Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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February 28, 2003

Mar. 17-19: The Department of Natural Resources public hearings on revisions to chs. NR 10, 19, and 45, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the control and management of chronic wasting disease. The proposed rules created regulations designed to eradicate chroni

Mar. 17: Ashland, Conference Center, WITC, 2100 Beaser Ave. Mar. 17: Beloit, Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 Prairie Road, Mar. 17: Fond du Lac, Theisen Middle School, 525 E. Pioneer Road, Mar. 17: Green Bay, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., March 17: Richland Center, Copper Top Theater, UW-Richland Center, Hwy. 14, Mar. 17: Shell

G&F Oversight Committee studies stamp, fee plans

Field Editor St. Paul Minnesota DNR officials and outdoor interest groups are discussing various fee increase options to equitably raise more money from hunters for waterfowl, pheasant, and ruffed grouse management. Last week, the DNR presented options to the Game and Fish Budget Oversight Committee, a citizens group, to raise the stamp and surcharge fees

Early C&R trout season opens March 1

Northern Wisconsin DNR crews surveyed trout on many streams in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Florence, Lincoln, and Langlade counties and found that trout appear to be doing well, said Mike Vogelsang, fisheries supervisor at Woodruff. Population estimates on several streams indicate a stable fishery compared to past years, with a few streams showing improved numbers. More

Group Corridors’ project still has funds to spend

Governor’s plan could affect Phase II’ By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Plymouth, Minn. A consortium of conservation groups and state and federal wildlife agencies is slated to receive about $7 million to continue habitat efforts across the state during the next two years. However, that’s about $5 million less than allocated for the first portion

Brothers carry on winter whitetail feeding tradition

Field Editor Isabella, Minn. For Joe and Tom Foster, every winter morning starts with a good breakfast. At daybreak, they put out feed for the dozens of white-tailed deer that spend the snowy months in the coniferous forests surrounding the small, northeastern Minnesota community of Isabella. “The DNR calls this recreational deer feeding,” says Tom

Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance meet the second Wednesday of the month from Sept. thru May at Grauvogl’s Riverside Restaurant, Sauk City promptly at 7 p.m. and guests are always welcome. Contact Steve Winters, 608-524-6348 for more info.

Bill Cook Chapter Izaak Walton League meet the first Wednesday of each month, club grounds, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. For more info call Mike, 715-344-8796. Winnebagoland Musky Club meets the first Wednesday of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse in Fond du Lac, 7:15 p.m. and is open to public. Call Dave, 920-922-6704 for

Officials question DNR deer estimate

Editor Madison Conservation Congress chairman Steve Oestreicher is willing to accept the DNR’s revised 2002 deer population estimate of 1.3 million, but he also hopes legislators will allow the congress to spend $75,000 on an outside audit of the DNR’s sex-age-kill (SAK) deer population formula. Oestreicher is less willing to accept the DNR’s recommendation for

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