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Vendors scramble as fresh perch supply shrinks

Because Great Lakes perch is so hard to come by, some businesses are turning to European perch, or Zander, he said, which comes from Poland and other areas in Europe with bodies of fresh water. The fish comes to the U.S. frozen and is not as tasty as yellow perch.

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 6, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee, responded to an off-highway motorcycle injury crash in July that occurred at the Riverview ATV Park in Kewaunee. Moore, a Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department deputy, and a medic arrived at the scene at the same time. Moore’s truck was initially used to access the area of the crash victim, who…

Groups continue CWD conversation

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…

DNR: Agency, partners to increase efforts to address CWD

MADISON, Wis. – Officials from the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Wisconsin Natural Resources Board have announced new cooperative efforts on steps to control and deal with chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Wisconsin, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Sept. 3. “We are unified in our interests in responding to and managing CWD,” said Assistant…

My Wisconsin Woods expands

(mywisconsinwoods.org)Baraboo, Wis. — The My Wisconsin Woods Program originally started in southwest Wisconsin to show woodland owners the joy and benefits of managing their woods. Jim and Katie Leonhard, of Cross Plains, are examples of the many landowners who benefited from the My Wisconsin Woods Program in the Driftless Region, and now that program has gone statewide. “No single conservation…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Antigo Team Warden Brad Dahlquist, of Crandon, assisted wardens in Calumet County with a July  investigation into the illegal harvest of two deer near Armstrong Creek. The investigation revealed two individuals hunted deer during a period of revocation without proper gun licenses, and both were convicted felons, which prohibits them from possessing firearms. The firearms used to commit…

DNR spent nearly $10K to host wasting disease summit

The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team Warden Trevor Tracey, of Stoddard, was checking shore anglers for fishing licenses below the Genoa dam in June. While Tracey was checking a group of three fishermen, another group of approximately six fishermen took off and left the area when they saw the warden. Tracey tried to stop the group but was unable to. The…