No final decisions have been made yet. Rather, results of this public input will be considered by the Conservation Congress, DNR and Natural Resources Board in the coming months.
Natural Resources Board
Highlights include new open-water duck zone.
Hunter Nation claims DNR broke State Act 169 by not setting season.
Burnett, Douglas, Bayfield and Sawyer counties to return to original county recommendations.
NRB strikes holiday hunt in two counties, reduces antlerless deer quotas in 11 northern counties.
Instead returns to 10 permits, as in each of the previous two seasons.
Biggest question now should be how to pull off a 2020 season in light of COVID-19 concerns.
Green Bay native attended UW-Stevens Point and comes to NRB from Vernon County’s Kickapoo Valley Reserve.
Wisconsin DNR crossbow hunting report finds no sociological or biological reasons not to continue with season
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board members still concerned about high crossbow buck harvest success rates.
He cites possible conflict of interest in his role as executive director of Wisconsin Green Fire.
Left to right: Larry Bonde of the Conservation Congress, DNR Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs, NRB member Greg Kazmierski, and Tami Ryan, current DNR wildlife director, provide background on CWD efforts in Wisconsin during a Sept. 3 meeting in Madison. (Photo by Tim Eisele)The Wisconsin DNR, Conservation Congress, and Natural Resources Board held a joint press conference Tuesday, Sept. 3 to…
NRB members may move to shorten the season with a proposed Jan. 5 closing date.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
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.