Cast Away: Kids 15 and under fish for free!

By Editor | July 27, 2021

In Wisconsin, kids 15 and under fish without a license every day. So do anglers born before 1927. For everybody else, a variety of license options can get you out on the water quickly and easily. Get your license to relax and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer! Getting your first license or just visiting?…

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Wearing a life jacket saves lives

By Editor | July 27, 2021

It’s peak boating season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters that wearing a life jacket could save your life. To date, 16 people have died in boating incidents so far this year in Wisconsin. Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes, and the…

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Outdoors For All: Explore the outdoors with adaptive equipment and all-terrain wheelchairs

By Editor | July 27, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is committed to providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. DNR adaptive equipment rentals and all-terrain wheelchair reservations through Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) help ensure that everyone can make memories and learn new skills in Wisconsin’s outdoors. Wisconsinites have access to seasonal adaptive equipment at…

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DNR launches webpage to provide information hub for special well casing depth area in Towns of Hudson and Warren in SC County

By Editor | July 20, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the launch of a new webpage and informational resources for residents in St. Croix County affected by private drinking water wells contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound (VOC). The new St. Croix special well casing depth area (SWCDA) webpage includes information on…

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Beat the heat this summer

By Editor | July 20, 2021

The “dog days” of summer are officially here. Play it cool on your next adventure with these tips to beat the heat: • Pack water and identify places you can refill along your adventure. • Stay hydrated and drink BEFORE you feel thirsty. • Take breaks and grab some shade. Reserve extra time to cool…

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Fishing for all: accessible fishing opportunities in Wisconsin

By Editor | July 20, 2021

Wisconsin offers numerous shore-fishing opportunities for people with disabilities at areas across the state. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), every fishing pier the Wisconsin DNR builds is accessible to people with disabilities. The accessible fishing piers are designed to accommodate wheelchairs, are wider to offer enough room for turning around and have lower…

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ATV/UTV Riders: Think Smart Before You Start

By Editor | July 20, 2021

Summer is a great time for ATV and UTV riders to head out on Wisconsin’s trails and designated roads. However, it’s important to remember that these powerful vehicles can be dangerous and even fatal. Help make the sport a safe one by following these tips: Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during your ride.…

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Wisconsin Beachgoers: Be aware of blue-green algae risks

By Editor | July 20, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding beachgoers and their pets to watch for blue-green algae and know the risks. Blue-green algae can cause illness if swallowed or inhaled in water droplets, or irritation if rubbed on the skin under clothing. Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are photosynthetic bacteria often called “pond scum.” Blue-green…

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Participate in ruffed grouse West Nile virus sampling this fall

By Editor | July 13, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is once again asking ruffed grouse hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who come across a sick or dead grouse to submit a sample for a multi-state ruffed grouse West Nile virus study. For the fourth and final year, the DNR and conservation partners will distribute testing kits to hunters,…

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Sharp-tailed grouse hunting season remains closed for fall 2021

By Editor | July 13, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the fall 2021 sharp-tailed grouse hunting season remains closed due to the spring surveys results and concerns over future viability of the sharp-tailed grouse population. Permits and applications will not be available or accepted this year. Each year, the sharp-tailed grouse advisory committee, which consists…

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