Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Near-misses mark fourth season of comprehensive bird survey

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Four bird species rarely if ever confirmed as breeding in Wisconsin were sighted but not confirmed in 2018, tantalizing near-misses among the most notable results from the fourth season of a comprehensive bird survey. “2018 was a year with a lot of exciting sightings, but ultimately, near-misses,” says Ryan Brady, Department of … Continue reading Near-misses mark fourth season of comprehensive bird survey

MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are working together to help restore Missouri’s ruffed grouse population. MDC’s plan is to trap and relocate 300 grouse from northern Wisconsin to the River Hills region of east-central Missouri over a three-year period (2018-2020). The goal is … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

WISCONSIN | Baiting, feeding bans extend to far NE Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – Wildlife baiting and feeding bans – designed to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in wild deer populations – are now in place in Marinette and Florence counties for the first time. CWD is a fatal, contagious disease that affects deer, elk and moose. This past June, testing revealed a … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Baiting, feeding bans extend to far NE Wisconsin

WISCONSIN | 2018-19 deer hunting season aging plan for Iron County

MERCER, WISCONSIN-  In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for deer aging during the 2018 archery and gun hunting seasons. If you harvest a deer, please consider submitting the head. Information collected by cooperators and the DNR staff is used to help assess the age structure within the … Continue reading WISCONSIN | 2018-19 deer hunting season aging plan for Iron County

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