DNR has restored the previous recreational regulations.
The DNR randomly selected the three hunters from a drawing pool of more than 25,000 applicants. The winning hunters are from the greater Madison, Marshfield and Manitowoc areas.
At 26, it’s the oldest-known common tern in the Great Lakes and the second oldest known in North America.
This is the third year the season has been closed.
Green violet, long thought gone from the state, found growing by the hundreds in a State Natural Area in west-central Wisconsin.
It could be one of the first times in recent memory that a DNR secretary indicated he might not carry out an NRB order.
As we approach Independence Day weekend, most deer rehabilitators have filled their capacity to take on new fawn patients, making it more important than ever to know what to do if you find a fawn in the wild.
Early surveys and contacts with anglers show successful fishing in the early part of the season.
The DNR will present its wolf harvest quota recommendation to the Natural Resources Board at the Aug. 12 meeting.
The surveys found there was a 33% increase in drumming in the Driftless priority area, while the central priority area had no change. The northern priority area saw a 7% decrease in the number of drums per stop from 2019 levels.
New baiting and feeding ban in effect.
Early results show 17% drop from 2020 numbers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
DNR-led and co-sponsored events such as naturalist activities, education programs, Friends hikes and candlelight events are now permitted for up to 350 people as long as events are outdoors.
34 silver carp captured in recent multi-agency operation.
Finds include calypso orchid, a state-threatened plant found in a white cedar swamp near Crandon. Fewer than five calypso populations remain in Wisconsin, and dozens of surveys in recent years for the plant had failed to find any.
Underwater sound and electricity are used to drive the fish into nets.
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.
Highlights include new open-water duck zone.
Among the changes is an increase in numbers of attendees allowed in a number of areas.
The public comment period will be open April 15 to May 15.
Public is invited to weigh in on recommendations beginning April 12 for the 2021 county-level antlerless deer harvest goals and the 2021 white-tailed deer hunting season structure.
Spring turkey season opener is April 21; bonus harvest authorizations are still available for several periods and zones.
Contamination from long ago still holds risks for coastal areas of the Great Lakes.
While recent delisting has prompted some changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services remains first point of contact for reporting wolf conflict incidents.
Sportsmen appreciate face-to-face interactions with DNR personnel.
Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents.