Wisconsin Outdoor News

CNR students put their efforts into research projects

Marissa Kaminski (r) won the Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship for 2019. Kaminski is studying waterfowl management. On the left is Mike Eisele, co-funder of the scholarship. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Anybody who attended college several decades ago would find it amazing to see what today’s students are doing. That is particularly true at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources…

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 Calendar – April 19, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  April 20: Neillsville WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Neillsville. For more info call Jill Artac, 715-456-7395. April 25: Big Snow Country Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Aurora Club, Ironwood, MI. For more info call Nicole, 906-364-0905. April 27: Lake Michigan WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Village at 170, Kohler. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548….

Free kids fishing clinics taking place around Wisconsin on Saturday, April 12

The 35th annual free spring fishing clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, allowing kids 15 and under to wet a line, get some fishing education, and even fill their bellies. While these Wisconsin DNR clinics are free, people are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Hunger Task Force, which will distribute…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – April 5, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  April 5: Indianhead Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Florian Gardens Conference Center, Eau Claire. For more info call Rita, 715-828-6946. April 6: Wisconsin South WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-2234. April 6: Durand WTU Banquet, 5:15 p.m., Durand Rod & Gun Club, Durand. For more info call Mike Robelia,…

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 Calendar – March 22, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  March 23: De Forest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites, De Forest. For more info call Brian Britten, 608-345-8409. March 23: Milwaukee Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Foundation Banquet, New Berlin Ale House, New Berlin. For more info call Ron Mickinak, 262-337-2225. March 23: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club, Oak Park Heights. For…

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…

Try stove-top syrups this spring

Seeing displays of sap-tapping tools and equipment might turn most outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners to a different store location. But fear not, anyone who can identify a maple tree, any maple, even a box elder, can make enough maple syrup for at least one pancake or French toast feed with a few neighbors. While most sugar-bush tappers wait until a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 8, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team Wardens Tim Price, of Eagle River, and Ben Herzfeldt investigated in January a complaint of a licensed guide suspected of taking clients waterfowl hunting over bait, along with other hunting-related violations. Through an investigation, numerous violations were found. Enforcement action is pending in Vilas County and Gogebic County, Mich., for license fraud, overbagging on waterfowl, hunting…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – March 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  March 9: Great Northern WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Barkers Island Inn, Superior. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. March 9: Richford Game Club, Banquet, 5 p.m., Richford Town Hall, Waushara County. For more info call Greg Dobratz, 920-787-7919. March 9: Walworth Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn. For more info call Nancy, 262-725-6427. March…