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Incidental take notice for Rock County
MADISON -- The proposed Janesville to Beloit Bike/Pedestrian Trail may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle under a permit 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
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:08:52 p.m.
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2017 Fall Turkey Hunting leftover permits go on sale August 26
MADISON - Hunters who were successful in the fall turkey permit drawing will begin receiving notification in the mail early next week. Please note, it is possible that the notifications may arrive after the leftover permit sales begin.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:09:15 p.m.
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Watch for oak wilt signs to help stop the spread of this tree-killing disease
MADISON -- Each year, a tree-killing fungal disease strikes and kills thousands of oak trees in Wisconsin's forests, woodlots and urban areas. Oak wilt is common in southern and central Wisconsin and is becoming increasingly abundant in northern counties. It is difficult to control once the disease takes hold and prevention steps need to be taken to slow the spread.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:09:15 p.m.
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Twice as nice: Stevens Point student wins both the Inland and Great Lakes trout stamp contests
MADISON -- Sixteen-year-old Taylor Konczal has landed an important place in Wisconsin's conservation history and reeled in two big fish at the same time. The Stevens Point Area Senior High student won Wisconsin's first ever youth trout stamp contests and her designs will be featured on both the Inland and the Great Lakes stamps for 2018.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:09:15 p.m.
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Lake sturgeon hook and line season opens Sept. 2

Opportunities to catch and release or harvest a big, hard-fighting fish

MADISON - Anglers interested in pursuing a big, hard-fighting fish will want to try their hand at fishing for lake sturgeon--armed with a stout rod and heavy line.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:09:15 p.m.
Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan amendment open house moved to UW Sheboygan
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - An open house meeting to learn about the scope and objectives of the proposed master plan amendment for Kohler-Andrae State Park related to a golf course proposed for property adjacent to the park has been moved to the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus. The public will have an opportunity to identify pertinent issues to be evaluated in the planning amendment process. An open house provides a meaningful format for one-on-one conversations with Department of Natural Resources staff. The public will have an opportunity at a future phase in the amendment process to provide comment through a more formal hearing format.
Central Office
Monday, August 21, 2017 7:49:30 a.m.
Incidental take notice for Racine County
MADISON -- A proposed I-94 reconstruction project in Racine County may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare plant 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
Friday, August 18, 2017 2:19:30 p.m.
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Draft amendment proposal for Northern Highland American Legion State Forest Master Plan available for public review and comment through September 17
MADISON - A draft amendment proposal for the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest Master Plan is available for public review and comment through Sept. 17.

Northwest District
Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:33:28 a.m.
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Sept. 1 marks opener for mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons
MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters are reminded that Friday, Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin's mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:44:48 p.m.
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Lake Trout season closure in Apostle Islands region
BAYFIELD, Wis. -- Lake Trout fishing in Lake Superior has been exceptionally good this season. So good that harvest quotas have been reached requiring the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close the lake trout season for sport and charter anglers at 11:59 p.m. on August 20, 2017 in the Apostle Island region (WI-2) of Lake Superior.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:44:48 p.m.
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