The two illegally shot 20 deer, including nine bucks.
Wisconsin DNR crossbow hunting report finds no sociological or biological reasons not to continue with season
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board members still concerned about high crossbow buck harvest success rates.
Test results are in from the first year of a multi-state study on West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
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 DNR is planning on releasing about 2,000 pheasants on eight state hunting grounds just before Christmas.
He cites possible conflict of interest in his role as executive director of Wisconsin Green Fire.
Decision now moves to full Wisconsin Senate.
Wisconsin DNR puts preseason deer herd estimate at 1.8 to 1.9 million animals.
Violator left animal’s carcass lying along roadside.
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…
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…
This year, CWD surveillance will occur throughout 18 counties in northern Wisconsin as part of a multi-year rotation across the state.
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…
New deer baiting, feeding restrictions in Burnett, Barron, Polk and Washburn counties in effect Sept. 1.
(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…
NRB members may move to shorten the season with a proposed Jan. 5 closing date.
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…
The tick-borne ailment has always lurked in the background in wooded northern Wisconsin, but now it’s on the rise across the rest of the state. The state DNR theorizes that ticks are multiplying faster than their natural predators.
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…
The current regulations allow one fish over 14 inches and two fish under 14 inches to be harvested. WFT would like to see that changed to a harvest limit of three fish daily between 15 and 20 inches and no fish between 20 to 24 inches. The change would also allow one of three harvested fish to be longer than 24 inches.
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…
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
Wisconsin wildlife refuge closed areas and ruffed grouse and waterfowl management plans all open for public comment now.
The attendees couldn’t agree on how to share management plans or whether they even should.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
But the committee lowered the amount of money available for the purchase by $500,000 from what the Natural Resources Board approved, a move that one of the chief proponents of the deal said could jeopardize the sale.