DNR offers robust statewide CWD resting

By Editor | September 22, 2020

In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the 2020 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. The health of the deer herd relies on commitment from hunters. Managing CWD begins with knowing where the disease exists on the landscape, and having…

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Collared deer are legal to harvest during fall deer seasons

By Editor | September 15, 2020

MADISON — During the 2020 hunting season, hunters may spot deer that are equipped with radio collars. Collared deer are part of a mortality study in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and are legal to hunt with a standard Wisconsin hunting license and harvest authorization. The DNR Office of Applied Science is conducting a…

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Archery and crossbow deer hunting season now open

By Editor | September 15, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – Deer hunters throughout the state have their first opportunity to enjoy the woods this fall with the opening of the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons, which run concurrently statewide from Sept. 12 to Jan. 3, 2021. The archery and crossbow seasons are extended to January 31, 2021 in metro sub-units, and…

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The DNR urges hunters to wear a harness while using treestand this fall

By Editor | September 15, 2020

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind those participating in the upcoming deer hunting season to practice safety when using treestands. According to surveys, one-quarter of bowhunters have experienced a fall or near fall from an elevated stand. Less than half of Wisconsin deer hunters use a safety harness…

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Mike Becker with his catch

A successful catch – 9-16-2020

By Editor | September 15, 2020
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Trapper education for adults and kids now available online

By Editor | July 21, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – In partnership with the Wisconsin Trappers’ Association, the Department of Natural Resources has adjusted trapper education course requirements for the 2020 season so adults and youth can earn their certification online or through a correspondence course. This change provides individuals an opportunity to earn their trapper education certification with limited contact with…

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

By Editor | July 7, 2020

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

By Editor | June 16, 2020

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

By Editor | June 2, 2020

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

By Editor | May 26, 2020

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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