Notes From Gobblers Ridge by Tim Eisele

60 days and six ducks

Wisconsin’s duck hunters will get a 60 day hunting season this fall, with a six-duck daily bag limit. The daily bag limit is similar to last year, except that the scaup limit has been raised to four birds.  The daily…

New 'Friends' group supports federal duck stamp

Ducks have a new friend in town.  It is the Friends of the Duck Stamp. This friends group is an independent, non-profit group devoted to the promotion, preservation, sale and better understanding of the Federal Migratory Bird and Conservation Stamp,…

Trail cameras on public land

Trail cameras can now be placed on lands owned by the DNR that are open to hunting. The DNR published a notice in the official state newspaper June 1, beginning the new policy adopted by the Natural Resources Board on…

Recall election for Wisconsin governor

I intereviewed Tom Barrett ahead of the Tuesday, June 5 recall election. I also attempted to interview Gov. Scott Walker, but I did not receive any response to my phone calls and e-mails to him.  I have followed the recall…

Students prepare for the future with help from scholarships

Stevens Point---They are bright and talented, good reason that those of us who hunt and fish should take comfort in knowing that future natural resources should be well-managed. They are students majoring in natural resources at the UW-Stevens Point College…

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

Most of the professionals who work in natural resources, and are age 50 or better, began with an interest in natural resources because one of their parents was a hunter. For those with gray hair or a slight balding spot,…

Forestry hearing

Wisconsin's private forest owners (who own about two-thirds of the forested land in the state) have a chance Feb. 9 to give their opinions on a bill that will change the Managed Forest Law in Wisconsin.Public testimony on Senate Bill…

More hunter access to private lands

Hunters can look forward to some new public lands this fall, thanks to the new Voluntary Public Access (VPA) program. This program will open more land for hunters, fishermen, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts, beginning in September, but it may be…

Honoring, and Preserving, our Natural Resources

Tomorrow's hunters and anglers will be the beneficiaries of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources annual Scholarship Awards program that was held on April 8. The college gave out 181 scholarships totaling $149,300 to students majoring in…

Beware Political Appointees at DNR

Many people throughout the nation have been watching the events taking place in Madison during the end of February and early March. The reason is that Governor Scott Walker, who was elected with a vote of 1,128,159 for him while…

Big Gathering of Wisconsin Waterfowlers Coming Up

Some of Wisconsin's most avid duck and goose hunters will migrate to Stevens Point on March 4 and 5, for the 9th annual gathering and something that I think all waterfowl hunters will find beneficial. Although there are several organizations…

About This Blog

eiseleblog

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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