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MADISON - Sandhill Wildlife Area in central Wisconsin - with marshes and woodlands that are particularly beautiful in fall - is front and center with two stories in the October issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. "Tracing Sandhill to its roots" recalls how Sandhill was created in the mid-1900s through the work of conservationists Wallace and Hazel Grange, while modern-day care of the area is explained in "A tribute to wetland management."
Deer hunters will want to check out the story on DNR efforts to maintain a balanced population, "Aim for an antlerless state of mind." And a personal story, "First hunt far from ordinary," will reach audiences with its tale of adaptive hunting success featuring teenage twin brothers.
A special fish species is profiled in "Pure beauty of the brook trout." From the plant world, tips are offered on "Bucking a thorny invader," focusing on removal of aggressive buckthorn species.
The DNR's Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program and its many benefits - to landowners and users alike - are explained in "Public access pays big dividends." Urban forests get their due in "From ashes to diversity," which points out the many ways trees enhance communities. Also learn about the DNR's new online Community Tree Map, with a searchable database of nearly 425,000 trees statewide.
In the magazine's regular features, "Back in the Day" takes readers to the austere World War II era, when shortages and rationing sometimes meant a single bullet had to suffice for deer hunting. "Wisconsin Traveler" has information on fall color viewing opportunities. And the goose - and duck - are cooked in this issue's "Keeping it wild: Outdoor food and forays."
Other regular features include "Readers Write" letters and photos, and "Wisconsin naturally," which heads to the Driftless Area of Vernon County to explore Eagle Eye State Natural Area.
For more on Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, check online at wnrmag.com.