Weekend includes state’s first decoy carving contest sponsored by Wisconsin Waterfowl Association.
Cambridge, Wis. — Anglers interested in learning more about lake and water quality in the areas that they live and fish can do so by participating in one of the state’s 225 lake management districts. By doing so, sportsmen can also contribute to the health of lakes and wetlands in their area. Lake district volunteers work to monitor and…
There are rumblings that she will resign as DNR secretary sometime after state budget passes.
Hudson, Wis. — With the DNR no longer allowed to present deer population information to the public in terms of population goals by unit or deer per square mile, the agency will ask for the public’s help from August through November in defining new population objectives required by the Deer Trustee Report (DTR). Instead of having a population goal…
Decisions on the DNR magazine, forestry mill tax and the DNR’s presence – or lack thereof – at the state fair are the latest examples of Gov. Scott Walker’s intent.
DNR magazine survives – for now – and JFC increases fees for camping and daily admission to state parks.
Mill tax has a direct, positive impact on wildlife habitat; magazine doesn’t cost the DNR a dime.
An interesting experience in southwestern Wisconsin, to be sure, but not one that can top the incident a friend had while turkey hunting up north.
Minnesota, Missouri fund natural resource efforts through sales tax programs — so why not Wisconsin?
Sportsmen no longer have to shoulder entire burden through hunting, fishing, trapping fee increases.
His idea falls outside of NRB’s responsibility of setting policy for the DNR.
Is Walker’s magazine move a sleight of hand to divert attention from his desire to kill the forest mill tax?
Forestry mill tax, DNR magazine set to disappear.
Readings of Aldo Leopold’s essays and showings of ‘Green Fire’ scheduled around the state the first week of March
Also made it harder for game wardens to enforce late hunting by changing “hunting hours” to “shooting hours,” and asked the governor and legislature to once again allow sportsmen to cross railroad tracks on foot.
Increases in six licenses or stamps, along with pulling sportsmen’s dollars from commercial fisheries, would provide an estimated $14.8 million for the DNR
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board takes up railroad issue, asks for return to foot-traffic crossing of rails
Natural Resources Board also polling sportsmen on question of creating a muskie tagging system that would limit anglers to keeping just one muskie per season
Wisconsin’s CWD expert, Mike Samuel, has suggestions for DNR and Natural Resources Board on white-tailed deer health
Wisconsin’s top CWD researcher retiring at the end of January
Board adopts emergency rule for sport anglers in Apostle Islands area that allows for two-fish bag limit, with a 15-inch size limit, but only one of those fish may be longer than 25 inches
Madison — More than 300,000 deer have been electronically registered through all 2016 deer seasons so far, including 97,892 bucks from the gun season, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported to the Natural Resources Board (NRB). At the board’s Dec. 14 meeting, Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, said that a grand total of 283,201 deer had been registered…
Wisconsin’s Natural Resource Board makes appropriate changes in 2016 to meet open meetings law requirements
With changes, no danger of natural resources management issues escaping public review
Online public comment on committee’s work open from from Dec. 20 through Jan. 3, 2017
The CWD Response Plan Review Committee identified possible new actions — including economic studies highlighting the huge importance of the deer herd — that it will consider adding to the state’s 15-year CWD Response Plan.
Retired DNR wildlife leader Tom Hauge says if state can invest in Milwaukee Bucks, the state can also invest in Wisconsin’s real deer herd
Madison — The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved the third – and last – phase of the legislature’s forced 10,000-acre state land sale by placing 84 parcels covering 3,186 acres on the sales block. The DNR has now offered 10,226 acres for sale. The agency already has offered 7,040 acres for sale (June of 2014 and in February) in…
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves third phase of Wisconsin legislature’s 10,000-acre DNR land sale
Some Wisconsin sportsmen still resistant to the idea of selling off public land that could be used for hunting, trapping and fishing
DNR’s Cathy Stepp seems intent on cleaning house even when house appears to be in order