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Crossbow bill approved; urban archery is in play

Crossbow bill approved; urban archery is in play

After years of wrangling among various sportsmen’s groups over who to leave in and who to leave out, the Legislature passed – and Gov. Scott Walker signed into law – Assembly Bill 194 that expands crossbow hunting opportunities

December 2013
Eagle River man bags buck at 94

Eagle River man bags buck at 94

There was excitement in the deer woods when Nick Yadro tagged and registered his buck during the recently completed nine-day Wisconsin gun deer season.

December 2013
Locked bucks found in river

Locked bucks found in river

It’s a good thing Tom and Kathy Smith have an extra freezer, because they’re going to need it.

December 2013
Deer harvest rallies in the second half

Deer harvest rallies in the second half

Folk-rock artists Simon and Garfunkel caught the attention of the world with their classic hit, “The Sound of Silence,” in 1964.

December 2013
Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard took the first step in addressing concerns about pheasant numbers and wildlife habitat in his state

December 2013
Nontypical bow kill is Wisconsin's new No. 1

Nontypical bow kill is Wisconsin's new No. 1

Waukesha County buck now ranks as top nontypical Wisconsin bow kill

November 2013
Sportsmen step in to swamp year-round Suamico rifle ban

Sportsmen step in to swamp year-round Suamico rifle ban

Officials in the Brown County village of Suamico were considering a year-round ban on the use of rifles – that is, until local conservationists brought pressure to turn the tide.

November 2013
Not included in DNR proposals: statewide baiting, feeding ban

Not included in DNR proposals: statewide baiting, feeding ban

A statewide ban on baiting and feeding deer is not part of the DNR’s proposed changes for Wisconsin’s 2014 deer hunting seasons.

November 2013
Washington County man survives attack by 700-pound black bear

Washington County man survives attack by 700-pound black bear

Patrick Finger had never hunted bears before, but the last thing he expected was to have one clawing at him before the killing bullet hit pay dirt and toppled the 700-pound bear off Finger.

November 2013
SAK to stay, DNR pledges

SAK to stay, DNR pledges

Either the DNR changed horses mid-stream when it comes to using its Sex-Age-Kill deer formula going forward, or the agency did not make its intentions clear enough during the earlier Deer Trustee Report committee meetings.

October 2013
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