Wisconsin – Tim Eisele

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

Most of the professionals who work in natural resources, and are age 50 or better, began with an interest in natural resources because one of their parents was a hunter. For those with gray hair or a slight balding spot, hunting was something that we enjoyed and really wanted to do and couldn’t wait until we got our first .22…

Forestry hearing

Wisconsin’s private forest owners (who own about two-thirds of the forested land in the state) have a chance Feb. 9 to give their opinions on a bill that will change the Managed Forest Law in Wisconsin.Public testimony on Senate Bill 161 will be heard by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education in Room 411 South, beginning at…

More hunter access to private lands

Hunters can look forward to some new public lands this fall, thanks to the new Voluntary Public Access (VPA) program. This program will open more land for hunters, fishermen, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts, beginning in September, but it may be a short-term gain. The VPA program is brand new to Wisconsin and funded by a grant through the 2008 Federal…

Honoring, and Preserving, our Natural Resources

Tomorrow’s hunters and anglers will be the beneficiaries of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources annual Scholarship Awards program that was held on April 8. The college gave out 181 scholarships totaling $149,300 to students majoring in natural resources. These students are very sharp and will be the wildlife managers, fisheries biologists, conservation wardens, foresters, and administrators…

Beware Political Appointees at DNR

Many people throughout the nation have been watching the events taking place in Madison during the end of February and early March. The reason is that Governor Scott Walker, who was elected with a vote of 1,128,159 for him while 1,005,008 voted for his opponent, introduced a budget repair bill that, in my opinion, will inject more politics into the…

Big Gathering of Wisconsin Waterfowlers Coming Up

Some of Wisconsin's most avid duck and goose hunters will migrate to Stevens Point on March 4 and 5, for the 9th annual gathering and something that I think all waterfowl hunters will find beneficial. Although there are several organizations (such as Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and WI DNR) that help to co-sponsor the…