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If you are interested in getting involved with the Conservation Congress or have a specific question about the Conservation Congress, contact:
Kari Lee-Zimmermann
Conservation Congress Liaison
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
608-266-0580 (phone)

DNR spring wildlife & fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Conservation Congress county meeting

On Monday, April 11, there will be 72 public hearings, one in each county starting at 7:00 p.m. where individuals interested in natural resources management have an opportunity to provide their input by non-binding vote and testimony to the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Board and the Conservation Congress on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin. County residents have the option to run for a seat on the Conservation Congress and to elect delegates from their county to represent their county views regarding natural resources on the Conservation Congress. Also, individuals have the opportunity to bring forth new conservation issues of a statewide nature to the attention of the Conservation Congress through the citizen resolution process.

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Hearing locations

Please Note: Because all DNR fish and wildlife questions are advisory-only this year, there are no proposed changes to rule language.

2011

Correction: There is an error in the background of NRB advisory question #46 in the spring hearing questionnaire. The second paragraph, fourth sentence should read: The Natural Resources Board feels banning baiting and feeding in counties where it is currently allowed will encourage deer movement during shooting hours and result in a more even distribution of deer available to hunters on both public and private lands.

Please Note: The proposed changes to the rule language for the DNR's fish and wildlife questions were not printed in the back of the 2011 spring hearing questionnaires. The proposed rule language can be viewed using the following links.

2010

  • 2010 Spring hearing questionnaire
  • 2010 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2010 County resolution results

2009

  • 2009 Spring hearing questionnaire [PDF 1,353KB]
  • 2009 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2009 County resolution results

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Last revised: Thursday February 04 2016