Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Peshtigo Team Warden Jacob Cross, of Shawano, completed a joint investigation in April with the Iowa DNR on a license fraud case related to deer hunting. Working with Iowa game wardens, Cross took enforcement action, including seizure of a large 9-point buck that had been shot illegally in Iowa. Warden Clark Delzer, of Shawano, contacted a fisherman in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Warden Phil Brown, of Iron River, received a complaint in April from the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher of an individual who trespassed and shot a turkey from the road. Through an investigation and evidence at the scene, Brown located the responsible individual who illegally baited turkey and shot across the road at a turkey on…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee County, assisted with the emergency response to the flooding in March that occurred in northern Manitowoc County involving concerns with an ice jam and the Shoto dam. Several wardens assisted during this event with preparedness to operate boats for water rescues. Warden Moore received a call about an owl that…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team  Warden Joshua Loining, of Rice Lake, received a complaint in March of snowmobiles running a stop sign near Rice Lake where the snowmobile trail crosses a bridge. The stop signs were partially covered and barely visible. Loining cleared the stop signs to the best of his ability and contacted 15 snowmobilers who missed the stop sign…

Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings questions, results

For voting results regarding 2019 Wisconsin DNR fish and game proposed rule changes, click here. Total participants were 10,712, including 7,310 who participated online – an option that was offered for the first time in the 2019 annual spring fish and wildlife hearings, held across the state April 8. For related stories, see the May 3 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor…

Spring fish and game hearings: Sportsmen again support conservation

Question No. 16, which overwhelmingly passed, 5,120 to 2,488, asked if residents would favor reducing the daily walleye bag limit from five to three (only one could be a sauger or hybrid) on the Lake Winnebago system in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties. (billMARCHEL.com)On April 8, the DNR and Conservation Congres…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Wautoma Web Report Warden Jonathan Kaiser, of Waupaca, contacted an individual during the “Battle on Bago” ice fishing tournament in February who was found to be in possession of cocaine, marijuana, and related paraphernalia. Enforcement action was taken in cooperation with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department. Warden Kaitlin Kernosky, of New London, was working snowmobile enforcement in February…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Wardens James Moore, of Kewaunee County, and Joshua Voelker, along with the Sturgeon Bay medical examiner unit, assisted the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol in February with a single-vehicle crash involving entrapment of two individuals. Upon arrival, the two already were freed from the vehicle. However, due to the icy conditions, a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 22, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team Wardens Kevin Christorf, of Cornell, and Jake Bolks, of Eau Claire, investigated a complaint in January of a felon illegally hunting deer during the 2018 gun-deer season. During the investigation, it was found that the suspect also had an outstanding warrant for domestic battery. The wardens, along with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, arrested the…

DATCP chief non-committal on taking over deer farm fencing

MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection isn’t saying whether he thinks his agency should take over regulating deer farm fencing from wildlife officials. Deer farm fencing has become a hot outdoors topic as the state grapples with chronic wasting disease. According to DATCP, 26 farms have had an infected deer since 2001. DATCP currently…