Wisconsin – Dean Bortz

Wolf/Dog Hunting Hearing Postponed

A hearing in Dane County Circuit Court on DNR rules that would allow the hunting of wolves with dogs has been postponed until early January. The hearing had been set for Thursday, Dec. 20. Dane County Judge Peter C. Anderson had been expected to issue an oral ruling that day following final arguments by the state and several state humane…

NRB: State park hunting Nov. 15 through Dec. 15 and month of April

Natural Resources Board (NRB) members approved significant changes that will limit hunting and trapping in state parks beyond recommendations offered by the DNR. Instead of adopting a DNR plan that would have allowed hunting and trapping – within established seasons – from Oct. 15 through the Thursday before Memorial Day, as proposed by the DNR, NRB members moved Act 168…

Elk meetings set

The DNR is asking sportsmen for their thoughts on the state’s elk management plan and the possible of expansion of the Clam Lake herd – and the creation of a new elk herd in Jackson County – with transplant animals from Kentucky. The DNR has scheduled five public comment sessions for early October. The meeting dates and locations are: •…

2012 Montana archery elk/mule deer hunting journal notes

OK folks, filing this one from somewhere within striking distance of Bob’s Bar, Motel, Restaurant, Laundromat, Gas Station, Shower Outlet and Wi-Fi Station in Neihart, Montana. I’m here with Bill McCutchin, of Boulder Junction, his son, Rick, of Wrightstown, and his nephew, Derek McCutchin, of Randolf. These are just notes that I’ve typed up at the end of each day of…

Archery in Montana

It's noon on my first day of archery deer and elk hunting in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana. The Little Belts are in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. I'm able to file this blog today thanks to the good graces of Tony and Sherry Juntunen, who own Bob's Bar, Dining and Motel in Neihart, Mont. Don't ask me…