Wisconsin DNR personnel and volunteers now running spring ruffed grouse drumming surveys.
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Morel mushrooms begin appearing about when upland sandpipers return from Argentina. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Morel mushrooms appear when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear, someone once proclaimed. That was an old adage using phenology to correlate one event with another. Even though this adage is no longer as accurate as it may have been, it points out…
Wisconsin’s sturgeon spearing season framework and local big game/fishing dinners just two ways to show kids what’s happening outdoors and how they can participate.
Using a blind is not a guarantee for bagging a gobbler, but at least hunters get to spend some time in the woods.
Would an ethical hunter shoot this turkey even though the season had opened a few minutes earlier? Is it a gobbler?A four-member committee just finished selecting the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin DNR Ethical Hunter Award. Next month, the presentation will be made at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, where the company moved recently from Middleton. Vortex Optics…
(Photo by Jerry Davis)There may be more truth in an off-the-cuff comment by a Midwestern turkey hunting guide who said he could help anyone be a better turkey hunter with three simple recommendations. Get a blind. Use a decoy. Set up where turkeys are likely to frequent. For some, even long-time hunters, this spring might be a time to consider…
DNR’s Poynette Game Farm showcasing new hatchery buildings later this month.
Retired UW professor publishes second ruffed grouse hunting book.
Feeding birds, where legal, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money when other alternatives are available.
WNV has been confirmed in a handful of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula ruffed grouse, but not yet in Wisconsin ruffies.
With carcass-tagging no longer a requirement in Wisconsin, many deer hunters wonder about the accuracy of call-in registrations.
Maybe a book, like Marnie Mamminga’s “Return to Wake Robin” or Jerry Apps’ “Never Curse the Rain,” would be enjoyed by a landowner this winter.Now is the time, if it hasn’t already been fulfilled, to remind those landowners on whose land we hunted that we appreciate their kindness. Most don’t expect much, but all expect at least a thank you….
Wisconsin DNR releasing a few birds from the Poynette Game Farm around Dec. 25 in several southern Wisconsin public hunting areas.
Don’t throw it away – sort through your deer hunting materials after the season and save some of it. (Photo by Jerry Davis)I suspect most hunters will strip all the tags, licenses, booklets, and other items no longer needed for hunting from their fanny pack or backpack when the gun deer season closes Nov. 26 and toss them away. Yes,…
Being able to identify plant species and how animals use them gives hunters a more complete outdoor experience.
The season would be separate from the fall hunt and open to all gun deer hunters.
Mount Horeb youth used gun case, tagged her deer, and had it tested for CWD.
The fall of 2017 color display may be less than spectacular, but there are still ways to enjoy fall foliage.
The DNR will be doing weekly updates throughout the archery season.
Multi-species report gives Badger State hunters and trappers a general flavor of what they might expect this fall.
Some businesses offer hunters processing, testing, and taxidermy.
The 2017 mast crop appears to be much stronger than that of last year – and will draw wildlife to nut-bearing trees.
The nominations come from the public and are to recognize a person whose actions are consistent with the theme of the award, which is to demonstrate actions that reflect positively on the tradition of hunting.
Gather nature’s offerings for use in homemade baked goods.
Spring drumming counts are up from 2016.
Wisconsin legislators should drop the idea and instead go with the ruffed grouse.