Hunting

Wisconsin hunters: Watch what you’re wearing during post-hunt photo sessions

Deer hunters use good judgement in the field and should continue the same when taking post-hunt photos. Make sure the photo depicts legal and ethical behavior. In this photo, neither hunter is wearing a blaze orange hat, although the adult does have a blaze orange hood. If this photo was taken in Wisconsin, the photo depicts illegal behavior since a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 14, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Jan. 19, 2019: North WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548. Jan. 19, 2019: Wisconsin West WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Jan. 23, 2019: Lower Wisconsin River WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dorf Haus Supper Club, Sauk City. For…

Muzzleloader harvest up slightly in 2018

Fifty-six percent of the deer taken in the muzzleloader-only season were does.Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks (2,172 to 1,691). The top five counties for muzzleloader…

Wild deer identified as presumptive positive for CWD outside of disease management zone

It is the first detection of the disease in Houston County since testing began in 2002. If confirmed positive, the DNR will offer landowner shooting permits in the area around where the deer was harvested and continue to collect samples as opportunities arise through deer-vehicle collisions or archery harvest. The DNR also will consider special hunts in January or February, depending on results from additional samples.