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July 31, 2012

MADISON -- The cover story in the August issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, "Dog days for hunting," takes readers on a waterfowl hunt with Hank, a silver Labrador retriever, and his proud owner. It's a reminder that the joy of a hunt can come from simply sharing it with a friend.

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Trapping takes the back seat to spending time with family in "Trapping memories." The author explains why time on the river makes him reminisce about the important people in his life. "Sharing a passion for upland birds and bird dogs" takes a look at a Learn to Hunt pheasant program that is very popular contributes to the future of pheasant hunting in Wisconsin. Much of the program's success is because of the hard work of the Friends of Poynette Game Farm.

An incoming sixth grader at DeSoto Middle School relives the thrill of her first waterfowl hunt with a mentor and his hunting dog, Marley, in "My first waterfowl hunt." Find out why she has so many reasons to be smiling in her photos.

Landowners are asked to consider enrolling their land in the Voluntary Public Access program in "Finding hunting land is easier." But the land use is for more than just hunting. The deadline to apply is fast approaching: August 31.

"A chance for a Reel Recovery" explores a fishing program for men facing cancer. A program for women with breast cancer is called Casting for Recovery. "Hunt, climb, canoe and make crafts" gives a shout out to the Women in the Outdoors program.

There is a lot to learn about state park upgrades including some high tech options for understanding the parks in "State parks get innovative accessibility upgrades."

Find out why some businesses are voluntarily cleaning up their properties and what it means for the future of those businesses in "Volunteering to clean up? Who would do that?" Crickets get the last word in "Cricket talk." Find out how to make a fall date with a river in the Wisconsin Traveler column.

Remember to consider the magazine as a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that can share what you value about the outdoors with family, friends, customers and professional colleagues. Six colorful issues are delivered to reader's doors all year for less than $1.50 a copy. Year-round the magazine shares ways and place to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors for only $8.97. Subscribe toll-free at 1-800-678-9472, online at or by mail. Subscription blanks and single issues are also available from our circulation office at PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

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Last Revised: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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