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More than 30 candlelight events scheduled this winter at Wisconsin state parks, forests and trails
MADISON - Now that cold temperatures have finally arrived in Wisconsin, all that is needed are some good snowfalls to get trails ready for the more than 30 candlelight events scheduled for this winter at Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area and trail properties.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
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Release of additional pheasants for holiday season provides opportunity to spend time with family and friends pursuing upland birds
MADISON - Bird hunters will have another option to beat cabin fever in December when the Department of Natural Resources releases nearly 1,500 additional pheasants on five public properties before the holiday season.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
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Endangered Kirtland's warbler increases numbers and nests in Wisconsin

10 years of nest monitoring, protection and habitat work by DNR and partners pay off

MADISON - Ten years after Kirtland's warblers were first documented in Wisconsin, populations of the songbird have increased and their range is expanding through the efforts of state, federal and local partners to increase and manage the endangered bird and its habitat in the state. ,

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
Preliminary registration numbers available for the 2017 bear hunting seasons
MADISON - Preliminary registration numbers show hunters harvested 4,157 bears during the 2017 Wisconsin bear hunting seasons.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
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Record number of walleye stocked in 2017

Wisconsin Walleye Initiative funding boosts state and private production

MADISON - A record 881,977 walleye were stocked in key Wisconsin waters this past year as state, private and tribal hatcheries continued to put Wisconsin Walleye Initiative funding to work for anglers, state fisheries officials said.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
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Help protect Wisconsin's woodlands from timber theft
RHINELANDER, Wis. - State officials are joining efforts with federal and tribal authorities to halt birch tree timber thefts threatening Wisconsin's woodlands, a renewable resource that is important to the state's economy, environment and culture. Increasing demand for birch products is putting the state's birch trees at risk as illegal harvests continue on national, state, county and private properties.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
Wisconsin DNR seeking public comment on their proposal to close its gypsy moth suppression program
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on a proposal to close its successful gypsy moth suppression program due to diminishing need through a proposed change to rule NR 47.910. Public hearings will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11:00 a.m. at the DNR service centers in Fitchburg, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Eau Claire.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:54:19 p.m.
City of Ladysmith submits application to the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system
LADYSMITH, Wis.--The City of Ladysmith has applied for a Safe Drinking Water loan to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system by replacing water mains at locations throughout the city's distribution system.
Central Office
Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:54:51 p.m.
DNR restores fishing habitat in Little Lake Butte des Morts
The Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the City of Neenah, has launched a "fish sticks" project to improve habitat and fishing on Little Lake Butte des Morts.
Northeast District
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:03:50 p.m.
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Bald eagle nests increase 5.7 percent in 2017 to hit another record

Kenosha County nest another highlight of annual survey

RHINELANDER - The Wisconsin bald eagle population is growing and thriving according to the 2017 bald eagle nest survey results. The comeback of the national symbol in Wisconsin continues 45 years after work to help restore eagle populations began.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:07:29 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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