State now in position to make some sensible changes to deer hunting regulations.
Wisconsin – Jerry Davis
Even if there wasn’t turkey on the tables for the very first autumn celebration, what we have come to know as Thanksgiving, we certainly eat breasts and drumsticks aplenty now. We should not forget there is another goings-on during Thanksgiving week, too – the nine-day gun deer season.
Should Wisconsin encourage more out-of-state hunters to travel here for deer?
Getting farther from the parking areas and hunting weekdays often the keys to success on hard-hunted public areas.
Wisconsin sportsmen have long accepted their role of participating in fish and wildlife management; those efforts need to continue in the future.
Wisconsin DNR is planning on releasing about 2,000 pheasants on eight state hunting grounds just before Christmas.
Wisconsin DNR puts preseason deer herd estimate at 1.8 to 1.9 million animals.
Exhibit on display at Madison’s Overture Center through Oct. 27.
CWD management may require more in-person deer registration, so just bring it back full bore.
How can the state help visitors learn more about hunting regulations and opportunities?
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Do some scouting and practice calling to prepare for this spring’s six turkey seasons.
Now is a good time to consider species to be planted this spring.
Sportsmen may nominate a fellow hunter for the annual Wisconsin Ethical Hunter of the Year Award.
Anytime is a great time to lend assistance, but extra labor is particularly helpful during a tough winter. Our landowner friends, particularly farmers, must do a day’s work after a big snowstorm before their day of work begins. After school, on weekends, holidays, snow days (specifically), check and see if one of the farmers on whose land you hunt, hike,…
Seeing displays of sap-tapping tools and equipment might turn most outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners to a different store location. But fear not, anyone who can identify a maple tree, any maple, even a box elder, can make enough maple syrup for at least one pancake or French toast feed with a few neighbors. While most sugar-bush tappers wait until a…
Conservation Congress, sportsmen could start with rule change ideas that would cost nothing to implement.
10th annual Hyde squirrel hunting tournament draws hunters, participants of all ages.
Here’s a way for hunters to demonstrate landowner appreciation – and perhaps gain future access permission
Early winter and late spring a good time for hunters to volunteer for woodland projects.