Blogger preparing for the 2019 Wisconsin black bear season.
How can the state help visitors learn more about hunting regulations and opportunities?
(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
Wisconsin wildlife refuge closed areas and ruffed grouse and waterfowl management plans all open for public comment now.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
During the last two years, since moving its world headquarters from Middleton to Barneveld in Iowa County, Vortex Optics has held a free block party for anyone who wants to attend. Three of the company’s main product lines are binoculars, rifle scopes and rangefinders. Because the Vortex Optics headquarters here is not set up as a retail outlet, this celebration…
Sometimes just an extra pair of hands can be very helpful.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Bill Smith’s 34-year DNR career began in 1978 as environmental engineer, ended as deputy DNR secretary.
It may have been a hindrance to Wisconsin’s annual ruffed grouse drumming survey, which helps biologists gauge population trends.
These prairie flowers, shooting stars, release pollen from a bumblebee buzzing. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Most animal sounds, usually called vocalizations and regardless of origin, carry meanings. Sometimes they are calls to others of their kind, attracting mates, sounding alarms, finding food, and in some cases acquiring food. Insects are common pollinators, which are attracted to a plant offering something including…
It will feature $10,000 in cash and prizes, with all proceeds funding projects for Wisconsin Hero Outdoors.
Even though it’s still early in 2019, it’s not too early to begin thinking about who could be nominated as the next Wisconsin ethical hunter. The award is assigned every year. (Photo by Jerry Davis)This year, do something to provide a good feeling for yourself and another hunter. Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter, who could – after review by a…
Relationships have never been better between the Conservation Congress, Wisconsin DNR, and the Natural Resources Board.
Madison Fishing Expo’s Charlie Grimm passed away on Saturday, May 4, opening day of the fishing season.
The Wisconsin DNR still has plenty of leftover spring turkey available for counter or online purchase.
Dane County 12-year-old’s enthusiasm captures his mentor’s attention.
Marissa Kaminski (r) won the Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship for 2019. Kaminski is studying waterfowl management. On the left is Mike Eisele, co-funder of the scholarship. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Anybody who attended college several decades ago would find it amazing to see what today’s students are doing. That is particularly true at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources…
Question No. 16, which overwhelmingly passed, 5,120 to 2,488, asked if residents would favor reducing the daily walleye bag limit from five to three (only one could be a sauger or hybrid) on the Lake Winnebago system in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties. (billMARCHEL.com)On April 8, the DNR and Conservation Congres…
Alternate sites mean citizens won’t have to travel to NRB meeting locations.
Cow No. 13 found dead of natural causes at age 24 near Butternut in early April.
Do some scouting and practice calling to prepare for this spring’s six turkey seasons.
The Wisconsin Traditional Archers will host the group’s annual Bow Jam, a self-bow jamboree, April 13-14 at the Ojibwa Bowhunters’ home site at 3045 South Johnson Road, New Berlin. Bow Jam is a great place to learn – first of all – just what a self-bow is and then how to build one. A self-bow is a bow carved out…
The 35th annual free spring fishing clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, allowing kids 15 and under to wet a line, get some fishing education, and even fill their bellies. While these Wisconsin DNR clinics are free, people are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Hunger Task Force, which will distribute…
DNR not asked to take a position on Assembly Bill 39, which would increase fines for poaching.