News and Wisconsin

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Fall wolf quota set too low?

Fall wolf quota set too low?

NRB wades through citizen input to set wolf quota of 156 animals

June 2014
Elk calf capture suspended; elk moved to new area

Elk calf capture suspended; elk moved to new area

Despite coming off the bleakest winter and seconded-latest spring since elk were reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1995, about 40 elk calves will be born this spring in the Clam Lake Elk Range, DNR biologists estimate.

June 2014
Breeding duck numbers hit record high

Breeding duck numbers hit record high

North America’s breeding duck population this spring was an estimated 49.2 million birds, the highest number on record.

June 2014
Don't let fireworks season ruin your pointer or flusher for hunting season

Don't let fireworks season ruin your pointer or flusher for hunting season

Think ahead this Fourth of July holiday weekend to prevent gunshy problems in your upland bird dog

June 2014
American Birding Association to birders: Buy duck stamps

American Birding Association to birders: Buy duck stamps

Duck stamps are one of the most effective conservation tools in the United States, and one birding association is calling for birders to buy the stamps.

June 2014
Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Bowhunters who go afield with lighted nocks on their arrows or who mount a video camera on their bow may now have their buck, bear, bull, or ram legally entered into the Pope and Young

June 2014
Grouse survey shows decline in population

Grouse survey shows decline in population

Wisconsin ruffed grouse numbers showed another decline this spring as the popular game bird moves through its normal cycle, but this spring’s numbers are off just 1 percent statewide from last year.

June 2014
Spring turkey kill leaps 20 percent

Spring turkey kill leaps 20 percent

Hunters registered 41,815 turkeys this spring, which stands as a 20-percent increase from the 2013 spring harvest of 37,804 birds.

June 2014
Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Archery practice: How many arrows should you shoot during a target session?

June 2014
Buck-only for 19 forest deer units

Buck-only for 19 forest deer units

Deer hunters in forested areas of the state didn’t have any trouble convincing DNR wildlife biologists – and Natural Resources Board members – that something had to be done to increase deer numbers in the 19 units that were approved for buck-only hunting this fall.

June 2014
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