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October 2, 2012

MADISON -- The cover story for the October Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, "Helping whoopers find their way," follows the history of the Operation Migration program to help whooping cranes, the most endangered of the world's 15 species of cranes, make a population comeback and to migrate in Wisconsin skies.

October Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine
October Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

A grandma from Sauk City tells the exciting tale of tagging the buck of a lifetime in "Grandma's hunting tale." Another hunting story, "A historic hunt protects public water rights," tells the story behind the precedent-setting Diana Shooting Club v. Husting case.

"After nature's fury" recaps what state parks crews are up against when storms, such as the one in the summer of 2011 in Door County, hit the parks hard. "Life at its longest is short" profiles a respected longtime Wisconsin conservation warden and reveals his lessons for success on the job.

"Branching out" follows an oak tree from its felling to finding new life as helpful products in the home. The sentimental value of trees and the local business benefits are key to this story. "Travel Green Wisconsin" explains why tourism in Wisconsin takes natural resources into serious consideration because it is the right thing to do and often helps the business bottom line.

"We asked - readers answered" is a compilation of letters from readers who wanted to share their ideas for fostering a healthy conversation between hunters and non-hunters.

Spiders get a jump on the author in the Creature Comforts column and fall in love with fall in the Wisconsin Traveler column.

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is 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 P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Kassulke at (608) 261-8446.

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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