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January 31, 2012

Get ready for spring with look at kayaking, bird watching in Wisconsin

MADISON - The February issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine teases readers about what's on tap when the snow and ice melt. Get out on the water and get ready for bird migrations.

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The cover story, Kayak Wisconsin, leaves winter in its wake and gets readers ready for paddling season with safety advice and suggestions for what to look for if you're in the market for a new ride.

African savannas and Wisconsin state parks recaps one writer's encounters with children as they make some curious comparisons.

"Our" Birds is a light-hearted story of the author's adventures to find Wisconsin birds wintering in Costa Rica. A companion story, Wisconsin snow birds, follows a tour group on their bird watching adventure, a trip that benefitted habitat protection on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.

Readers are reminded with Every drop counts to check for leaks during Fix a Leak Week March 12-18.

A state for sturgeon celebrates success in restoring an ancient species to its ancestral waters in Wisconsin. Several factors mesh to make the 21st century one of the most promising for a species whose continued existence depends on humans successfully managing their populations within razor thin margins.

The face of Wisconsin hunters continues the discussion of courting a land ethic among hunters. Many hunters learn to appreciate the land from family members and other mentors. A teen hunter's story follows a young hunter who bags a buck with his grandpa. Creature Comforts suggests reasons cats sometimes skip the litter box. Traveler delivers a smorgasbord of short junkets to brighten the midwinter doldrums.

Remember to consider the magazine as a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that can share what you value about the outdoors with family, friends 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, editorial, at (608) 261-8446 or Karen Ecklund, circulation editor, at (608) 267-7410.

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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