As Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine was going to press, changes in deer hunting rules and regulations were being implemented to comply with language in the just-signed 2017-19 Wisconsin state budget. Wording in the magazine's "Deer Hunting Details" story on Pages 12-13 might cause some confusion to readers. We have removed those pages from the online version. For those reading in print, here is a clarification:
Deer "carcass tags" (which the magazine referred to as "harvest authorizations") are no longer required to be validated and attached to a deer carcass. Proof of tags must still be possessed by hunters.
Acceptable forms of proof are: paper copy, Go Wild digital file, Go Wild validated Wisconsin driver's license, or Conservation Card. Registration of the harvest is still required by 5 p.m. the day after harvest. A hunter will need the tag number to register the harvest through the GameReg system at gamereg.wi.gov or 1-844-426-3734 (1-844-GAMEREG), or in person at a station that offers GameReg access.
For the most up-to-date information on all hunting regulations, go to dnr.wi.gov and search "deer hunting."
Tracing sandhill to its roots
How Wallace and Hazel Grange built a legacy of preservation in central Wisconsin.
When it comes to Wisconsin's history of ecological work, education and protection of natural resources, time has enshrined many names we remember with reverence, while still others remain relatively unknown. Two often overlooked greats from the state's early conservationist group were Wallace and Hazel Grange, who defied obstacles to preserve some of the most important marshland in Wisconsin.
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