Public comment period on the 2019 season framework open through March 15.
Notes From Gobblers Ridge by Tim Eisele
Veteran sportsman Scott Loomans to head up DNR Dvision of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
NRB members consider joint meetings with Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board.
Positive birds were picked up in Ashland, Douglas counties.
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.
Cole has served on the Natural Resources Board since 2007.
NRB members reluctantly approve emergency rule on DNR/tribal Lake Superior commercial fishing agreement.
Six state conservation groups create new group called Sportsmen for Wetlands.
Many wildlife species depend on young forests, and work in that direction could be funded through such a stamp.
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
Wisconsin's NRB shortens Zone A ruffed grouse season, but adopts Dec. 31 instead of expected Nov. 30 closure
Conservation groups, sportsmen convince NRB members that there is no scientific information available to support Nov. 30 closure.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples…
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
Riggle calls for a Nov. 30 emergency closure to 2018 Zone A ruffed grouse season.
Wisconsin DNR and Natural Resources Board considering a Nov. 30 closure in northern and western counties.
A number of factors could be impacting grouse numbers, but West Nile virus is being eyed as the biggest culprit.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
Rogers’ actions surface May 17 during discussion on Farm Bill renewal.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will raffle off a fifth bull elk tag.
Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated
Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone.…
Turkey hunters found errors in the dates listed for 2018 spring turkey seasons as they went through the online purchasing process.
Wisconsin DNR’s ability to manage natural resources in poorer hands now with Thiede’s departure to EPA
Here we go again. When politicians play games with the DNR, we end up with agency leaders who do not have the mix of leadership skills, natural resource backgrounds, or natural resource management experience that Wisconsin sportsmen have seen at…
About This Blog
Tim Eisele is a freelance outdoor writer/photographer who lives in Madison. He has freelanced since 1969, with articles appearing in the Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Capital Times, Wisconsin Outdoor News, Woodland Management magazine and other publications. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of American and founding member and past president of the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association. He is a native Wisconsinite who loves to hunt and fish, and manages land in western Wisconsin.
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