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DNR News Releases

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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.
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.
CWD sampling plan in place for Vernon and Crawford counties for 2016-17 deer hunting seasons
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 District
Friday, September 23, 2016 9:16:08 a.m.
Horicon Marsh in October: archeology, waterfowl and cranes
HORICON, Wis. - Visit Horicon Marsh in October and experience amazing fall migrations and some great family-friendly programs.
Central Office
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:44:53 p.m.
CWD sampling plan in place for Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties for 2016-17 deer hunting season
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 Office
Monday, September 19, 2016 2:23:17 p.m.
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Targeted CWD surveillance efforts ramping up in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties
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.

Northeast District
Monday, September 19, 2016 2:21:26 p.m.
Last revised: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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James Dick
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608-267-2773