All four deer management zones showed harvest increases from 2021 for both antlered and antlerless harvests, with the Central Forest Zone up more than 30%.
In total, 103,623 deer were registered statewide during the opening weekend of the 2022 gun deer hunt, compared to the 90,023 registered for the same period in 2021.
MADISON, Wis. — The head of the Wisconsin DNR is retiring after four years on the job, Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday. Preston Cole has served as secretary of the department since Evers took office in 2019. Cole will be retiring on Wednesday, giving Evers an opportunity to choose a new leader of the agency for his second term. “Preston…
And the document doesn’t establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas.
All four state licensed hunters filled their harvest authorizations, and this year’s hunt marked the first modern harvest of an elk by bow in the state.
These are the only new snowy owl arrivals reported anywhere in the lower 48 so far.
Wautoma’s Sam Timm won the 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
(Ryan Brady/Wisconsin DNR)BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR today announced that it has partnered with state and national groups to protect the at-risk Connecticut warbler. The efforts aim to improve habitat for the Connecticut warbler in Bayfield County and protect its wintering grounds in South America after a second year of summer surveys confirmed the songbird’s populations had plunged even…
While the wolf population estimate is lower than the previous winter, the current population remains nearly as large and widespread as it has been in recent years. The observed decline does not indicate a wolf population in biological jeopardy.
This is the fourth year the season has been closed.
“While most lakes, flowages and rivers that have historically produced wild rice are likely not going to produce enough to make harvesting efforts worthwhile, there are a few regions showing promise for good harvest.”
Wisconsin ruffed grouse and pheasant showed below-average counts. By contrast, the results of the spring waterfowl breeding survey indicate good numbers and excellent habitat conditions for migratory birds.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffle still open to win final 2022 elk tag.
Agencies concluded multi-year law enforcement investigation into the poaching and over-harvesting of hundreds of vulnerable spawning lake whitefish from the Menominee River.
Recipient was selected for helping a fellow hunter track a wounded deer after dark and, on a separate occasion, reported a potentially lethal bait pile.
According to a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison and liaison with the Wisconsin DNR, anglers will have a hard time catching these fish later this century. Here’s why. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Walleyes, Wisconsin DNR
These cases represent the first detections of HPAI in wild Wisconsin mammals.
Eagles was found along the Milwaukee River in Fredonia near the Washington-Ozaukee county line.
Thanks to input from hunters and new scientific research, changes are coming to the 2022 migratory bird hunting season.
The walleye regulation for multiple water bodies will switch to the standard walleye regs for the Ceded Territory in northern Wisconsin.
Bats, which are coming out of hibernation across the state, are a vital part of many ecosystems because they consume many biting insects and agricultural and forest pests.
DNR seeking public comment on 2022 deer season.
Bonus harvest authorizations are $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Both residents and non-residents will have equal opportunities for purchase.
Deer season planning meetings scheduled March 21-31.
Public tip started DNR warden investigation In 2018.
The Wisconsin DNR is proposing strict standards the agency argues will protect public health and the environment, warning federal standards are still years away.