A new proposal has the North Zone duck season opening on Sept. 29, which is a week later than previous seasons.MADISON — The Wisconsin DNR noted its proposed waterfowl hunting season structure and information regarding feedback during March meetings and via written comment in a news release Wednesday, March 7. Notable changes in 2018 compared to past proposals: North Zone duck…
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Increased surveillance and sampling, carcass movement restrictions and local community involvement are just some the goals.
The ban for Lincoln County will be enacted for three years. Langlade County is within 10 miles of the Lincoln County positive wild deer, and due to being adjacent to a county with a CWD positive test result, a two-year ban will be enacted.
The season will reopen March 1 with a bag limit of two fish. DNR staff are currently working on additional rulemaking that would remove the closed season on lake trout and increase bag limits.
This new positive CWD detections.
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON — A new demand-based pricing structure for Wisconsin State Park System properties will go into effect on Feb. 15 that is intended to encourage use and manage capacity while providing funds for property improvements that directly enhance visitor experiences, the Wisconsin DNR said in a news release Friday, Jan. 12. There will be no increase in the annual…
It is unknown whether this cougar is the same animal photographed on multiple trail cameras in central Wisconsin between early August and late October 2017.
The hunt will be an added opportunity to harvest antlerless deer to help reach antlerless harvest goals and the county deer population objective.
In the last year before the launch of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, DNR stocked 142,121 extended growth walleye. Since the initiative began, DNR stocked 455,307 large fingerlings in 2013, 719,670 fish in 2014, 760,969 in 2015, 797,815 in 2016 and 881,977 in 2017.
Hunters asked to report ear-tagged deer in Trempealeau County. Two bucks are known to have escaped the captive deer facility in late October through an open gate. An unknown number of antlerless deer that were housed in the same facility may have escaped at the same time.
MADISON, Wis. — The majority of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers recently assessed by the state DNR received a good bill of health, continuing a trend of improved surface water quality across the state, according to a DNR news release Wednesday, Nov. 15. At the same time the DNR is working to identify new waterways to target for pollution reduction plans….
The one-year-old doe was harvested in Greenwood township and is the first confirmed positive in Vernon County.
The fish caught Nov. 2 had first been tagged in 1981 when it was 27.3 inches during a DNR spawning assessment on Gull Island Shoal of Lake Superior. The same fish was handled again in 2017 during the same spawning assessment and measured 35.5 inches.
The accused were found to have altered the fence to allow wild deer to enter the facility, from which customers may hunt and harvest deer year round.
Falls from tree stands are a leading cause of serious injury for hunters.
MADISON — Wisconsin efforts to help conserve monarchs are taking off as the iconic butterflies fly to their wintering grounds in Mexico. The Wisconsin DNR recently learned its Natural Heritage Conservation program has won a $69,800 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore and enhance critical monarch butterfly habitat along the Mississippi River. The grant and matching…
Reward of $100 for anglers catching a tagged fish.
MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact DNR staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program. “Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program. Trappers can help improve the quality of Department of Natural Resources wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured wolves before they are released.”…
Annual Sturgeon Fest, at Lakeshore State Park in downtown Milwaukee on Sept. 30, continues effort to restore lake sturgeon to Lake Michigan.
Single animal is captured in a video and photo from two separate trail cameras.
“We’ve collared a random sample of deer and coyotes, so the collars don’t indicate anything about the animals’ health or suitability for harvest.”
The cooperation of hunters and private businesses has become increasingly vital to the success of sampling process.
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is seeking nominations through October 15 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling representative position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The group mainly focuses on…
MADISON — Early in September, County Deer Advisory Councils will provide preliminary recommendations on county deer population objectives for the next three years and potential changes to Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundaries for online public review and comment. The online public comment period regarding these recommendations will begin after noon on Sept. 11 and run through Sept. 22, 2017. Preliminary…
Northern Zone quota increases substantially, from 225 last year to 550 this season.
And anglers in the traditional state fish record categories landed six new records in the first half of 2017.