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Find great winter reading and get a head start on preparing for outdoor recreation in the New Year with Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine's December issue

Published by Central Office December 1, 2015

Contact(s): Natasha Kassulke at (608) 261-8446

MADISON - The cover story of the December issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources, "From coal mines to jack pines," showcases a stunning bull elk photo and highlights the state's exceptional efforts, along with partners, to revitalize Wisconsin's elk reintroduction efforts.

A Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame member, Cliff Germain, is featured in "The forefather of the State Natural Areas System." Read about tales of hunting and sausage making in "Sixty-plus years of deer hunting" and then get some advice for cooking your own venison in "Deer done right."

Pheasants abound on public lands in "A bird in the hand," and birders get some advice for carefully seeing and photographing hawks and owls that visit the state in the winter with "Northern invasion." An author/photographer challenges others in "Taking time to look around" and another author is observant -- but not observant enough to see a ruffed grouse in the snow in "A great walk in unspoiled woods." Before jumping on your sled this winter, make sure to read "What to know before you go" featuring updates on snowmobile and ATV/UTV legislation.

Frozen waterfalls aren't as hard to find as you might think in "Wisconsin, Traveler." Our "Back in the Day" column is bound to get your attention with tales of pheasant diapers -- you read that right -- at the State Game Farm. "Wisconsin, Naturally" travels to the striking cliffs of Ableman's Gorge State Natural Area in Sauk County.

Get ready for the New Year with the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2016 calendar and read about the great ways the Natural Heritage Conservation Program is protecting rare plants and animals.

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Last Revised: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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