Anytime is a great time to lend assistance, but extra labor is particularly helpful during a tough winter. Our landowner friends, particularly farmers, must do a day’s work after a big snowstorm before their day of work begins. After school,…
Forward by Jerry Davis
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…
Conservation Congress, sportsmen could start with rule change ideas that would cost nothing to implement.
10th annual Hyde squirrel hunting tournament draws hunters, participants of all ages.
Here’s a way for hunters to demonstrate landowner appreciation – and perhaps gain future access permission
Early winter and late spring a good time for hunters to volunteer for woodland projects.
Some of the most unlikely to-do-so publications run photos of smiling hunters inappropriately dressed while doing their activity and with their prey nearby. Safety is often the issue and being illegally dressed another. OK, I realize deer hunters, for example, are…
Father, son hunters head to Wisconsin to stack up venison.
Wisconsin’s small game, fall turkey could stand to see higher participation.
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 for nine…
Stocking numbers – between Dec. 19-21 – upped from 1,700 to 2,200 birds on eight public properties, up from five sites last year.
Testing also helps the DNR track the spread of CWD.
DNR game wardens can’t do the work alone; ethical ginseng diggers will have to help out.
The 100 ruffed grouse headed to Missouri this fall should be of little concern to hunters.
I know science and its methodology, called research, are dirty words in some Wisconsin places and to some people. Call it what you want, but it’s a necessary endeavor if there is any chance of saving the state’s herb. That’s…
Of the 1,800 plant species in Wisconsin, consider getting to know a half dozen or so this summer and come back to the task next year with a goal of another 10 or so. Start small, find those six and…
A brilliant idea surfaced a decade ago in Sauk City and, after a long hiatus, it is finally coming to fruition. McFarlanes’ Retail and Service Center in Sauk City is a local business that seems to have everything for everyone.…
So far, sentiment for shorter season supported by conjecture, not science.
Deer hunters aren’t the only hunters/gathers who can do some scouting now.
Hunters can participate in ruffed grouse monitoring this summer and fall in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.
Use gatherings like heritage days and county fairs to sell the outdoors.
Has Wisconsin’s change to electronic registration resulted in lower reporting by deer and turkey hunters?
Wisconsin DNR personnel and volunteers now running spring ruffed grouse drumming surveys.
Morel mushrooms appear when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear, someone once proclaimed. That was an old adage using phenology to correlate one event with another. Even though this adage is no longer as accurate as it…
Wisconsin’s sturgeon spearing season framework and local big game/fishing dinners just two ways to show kids what’s happening outdoors and how they can participate.
Using a blind is not a guarantee for bagging a gobbler, but at least hunters get to spend some time in the woods.
About This Blog
Jerry Davis, of Barneveld, is a biology professor emeritus at UW-La Crosse, and is an Honorary Fellow in the Botany Department at UW-Madison.
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