DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
Natural Resources Board
But the committee lowered the amount of money available for the purchase by $500,000 from what the Natural Resources Board approved, a move that one of the chief proponents of the deal said could jeopardize the sale.
Bill Smith’s 34-year DNR career began in 1978 as environmental engineer, ended as deputy DNR secretary.
The regulations impose no statewide size limit but establish a daily bag limit of one flathead catfish and five channel catfish.
Board delegates worried over creating a bounty system and the amount of payouts and believe the DNR should continue researching CWD.
While 3,402 attended a hearing in person, another 7,310 participated using the online opportunity.
Regular waterfowl hunting seasons will include a 60-day duck season and a 92-day regular goose season.
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has quietly appointed a former legislator to the state Department of Natural Resources board. The board’s chairman, Fred Prehn, introduced Fred Clark as a board member at the board’s meeting Tuesday morning. He replaces Preston Cole, whom Evers appointed as DNR secretary in December. The DNR’s board liaison, Laurie Ross, said Evers appointed Clark…
Two of the state’s four bear management zones in far north-central Wisconsin and south-central Wisconsin will see decreases in available permits to combat a declining bear population in the north and growing hunter density in the south.
Understand that Preston Cole is not the political appointee of the past. He has natural resources credentials with a degree in forest management, and he worked for the Missouri Conservation Department. He has served on the Natural Resources Board for 12 years, where he gained a good understanding of the DNR, and has seen its warts.
Cole has served on the Natural Resources Board since 2007.
NRB members reluctantly approve emergency rule on DNR/tribal Lake Superior commercial fishing agreement.
DNR: New emergency catfish regs to provide harvest opportunities, protect fish during spawning, overwintering seasons
Temporary rules establishing bag limits, season dates, and other regulations for harvesting catfish with a bow, crossbow or by hand are now in place while Department of Natural Resources staff complete a companion permanent rule.
Wisconsin’s NRB shortens Zone A ruffed grouse season, but adopts Dec. 31 instead of expected Nov. 30 closure
Conservation groups, sportsmen convince NRB members that there is no scientific information available to support Nov. 30 closure.
The 100 ruffed grouse headed to Missouri this fall should be of little concern to hunters.
A request to approve an emergency order for proposed rules related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease, and requests to approve scope statements for developing rules related to off-highway motorcycles and to establish an early closure of the ruffed grouse among items on agenda.
Riggle calls for a Nov. 30 emergency closure to 2018 Zone A ruffed grouse season.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
Feb. 28 was the 16th anniversary of the discovery of CWD in Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is seeking nominations through October 15 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling representative position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The group mainly focuses on…
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
His idea falls outside of NRB’s responsibility of setting policy for the DNR.
Also made it harder for game wardens to enforce late hunting by changing “hunting hours” to “shooting hours,” and asked the governor and legislature to once again allow sportsmen to cross railroad tracks on foot.
Board adopts emergency rule for sport anglers in Apostle Islands area that allows for two-fish bag limit, with a 15-inch size limit, but only one of those fish may be longer than 25 inches