Weigh in on deer herd size and management unit boundaries.
Then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a law in 2012 that requires the DNR to hold a wolf season.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin DNR shows hunters harvested 4,129 bears during the 2020 Wisconsin black bear season, an increase from the 3,679 reported in 2019.
The DNR said it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission fees and trail passes from January through August. That’s a 21% increase from the same period in 2019.
Wisconsin DNR will host a regional virtual public meeting – for St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Clark counties – to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan.
EHD can be fatal to deer but is not a threat to human health.
It was found last month along the road in Dodge County, which isn’t considered wolf country, although local fox and coyote hunters have reportedly seen wolves there in recent years.
The updating process will include a review of the existing plan, an analysis of available data and trends and significant public input on angling and management preferences.
Wolf carcass found along Hwy. 151 north of Hwy. S in Dodge County.
A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges.
Avoid exposure to PFAS chemicals.
New online form available for hunters.
Using the new occupancy model, the DNR estimated that there are between 957 and 1,573 wolves in Wisconsin, with the most likely estimate being 1,195 wolves. This is an increase from the 2019 range of 835 to 1,333 wolves with the most likely estimate being 1,047 wolves.
Aim of study is to gain more information about statewide hunter success and selectivity when deer hunting.
First positive identification of EAB in both counties.
Hunters still encouraged to work out venison transfers on their own, or to develop their own local network.
In collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, the Ruffed Grouse Society and Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin DNR will conduct the third and final year of sampling in a multi-year monitoring program this fall looking at WNV in ruffed grouse.
Moving westward, the rice outlook improves across northern Wisconsin.
DNR has big game and small game forecasts available online and in booklet form.
DNR will have to make funding request to Gov. Tony Evers.
DNR: Fall hunting, trapping season forecasts highlight hunter opportunities, notable changes to limits, zones
The agency releases the 2020 fall forecast series.
Millions of yards of contamination cleaned from riverbed.
ATV/UTV insurance might be a consideration as more and more roads are opened as trails.
A total of 22 wildlife artists submitted 37 pieces of artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contests.
“These findings indicate that while ruffed grouse are being exposed to WNV, there are birds that are surviving and clearing the virus from their bodies.”
Wisconsin DNR cutting printing cost of hunting regs pamphlet in half with new booklet to debut late August.