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News Releases

Three People Die In Snowmobiling Accidents Over The Weekend
Central Office
Monday, February 24, 2020 3:16:28 p.m.
Master Plan Variance for The Wilderness Habitat Management Area
APPLETON, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity to provide input on a proposed minor change to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources managed property at the Wilderness Habitat Management Area in Outagamie County.
Central Office
Monday, February 24, 2020 1:45:49 p.m.
DNR Reminds Snowmobilers To Ride Responsibly
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, especially in the northern part of the state. And with more than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hitting Wisconsin's 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter across the state, safety is an important part of the ride.
Central Office
Friday, February 21, 2020 4:37:00 p.m.
Public Meetings for Lake Butte des Morts Habitat Restoration Projects Scheduled for March
OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Butte des Morts Conservation Club, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department will hold two public meetings in March regarding proposed habitat restoration efforts at Samers Bay and Terrell Island on Lake Butte des Morts.
Central Office
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:42:20 a.m.
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Bird Crisis Reinvigorates Statewide Bird Conservation Coalition
MADISON, Wis. - With North American bird populations plunging 30% over the past 50 years, and one in five Wisconsin birds at risk of extinction, a state bird conservation coalition is rebooting with new energy to stem declines and enhance critical habitat statewide for birds.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:33 a.m.

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Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Public Hearing Schedule Available Now
MADISON, Wis. - Public hearings for Wisconsin's proposed 2020 waterfowl season structure will be held March 9-12. After public comments have been collected, the final season structure will be set by the Natural Resources Board at its Apr. 9-10 meeting in Madison.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:32 a.m.

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Attention Trappers: Changes To Otter Season
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will shift to a bag limit/quota in November. This change is intended to simplify regulations while maintaining safeguards that ensure the river otter population remains abundant.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:31 a.m.

Natural Resources Board Monthly Meeting Feb. 26 In Madison
[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to clarify that remote access for the board meeting is at the Rhinelander DNR Service Center.]
Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:30 a.m.
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DNR Recommends Avoiding Feeding Deer
MADISON, Wis. - Despite relatively mild winter conditions, the sight of snow and cold temperatures often results in a desire for Wisconsinites to feed deer and other wildlife that typically adapt both physically and behaviorally to even the harshest winter weather.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:29 a.m.

Entries Sought for Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp Design Contests
MADISON, Wis. - Artists looking to have their work featured on a piece of history have until July 15, 2020 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:28 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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