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Jackson County elk adjusting to new surroundings
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - After the release of an additional 50 elk in eastern Jackson County in July 2016, the herd has continued to settle in to their primary range.

Central Office
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:28:12 a.m.
Extended trout season lures anglers for fall fishing
MADISON, Wis. - While state forests may be showing off their brightly colored fall foliage these days, many Wisconsin trout anglers will be setting their sights on rainbows, browns and the multi-hued spots of brook trout this year.
Central Office
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:13:25 p.m.
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Recent rains set stage for chinook run as DNR prepares for salmon open house events and tours
MADISON - Recent rains have pushed stream flows well above long-term averages in major Lake Michigan tributaries including the Root River in Racine and Kewaunee River in Kewaunee County, prompting anticipation for this year's chinook salmon run.

Central Office
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:31:50 p.m.
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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas releases second-season findings
Volunteers document 220 bird species breeding in Wisconsin, including first ever nesting of Mississippi Kite
MADISON -- Wisconsin's volunteer-based, multi-year survey to understand which birds nest here and how that's changed is wrapping up its second season of observations and has documented 220 nesting species, including 11 new to Wisconsin in the past two decades. Volunteers also have documented the growing presence of once rare native birds including peregrine falcons, bald eagles and trumpeter swans.

Weekly News
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:26:06 p.m.
Three more "sneak peeks" from Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2016 will help prepare hunters for another fall deer hunt
MADISON - Following the release of three early video segments from Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2016 with Dan Small in August, three more clips are now available to help hunters prepare for another fall deer hunt.
Weekly News
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:26:06 p.m.
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Gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities runs from October 1-9
MADISON - In 2016, more than 70 landowners in 48 counties enrolled roughly 79,000 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for more than 400 participants to take part in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.

Weekly News
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:26:06 p.m.
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Southern and Mississippi River duck zones open one-half hour before sunrise Oct. 1
MADISON - Duck hunters in the Southern and Mississippi River zones can expect wetter conditions than usual when these seasons open one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Weekly News
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:26:06 p.m.
Pockets of oak wilt to be treated at Rib Mountain State Park
WAUSAU, Wis. - Visitors to Rib Mountain State Park may notice some activity along the main entrance road in the next week as Department of Natural Resources staff continue to address an outbreak of oak wilt in the park.
Central Office
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:13:05 p.m.
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New Rib Mountain State Park shelter grand opening Sept. 29
WAUSAU, Wis. - The public can attend a ribbon cutting and grand opening for a new nearly 3,000-square foot three-season enclosed park shelter at Rib Mountain State Park that will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 29.

Central Office
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:13:46 p.m.
DNR offers guidance in wake of regional flooding; visitors to parks and forests encouraged to check conditions
MADISON, Wis. - Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties this week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.
Central Office
Friday, September 23, 2016 1:40:55 p.m.
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