Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

WISCONSIN | Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN– Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area, located between Stevens Point and Marshfield. Due to ongoing dike repairs, construction projects, unseasonably warm and dry conditions, and select compromised dike situations, water levels in several impoundments on Mead Wildlife Area will be limited for the 2018 waterfowl season.  … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area

WISCONSIN | Heavy rains lead to increased mosquito populations – some tips to help control them

MADISON, WISCONSIN — An unusual amount of rainfall in Wisconsin has resulted in lots of standing water in places that are normally dry.  Unfortunately for people, mosquito larvae, sometimes called wrigglers, develop in standing water, so their populations have surged over the last few weeks. Mosquitoes can develop in flood water but also in surprisingly … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Heavy rains lead to increased mosquito populations – some tips to help control them

WISCONSIN | Shoot a bow, tag a monarch or go for a paddle this September at Horicon Marsh

HORICON, WISCONSIN – Beat those back-to-school blues this September at Horicon Marsh. Help tag a monarch before its journey to Mexico, stop in for a hoot of a story at the marsh, join DNR staff for the last guided paddle of the season or celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by hitting the bullseye. Y … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Shoot a bow, tag a monarch or go for a paddle this September at Horicon Marsh

WISCONSIN | Youth Waterfowl and regular season Canada goose hunts set to open in September

MADISON, WISCONSIN -Regular season Canada goose hunting opens Sunday, Sept. 16, along with the Youth Waterfowl Hunt Sept. 15-16. Youth Waterfowl Hunt This year’s Youth Waterfowl hunt will be held Sept. 15-16.  This special hunt offers youth hunters ages 15 and under the opportunity to learn skills from an adult without the increased hunting pressure … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Youth Waterfowl and regular season Canada goose hunts set to open in September

WISCONSIN | Time to plan this fall’s Learn to Hunt event

Invite family and friends who haven’t experienced hunting! MADISON, WISCONSIN – Hunting is right around the corner. If you have an interest and time, please consider sponsoring a Learn to Hunt event this fall.  This is an opportunity to connect OR reconnect with a novice hunter (adult or youth) in our great outdoors. A Learn … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Time to plan this fall’s Learn to Hunt event

WISCONSIN | Help offered for small businesses challenged by environmental regulations

MADISON, WISCONSIN– Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Dan Meyer is the featured speaker at an upcoming small business forum that will provide small business owners with an opportunity to tell DNR how existing rules impact them, give perspective on proposed regulations and help the DNR better understand small business issues. The Small Business Environmental … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Help offered for small businesses challenged by environmental regulations

WISCONSIN | Wild rice harvest season outlook for 2018 now available

MADISON, WISCONSIN– Wild rice harvesters will find opportunities for harvest in Wisconsin this year–many ricers have begun harvest on some early maturing waters. “After relatively poor rice crops in consecutive years, the 2018 crop generally appears to be faring better in northwest counties, despite heavy storms and flooding in June,” said Jason Fleener, wetland habitat … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Wild rice harvest season outlook for 2018 now available

WISCONSIN | Public invited to comment on priorities for water quality standards

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Where should state environmental officials focus efforts to protect surface water quality in Wisconsin over the next three years? State officials are seeking public comment on a draft list of five water quality standards topics proposed as priorities for protecting Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers.  Specifically, these priorities relate to the protection of … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Public invited to comment on priorities for water quality standards