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September marks opening dates for a number of fall hunting and fishing seasons

MADISON - A number of hunting and fishing seasons will open in September, and hunters are encouraged to scout early and check out this year's rules and regulations to ensure a safe and successful year in the field.

Upcoming September hunting and fishing season openers are as follows:

Just in time for the upcoming dove hunting season, bird hunters in Wisconsin can now find every managed dove field on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources land with ease through the Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool. For more information, search the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for keyword "FFLIGHT."

FFLIGHT was designed to help upland gamebird hunters locate cover suitable for ruffed grouse and woodcock, managed dove fields and properties stocked with game farm pheasants.

The tool allows hunters to quickly locate: cover suitable for ruffed grouse and woodcock; fields managed for mourning doves; and properties stocked with pheasants by the DNR.

Remember to check this year's hunting and fishing regulations to learn more about updated season structures, bag limits and more. For more information, search keywords "hunt" and "fishing," respectively.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sawyer Briel - 608-261-0751

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Public input sought on Badger Mining Corporation application to Green Tier Program

ALMA, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to comment on an application for Wisconsin's Green Tier program by Badger Mining Corporation's - Alma Center Plant, located in Jackson County.

Badger Mining, a family-owned company that manufactures industrial sand products, is applying for Tier 1 of the Green Tier program, which is designed to encourage and recognize companies that are committed to superior environmental performance.

To be accepted into the program, applicants must first have a good environmental record. The applicant then must also document that they have or are committed to implementing an Environmental Management System.

Past and ongoing environmental activities at the Badger Mining Corporation - Alma Center Plant include:

Badger Mining also has Wisconsin operations in Fairwater, Taylor, Berlin and Merrillan.

The DNR will accept public comments on Badger Mining - Alma Center Plant's Green Tier application through September 17, 2015. Comments may be directed to Roberta Walls, Wisconsin DNR, 3550 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601, or by email to Roberta.walls@wisconsin.gov or by calling 608-785-9272.

More information on can be found by searching the DNR website for keywords "Green Tier" and clicking on the link for Badger Mining Corporation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Walls, 608-785-9272

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Last Revised: Tuesday, August 18, 2015




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