Wisconsin State Park group camping for 50 people or less starts July 13

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will begin to allow group camping for groups of 50 or less with reservations on Monday, July 13. The DNR will also begin placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds, and firewood is now available at select state parks. Special park operation conditions remain in place to ensure the…

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Preliminary 2020 Spring Turkey Harvest Registrations Up From 2019

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MADISON, Wis. – Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 44,963 birds during the 2020 spring turkey hunting season, nearly a 17% increase from the 38,576 birds registered in the 2019 season. The 2020 youth season resulted in a total of 2,880 birds registered, up 47% from 1,953 in 2019. Harvest increased significantly across all…

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Important health and safety reminders during the active tick season

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With the official start of summer just around the corner, many are spending more time outdoors in areas where ticks are active. HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, along with Prevea Health, offer the following tips and reminders to help everyone recognize and treat tick-related incidents. Ticks live in wooded areas and areas with…

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Wisconsin 2020 game fish season underway

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Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as essential. As such, the 2020-2021 Game Fish season opened on May 2. All regulations and license requirements apply. The DNR reminds anglers to fish close to home and practice social distancing whether fishing from a boat, dock, or shoreline. It is recommended that only anglers…

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Wisconsin 2020 elk hunt application deadline May 31

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Wisconsin hunters have until May 31 to apply for a chance to participate in northern Wisconsin’s 2020 elk hunt. This fall marks the third official elk hunt in state history. Once widespread across North America, elk were eliminated from Wisconsin in the 1880s. Thanks to the support of many partners and the backing of Wisconsinites,…

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Wisconsin spring turkey season begins April 15

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MADISON – Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as an essential activity. As such, the 2020 Spring Turkey Season will proceed without changes to the season dates or management zones under the Safer at Home order. Due to COVID-19, distance is critical. Social distancing – the practice of always staying 6 feet…

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Locals earn 2019-20 Basketball All-Conference Team honors

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2019-20 DSC BOY BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS FIRST TEAM Ed Hydukovich COL Sr. Gunnar Hurlburt DUR So. Simon Bauer DUR So. Cade Hanson EM Sr. Owen Schultz MON Sr. Aaron Borgerding SV Sr. SECOND TEAM Logan Knudtson BV Sr. Cole Seehaver COL Sr. Caden Berger DUR Jr. Ryan Bohl EM Jr. Luke Webb EPC So. Brandyn Hallquist GC…

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St. Croix, Eau Claire DNR wardens among honored for lifesaving, valor and meritorious service acts

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State officials on Tuesday, March 3 lauded 14 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens for heroic acts that included rescuing residents and pets from rapidly rising floodwaters, creating a chest seal to stop bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds and carrying a lost boy out of marsh for a mile at night as freezing temperatures…

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Wisconsin falconer guilty of Lacey Act Violation

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MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Kitzman, 69, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty Monday, December 30, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Madison to conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act for his role in illegally bartering a northern goshawk.  This charge carries maximum…

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Former Minnesota hunting guide guilty of Lacey Act Violation

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Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeff Althoff, 32, Greensboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty Monday, December 30, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Madison to violating the Lacey Act by falsely labeling wildlife and transporting it across state lines.  This charge carries maximum penalties of one year…

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