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DNR News Releases

Lake Superior Brule River landing reopens
BRULE, Wis. - The boat landing at the mouth of the Bois Brule River on Lake Superior in the Brule River State Forest has reopened.
Central Office
Friday, September 15, 2017 1:15:31 p.m.
Peninsula State Park Eagle Tower design concept public meeting
FISH CREEK, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity to review concepts for a new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park at a public meeting that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. September 28 at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library.
Central Office
Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:17:59 p.m.
Hunters encouraged to record wildlife observations during fall hunting seasons
MADISON - With the start of the 2017 deer hunting seasons, the Department of Natural Resources is kicking off its ninth annual Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, a survey where hunters can record their observations of deer and other wildlife while hunting.
Central Office
Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:09:25 p.m.
Deer hunters encouraged to get deer tested for CWD and assist with surveillance efforts
MADISON - Deer hunting seasons are about to begin with archery and crossbow this weekend, and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who harvest deer to have adult deer tested for CWD. This is particularly important in areas affected by chronic wasting disease. See map (link)
Central Office
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:57:12 p.m.
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2017 Wisconsin Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast now available
MADISON - Fall hunting seasons are underway and as you gather your gear and plan your trip into the field or woods, be sure to add a read of the 2017 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast [PDF] to your list of things to do. 

Central Office
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:55:02 p.m.
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Planning to use a tree stand in your archery hunt? Stay safe with body harness & defy odds of falling
MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Administrator Jon King is urging Wisconsin hunters to beat the 1 in 20 chances of falling from a tree stand by wearing body harnesses climbing up -- and down-- when the archery and crossbow deer season opens Saturday, September 16.

Central Office
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:05:26 p.m.
Waterfowl hunters can help stop spread of invasive species
MADISON, Wis. - As Wisconsin's goose and duck seasons get underway, the Department of Natural Resources is asking for help from the state's dedicated hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Central Office
Monday, September 11, 2017 2:31:39 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Columbia County
MADISON -- A project to bury fiber optic telephone cable near Poynette 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
Friday, September 08, 2017 3:00:22 p.m.
Nominations sought for angling representative on Sporting Heritage Council by October 15
MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through October 15 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling representative position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The group mainly focuses on recruitment, retention and increasing access to resources and outdoor opportunities.
Central Office
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:30:23 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Monroe County
MADISON - The proposed Meteor Timber Rail Spur and Processing Plant may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake 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
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:33:28 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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608-267-2773