway. Antlerless elk are most commonly confused for being large does, in addition to young bull elk which can…

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Know your target: Don’t accidentally shoot elk and moose this hunting season

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to know their target before they shoot and understand the difference between elk and white-tailed deer this season. Archery and crossbow deer seasons are currently underway. Antlerless elk are most commonly confused for being large does, in addition to young bull elk which can…

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