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The DNR celebrates air quality improvements, accomplishments during clean air month

By Editor | May 2, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomes Clean Air Month this May by celebrating the accomplishments of the last 20 years, including the improvement in overall air quality in Wisconsin. Air quality successes over the last twenty years include an 88% decrease in sulfur dioxide concentrations, a 35% decrease in fine…

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2023 Ojibwe spring fishing season starting soon, Wisconsinites reminded of protected tribal right to fish

By Editor | April 18, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Wisconsinites of the protected tribal right to fish in certain Wisconsin waterways and the legal consequences they could face if found interfering with that right during the upcoming Ojibwe spring fishing season. “The Wisconsin DNR fully supports Ojibwe sovereignty and treaty rights,” said DNR…

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DNR asks public to avoid feeding deer as cold weather continues

By Editor | March 28, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to avoid feeding deer as cold winter weather continues around parts of the state. While the public may be concerned about the impact of winter conditions on the deer population, supplemental feeding of deer, such as leaving corn and other feed…

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DNR encourages making spongy moth treatment plans early

By Editor | March 14, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging property owners to examine their trees for egg masses of spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) and plan ahead if control measures are needed. Spongy moth thrive in warm and dry weather, but even with “average” weather conditions this spring and summer,…

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DATCP reminds poultry owners of increasing threat of Avian Flu

By Editor | March 14, 2023

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding poultry owners of the ongoing threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The spring migratory period for wild birds brings an increased risk of infection to all flocks, so DATCP recommends that poultry owners continue using the strongest biosecurity measures…

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National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 5-11

By Editor | March 7, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is highlighting the importance of the responsible development, management and use of groundwater in recognition of National Groundwater Water Week, March 5-11. Groundwater is a vital resource in Wisconsin, with approximately 70% of Wisconsinites relying on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wisconsin’s groundwater…

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DNR hosting free fun weekend June 4-5

By Editor | June 1, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to join us for the 10th annual Free Fun Weekend, June 4-5, 2022. State park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes are waived for all visitors. Grab your family and friends and head outdoors for Free Fun Weekend and find your…

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Colfax Sportsmen’s Club represented at MOHEE

By Editor | May 24, 2022

Approximately 2,300 students, plus 420 teachers and chaperons, attended the May 18-19 Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Exposition (MOHEE) at the DNR’s MacKenzie Environmental Education Center at Poynette, Wis. Roughly 1,200 of those students filtered through the BB gun range which was staffed by dozens of Hunter Education instructors, including Jim Nosker representing the Colfax Sportsmen’s…

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Conference Shooting Sports was held May 14

By Editor | May 24, 2022

CONFERENCE SHOOT — Lane Unruh (left) and Beau Zelm, represented the Colfax Scholastic Trap Team at the Conference Shoot in Cadott on May 14. Organized by the Colfax Sportsmen’s Club, the Colfax team is the only one in the conference not affiliated with a school district. Besides family members and supporters, the two athletes were…

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Shooting matches offered at Colfax/Dunn County shooting sports complex

By Editor | May 17, 2022

Colfax Sportsmen’s Club is again offering a full summer calendar of activities at the Colfax/Dunn County Shooting Sports Complex, E8498 810th Ave. Activities can be kept track off by looking at the club’s website calendar. It’s a good idea to check the calendar before driving to the range, in case there’s been a schedule change.…

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