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Lake trout season on Lake Michigan now closed
MADISON - Lake trout fishing on Lake Michigan is now closed under a temporary rule that allowed year-long harvest of lake trout in Lake Michigan and increased the bag limit.
Central Office
Friday, January 19, 2018 2:03:37 p.m.
Jan. 20 Governor Dodge State Park candlelight event cancelled
DODGEVILLE, Wis. - A candlelight ski and hike scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at Governor Dodge State Park has been cancelled. Warm temperatures are melting the snow that fell this week and is creating icy conditions on the trails.
Central Office
Friday, January 19, 2018 11:40:28 a.m.
Operation Safe Snow: DNR wardens to be on northern Wisconsin snowmobile trails to promote safe operators
WOODRUFF, Wis. -- Snowmobilers will see more Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens on the northern Wisconsin trails this month promoting safe, sober and smart driving following a rash of serious injury and fatal snowmobile accidents.
Central Office
Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:25:56 p.m.
Snowmobilers: DNR conservation warden offers safety tips for every ride
MADISON -- A rollercoaster of seasonal temperatures and changing snow levels have launched Wisconsin's early snowmobile season, prompting Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Administrator/Warden Gary Eddy to urge operators to review important safety tips to prepare for safe and fun rides.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
Natural Resources Board to meet January 24 in Madison
MADISON - A request for adoption of proposed rules relating to runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards, a request for adoption of proposed rules related to the federal cost shared state program for suppression of gypsy moths and a request for approval of recommendations for the 2018 bear harvest quotas are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets Wednesday, January 24 in Madison.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
Baiting and feeding ban to begin for Milwaukee County after first positive CWD detection
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in the West Allis metropolitan area of Milwaukee County.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
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138,144 harvest authorizations issued for 2018 spring turkey hunt

Remaining harvest authorizations available beginning March 19

MADISON - The 2018 spring turkey harvest authorization drawing has concluded and 138,144 successful applicants will receive spring wild turkey harvest authorizations. A total of 244,218 authorizations were available for the spring 2018 turkey season. The leftover harvest authorizations not issued in the drawing will be available for purchase beginning March 19.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
Feeding deer throughout the winter can do more harm than good
MADISON -- Wisconsin's deer herd is faring well so far this winter as low snow levels have deer moving freely throughout the state. Yet, the onset of snow and cold often turns people's thoughts to overwinter survival and a desire to feed deer and other wildlife. Residents should consider the negative impacts of wildlife feeding as well as alternatives that provide long-term benefits to help wildlife through a cold and snowy winter season.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
Registration opens for Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners Conference

Five additional conferences scheduled around the state

GREEN BAY - The 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners Conference is scheduled for January 27 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. The conference will focus on topics of interest to private woodland owners. Registrations are due by January 24. Forest landowners and all those interested in forest management are welcome to attend.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
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Making the most of Free Fishing Weekend, Jan. 20-21

Tips for ice fishing fun with the whole family

MADISON -- Free Fishing Weekend, Jan. 20-21, gives newcomers of all ages a chance to try ice fishing without a license, and a Department of Natural Resources fish-loving couple passes on their tips for making that first trip fun for the whole family, particularly kids.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:10:35 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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