Positive birds were picked up in Ashland, Douglas counties.
Understand that Preston Cole is not the political appointee of the past. He has natural resources credentials with a degree in forest management, and he worked for the Missouri Conservation Department. He has served on the Natural Resources Board for 12 years, where he gained a good understanding of the DNR, and has seen its warts.
Cole has served on the Natural Resources Board since 2007.
NRB members reluctantly approve emergency rule on DNR/tribal Lake Superior commercial fishing agreement.
Six state conservation groups create new group called Sportsmen for Wetlands.
Many wildlife species depend on young forests, and work in that direction could be funded through such a stamp.
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
Wisconsin’s NRB shortens Zone A ruffed grouse season, but adopts Dec. 31 instead of expected Nov. 30 closure
Conservation groups, sportsmen convince NRB members that there is no scientific information available to support Nov. 30 closure.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Oak trees are valuable, particularly if a landowner is interested in managing land to benefit wildlife, but oaks require active management. To help landowners, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and its partner organization serving private woodland owners, My Wisconsin Woods, are holding the “Oak in the Driftless Workshop” on Saturday, Sept. 29. The workshop will be held…
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…
Plainfield, Wis. — As the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reduced its efforts at working with non-game wildlife, the state is fortunate that conservation groups have taken a broader view of natural resources, including non-game. The Dane County Conservation League (DCCL) has long been interested in preserving native habitat. In the late 1950s under the leadership of the late…
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
Riggle calls for a Nov. 30 emergency closure to 2018 Zone A ruffed grouse season.
Wisconsin DNR and Natural Resources Board considering a Nov. 30 closure in northern and western counties.
A number of factors could be impacting grouse numbers, but West Nile virus is being eyed as the biggest culprit.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
Chetek, Wis. — All anglers have done it; fishing partners launching boats and then traveling to the other side of the lake when some of the best action can be found within a couple of cast lengths of the landing. That was the case during the 53rd annual Wisconsin Governor’s Fishing Opener sponsored by Wisconsin Indian Head Country, Inc., on…
Rogers’ actions surface May 17 during discussion on Farm Bill renewal.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will raffle off a fifth bull elk tag.
Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated
Hunters will see several changes in the state’s 2018 Canada goose season. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone. A Canada goose season in…
Turkey hunters found errors in the dates listed for 2018 spring turkey seasons as they went through the online purchasing process.
Wisconsin DNR’s ability to manage natural resources in poorer hands now with Thiede’s departure to EPA
Kurt Thiede resigned to work for Cathy Stepp as her chief of staff at the EPA in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Here we go again. When politicians play games with the DNR, we end up with agency leaders who do not have the mix of leadership skills, natural resource backgrounds, or natural resource management experience that Wisconsin sportsmen have seen…
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. — Although waterfowl populations have been high in recent years, there is concern from some hunters that mallards and wood duck numbers have slid downhill. Now, whether those lower numbers stem only from liberal hunting regulations, other factors, or a little of everything, remains open for debate, according to some corners. Jon Bergquist, retired DNR waterfowl ecologist,…