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Hunters advised that bear management zones remain unchanged for the 2019 season
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin bear hunters should be aware that bear management zones remain unchanged for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36:18 p.m.

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Sept. 1 marks opener for mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons
MADISON, Wis. - The wait is almost over to get back out on the marsh. Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin's mourning dove, early teal and early Canada goose hunting seasons.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36:17 p.m.

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Final year of reintroduction effort provides 60 Kentucky elk to Wisconsin's Northwoods
WINTER, Wis. - After the final and most successful winter trapping effort, 60 more elk joined Wisconsin's growing herd. The elk are now settling into their new home in northern Wisconsin after their release from the acclimation and quarantine pen.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36:16 p.m.

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Make your milkweed plants count for monarchs

New, free app tallies up habitat added in Wisconsin to benefit iconic butterfly

MADISON, Wis. - Seeking to reverse an over 80 % decline in monarch butterfly populations over the last 20 years, Wisconsin conservation biologists are urging gardeners, farmers, and other landowners to use a new, free mobile application to record the number of milkweed and wildflower nectar plants in their backyard or farmyard habitat.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36:15 p.m.

Incidental take notice for La Crosse County
MADISON, Wis. - A proposed La Crosse County bridge project may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake and turtle under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. 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.
Weekly News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36:14 p.m.
Prohibited grass carp found in Wind Lake
Central Office
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:34:38 a.m.
DNR assessing occupied site near Ice Age Trail in Marathon County
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources is assessing the makeshift bunker occupied by a fugitive arrested by the Marathon County Sheriff's Department on Friday, Aug. 9.
Central Office
Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:07:16 p.m.
Sewage Spill at Peninsula State Park
FISH CREEK, Wis. - A sewage spill was detected on Tuesday, August 13th, along Crystal Springs Road within Peninsula State Park. A damaged sewer line coming from the golf course clubhouse caused the spill.
Central Office
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:47:24 p.m.
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DNR honors 27 conservation wardens for lifesaving and valor acts
MADISON, Wis. - Officials lauded 27 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens Monday for lifesaving and valor acts ranging from providing medical assistance, battling a severe storm's blinding waves to save two stranded boaters and rescuing a trapped motorist from rising floodwaters.

Central Office
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:15:22 p.m.

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DNR to present Lake Michigan management options for public input
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will share high-priority management actions for the Lake Michigan fishery identified by charter captains, recreational anglers and other interested partners at informational meetings scheduled for Sept. 3-4, 2019. The public meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Central Office
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:09:14 a.m.

Last revised: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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