Wisconsin DNR Reports

Wisconsin wolf season to run Feb. 22-28

(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…

Wisconsin elk management: How you can add to next chapter of a conservation success story

(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 elkplan@wisconsin.govor…

DNR names new deputy secretary, assistant deputy secretary

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…

Black bear permits, spring wild turkey harvest authorizations application deadline Dec. 10

(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…