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Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

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Senate to debate ‘age 8’ hunting bill

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — The youth hunting bill – Assembly Bill 586 – takes one step closer to the governor’s desk this week with a Senate hearing that was to have taken place

Two state parks may end hunting for small game

Correspondent Dodgeville, Wis. — Two state parks will be closed to small game hunting next year if the Natural Resources Board accepts the recommendation of local park officials and the DNR’s Bureau of Parks and

Baiting, land use, top enforcement concerns

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — Deer baiting and land use and ownership stood out as two major areas of concern in the DNR law enforcement report regarding the 2005 deer hunting season. The DNR

Behnke to step aside for Amery veterinarian

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — Gov. Jim Doyle said the two magic words on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Dave Clausen. With those two words, longtime Natural Resources Board (NRB) member Herb Behnke agreed to leave

’05 deer hunt gets high marks from DNR

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — Deer hunting is alive and well in Wisconsin, according to Tom Hauge, DNR director of wildlife management. “Deer season is a big deal in Wisconsin, and it is so

Stark: Baiting, feeding lead to host of problems

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — DNR Chief Warden Randy Stark did not couch his comments on problems caused by deer baiting and feeding when he addressed the Natural Resources Board last week, but even

Behnke set to step down from NRB post

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — Herb Behnke has served on the Natural Resources Board for more than 21 years, but now has indicated he’s ready to step down. Behnke turned 80 in September. He

Clients blame outfitter in SW poaching case

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — Persons charged from across the country in a southwestern Wisconsin deer and turkey poaching case who have been willing to talk to the media are mostly placing the blame

State awaits decision on wolves

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Minneapolis — Following two setbacks in U.S. court, a proposal to “delist” timber wolves – in Wisconsin and across the nation – may be, in part, scrapped, and the process

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