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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.

Weekly News
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.

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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.

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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
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.
Public meetings set for next steps in Lake Superior lake trout recovery efforts
ASHLAND, Wis. - Two public meetings in northern Wisconsin to discuss next steps in aiding recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 26.
Central Office
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:01:05 a.m.
Trappers who incidentally trap wolves encouraged to contact department staff
MADISON - Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin's wolf collaring and monitoring program.
Central Office
Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:02:04 p.m.
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