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Outdoor Column 1-26-2022

By Editor | January 25, 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

By Editor | January 18, 2022

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

By Editor | January 11, 2022

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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Winter in WI means taking extra precautions to prevent slips and falls

By Editor | January 11, 2022

Winter is here and snow has already covered many regions of the United States. With more snow and ice expected in the months to come, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals want to ensure area residents stay safe when venturing outdoors. Slips and falls can cause serious harm as conditions of roads, parking lots…

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DNR asks public to report black bear den locations

By Editor | January 4, 2022

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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DNR urges ice anglers to protect waterways from aquatic invasive species

By Editor | January 4, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and UW-Extension are asking anglers to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species when ice fishing this winter. While aquatic invasive species have made their way into Wisconsin’s waterways, anglers can reduce transmission by checking for and removing any mud or plant material clinging to their gear,…

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Learn about state natural areas, home to WI’s endangered species

By Editor | January 4, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging nature enthusiasts to learn more about Wisconsin’s state natural areas and the rare species that inhabit them in the 2021 Field Notes publication now available online. 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the DNR’s State Natural Areas Program. To help celebrate the milestone, this year’s Field…

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2022 Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest

By Editor | December 28, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the 2022 Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest is now open. Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. The Keep Wildlife Wild program began in 2014 to spread the word about our…

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OutWiGo to Wisconsin state parks On New Year’s Day

By Editor | December 28, 2021

Celebrate the new year by stepping into the outdoors with a First Day Hike. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will join in the annual adventure sponsored by America’s State Parks on New Year’s Day for the 11th year in a row. Each year Wisconsinites join the thousands of people across the nation to…

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DNR increases efforts to protect at-risk songbird

By Editor | December 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that it will work with partners to increase efforts to protect the at-risk Connecticut warbler in northwest Wisconsin. The Connecticut warbler is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Wisconsin and a Partners in Flight Watch List Species of Continental Concern. In the last…

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