Wisconsin Outdoor News

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…

Listen to nature’s sounds and decipher the meanings

These prairie flowers, shooting stars, release pollen from a bumblebee buzzing. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Most animal sounds, usually called vocalizations and regardless of origin, carry meanings. Sometimes they are calls to others of their kind, attracting mates, sounding alarms, finding food, and in some cases acquiring food. Insects are common pollinators, which are attracted to a plant offering something including…

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 Calendar – May 31, 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. Season Dates June…

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 Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

ASHLAND AREA The sun was shining on Chequamegon Bay May 4 – which did a lot for peoples’ attitudes – and until the wind picked up, fishing was excellent. Trolling remains outstanding for cohos, brown trout, and splake from Long Island out toward the islands. Most trollers are flat-lining crankbaits in shallower water (40 feet) or following the mudlines. Anglers…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – May 17, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  May 11: Bayfield County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m. Iron River Community Center, Iron River. For more info call Jim Klobucher, 715-292-4403. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. Aug. 15: North Central WI Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center, Weston. For more info call…

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…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – May 3, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  May 4: Twin Rivers Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet, Neighbors Bar & Grill, Jefferson. For more info call Tracey Bente, 920-650-3270. May 11: Bayfield County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m. Iron River Community Center, Iron River. For more info call Jim Klobucher, 715-292-4403. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. Aug….

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….