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February 2016

DNR is helping you Go Wild in Wisconsin

New licensing system offers more products and greater convenience.

Natasha Kassulke

When you renew your boat or other recreational vehicle registration, or buy your Conservation Patron license or fishing license this spring, the Department of Natural Resources hopes you'll have fun and create memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime. This year, you also will be part of a new agency campaign to strengthen the economy and ensure that these opportunities are available for future generations.

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Also in this issue…

Photo of a trout in a net © DNR filesConservation Patrons speak out
Survey results tell of favorite outdoor pastimes.

Photo of a Kirtland's warbler sitting on a spruce branch © Ryan Brady100 years of international bird conservation
Celebrating the Migratory Bird Treaty.

Old photo of Nike missile silos © DNR filesIt's a natural playground for people of all ages
But Havenwoods State Forest has a heck of a history.

Photo of three men kneeling behind three speared sturgeons © Marc SchwabenlanderWinnebago ice magic
A sturgeon season for the storybooks.

Graphic of two animal tracks2016 Wisconsin hunting and trapping Seasons

Photo of man in white T-shirt seated at table, holding a baby pheasant chick © DNR filesHatching a plan
A new pheasant hatchery keeps alive an old tradition.

Old photo of man with bow and arrows, sitting on edge of cliff overlooking wilderness area © Courtesy of Aldo Leopold FoundationFinding Leopold
Take time to read a classic in the field.

Photo of man holding up a fish © Jake MaasLured back in
A welcome return to fishing.

Photo of two red-headed young women holding shotguns with a dog between them © Submitted by the Loka familyA seat at the table
Youth Conservation Congress helps young people preserve Wisconsin's outdoor traditions.

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