Notes From Gobblers Ridge by Tim Eisele

Free CWD seminar open to the public

“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a…

CNR students put their efforts into research projects

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 (CNR). The UW-Stevens Point CNR puts on a celebration every spring…

New DNR secretary brings respect for citizens, resources

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.

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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