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Water Control Structure Failure at Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area Lowers Lake Levels at Beckman Lake
BROWNTOWN, Wis. - The water control structure containing Beckman Lake at Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area has failed causing the lake levels to drop significantly. Beckman Lake is a 63-acre lake with a maximum depth of about 12 feet and is fed by Allen Creek.
Central Office
Friday, August 23, 2019 10:47:55 p.m.
DNR cleanup of fugitive's bunker complete; no threat to public safety
RINGLE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources this week dismantled and cleared the property where a makeshift bunker was built and occupied by a fugitive in the woods off the Ice Age Scenic Trail.
Central Office
Friday, August 23, 2019 4:25:18 p.m.
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DON KIRBY: Longtime waterfowl advocate leader honored for leadership in waterfowl, conservation issues
DULUTH, Minn. -- The longtime former executive director of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association received honors Thursday for working to make the association a statewide and regional leader on all waterfowl-related topics from hunting to habitat protections while strengthening its relationship with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Central Office
Friday, August 23, 2019 10:36:13 a.m.

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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.
Last revised: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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