Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

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Dave Zeug

Wisconsin winter rated as severe in the north

The effect of the winter on deer is used to help determine the County Deer Advisory Council recommendations for antlerless deer quotas for the fall hunt.
The Bayfield Peninsula took a pounding this past winter, with consecutive heavy snows pummeling the region, including a mid-April blast that dropped more than 20 inches of heavy, wet snow in Bayfield and northern Ashland counties.

Wisconsin NRB Chairman Bill Smith attends open houses in Douglas, Washburn counties

Natural Resources Board (NRB) Chairman Bill Smith, a resident of Washburn County, attended open houses in Douglas and Washburn counties as part of the spring hearing process that brought about open houses for the first time.
In Washburn County Smith was introduced by Larry Damman, the Conservation Congress vice-chairman, and asked to comment on the role of the congress.

Deep snow makes for challenging steelhead opener on Wisconsin’s Brule River

The Brule River looked seductive from the cabin porch as it slipped by in the early morning light. Better yet, her soft murmurs were unlike the enraged rants of years past when melting snow pushed her out of her banks. Or worse yet, the stony silence from a covering sheet of ice. Yes, on this opening day the river looked and sounded good. The problem was the snow – lots of snow – making access to the river not impossible, but challenging.

Burnett County sheriff not citing anyone in alleged trespass case from Wisconsin

Siren, Wis. — Burnett County District Attorney James Rennicke’s office staff recently confirmed trespassing charges would not be filed against a group of men who allegedly trespassed on private land last deer season.
“After all this time, I’m not surprised,” said Ed Batton, the property owner in the incident. “Frustrated, but not surprised.”

Find alternate markets for finished fur

The recent surge in the popularity of predator hunting has unfortunately met with a dramatic decrease in the markets for these furs. How bad has the decline been? Some coyote hunters report they can’t find a buyer willing to purchase prime winter coyotes. Other than beaver that will have a market this spring, there isn’t much to entice fur harvesters wanting to sell their products anymore.

Trespassing incident in Wisconsin shines light on enforcement disparity

Landowners may want to be aware that while Wisconsin trespassing laws haven’t changed dramatically in recent years, the enforcement of trespassing violations can vary by county because citations are now issued by county sheriff’s departments, not DNR game wardens.
This disparity in trespass violation enforcement came to light recently in Burnett County.

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