Fall turkey harvest numbers and permit sales increased in 2020

By Editor | February 2, 2021

More turkeys were harvested in 2020 than the previous year, according to new data released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Hunters registered 4,600 birds during the fall 2020 wild turkey season, a 21% increase compared to the 3,792 turkeys registered during the 2019 fall season. In total, 81,710 harvest authorizations were issued…

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All-terrain wheelchairs and sit skis open the outdoors for Wisconsinites with disabilities

By Editor | February 2, 2021

Winter in Wisconsin is a difficult time for many people with disabilities. Snow not only makes it hard to enjoy the outdoors, but also to complete simple tasks outside of the home. The DNR strives to open the outdoors for all through adaptive equipment rentals. The DNR’s cross-country sit skis allow people with mobility impairments…

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New smelt consumption advisory for Lake Superior

By Editor | January 26, 2021

Based on recent sampling results, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) are recommending a PFAS-based fish consumption advisory for Lake Superior. Due to the high levels of PFOS found in the samples, the DNR and DHS are updating the recommended rainbow smelt consumption advisory from an unrestricted…

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Get ready for Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 16-17, 2021

By Editor | January 12, 2021

Interested in giving fishing a try? Next weekend is the perfect time to do so. Anglers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to explore the outdoors during Free Fishing Weekend. You can fish almost anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp Jan. 16-17, 2021. Most Wisconsin waters are included in this…

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Gus Scharlau deer photo

Deer photo – Gus Scharlau – 12-16-2020

By Editor | December 15, 2020
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Nine-day deer hunt harvest totals and license sales now available

By Editor | December 8, 2020

Wisconsin’s hunting legacy runs deep. As hunters put another gun deer season in the books, preliminary license sale, harvest registration and hunting incident numbers for the 169th nine-day gun season are now available. Preliminary License Sales Totals Preliminary figures continue to indicate that the number of deer hunters in Wisconsin increased compared to the same…

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Buck photo – Brian Evenson – 12-9-2020

By Editor | December 8, 2020
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WI DNR announces wolf season begins in 2021

By Editor | December 8, 2020

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR has announced the official wolf season will begin Nov. 6, 2021. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will delist gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species on Jan. 4, 2021, returning management authority to the lower 48 states and tribes. Under Wisconsin law, when…

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Black bear permits and spring wild turkey harvest authorizations application deadline December 10

By Editor | December 8, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds black bear and wild turkey hunters the 2021 season application deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings at GoWild.wi.gov or through an authorized license agent. Consider inviting others who may not usually participate in these seasons to apply and…

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Kevin Standaert buck photo

Kevin Standaert Buck Photo

By Editor | December 1, 2020
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