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Barber Lake boat landing to temporarily close for construction of improvements
HAYWARD, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be making improvements to the boat landing on Barber Lake in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County that will necessitate closing the landing for construction beginning on July 5, 2017.
Central Office
Friday, June 23, 2017 10:44:35 a.m.
June 26 public meeting will kick off efforts to update Lake Superior fisheries management plan
ASHLAND, Wis. - A public meeting to discuss an updated Lake Superior fisheries management plan will be held
Northwest District
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:46:54 p.m.
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First state live release fish records set

Six traditional records fall in a stringer of great fish tales

MADISON - Four Wisconsin anglers have reeled in their place in fishing history by establishing the first state records for fish caught and released live.

Weekly News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:09:24 p.m.
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Online chats answer questions about oak wilt, jumping worms, zebra mussels and other forest and aquatic pests
MADISON - Before hitting the woods for a camping trip or the lake for fishing, Wisconsin residents can join in live online chats on Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, at noon to learn about firewood rules and other ways to slow the spread of forest pests and aquatic invasive species. 

Weekly News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:09:24 p.m.
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Natural Resources Board to meet June 27-28 in Hudson
MADISON - A request for approval of the Menominee River State Recreation Area Master Plan, a request to approve management plans for 12 State Natural Areas, and a request to initiate an amendment process for the Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets June 28 in Hudson.The regular business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, in the County Board Room of the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. On Tuesday, June 27, the board will tour and/or receive presentations at locations around the Hudson area beginning at 11:20 a.m. at the UW-Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road.

Weekly News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:09:24 p.m.
Head to Horicon for paddling, grilling and archery in June
HORICON, Wis. - Families in search of fun outdoor activities can head to Horicon Marsh this summer for archery, paddling and grilling events.
Central Office
Monday, June 19, 2017 11:21:58 a.m.
Mississippi island beaches to get recreation "make-over"
Island beaches along the main channel of the Mississippi River near La Crosse will be more inviting by the height of this summer's boating season.
Central Office
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:56:36 p.m.
June public meeting will gather feedback regarding outdoor recreation in northern Wisconsin

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued to Northwoods media outlets.]

MADISON - Department of Natural Resources staff will hold a June 19 public meeting to gather input regarding the draft Northwoods Region portion of the Recreation Opportunities Analysis.
Weekly News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:30:32 p.m.
Preliminary spring turkey harvest registrations see slight decrease from 2016
MADISON - Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 43,341 birds during the 2017 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a slight decrease from the spring 2016 season.
Weekly News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:30:32 p.m.
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Shakespeare in the Park returns for third season at Wisconsin State Parks
MADISON - Visitors to Wisconsin State Park System properties will have 16 opportunities to enjoy "Shakespeare in the Park" performances this summer. The performances begin July 17 and run through July 30.

Weekly News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:30:32 p.m.
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