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Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Ever shoot a gobbler with a beard measuring 311⁄8 inches?

May 2014
Sporting Heritage Council to offer recruiting ideas

Sporting Heritage Council to offer recruiting ideas

The Sporting Heritage Council’s final “recruiting” report to the Legislature could include suggestions for more boat landings, easier license purchases, liberal ATV access for deer and bear carcass removal, and perhaps even a joint effort with groups like Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

May 2014
No state elk hunt for ’14

No state elk hunt for ’14

Wisconsin wildlife officials announced last week they won’t implement the state’s first elk hunt this year because the herd is still too small and fragile, marking another delay in fulfilling a decade-old herd management plan.

April 2014
NRB taking closer look at fenced deer study

NRB taking closer look at fenced deer study

The Natural Resources Board agreed to take a closer look at a proposed deer/forest regeneration study that would close approximately 1,000 acres to the public in Vilas County.

April 2014
Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms Company, on Friday announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

April 2014
Chippewa tribes appeal night-shooting loss

Chippewa tribes appeal night-shooting loss

State wants $18K in fees from Chippewa tribes

April 2014
Study: higher buck kill could slow CWD spread

Study: higher buck kill could slow CWD spread

A just-released University of Wisconsin study of chronic wasting disease recommends focusing more hunting pressure on the deer most likely to carry and spread CWD in whitetails: bucks, the males of the species.

April 2014
Fenced-deer study raises concerns of state group

Fenced-deer study raises concerns of state group

The DNR eventually may go ahead with its idea to build several fenced enclosures on 900 acres in Vilas County to study deer impact on forest regeneration, but the agency likely will have to shed more light on its intent first.

April 2014
Waterfowl season changes ahead

Waterfowl season changes ahead

State waterfowlers can expect fewer Ontario Canada geese, a smaller Horicon Zone, and possibly an early teal season this fall.

March 2014
Hunters’ choice: public or private?

Hunters’ choice: public or private?

There are a number of unknowns about just how the DNR is going to implement changes from the Deer Trustee Report

March 2014
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