Wisconsin Outdoor News

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 23, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  Aug. 24: Coulee Region Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Fox Hollow Golf course, La Crosse. For more info call Dennis, 608-317-0199. Aug. 26: Watertown DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Watertown Turner Hall. For more info call 920-261-1538. Sept. 3: Grant County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Belmont Convention Center. For more info call Arnie Roper, 608-778-2666. Sept. 5: Wisconsin Wildlife…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

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…

Free CWD seminar open to the public

(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 9, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  Aug. 9: Iowa County Chapter #227 DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Joe Phillipps, 608-574-3317. Aug. 9: State Line Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Janesville. For more info call Kellie, 815-985-4165. Aug. 15: North Central WI Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center, Weston. For more info…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

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…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – July 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 9: Iowa county Chapter #227 DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Joe Phillipps, 608-574-3317. Aug….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team Warden Tim Ebert, of Minocqua, contacted a person in June along the shoreline of Trout Lake placing a box in his vehicle. Ebert found that the person was in possession of marijuana plants and had been planting them along the shoreline. The person was arrested. Warden Ebert responded to a complaint on Boom Lake of young…

Day of free food, music and tours aimed at celebrating outdoor community in Wisconsin

During the last two years, since moving its world headquarters from Middleton to Barneveld in Iowa County, Vortex Optics has held a free block party for anyone who wants to attend. Three of the company’s main product lines are binoculars, rifle scopes and rangefinders. Because the Vortex Optics headquarters here is not set up as a retail outlet, this celebration…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – July 12, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 9: Iowa county Chapter #227 DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Joe Phillipps, 608-574-3317. Aug….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL TEAM Sauk County Team Warden Michael Williams, of Sauk County, participated in several outdoor educational events throughout the county in May. Wardens Williams and Royce attended Outdoor Safety Days at the Sauk County fairgrounds where they presented ATV safety talks to students from area schools. In addition, wardens Williams and Rich Maki attended Youth Conservation Days at Devil’s Lake…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Wardens Phil Brown, of Ino, and Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, contacted a couple in May about feeding bears. The two individuals believe they are helping the bear by feeding them illegally. One individual has been warned once and cited twice for illegal feeding of wildlife and has not stopped. Enforcement action was taken, along with attempting…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – June 28, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 15: North Central WI Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center, Weston. For more info call Craig,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – June 14, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  June 23: Green Wings DU Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Berlin Conservation Club. For more info call Nancy Gleisner, 262-939-0950. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 15: North…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

AMERY AREA Panfish reports have improved on the shorelines of Big Round, Balsam, Wapogasset, and Magner lakes. Minnows or leeches are producing walleyes on the 10- to 12-foot weed edges of Magner, Wapogasset, Balsam, and Lower Turtle Lake. Suckers have been turning muskies below the dam on the Apple River, and bass are active in shallow water on most lakes….

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…