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Turkey hunters: Expect jakes

Turkey hunters: Expect jakes

When the first of the state’s six spring turkey seasons opens Wednesday, April 15, Wisconsin turkey hunters likely will notice an increase in jakes from previous years in most areas of the state.

April 2015
Ashton chosen as 2014 Haskell Noyes winner

Ashton chosen as 2014 Haskell Noyes winner

Balsam Lake, Wis. — Jesse Ashton, the Polk County conservation warden since 2002, has been named by the Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement as the recipient of the 2014 Haskell Noyes Efficiency Award, commonly known in DNR conservation warden circles as “The Watch.”

April 2015
Teach kids safe firearm handling at young age – well before the weapon is loaded

Teach kids safe firearm handling at young age – well before the weapon is loaded

NSSF offers new video to help parents out

April 2015
Caring for the mouth call

Caring for the mouth call

Don't hack your way through the spring gobbler season

April 2015
Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

After sunrise, midday gobbler hunting might be the best time to tag a tom

April 2015
Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

April 2015
USFWS changing methods used for setting duck, goose season rules

USFWS changing methods used for setting duck, goose season rules

Changes in how a federal agency sets waterfowl seasons will mean that state waterfowl groups will see season-setting meetings held in conjuction with the DNR move from August to March, beginning in 2016.

March 2015
West Bend man arrows a record atypical tom [Photo]

West Bend man arrows a record atypical tom [Photo]

When it comes to trophy records, turkeys get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment compared with deer – even if it’s a state record bird. If a record buck is entered in Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young, or the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club, it makes headlines.

March 2015
Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

Mouth calling is great, but most experienced gobbler chasers and expert callers always carry an assortment of slate, glass, or graphite pot calls.

March 2015
Increasing your odds of finding shed antlers

Increasing your odds of finding shed antlers

More and more people look for shed deer antlers every year.

March 2015
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