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Conference tackles plunging populations of martins, swallows, swifts, other insect-eaters
Registration closes Aug. 21 for September bird conservation conference
MADISON - Some of Wisconsin's most beloved birds - purple martins, chimney swifts, tree and barn swallows, Eastern whip-poor-wills, and common nighthawks - are in trouble and residents can learn more about why and how to help these birds around their home during an early September conference in Waukesha.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:17:17 p.m.
Bonus Fall Turkey Harvest Authorizations On-Sale Begins Aug 18 at 10 a.m.
MADISON -- New for 2018, one fall turkey harvest authorization is issued to each person purchasing a fall turkey license or conservation patron license, instead of being issued through a drawing.
Weekly News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:17:17 p.m.
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Try these bassin' basics for success during the dog days of summer
ALMA, Wis. -- While longtime Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Brian Brecka takes pride in being a multispecies angler, he typically finds time to catch a bass or two on each of his angling outings.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:17:17 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Columbia County
MADISON -- The Dyke Avenue Underground Electric Rebuild 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.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:04:33 p.m.
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State Building Commission approves design for new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - The State Building Commission approved a $2.07 million project to rebuild Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8 at State Fair Park.

Central Office
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 1:36:36 p.m.
Public meeting set regarding CWD sampling efforts in Lincoln, Oneida, and Langlade counties
Meeting will be held August 15 at Tomahawk High School
TOMAHAWK, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff, along with Lincoln, Oneida, and Langlade County Deer Advisory Councils will host a public meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15 to discuss testing and surveillance in response to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in northeast Lincoln County, and south-central Oneida County.
Central Office
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:18:09 p.m.
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DNR to host public hearing on draft Wisconsin River Basin water quality improvement study
MADISON -- Work to improve the water quality of the Wisconsin River Basin will soon take another step forward when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources begins accepting public comments on a draft study.

Weekly News
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:34:58 p.m.
Regional West Nile virus monitoring effort for ruffed grouse to begin this fall
MADISON -- In collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, Ruffed Grouse Society, and Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin Department of Natural resources will begin a multi-year monitoring program this fall looking at West Nile virus (WNV) in ruffed grouse. The DNR is asking ruffed grouse hunters for their participation in this monitoring effort. Similar to past disease monitoring efforts, the department is asking that hunters submit samples from their harvested ruffed grouse using self-sampling kits. This effort will focus on the core ruffed grouse range in the central and northern forests.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:34:58 p.m.
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Son follows in father's footsteps and wins for his trout stamp designs
MADISON - Ryan Rickaby dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps and having his artwork grace one of the state's trout stamps. Now the avid angler has achieved that honor twice over in one year and given his father a run for his money.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:34:58 p.m.
Wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contest winners announced
MADISON - Eighteen talented wildlife artists submitted a total of 24 pieces of artwork for the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest. Judging was held on July 20 at the Natural Resources Building in Madison. The judges for the 2019 Wisconsin Wildlife Stamp Art Contest were John Motoviloff from National Wild Turkey Federation, Burt Bushke from Wings Over Wisconsin, Bruce Urben from Wisconsin Waterfowl Association and Alex Weber from Pheasants Forever.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:34:58 p.m.
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