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Great Lakes and St. Lawrence States and Provinces Meet to Discuss Brandon Road Project
CHICAGO - The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence states and provinces working to keep invasive Asian carp out of the lakes met in Chicago July 16 and 17 to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam.
Central Office
Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:34:51 p.m.
DNR seeks public assistance with investigation into dumping of red swamp crayfish at Sauk County boat launch
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking information from the public about the illegal dumping of red swamp crayfish at a Sauk Prairie canoe landing on June 21. The red swamp crayfish is a prohibited species in Wisconsin, which means that it is illegal to possess, transport and introduce live crayfish into Wisconsin waters. The last known finding of this organism in Wisconsin was in 2009.
Central Office
Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:45:30 p.m.
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DNR asks boaters to be good neighbors & limit damaging wakes
MADISON -- Boaters, paddlers, anglers and swimmers, as well as shoreline property owners, are put at risk when boat operators throttle up and leave wakes in their paths - forcing others on the water to react quickly to the sudden rough water that slams other vessels and crashes into the shorelines.

Weekly News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:32:18 a.m.

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Public comment sought on proposed rules to assess the health of Wisconsin water bodies
MADISON - The public has until September 20, 2019 to provide feedback on two proposed rule revisions related to assessing the overall health of lakes and streams in Wisconsin.

Weekly News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:32:17 a.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 2020 Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing license or purchase a preference point to be used in future drawings.

Weekly News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:32:16 a.m.

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DNR Secretary appoints Beth Bier to Deputy Secretary
MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole today announced that Beth Bier will serve as DNR Deputy Secretary beginning August 5, filling the role for Elizabeth Kluesner who will be relocating with her family out of state.

Central Office
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 4:44:33 p.m.

Public hearing to be held on the DNR's Surface Water Grant Program
MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on July 10 to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the department's surface water grant program and provide comments on the draft of a new administrative rule chapter proposed to govern it. To allow greater participation, the main meeting will be held in Madison on July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Pyle Center in room DE 235, 702 Langdon St., and simulcast to five locations statewide as follows:
Central Office
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:28:17 p.m.
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Final year of reintroduction effort provides more than 60 Kentucky elk to Wisconsin's Northwoods
WINTER, Wis. -After the Department of Natural Resources' successful winter capture effort in Kentucky, more than 60 elk await release from their acclimation and quarantine pen into their new home in northern Wisconsin.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:25:22 p.m.

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No sharp-tailed grouse permits issued for fall 2019
MADISON - In light of new scientific data and concerns over future viability of the sharp-tailed grouse population in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources will not issue hunting permits for the fall 2019 hunting season.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:25:21 p.m.

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August 1 deadline approaches for furbearer trapping and hunting seasons
MADISON - August 1 is an important application deadline for trappers and hunters who wish to pursue bobcat, fisher and river otter this fall.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:25:20 p.m.

Last revised: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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