Harvest exceeds wolf target by nearly 100 animals – and in less than three days after season shut down early.
As of this report, 82 wolves have been harvested, according to DNR numbers.
Hunting and trapping closures effective at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.
Season will now continue as planned Feb. 22-28.
(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28. All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through…
It’s spread across six hunting and trapping zones for a Feb. 22-28 season.
Prosecutors also charged the DNR’s top sturgeon expert with obstructing the investigation.
A Jefferson County judge ordered the state DNR to start the hunt now. That means the DNR will have to rush to establish quotas and issue permits before the season window closes at the end of February.
Three separate ice floes broke away after cracks developed between the shore and groups of people.
Award for 2020 recognizes ‘spirit of the sport’ that began 20 years ago.
System-wide harvest caps for the 2021 Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season are 430 juvenile females, 950 adult females and 1,200 males.
Hunter Nation claims DNR broke State Act 169 by not setting season.
These collective volunteer efforts greatly helped the Wisconsin DNR’s bald eagle monitoring and protection efforts in 2020 and are expected to do so again as bald eagles soon begin nesting in southern Wisconsin.
There were many highlights to the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, including the first elk ever harvested in the Clam Lake Elk Range’s southern lobe. One of the bulls harvested was also the first game animal harvested by one of the five hunters selected.
License sales were also up significantly over the previous year, likely due in large part to COVID-19.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
Elevated levels of PFAs found in rainbow smelt.
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
State conservation groups asking hunters/trappers to ask legislators to support wolf season now.
Now through Jan. 13, 2021, the public is invited to comment on the Wisconsin DNR herd size objectives and deer management unit (DMU) boundaries for the next three years.
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is now accepting public input on an update to the state’s elk management plan through Jan. 23, 2021. The management plan outlines objectives and strategies to guide elk management in the state through 2030. Review the proposed plan and view a summary presentation here. Those who wish to provide comment may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org…
State regulators say it’s one of the longest running surveys of its kind in the country.
The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit of two lake trout. Previously, regulations included a year-round season with a daily bag limit of five lake trout.
DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County.
Hunters looking to spend more time afield this holiday season will find eight properties in central and southern Wisconsin stocked with 1,440 pheasants during the week of Dec. 21.
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole announced that DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs will serve as DNR Deputy Secretary beginning Dec. 21, 2020, filling the role for Beth Bier who is leaving state service to become a full-time caregiver to her two young children. “Beth has had a 15-year career in Wisconsin state government effecting change on…