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Motorists and ATV/UTV Riders Urged to Share the Road Safely
New Wisconsin law allows local communities to authorize ATV/UTV use on local roads with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less
MADISON -- Motorists could be sharing the road more frequently in some areas with all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles (ATV/UTV) under a change in state law granting local authority to allow use on roads within territorial boundaries.

Central Office
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:06:38 p.m.
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Veteran fish biologist and musky whisperer shares his musky fishing tips
Sleep in, and don't skip the figure 8!
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Jordan Weeks has been fishing muskellunge in Wisconsin for a quarter-century and working in fisheries management for the state since 1999. Based in La Crosse, he shares his secrets to success in landing the state's official fish as anglers ready for the Saturday, May 26, opening of the northern musky zone.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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Bird lovers encouraged to help Great Wisconsin Birdathon reach its high-flying goal in 2018
MADISON - As Wisconsin's bird migration peaks, bird watchers ranging from Mr. Dargatz's kindergarten class in Sussex to a trio of hard-core birders seeking to find 200 bird species in a single day are fanning out across Wisconsin's wetlands, forests, grasslands and school yards to help the birds they love.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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Preliminary 2017 bobcat harvest information now available
MADISON - Hunters and trappers harvested 548 bobcats in Wisconsin, according to preliminary harvest data for the 2017-18 bobcat seasons. Preliminary data combines both state and tribal harvest information, and final harvest information should be available by mid-June. With the addition of the southern management zone, 2017 marks the fourth year of statewide bobcat harvest.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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New fisher and otter management zones in effect for the 2018-19 trapping season
MADISON - Wisconsin trappers will observe a change to the number and configuration of fisher and river otter management zones for the 2018-19 season. New, simplified zones are now identical for fisher, otter and bobcat.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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Safe Boating Week: Life Jackets - Worth Your Life Every Week
MADISON -- Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend, National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25 and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources joins boating safety advocates who have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating, including voluntary, consistent life jacket wear each time boaters are on the water.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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More than 100 miles of improved trout habitat added to online Trout Tool

Partnerships with fishing clubs, local governments benefit fish and anglers

MADISON - More than 400 projects improving trout habitat on more than 100 miles of streams are now easier for inland anglers to find and fish.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
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Drain and clean in between to stop invasive species and protect Wisconsin's waters
MADISON - Draining live wells, bait buckets and bilges before leaving a boat launch or fishing access to move on to another one is the message to anglers for the statewide Drain Campaign on June 1-3, 2018. Water left behind can transport fish diseases and aquatic invasive species between lakes, rivers and streams.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
Updated 2017 Wisconsin wildlife reports now available
MADISON - Results are available for a number of wildlife surveys completed during the second half of 2017, which include data collected from small game, big game, waterfowl and non-game categories.
Weekly News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:38:48 p.m.
Sand mining incident impacting Trempealeau River
MADISON - An incident at the High Crush LLC industrial sand mining facility in Whitehall in Trempealeau County is impacting the Trempealeau River in western Wisconsin.
Central Office
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:33:40 a.m.
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