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Wisconsin State Park System campers can set up accounts with new reservation system beginning Dec. 14
MADISON - Wisconsin State Park System customers can log into the new reservation system to set up their new accounts beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Starting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2018 customers can begin making reservations using the new, improved - and less expensive - reservation system.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:13 p.m.

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Release of additional pheasants for holiday season provides opportunity to spend time with family and friends pursuing upland birds
MADISON -Department of Natural Resources staff will help bird hunters beat cabin fever this December - 2,160 pheasants will be stocked on eight different properties in southern Wisconsin during the week leading up to the winter holidays.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:12 p.m.

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Conservation biologist share 2018 Fields Notes success stories for rare and native wildlife
MADISON - Thousands of acres of monarch habitat maintained or restored on public lands. Tiny rare turtles and bats outfitted with transmitters to reveal secrets to help save their species. Rare wild orchids pollinated by hand to boost their survival.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:11 p.m.

Weekend warm-up: DNR does not monitor ice; ask locals for local conditions
MADISON - It's not January but a thaw is in the works, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens urge all outdoor enthusiasts and ice fishers to check with their local shops, fishing clubs and outfitters for local ice conditions before venturing out.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:10 p.m.
Nominations sought for Hunter Ethics Award honoring character, not harvest
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- First awarded in 1997, the annual Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Ethics Award recognizes the hunter whose action are emblematic of Wisconsin's hunting heritage - which is not about trophy bucks or number of pheasants - of an outdoor tradition enjoyed responsibly, respectfully and safely by and for all.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:09 p.m.
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Prune oak trees in winter to help prevent oak wilt
MADISON -- It may not sound like fun, but winter in Wisconsin is an excellent time to prune oak trees. Pruning in winter offers all the benefits of pruning while minimizing the spread of tree diseases. One such disease is oak wilt, a fatal tree disease that spreads through tiny sap-feeding beetles attracted to open wounds on trees.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:08 p.m.

Comments sought on DNR strategic analysis of aquatic plant management in the state
MADISON-The Department of Natural Resources invites the public to comment on its draft Strategic Analysis of Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisconsin. The report, which summarizes current information on APM in the state, serves as an informational resource to help decision-makers and the public to better understand the topic and to aid in the development of future APM policy.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:07 p.m.
38 communities, groups receive urban forestry grants
MADISON -- Thirty- Wisconsin communities, nonprofit groups, and counties will share over $532,000 in 2019 state grant dollars to promote and sustain urban forest resources in Wisconsin.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:06 p.m.
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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine ushers in the season with beauty of winter photos
MADISON - A winter magazine deserves a winter theme and the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources has it. The quarterly magazine published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ushers in the season with a six-page spread of spectacular cold-weather photos. From frozen lakes to fishing shanties, these "Freeze Frames" taken by contributor Tim Sweet of Appleton capture the beauty of winter.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:05 p.m.

Incidental take notices for Lafayette and Monroe counties
MADISON - Two proposed projects could result in the "incidental taking" of rare species in Lafayette and Monroe counties under authorizations the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the projects. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:19:04 p.m.
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