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State’s trappers, seniors, boaters facing new laws

State’s trappers, seniors, boaters facing new laws

Cheaper hunting and fishing licenses for some seniors, permit fees for waterfowl outfitters, regulation of firearms used by trappers to remove furbearers from their traps and brand new requirements for boating education.

January 2015
All signs point to Director Rosenthal

All signs point to Director Rosenthal

A Democratic lawmaker and staffers inside Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new administration were indicating that state Rep. Wayne Rosenthal will be the next director of DNR.

January 2015
Birding secret: Using your smartphone to find birds

Birding secret: Using your smartphone to find birds

Apps for birders, like the BirdsEye App, instantly shares eBird information and ties into Google Maps, Apple Maps, and TomTom

January 2015
Be mindful of locating your birdfeeders in winter

Be mindful of locating your birdfeeders in winter

Make sure your feathered friends can access them

January 2015
Several new laws affect hunters and anglers

Several new laws affect hunters and anglers

As the state’s hunters and anglers wait to see what a new governor and a likely new administration for DNR will mean for them in 2015

January 2015
Perch and deer stole ’14 stage

Perch and deer stole ’14 stage

The year began with “Thursdays With DNR,” a weekly series of webcasts that included discussions on deer, cougars and wildlife management.

January 2015
Emiquon project not flooded by Corps’ stance

Emiquon project not flooded by Corps’ stance

November 2014
Seal the deal with scents and scrapes when bowhunting for deer

Seal the deal with scents and scrapes when bowhunting for deer

When rutting action intensifies, getting aggressive can lead to a filled tag

October 2014
Game farm owner sentenced for selling snow goose meat

Game farm owner sentenced for selling snow goose meat

A Wisconsin game farm owner was convicted of a felony due to his illegal selling of snow goose meat in homemade sausage.

October 2014
Bowhunters head into season with optimism

Bowhunters head into season with optimism

How’s this for a change: bowhunters are actually opening the season with a hint of optimism – at least they are not expecting to find scores of dead deer scattered throughout the woods.

September 2014