With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…
Wisconsin – Tim Eisele
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
Riggle calls for a Nov. 30 emergency closure to 2018 Zone A ruffed grouse season.
Wisconsin DNR and Natural Resources Board considering a Nov. 30 closure in northern and western counties.
A number of factors could be impacting grouse numbers, but West Nile virus is being eyed as the biggest culprit.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
Rogers’ actions surface May 17 during discussion on Farm Bill renewal.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will raffle off a fifth bull elk tag.
Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated
Hunters will see several changes in the state’s 2018 Canada goose season. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone. A Canada goose season in…
Turkey hunters found errors in the dates listed for 2018 spring turkey seasons as they went through the online purchasing process.
Wisconsin DNR’s ability to manage natural resources in poorer hands now with Thiede’s departure to EPA
Kurt Thiede resigned to work for Cathy Stepp as her chief of staff at the EPA in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Here we go again. When politicians play games with the DNR, we end up with agency leaders who do not have the mix of leadership skills, natural resource backgrounds, or natural resource management experience that Wisconsin sportsmen have seen…
Wisconsin DNR schedules four meetings beginning March 12 to discuss 2018 waterfowl season framework with 60-day season
A subject of some concern for some hunters is the early teal season.Waterfowl hunters have the opportunity to provide their input on the 2018 duck and goose seasons at four public hearings around the state. Taylor Finger, DNR waterfowl ecologist, will be presenting information on the 2017 waterfowl hunting season, results from the 2017 survey of 2,700 Wisconsin waterfowl hunters,…
Feb. 28 was the 16th anniversary of the discovery of CWD in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin conservation groups join forces to raise awareness of legislation that could threaten state wetlands
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, the Conservation Congress, Wisconsin Trappers Association, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, and Pheasants Forever issued a joint press alert.
Terry Hilgenberg, board member from Shawano, was re-elected chair of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board for 2018. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Besides re-electing the three officers of the Natural Resources Board (Terry Hilgenberg as chairman, Fred Prehn as vice-chairman, and Julie Anderson as secretary), the board added three new questions to the 2018 spring hearing questionnaire. Each year board members may…
To help prevent ticks from getting on your skin, tuck pant legs into socks and spray pants with Permethrine. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Winter may be time for some to “hibernate,” but in Madison, it is a time for learning. And quality of life is all about life-long learning. The UW-Madison Arboretum began its 50th annual Winter Enrichment series in January. The event began in…
Law change would not impact federally-owned wetlands under Corps of Engineers management.
Sportsmen ask legislators to slow down, look for middle ground.
Dan Meyer’s arrival as new Wisconsin DNR secretary cited as reason for delay.
His displeasure surfaces during legislative hearing on a bill that could curtail the DNR’s ability to regulate navigable streams.
Karl Eisele, Jr. (center) was a cheerleader in the early 1940s.The attention of most outdoorsmen was probably on a favorite woodland where deer were in the peak of the rut, or on a marsh or field in search of game birds. But on this Veterans Day, 100 families participated in an event on the field in Camp Randall Stadium in…
Third Wisconsin waterfowl guide sentenced to $25,000 fine for violations in Mississippi River refuge
Sentence also includes two-year ban from guiding for fish or wildlife in the refuge.
Same sentence issued in previous federal case; one more guide to be sentenced Oct. 18.
UW-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resource hosts Wisconsin’s first visit by the federal duck stamp contest.