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News Releases

Public Meetings for Lake Butte des Morts Habitat Restoration Projects Scheduled for March
OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Butte des Morts Conservation Club, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department will hold two public meetings in March regarding proposed habitat restoration efforts at Samers Bay and Terrell Island on Lake Butte des Morts.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:42:20 a.m.
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Bird Crisis Reinvigorates Statewide Bird Conservation Coalition
MADISON, Wis. - With North American bird populations plunging 30% over the past 50 years, and one in five Wisconsin birds at risk of extinction, a state bird conservation coalition is rebooting with new energy to stem declines and enhance critical habitat statewide for birds.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:33 a.m.

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Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Public Hearing Schedule Available Now
MADISON, Wis. - Public hearings for Wisconsin's proposed 2020 waterfowl season structure will be held March 9-12. After public comments have been collected, the final season structure will be set by the Natural Resources Board at its Apr. 9-10 meeting in Madison.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:32 a.m.

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Attention Trappers: Changes To Otter Season
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will shift to a bag limit/quota in November. This change is intended to simplify regulations while maintaining safeguards that ensure the river otter population remains abundant.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:31 a.m.

Natural Resources Board Monthly Meeting Feb. 26 In Madison
[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to clarify that remote access for the board meeting is at the Rhinelander DNR Service Center.]
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:30 a.m.
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DNR Recommends Avoiding Feeding Deer
MADISON, Wis. - Despite relatively mild winter conditions, the sight of snow and cold temperatures often results in a desire for Wisconsinites to feed deer and other wildlife that typically adapt both physically and behaviorally to even the harshest winter weather.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:29 a.m.

Entries Sought for Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp Design Contests
MADISON, Wis. - Artists looking to have their work featured on a piece of history have until July 15, 2020 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:28 a.m.
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Nominations Open For "Invader Crusader" Award Honoring Work On Invasive Species Issues
MADISON, Wis. - Nominations are being accepted through March 23, 2020 for "Invader Crusaders," the Wisconsin citizens and organizations who made outstanding contributions in 2019 to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin's native wildlife and wetlands, forests, prairies, lakes and rivers.

Weekly News
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:26 a.m.

Nearly 2 Trillion Gallons Of Water Pumped Throughout Wisconsin in 2018
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin power plants, cities, businesses, industries and agricultural operations pumped just under 2 trillion gallons of groundwater and surface water in 2018, according to Department of Natural Resources online data-driven special project on water use.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:25 a.m.
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Build A Birdhouse: 2020 Horicon Marsh Nest Box Seminar Feb. 29
HORICON, Wis. - Interested in birdhouses, but don't know where to begin? Wondering what you can do to help cavity nesting animals? Head to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to bolster your nesting knowledge.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:03:24 a.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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