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March 5, 2012

Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement questions taken this week by the DNR Call Center.
The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463.

Question 1: Can I put Christmas trees on the ice so that when the ice melts they will fall in and create fish habitat?

Answer: A: You may or may not need a permit because certain exemptions apply. It is best to contact your local fish biologist. You also can visit the following websites for more information on water permits.
http://dnr.wi.gov/waterways/shoreline_habitat/fish_wildlife.html
http://dnr.wi.gov/waterways/checklists/checklist_treedrop.pdf

Question 2: I missed the deadline to submit the application for spring turkey season. When do the leftover turkey tags go on sale?

Answer: The leftover turkey tags will be sold one turkey management unit per day starting the week of March 19-23. Sales begin at 10 a.m. each day and end at midnight starting Monday, March 19, with Zone 1 tags. Zone 2 will sell on Tuesday, March 20. This daily sales pattern, shown below, will continue until Saturday when all remaining tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. until they are gone.

The schedule is:

  • Zone 1 - Monday, March 19
  • Zone 2 - Tuesday, March 20
  • Zone 3 - Wednesday, March 21
  • Zone 4 - Thursday, March 22
  • Zone 5 & Zone 6 & Zone 7 - Friday, March 23
  • Any permits still remaining for all zones - Saturday, March 24

Visit the website for more information on which units have remaining tags that will be on sale. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/cs/springturkey/index.html

Question 3: When do ice shelter need to be removed?

Answer: It depends upon the body of water. Here is the schedule:

Wisconsin Waters Ice Shelter Removal Dates
Wisconsin/Iowa Boundary Waters Remove on or before February 20
Wisconsin/Minnesota Boundary Waters Remove on or before March 1
Inland Waters South of Hwy 64 Remove daily and when not in use after First Sunday following March 1
Wisconsin/Michigan Boundary Waters Remove on or before March 15
Fox River, downstream of DePere Dam (Brown County) Remove daily and when not in use
Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Green Bay and Inland Waters North of Hwy 64 Remove daily and when not in use after First Sunday following March 12
Last revised: Friday August 31 2012