Woods and waters are special places that sportsmen need to work to preserve. (Photo by Tim Eisele)People who hunt, trap and fish know about the special places. If you are a duck hunter, you know the magic of sunrise and sunset on your favorite duck marsh. The cattails, water and distant bluffs tell you that you are in a special…
The state duck stamp has been the same cost since 1997, while inflation and higher costs of gasoline and equipment to “build” habitat eat away at its effectiveness.
(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…
Wisconsin wildlife refuge closed areas and ruffed grouse and waterfowl management plans all open for public comment now.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Bill Smith’s 34-year DNR career began in 1978 as environmental engineer, ended as deputy DNR secretary.
Relationships have never been better between the Conservation Congress, Wisconsin DNR, and the Natural Resources Board.
Marissa Kaminski (r) won the Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship for 2019. Kaminski is studying waterfowl management. On the left is Mike Eisele, co-funder of the scholarship. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Anybody who attended college several decades ago would find it amazing to see what today’s students are doing. That is particularly true at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources…
New Aldo Leopold exhibit running at UW-Madison Library of Special Collections through May 24.
Public comment period on the 2019 season framework open through March 15.
Veteran sportsman Scott Loomans to head up DNR Dvision of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
NRB members consider joint meetings with Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board.
Positive birds were picked up in Ashland, Douglas counties.
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.
Six state conservation groups create new group called Sportsmen for Wetlands.
Many wildlife species depend on young forests, and work in that direction could be funded through such a stamp.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Oak trees are valuable, particularly if a landowner is interested in managing land to benefit wildlife, but oaks require active management. To help landowners, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and its partner organization serving private woodland owners, My Wisconsin Woods, are holding the “Oak in the Driftless Workshop” on Saturday, Sept. 29. The workshop will be held…
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
Riggle calls for a Nov. 30 emergency closure to 2018 Zone A ruffed grouse season.
Wisconsin DNR and Natural Resources Board considering a Nov. 30 closure in northern and western counties.