Wisconsin Outdoor News

Campground hosts, volunteers Pat and Jerry Cornelius receive award from Governor Dodge State Park

Pat and Jerry Cornelius (center) accept an award from David Borsecnik and Kathleen Gruentzel at Governor Dodge State Park. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Who says folks from Illinois aren’t friendly, giving and respectful of their neighbor to the immediate north? Pat Cornelius and her husband, Jerry, both 73, have been volunteering at Governor Dodge State Park for several months each summer…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

District 5 — Lower St. Croix area Warden Paul Sickman, of St. Croix County, received information in September about a woman interested in selling owl parts to be used spiritually and to be sold as art. Sickman contacted the woman and educated her about laws governing owls and took enforcement action. Wardens Isaac Kruse, of St. Croix County, and Kyle…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 19, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Oct. 20: Big 4+ WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Peak Ski Lodge, Florence. For more info call JoAnne Smith, 715-674-2020. Oct. 25: Great Lakes WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Barkers Island Inn. Superior. For more info call Jim Shabert, 218-391-0470. Oct. 25: Stevens Point WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Shooters Dining & Recreation Facility, Plover. For more info call Marc Stalter,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 5, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Oct. 6: Colfax Sportsmen’s Club, 6 p.m., Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax. For more info call Peggy Richards, 715-704-0493. Oct. 6: Roche-A-Cri WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Cedar Shack, Adams. For more info call Becky Kirsenlph, 608-564-3021. Oct. 6: Rock River Rescue Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Turner Hall, Watertown. For more info call Tom Beyer, 920-988-6965. Oct. 11: Crivity-High Falls WTU…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 5, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Phil Brown, of Iron River, and Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, were asked in August to assist the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department in a search for an individual who was reported to have been stabbed. After a lengthy search involving neighborhood canvasing, witness interviewing, and use of a search-and-rescue dog, a report of an individual…

Oak management workshop available for Wisconsin landowners

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Oak trees are valuable, particularly if a landowner is interested in managing land to benefit wildlife, but oaks require active management. To help landowners, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and its partner organization serving private woodland owners, My Wisconsin Woods, are holding the “Oak in the Driftless Workshop” on Saturday, Sept. 29. The workshop will be held…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 21, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Sept. 22: Petenwell & Castle Rock Stewards Banquet, Petenwell County Park, Arkdale. For more info call Jim Murphy, 608-356-6537. Sept. 24: Sun Prairie DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Angell Park Pavilion, Sun Prairie. For more info call Jeff Markstahler, 608-445-1272. Sept. 27: Northwest Wisconsin WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Shell Lake Art Center, Shell Lake. For more info call Dave Zaloudek,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 21, 2018

District 5 — Lower St. Croix area Warden Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, was contacted by a new landowner in August about a trail camera and mineral that was placed on the new landowner’s property near the property line with an adjacent landowner. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Isaac Kruse, of St. Croix County, investigated a boat fire in August…

Counties with highest CWD prevalence should send road-killed deer carcasses to diagnostics lab

With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 7, 2018

District 4 — Woodruff area Wardens Tim Price, of Eagle River, and Dave Walz, of Woodruff, attended the 2018 COPS Kids Camp in July. The camp is for children between the ages of 6 and 14 and their surviving parent who have lost their loved one in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer. Wardens from around the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 7, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Sept. 8: Coulee Region Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Fox Hollow Golf Course, La Crosse. For more info call Lucas, 608-317-9926. Sept. 10: Necedah Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, Necedah. For more info call Jeff Ritchart, 920-960-4836. Sept. 11: Wolf River Flyways DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Crystall Falls, New London. For more info call Ozzie…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 24, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers  Aug. 25: Waukesha County Conservation Alliance, Conservation & Habitat Shoot, Fundraiser, 9-3 p.m., Wern Valley Sportsman Club. For more info call Al Shook, 262-968-2598. Aug. 27: Watertown DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Watertown Turner Hall. For more info call 920-261-1538. Sept. 4: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Belmont Convention Center. For more info call Arnie Roper, 608-778-2666. Sept. 6: Wisconsin Wildlife…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 24, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Philip Brown and Matthew Koshollek, of Drummond, followed up on a July call of a man overbagging on Long Lake while staying at a lodge near Iron River. The wardens were able to establish that the individual had kept over his possession limit of crappies and had more than 100 panfish in his freezer…