Hunting and trapping closures effective at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.
Wisconsin DNR Reports
(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28. All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through…
System-wide harvest caps for the 2021 Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season are 430 juvenile females, 950 adult females and 1,200 males.
These collective volunteer efforts greatly helped the Wisconsin DNR’s bald eagle monitoring and protection efforts in 2020 and are expected to do so again as bald eagles soon begin nesting in southern Wisconsin.
There were many highlights to the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, including the first elk ever harvested in the Clam Lake Elk Range’s southern lobe. One of the bulls harvested was also the first game animal harvested by one of the five hunters selected.
License sales were also up significantly over the previous year, likely due in large part to COVID-19.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
Elevated levels of PFAs found in rainbow smelt.
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is now accepting public input on an update to the state’s elk management plan through Jan. 23, 2021. The management plan outlines objectives and strategies to guide elk management in the state through 2030. Review the proposed plan and view a summary presentation here. Those who wish to provide comment may do so by emailing email@example.com…
The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit of two lake trout. Previously, regulations included a year-round season with a daily bag limit of five lake trout.
DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County.
Hunters looking to spend more time afield this holiday season will find eight properties in central and southern Wisconsin stocked with 1,440 pheasants during the week of Dec. 21.
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole announced that DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs will serve as DNR Deputy Secretary beginning Dec. 21, 2020, filling the role for Beth Bier who is leaving state service to become a full-time caregiver to her two young children. “Beth has had a 15-year career in Wisconsin state government effecting change on…
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR reminds black bear and wild turkey hunters the 2021 season application deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings at GoWild.wi.gov or through an authorized license agent. Consider inviting others who may not usually participate in these seasons to apply and find an adventure in Wisconsin. Black bear hunting Harvest…
Under Wisconsin law, when the wolf is delisted, the state’s annual hunting and trapping seasons shall resume.
Female hunters remain the largest growing demographic in 2020.
Fund supports habitat management on state lands.
Weigh in on deer herd size and management unit boundaries.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin DNR shows hunters harvested 4,129 bears during the 2020 Wisconsin black bear season, an increase from the 3,679 reported in 2019.
Wisconsin DNR will host a regional virtual public meeting – for St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Clark counties – to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan.
EHD can be fatal to deer but is not a threat to human health.
The crane endured one of Wisconsin’s harshest winters to hatch a happy milestone.
The updating process will include a review of the existing plan, an analysis of available data and trends and significant public input on angling and management preferences.
A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges.
New online form available for hunters.