10th annual Hyde squirrel hunting tournament draws hunters, participants of all ages.
Veteran sportsman Scott Loomans to head up DNR Dvision of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Nesting surveys conducted last year by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources revealed a record number of nesting birds, with 1,695 nests occupied by breeding adults.
Recent polar vortex won't cause the insect to go extinct, but could buy landowners time to treat ash trees that haven't been infected yet.
There are definitely times when fish demand an increase in vibration and flash. But just the opposite can be the attractor, so bring an assortment of colors.
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The DNR would generate maps showing areas with high infection rates to help hunters target their efforts. Hunter and landowner payouts could range from $750 per deer to $1,250 per deer. Businesses that open sampling drop-off sites would get $300.
The super-popular Fish Hawk family from Crestliner has been revamped and given a shot in the arm with higher horsepower ratings for 2019. The 1750 series now can hold a 150 horsepower motor and the 1850 powers out at 200 horsepower.
Walleye and bluegill action has been decent on some lakes.
One fact of note from the report: Minnesota hunters shot more than a quarter of their entire deer harvest on opening day of their primary firearms season.
Positive birds were picked up in Ashland, Douglas counties.
Official entry score of 320-5/8 makes it only the fifth hunter-taken nontypical whitetail to exceed 300 inches in history.
Deer seasons mostly have ended, but January is a great time to keep pursuing squirrels and bunnies.
Understand that Preston Cole is not the political appointee of the past. He has natural resources credentials with a degree in forest management, and he worked for the Missouri Conservation Department. He has served on the Natural Resources Board for 12 years, where he gained a good understanding of the DNR, and has seen its warts.
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