Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

2013 Contents


December 2013

64 parks in 365 days.
Childhood memories inspire an adult challenge.
More than s'mores
Kick up your camping fare with "Easy Campfire Cooking"
Available to all
State parks open the outdoors with accessible opportunities.
Horseplay allowed
Trail riding and camping with your horse go hand in hoof.
A devil of a hike
From bluff top to lake edge, through forest and prairie, the Ice Age Trail at Devil's Lake has it all.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Creature Comforts
Get on track with winter.
Wisconsin Traveler
Lighing up the winter night.
Wisconsin, naturally
Castle Mound Pine Forest State Natural Area.

October 2013

Whooo's in my woods?
Meet Wisconsin's tiniest owl, the northern saw-whet.
The Blanchardville buck
A boy recaps bagging the biggest buck of his life-so far.
Getting sidetracked
Mountain bikers conquer trails from tame to treacherous.
Steering the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks?
On a course for growth and great opportunities.
DNR Secretary builds Wisconsin–China relationships through youth and education.
Rivers as bridges trip fosters environmental cooperation and commerce.
Give now. Enjoy forever.
The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.
Targeting a safer hunt
A Wisconsin warden is recognized internationally for his work in hunter education.
Nine days in November
No deer? No Matter. Why I'm still the luckiest guy.
Who says that you can't take it with you?
In life and in death, a hunter's trophy tags along.
Creature Comforts
A nose for justice.
Wisconsin Traveler
A season for scares in Wisconsin.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Wisconsin, naturally
Hardscrabble Prairie State Natural Area.
Special Inserts
Wisconsin's dedication to deer research [PDF 5.56 MB]
Investing in our white-tailed herd.

August 2013

Blinking beetles
Fireflies get glowing reviews from their fans but remain mysterious.
From birds to beagles
It's why I took up rabbit hunting.
Growing out of business
Stopping marijuana production on state lands.
C.O.P.S. Camp and conservation wardens
A week of safety, comfort and fun and for kids in search of peace.
Four seasons of fun
Blue Mound State Park deliveries.
Welcoming back Namao
The great lake sturgeon returns to Keshena Falls.
Adventure into history
Wyalusing State Park delivers.
Cooperative Weed Management Areas
Local and regional groups take on invasive species.
Choosing to work in natural resources
It's a career born from being outdoors.
Bringing our science to people
What's attracting wildlife professionals from around the world to Wisconsin?
Creature Comforts
Meet your neighbors at WisconsinButterflies.org.
Wisconsin Traveler
Meet you at the fair!
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback
Wisconsin, naturally
Clover Valley Fen State Natural Area.
Special Inserts
Healing Our Rivers & Harbors [PDF 1.90MB]
wisconsin's Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

June 2013

Sharing a passion for panfish
Wisconsin anglers weigh in on the future of a frying pan favorite.
Making memories on Lake Michigan
A father and son salmon excursion that stands out.
Invasive Species Awareness Month
Learn how to protect the places where you play.
Sandbar camping
Escape to the bare essentials of river life.
King of the forest
The grouse drum beats.
Sand County Songs
Aldo Leopold's message made into music.
"Focus on Wildfife" photo contest
And the winners are...
Keep the "wild" in Wildlife
Cute to view, maybe. But don't touch.
Transformation on the prairie
What possibilities will greet visitors when the gates open at the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area?
Kettle Moraine State Forest
Pike Lake Unit offers spectacular glacial views, year round activities.
Often overlooked
Ephemeral ponds deserve our attention, too.
Creature Comforts
In defense of the helpful honeybee.
Wisconsin Traveler
Rivers, rails to biking trails.
Readers Write
Sharing readers' photos and feedback.
Wisconsin, naturally
The state-threatened fairy slipper orchid, Calypso bulbosa.

April 2013

Join the Natural Resources Foundation in its 20th year of field trips
Discover and support Wisconsin's natural places.
A true "fisherman"
Witnessing a heron's great gulp!
Great Wisconsin Birdathon
This May, do your best to give back to birds.
Rain forest birding
Experiences Wisconsinites "crow" about!
Unsavory puddlers
Or maybe barnyard beauties?
Wisconsin recreational boating
Big business and growing green.
Blackberry winter
When blossoms make us stop and savor the moment.
Add up the numbers on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail
Seven lakes, 12 points of interest, nine rest stops and 14 miles to explore.
Celebrate Earth Day
And look beyond it with its founder, Gaylord Nelson.
Making prairie hay
Better than a snowbank.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Creature Comforts
Custom Canines.
Wisconsin Traveler
Spring fling!
Wisconsin, naturally
Morgan Coulee Prairie State Natural Area
Special Inserts
The Wisconsin Fishing Report [PDF 1.90MB]
Fishing Wisconsin...Easy...Fun. Get hooked for life.

February 2013

The uncommonloon
Volunteers and wildlife biologists work to conserve a remarkable bird.
Fighting back with Buster
An unintentional experiment in population managemnet.
Cave drama
Keeping Wisconsin bats healthy.
Avoiding winterkill.
Keeping fish alive during the harshest season.
Let's do brunch - or is it brush
Let's hear it for Goats for Brush Control
Have some winter fun
Plus support green business while you do it!
At your service
A day in the life of a customer service representative.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Creature Comforts
Kids and pets: conpatible or catastrohe?
Wisconsin Traveler
Great Valentines's Day adventures.
Wisconsin, naturally
Wyalusing Walnut Forest State Natural Area.

Special Inserts

Mark your calendar [PDF 3MB]
2013 Wisconsin hunting and trapping seasons.
News for Conservation Patrons, potential patrons, and other fishing & hunting license buyers [PDF 1.1MB]
Wisconsin offers a Conservation Patron License renewal reminder
Adapting to Wisconsin's Changing Climate [PDF 1.9MB]
Science and Collaboration
Thanks for your support: Your investment in Wisconis's Fish and Wildlife [PDF 3MB]
How your license dollars are spent.