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Fall webworms start making an appearance
MADISON--Web-like nests of fall webworm caterpillars, a common native pest active from July through September in Wisconsin, are beginning to appear in parts of the state.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:55:11 p.m.
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Aug. 1 deadline looms for Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Drawing
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Sturgeon spearers have until Aug. 1 to apply for a 2019 Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing license or purchase a preference point to be used in future drawings.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:55:11 p.m.
Public update set on Lake Poygan restoration
OSHKOSH - Details regarding the Lake Poygan Habitat Restoration Area project will be presented at a public informational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the James Coughlin Center in Oshkosh.
Northeast District
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:55:20 a.m.
Anglers encouraged to take questionnaire about bag, size limits on Mississippi River
LA CROSSE - Anglers who fish the Mississippi River between Prescott, Wis., and the Iowa border can take an online questionnaire about what they think about existing bag and size limits on that stretch of the river and their reactions to potential regulation changes.
Central Office
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:34:48 a.m.
Public comment period opens for Interim Forest Management Plans
MADISON - Two draft interim plans that will guide the management of forest resources of state-owned properties are now available for review and comment from July 16 through July 30, 2018. Interim plans guide forest management on properties until formal master plans are completed.
Central Office
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:09:03 p.m.
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DNR to open public range in Columbia County July 24
POYNETTE, Wis. - For the first time in more than 20 years, southern Wisconsin target shooting enthusiasts will get a new no-fee public shooting range on public land when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources opens the Columbia County Public Target Range on July 24.

Central Office
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:05:57 p.m.
Head to Crex in August for fun in the outdoors
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Make the most out of summer by participating in programs at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. Here are some coming up in the month of August:
Northwest District
Friday, July 13, 2018 12:50:06 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Columbia County
MADISON - The extension of a gas main along State Highway 23 in Columbia County may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare lizard under a permit 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.
Central Office
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:56:36 p.m.
DNR to hold public hearing on Mosinee landfill expansion
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public informational hearing regarding the proposed expansion of the Expera Specialty Solutions Mosinee Mill Landfill. The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Marathon County Public Library, Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee, WI, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a presentation starting at 5:15 p.m.
Central Office
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:43:59 p.m.
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Spring turkey harvest sees 10 percent decline from 2017
MADISON - Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 38,885 birds during the 2018 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a 10 percent decrease from the spring 2017 season.Weather this spring played a significant role in the decreased harvest numbers. With much of the state covered in snow at the beginning of the season, we saw a steep decline in the number of turkeys registered during the Youth Hunt and Period A. The remaining time periods had similar harvest to last year, with a slight decline in Period F when record high temperatures were recorded throughout the state.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:15:37 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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