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DNR says elk must ‘leave home’

DNR says elk must ‘leave home’

Like that 20-something youngster who finds living with parents an overly comfortable lifestyle, Wisconsin’s elk seem not one bit interested in what lies beyond their current habitat – so the DNR is moving some of them to a new home

February 2014
Reported fall turkey kill takes dip

Reported fall turkey kill takes dip

Fall turkey harvest numbers for the past two years have been compiled and reflect, at the very least, how weather can affect hunter success

February 2014
DNR raises bear quota 17 percent for 2014

DNR raises bear quota 17 percent for 2014

The bear harvest quota will increase to 4,700 bears this fall, or a 17-percent increase from last year.

February 2014
A wolf ‘threshold’ instead of goal?

A wolf ‘threshold’ instead of goal?

Whether the DNR moves away from population goals and toward “thresholds” as a means of managing the wolf population remains to be seen

January 2014
WCC’s 80th year opens with tundra swan idea

WCC’s 80th year opens with tundra swan idea

It was 1934 when the likes of conservation icons Aldo Leopold, Wisconsin Chief Game Warden Harley MacKenzie, and Superintendent of Game William Grimmer created the county-based system of citizen natural resources involvement

January 2014
New bobcat, elk zones on the books for 2014

New bobcat, elk zones on the books for 2014

It was a long time coming, but Wisconsin’s bobcat hunters and trappers will have a season in southern Wisconsin for the first time in recent history starting in 2014.

January 2014
Plight of ciscoes the focus of a new study

Plight of ciscoes the focus of a new study

The DNR is in the early stages of a long-term study of what appears to be a degrading cisco population in inland lakes.

January 2014
Wolf hunt offers DNR new insights

Wolf hunt offers DNR new insights

Wisconsin’s second wolf season provided new insights into hunting and trapping the state’s most controversial wildlife species, but results varied so widely by zone during the first two seasons that it’s tough to predict how future seasons will unfold.

January 2014
Tribal night deer hunting is denied

Tribal night deer hunting is denied

Federal court Judge Barbara Crabb listed several reasons for denying the state’s six Chippewa tribes the ability to legally shine and shoot deer

December 2013
Five wolves harvested with the use of hounds

Five wolves harvested with the use of hounds

As of Dec. 13, Wisconsin hunters had registered five wolves as being harvested with the use of trailing hounds with no “dog-fighting” episodes reported in any of the runs that produced wolves.

December 2013
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