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The ultimate birder adventure - head to Horicon Marsh May 12-15 for the 20th annual Bird Festival
HORICON, Wis. - Bird enthusiasts can experience the sights, sounds and natural beauty of birds in peak spring migration as the Horicon Marsh Bird Club hosts the 20th annual Bird Festival at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center May 12-15.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
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Building bat houses now can aid bats that survive white-nose syndrome
MADISON - People can help bats that survive white-nose syndrome this winter by building a bat house where they can raise their young during summer months.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
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DNR, UW faculty, Walleyes for Tomorrow join forces to study value of Green Bay fishery
GREEN BAY -- Starting Saturday, anglers who fish in Green Bay will be asked to participate in a new study designed to calculate the social, recreational and economic impact of the region's fishery.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
April public comment period will provide opportunity to give feedback regarding preliminary antlerless harvest quota recommendations
MADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils have released their preliminary deer antlerless quota, permit level, and season structure recommendations for the 2017 deer hunting season., A public comment period will be open from April 3 - 13 to collect feedback on the preliminary recommendations.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
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State National Archery in the Schools Program tournament to be held in Wisconsin Dells
MADISON - About 1,600 of Wisconsin's youth archers are set to gather this weekend to aim for top honors at the 2017 Wisconsin National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament at Wisconsin Dells.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum set to discuss Green Bay fisheries, organization's governance
GREEN BAY -- Highlights of the Green Bay fishery and other updates on Lake Michigan will be shared by leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the April 8 meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum.
Weekly News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:26 p.m.
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Spring prescribed burns proposed for southern Wisconsin
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on a number of DNR properties in southern Wisconsin this spring if appropriate weather conditions exist.

Central Office
Friday, March 24, 2017 11:45:04 a.m.
Highway reconstruction may result in the incidental take of rare plant and insect
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The reconstruction of County Highway Q may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare plant and insect under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:23:02 p.m.
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Maple Fest to be held April 1 at MacKenzie Center

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued in the March 21 Wisconsin DNR Weekly News.]

POYNETTE, Wis. - Free guided tours of the sugar bush, demonstrations of how to tap a maple tree for sap and how to boil the sap down in the "sugar shack" to make syrup are among the fun-filled activities planned at the annual Maple Syrup Festival at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. The educational event for families will be held Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:13:52 p.m.
Strong partnerships shine in third year of elk translocation efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: Photos and video footage of the March 23, 2017 elk release will be available Friday, March 24.

Madison - Twenty-eight Kentucky elk have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. Once released into the wild, the "class of 2017" will join the current Clam Lake herd.
Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:25:06 a.m.
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