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DNR News Releases

Hunters Asked to Report Ear Tagged Deer in Trempealeau County

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to correct that the deer escaped from a farm in eastern Trempealeau County.  Hunters throughout the area should be watching for and report sightings of these tagged deer.]

ALMA, Wis. -- The Department of Natural Resources is requesting the help of deer hunters in Trempealeau County to be on the lookout for ear-tagged white-tailed deer that escaped from a local captive deer facility.
Central Office
Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:32:02 a.m.
DNR assessed lakes and rivers remain healthy, department seeks public comment on proposed list of impaired waters
MADISON, Wis. - The majority of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers recently assessed by the Department of Natural Resources received a good bill of health, continuing a trend of improved surface water quality across the state.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:36:52 p.m.
Baiting and feeding ban will begin Dec. 1, 2017 for Monroe County after positive CWD detection confirmed in Vernon County
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeastern Vernon County which already has a prohibition on baiting and feeding due to a previous detection in the area. As required by law, this finding will initiate a baiting and feeding ban for Monroe County, effective Dec. 1, 2017. Since Monroe County is adjacent to a county with a CWD positive test result, the ban will be in place for a 2-year period however individuals interested in baiting or feeding deer should know that if any additional positive test results occur over the next two years, the ban will be extended accordingly.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:57:22 p.m.
NRB confirms three members to second term
MADISON-DNR Secretary Dan Meyer congratulates three Natural Resources Board members on being confirmed to a second term.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:36:39 a.m.
Joint state investigation leads to multiple charges against captive deer farm in Trempealeau County
MADISON -- The owner and one employee of a Galesville, Wisconsin, deer farm will face criminal charges and civil penalties for allegedly running an illegal deer-hunting operation, the State of Wisconsin announced today.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:19:13 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Grant County
MADISON -- The rebuilding an electrical transmission powerline may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare frog 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
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:07:03 a.m.
Grant will boost monarch habitat at State Natural Areas along the Mississippi River
LA CROSSE, Wis. - More than 700 acres of critical monarch habitat along the Mississippi River corridor will be restored and enhanced under a $69,800 grant the Department of Natural Resources will receive from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Central Office
Monday, November 06, 2017 12:25:32 p.m.
Public comment period opens for an Interim Forest Management Plan
MADISON - An interim plan that will guide the management of forest resources of a state-owned property is now available for review and comment from November 6 through November 20, 2017. Interim plans guide forest management on properties until formal master plans are completed.
Central Office
Monday, November 06, 2017 7:59:01 a.m.
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Research to Monitor Movements of Walleyes and Lake Whitefish in and around Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Staff from the U. S. Geological Survey, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System have initiated large-scale telemetry studies to determine walleye and lake whitefish movement in and around Green Bay.

Central Office
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:19:38 a.m.
Prescribed burns proposed for Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area in Adams County
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area in Adams County in the coming weeks if appropriate weather conditions exist.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:18:22 a.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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