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News Releases

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Draft Western Prairie Regional Master Plan Available for Public Review
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting and open office hours to receive public comments on the draft Western Prairie Regional Master Plan. The open house meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the UW Extension Agriculture Service and Education Center located at 1960 8th Ave. in Baldwin.

Central Office
Friday, November 08, 2019 4:02:57 p.m.

Environmental Review of a City of Menasha Project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The city of Menasha is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. This project involves water main, valve, hydrant and service replacement in various locations, including Seventh Street (Racine to Appleton Road), Eighth Street (Milwaukee to Appleton Road), State Street (Sixth to Ninth) and Lake Road East and West.
Central Office
Friday, November 08, 2019 11:39:10 a.m.
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Get Ready for Gun Deer Season with 'Off the Record' Podcast Episodes
MADISON, Wis. - With gun deer season beginning later this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites you to listen to the "Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record" podcast to help get prepared. Recent episodes cover the impact of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin and the department's Hunt for Food program.

Central Office
Thursday, November 07, 2019 9:38:48 a.m.

DNR Reopens Peshtigo Target Range with Attendant/Staffing and Improvements
PESHTIGO, Wis. - The Peshtigo Harbor Target Range in Marinette County will reopen for target shooters and gun-deer season preparations following the completion of facility safety improvements and general maintenance.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 3:21:27 p.m.
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2019-20 Ruffed Grouse Hunting Season Shortened in Zone A
MADISON, Wis. - An emergency rule will move the season closing date for ruffed grouse hunting in Zone A from Jan. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2020. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved this emergency rule at its Sept. 25 meeting. The rule will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 8.

Weekly News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:13:01 p.m.

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Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Management Alternatives Available for Public Review and Comment

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to clarify that this meeting is to review alternatives for the proposed master plan. There is not currently a draft master plan for the park.]

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages the public to learn about and provide input on management alternatives being considered for the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan online or in-person at the upcoming public meeting on Nov. 19.

Weekly News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:13:00 p.m.

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Public Hearing on Lake Michigan Lake Whitefish Rule to be held Nov. 20
CLEVELAND, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on a permanent rule regulating bottom trawling for lake whitefish on Lake Michigan. The hearing will take place on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Lakeshore Technical College (Lake Michigan room) in Cleveland.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:12:59 p.m.

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2020 Keep Wildlife Wild Poster Contest Invites Students to Celebrate Wisconsin Wildlife
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources' Keep Wildlife Wild initiative is announcing its second annual poster contest, inviting students to create artwork celebrating the initiative's mission to ensure that Wisconsin's wildlife stays healthy, safe and, most of all, wild. Students currently participating in fourth through sixth grade instruction may submit a poster for the contest.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:12:58 p.m.

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TABK: Follow the Four Rules of Firearm Safety for a Safe and Successful Hunting Season
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recreational safety specialists and the state's 4,100 volunteer hunter education instructors urge all hunters to keep your safety and the safety of those around you in mind at all times this fall.

Weekly News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:12:57 p.m.

Public Invited to Public Information Meeting About Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary Planning
MADISON, Wis. - Members of the public are invited to learn more about the creation of a long-term plan for a portion of the Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary at an upcoming public meeting hosted by partner agencies on Nov. 14 in Waunakee.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 8:35:34 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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