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February 3, 2015

A photographic pilgrimage to the Apostle Islands ice caves is featured in the February issue. Photo by Karen McFadzenA photographic pilgrimage to the Apostle Islands ice caves is featured in the February issue. Photo by Karen McFadzen

MADISON -- Winter is a great time to catch up on reading and Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine has a collection of stories in its February issue that will get readers ready for adventures in all seasons in 2015.

The cover story, "Amazing ways animals out-fox winter" shares fascinating survival skills that animals use to toughen it out in the coldest season. "Back in the Day" continues the winter theme with a look at historic Wisconsin deep-freeze sports. "A photographic pilgrimage in the coldest of days" beautifully showcases the Apostle Islands' ice caves. The American Birkebeiner is featured in "Wisconsin Traveler."

Magazine staff will be at Canoecopia in March in Madison and to get psyched for that, this issue features several stories that will appeal to paddlers including "A river, a kayak, a friend" reliving friendship on the Willow Flowage and Tomahawk River, as well as a solo adventure in "When the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway calls."

Wisconsin's Breeding Bird Atlas II will be the largest avian citizen project ever in the state and you can learn more in "A historic bird survey." Learn about another historic process in "Trading ruffed grouse for wild turkey."

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund recaps its first year of success in "What we cherish the most" and "Wisconsin's Deer Management Assistance Program" looks at that program's first year with an invitation to get involved this year. "Fox (Illinois) River Summit is a start" thanks partners who are finding solutions to environmental challenges in a heavily populated part of the state.

Get ideas for spring and summer projects with "Anatomy of a wetland restoration." Then learn join the author as he gets a surprise while hunting in "An unlikely discovery." Learn about other discoveries - fossils - in "Digging Irma Hill and the Krukoswki Quarry."

Wisconsin Natural Resources

The February issue includes the annual Fish and Wildlife brochure sharing important ways the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invests Wisconsin's fish and wildlife dollars. A highlight of issue is a 16-page insert on the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative with stories from anglers, business owners and researchers relaying the importance of this statewide stocking effort.

WNR magazine also has an e-newsletter "Previews and Reviews" to keep our readers informed about upcoming stories and past articles. Sign up to receive the e-newsletter and other email updates.

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Last Revised: Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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