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.”…
Wisconsin DNR Reports
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.
Wolf counts are conducted in winter, when the population reaches its annual low point. Wolf pups born in spring cause population increases, followed by reductions resulting from pup and adult mortalities.
The habitat improvement project focuses primarily on “puddle” ducks like mallards and teal in the flowage and is set to begin in May.
Comes after an emergency rule was approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and safety, research, and public involvement.
Agency sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016; positive detections primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.
Twenty-eight Kentucky elk come home to the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County, where they’ll be part of the Clam Lake herd.
Fish from initial year of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative reaching harvest size this year.
Funds derived from the sale of these stamps contribute to restoration and management efforts on thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat.
Public hearings throughout Wisconsin provide great opportunity to provide feedback regarding fall waterfowl hunting season structure.
Emergency rule was developed following an extensive angler engagement process that included seven public meetings with total attendance of 500.
Study will evaluate factors like predation, habitat conditions, hunter harvest, and CWD to measure impacts on deer survival and deer populations in southern Wisconsin.
DNR recommends anglers start assessing their shelter removal situation early and make arrangements as necessary to meet the removal deadlines.
He previously worked in a number of positions within the wildlife management program.
Population declines over the past several decades have led to an increased emphasis on grassland habitat management on the four core properties and neighboring private lands.
Interest in sturgeon spearing continues to be strong with 12,962 licenses sold for the 2017 season, including 12,479 for Lake Winnebago and 483 for the Upriver Lakes.
Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin are confident that experimental teal seasons met federal requirements and that the fourth year should not require any additional monitoring.