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News Releases

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National Dam Safety Awareness Day Is May 31
MADISON, Wis. - With over 90,000 dams across the country - including 3,900 in Wisconsin alone - dams are an essential part of the infrastructure in the United States. May 31 is National Day Safety Awareness Day, established to recognize the importance of maintaining safe dams.

Central Office
Friday, May 29, 2020 1:46:51 p.m.

Environmental Review Of The City of Waupaca's Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The City of Waupaca is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails the replacement of lead service lines.
Central Office
Friday, May 29, 2020 12:33:27 p.m.
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Let The Adventures Begin During Free Fun Weekend June 6-7
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proud to host the 8th annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived on June 6-7 to encourage Wisconsinites to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin's outdoors.

Central Office
Friday, May 29, 2020 10:53:47 a.m.

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Help Protect Turtles On The Move
MADISON, Wis. - With a 45% increase in turtle crossing reports in the last year and a growing number of landowners taking action to protect turtle nests from raccoons, state conservation biologists are hopeful for the next generation of these hard-shelled reptiles.

Central Office
Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:03:36 p.m.

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Natural Resources Board Approves 2020 Elk Harvest Quota
MADISON, Wis. - The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday approved a harvest quota of 10 bulls from the northern elk herd for the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, matching the number of tags from the 2019 season. Of the 10 tags, five will be awarded to state hunters, and the Ojibwe tribes will receive an allocation for the remaining five elk in accordance with treaty rights.

Central Office
Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:45:16 p.m.

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Wisconsin State Parks To Adjust Operations
MADISON, Wis. - In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.

Central Office
Friday, May 22, 2020 11:26:30 a.m.

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Northern Zone Musky Season Opens May 23
BARRON, Wis. - The 2020 northern zone muskellunge season will open as planned on May 23. Recognized as Wisconsin's state fish, anglers will have the opportunity to catch musky through Dec. 31 on open waters within the northern muskellunge management zone.

Central Office
Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:28:51 p.m.

Eau Claire CWD Advisory Team Teleconference Meeting May 27
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress are hosting a public meeting May 27 regarding the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer in western Eau Claire County.
Central Office
Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:17:21 p.m.
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New Episodes Of Wild Wisconsin Podcast Now Available
MADISON, Wis - New episodes of Wild Wisconsin - Off The Record, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' podcast, are now available on all major podcast platforms. The new episodes highlight the importance of the Clean Air Act on Wisconsin's air quality, feature an interview about Wisconsin's trails with The Thousand-Miler and include a discussion about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Tia Nelson.

Central Office
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:02:48 p.m.

Barber Lake Walleye Bag Limit Now Reduced To Zero
MADISON, Wis. - Effective immediately, the walleye bag limit on Barber and South Barber Lakes in Sawyer County is being reduced to zero. Only catch and release for walleye will be allowed for the remainder of the 2020-2021 fishing season.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:22:41 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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