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New podcast and web series, Wild Wisconsin, gives hunters ability to learn on the go this fall
MADISON - Scouting, buying your license, sighting in your rifle - the basics. But, how can you take your hunt to the next level?

Central Office
Friday, October 20, 2017 2:12:50 p.m.
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Looking to learn more about making your own sausage? Join UW-Madison experts at Horicon for a demonstration on making the most of your wild game!
HORICON, Wis. - If you have an interest in learning how to make wild game sausage or want to further hone your sausage making skills, head to Horicon Marsh in November.

Central Office
Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:20:13 p.m.
CWD sampling plan in place for Vernon and Crawford counties for 2017-18 deer hunting seasons
VIROQUA, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Vernon and Crawford counties during the 2017 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons.
Central Office
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:34:08 p.m.
Sign up for Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program before Nov. 10 to earn extra income and secure habitat enhancement funding
MADISON - The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, provides financial incentives to private landowners interested in making their land available for public access. Collectively, 176 landowners currently provide 31,000 additional acres for wildlife-related recreation in 52 eligible counties across the state.
Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
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Oct. 31 deadline to buy sturgeon spearing licenses

2017 surveys show plenty of big fish for unique winter fishery

MADISON -- The deadline to purchase licenses for the 2018 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is Oct. 31, with state biologists forecasting great opportunities to land the fish of a lifetime while enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
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Southeastern Wisconsin group wins volunteer award for Chiwaukee Prairie work
MADISON - The Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund has long played an integral role in preserving the largest remaining prairie and wetland complex in southeastern Wisconsin, helping buy the first 15 acres of Chiwaukee Prairie in the 1960s to controlling garlic mustard and 24 other invasive plants there today.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
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Natural Resources Board to meet October 25 in Madison
MADISON - A request for approval of an amendment to the recreation portion of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest master plan, approval of the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area Master Plan, and a request to begin the scoping process for proposed rules related to elk management are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets October 25 in Madison.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
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Deer breeding season is about to begin, drivers reminded to be cautious throughout October and November
MADISON - Drivers should be aware that over the next month the state's white-tailed deer breeding season is beginning and will continue through the end of November. The fall breeding season coincides with the highest rate of deer-vehicle collisions as deer move around substantially more during this time of year.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
Deer Donation Program provides great opportunity to help families in need this fall

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to correct that deer harvested in CWD-affected counties must be tested for CWD prior to, or at the time of donation.]

MADISON - Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help families in need by working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and its partners donate thousands of pounds of venison to those in need.
Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
Milwaukee to use DNR brownfield assessment funds at inner harbor property
MADISON - Efforts to repurpose a century-old coal storage site at Milwaukee's inner harbor will get a boost from a recently issued Department of Natural Resources brownfields award.
Weekly News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:57:40 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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