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February 8, 2011

MADISON - The February issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine takes readers through a mix of stories about outdoor experiences, natural resource progress and environmental successes.

The story, The fading universe, takes a look at options communities can use to curtail stray night lights and take back a view of the evening sky. The story features striking images of night skies impacted by city lights and those that have escaped light pollution impacts.

A feature story, A small window for a big opportunity, follows a family, friendships and tradition that bring winter sturgeon spearers back to the ice each year on Lake Winnebago. Fun photos by Michael Kienitz show the success.

A lifetime of skiing promotes cross-country skiing as a great workout and a way to see Wisconsin parks and forests. The story comes just as skiers around the world prepare to come to Wisconsin for the American Birkebeiner. But you don't have to be a marathon skier to appreciate a quiet day on skis with friends.

As a bonus, the issue contains two inserts - a four page reminder to Conservation Patrons potential license buyers that it's time to think about buying 2011 licenses, and a brochure telling the public how the DNR spends license dollars and uses the Fish and Wildlife Account to provide a positive experience using Wisconsin's natural resources.

Consider the magazine as a thoughtful gift that you can share throughout the year. Six colorful issues are delivered to readers' doors all year for less than $1.50 a copy. Year-round the magazine shares ways and places 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 also are available from our circulation office at P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Kassulke, editorial, at (608) 261-8446 or Karen Ecklund, circulation editor, at (608) 267-7410.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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