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Free CWD seminar open to the public

(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…

Day of free food, music and tours aimed at celebrating outdoor community in Wisconsin

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…

Listen to nature’s sounds and decipher the meanings

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…

CNR students put their efforts into research projects

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…

Spring fish and game hearings: Sportsmen again support conservation

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…

Free kids fishing clinics taking place around Wisconsin on Saturday, April 12

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…