Gov. Scott Walker or even one responsible Wisconsin legislator could have stepped in sooner to kill the $500,000 Sporting Heritage grant
Wisconsin – Jerry Davis
Forecast includes 52 pages, but sportsmen can read the sections that are of interest to them
There are two or three really large, really easily identified autumn mushrooms to find, gather and eat
Just what are the concerns over Wisconsin’s idea to import elk?
Those involved in implementing the Deer Trustee Report seem to be charging full bore into an electronic age and as far away from tradition as possible.
What a waste. Buckets of mulberries have fallen from a tree onto a town road.
It appears Wisconsin is using walleye stocking as a way of showing folks someone is listening to bag limit complaints (reduced) and other fishing concerns.
A neighbor, Bill Robichaud, has been consulting in Laos on the critically endangered saola, a small, horned mammal.
There are days when trout don’t bite, deer don’t move, morels don’t grow, and turkeys don’t respond; sometimes those days last an entire season.
This year I have read in newspapers numerous times about people complaining that the Department of Natural Resources is doing this or doing that.
Forecasts are just that, forecasts for the most part. They are guesses, sometimes based on a few facts or even other forecasts or predictions.
90,000 turkey tags awaiting hunters
Is it as important to recognize someone for the state’s hunter ethics award as it is to report a violation of the state’s hunting regulations?
The immediate and strong negative reaction to the idea of changing the focus of the MacKenzie Environmental Center from youth environmental education to training mentors for trapping, angling, and hunting was encouraging.
Remember the public trust doctrine? It was probably discussed during hunter education class.
Many outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, like most folks, are not much into making resolutions for a new year. Neither am I.
Anything that disturbs the earth and environment as much as mining does needs to be thought through thoroughly.
Everything seems to be pointing to one of the better spring turkey seasons Wisconsin has had in some time. The excitement dates back to last May and June when recruitment conditions, primarily the weather, were near-perfect in many areas of Wisconsin. Brood counts and other numbers associated with young birds continued to confirm things were going the turkey population’s way….
By now many who have an interest in things environmental have at least heard of Tom Heberlein’s new book, “Navigating Environmental Attitudes” (Oxford University Press, 2012).
A spokesperson for a police department recently reported on the news that a number of live bullets were found on a school playground. Say what? The only way one could have live bullets is if they were flying through the air, and then we’d never be able to see them. When are we going to learn that words have meaning. …
The door to changing deer seasons and rules opened with the "lesser implement" season that allows deer hunters to use archery equipment, crossbows, shotguns, muzzleloaders, rifles and handguns during the nine-day gun deer season, all under the authority of their gun license. The only reason one might find fault with this idea, introduced in 2012, was the complexity of tossing…
Some interesting issues were brought to the forefront during the 2012 gun deer season when two white deer were legally killed by hunters in Sauk County. It’s easy for news reporters to hype a store like this because there are plenty folks willing to give energy-charged interviews. There are reasons why white and albino deer can be hunted in some…
You’ve heard the complaints. “We don’t have any new trout anglers or deer hunters because the regulations are too complicated. We’d need a Philadelphia lawyer to interpret them for us.” Well, guess what. Some of us, through our favorite politician, the one we contributed heavily to during the last campaign, has helped us get a new regulation on the books…
While talking to a farm manager regarding an article about pheasant hunting recently, drought, short grasses for bird cover, and poor wild mushroom crops became an interesting sideline. This manager was lamenting not finding a single hen-of-the-woods mushroom this year. She loves this fall fungal growth form, which often appears year-after-year next to certain oak trees. She wasn’t alone in…
This year in particular – because wild turkey populations are showing the impacts of a very good recruitment year – it is time to reevaluate our general attitude about hunting this large game bird when the leaves are falling. Or how about when there’s snow covering the ground? One only needs to look at the success percentage, a paltry 9.9…
An outdoorsman called the other evening with his thoughts about ginseng harvesting in Wisconsin. He was disappointed that he had been seeing “all these glossy photographs,” of ginseng in local newspapers. His frustration was that the print media, and those who write about outdoorsy things, were showing everyone what the plants look like and these young people, or new diggers,…