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Hunters and local businesses increase chronic wasting disease surveillance efforts in the north during the 2018 deer season
MERRILL, Wis. - About 1,500 deer were sampled and tested for chronic wasting disease in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties during the 2018 CWD surveillance year (Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019). The Department of Natural Resources encouraged hunters to submit tissue samples from harvested adult deer in two surveillance areas near Rhinelander.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:45:48 p.m.
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Free Fun Weekend is June 1-2

Free fishing and free admission to state parks and trails among offerings

MADISON - Free Fun Weekend is June 1 and 2 in Wisconsin, so save the date and get ready to get outdoors.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:58 p.m.

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Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record podcast relaunches with new episodes on Wisconsin's outdoors
MADISON - The public can get the latest information about outdoor recreation in Wisconsin in the first episode of the Department of Natural Resources' relaunch of the agency's podcast: Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:57 p.m.

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Piping plovers arriving this spring to habitat help and nest protection
SUPERIOR, Wis. - The first endangered piping plovers are returning to Wisconsin this month as partners work to protect the birds' habitat in hopes of boosting nesting success.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:56 p.m.

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Progress made across the state in repairing flood and storm damage
Some closures remain on properties that suffered most severe damage
MADISON - Visitors to Wisconsin state parks, trails and forests this summer will find many repairs have been made to the nearly $8 million in damage to properties in a series of storms and flooding events that hit last summer.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:55 p.m.

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DNR seeking citizen reports of turtle road crossing hotspots, help in nest protection
MADISON - As female turtles start leaving the water in search of sand or gravel uplands to lay their eggs, Wisconsin conservation biologists are asking people to report where the turtles cross the road and to help protect nests that turtles may build on residential lawns, gardens or gravel driveways.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:54 p.m.

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Trout Management Plan available for public comment
MADISON - A draft plan that will provide direction for inland trout management in Wisconsin is now available for review and comment on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website. The public will also have opportunities to review and comment on the plan at a series of public meetings that will be held around the state.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:53 p.m.

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Initial Public Meetings Set for Southwest Savanna Regional Master Plan
Public invited to participate in small group discussions at June 5 or June 6 meetings. Comment period open through June 25, 2019
NEW GLARUS, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity at two upcoming public meetings to learn more about the master planning process for properties in southwestern and southcentral Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources is initiating the public involvement process to help identify issues to be evaluated during the development of the Southwest Savanna Ecological Landscape regional master plan.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:52 p.m.

DNR hiring full-time conservation wardens to work at busiest parks, forests

Part-time positions may also be an option

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement is hiring its 2020 Class of Conservation Wardens whose primary responsibility will be to deliver law enforcement services on the nine busiest state parks and forests in Wisconsin.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:51 p.m.
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Public asked to provide input on Great Lakes beach listings
MADISON - People who enjoy Wisconsin's Great Lakes beaches have an opportunity to submit comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding the current listing of coastal beaches and boat launches. The agency would like to hear whether people feel any beaches are missing or not properly identified on the Wisconsin beach list; whether there are some boat launches that are no longer active and should be omitted; and whether there are any concerns with additions, removals or consolidated listings.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:50 p.m.

Last revised: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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