DNR News Releases
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 OfficeExtended trout season lures anglers for fall fishing
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:28:12 a.m.
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 OfficeRecent rains set stage for chinook run as DNR prepares for salmon open house events and tours
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:13:25 p.m.
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 OfficePockets of oak wilt to be treated at Rib Mountain State Park
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:31:50 p.m.
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 OfficeNew Rib Mountain State Park shelter grand opening Sept. 29
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:13:05 p.m.
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 OfficeDNR offers guidance in wake of regional flooding; visitors to parks and forests encouraged to check conditions
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:13:46 p.m.
MADISON, Wis. - Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties this week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.
Central OfficeCWD sampling plan in place for Vernon and Crawford counties for 2016-17 deer hunting seasons
Friday, September 23, 2016 1:40:55 p.m.
VIROQUA, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Vernon and Crawford counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.
South Central DistrictHoricon Marsh in October: archeology, waterfowl and cranes
Friday, September 23, 2016 9:16:08 a.m.
HORICON, Wis. - Visit Horicon Marsh in October and experience amazing fall migrations and some great family-friendly programs.
Central OfficeCWD sampling plan in place for Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties for 2016-17 deer hunting season
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:44:53 p.m.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff are collecting deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.
Central OfficeTargeted CWD surveillance efforts ramping up in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties
Monday, September 19, 2016 2:23:17 p.m.
RHINELANDER, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.
Monday, September 19, 2016 2:21:26 p.m.
Last revised: Thursday, May 12, 2016