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Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or Jim Dick, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773
April 4, 2017

MADISON - A proposed emergency board order to set the 2017 Wisconsin waterfowl season structure and bag limits is among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets April 12 in Madison.

The regular business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison. Some board members will be participating in the meeting via conference call.

The proposal for the 2017 waterfowl season structure would eliminate the two periods for the Horicon zone and establish one Canada goose hunting season allowing hunters to hunt on any day of the continuous 92-day season.

The agenda also includes a number of donations being made to Devil's Lake and Whitefish Dunes state parks and for grouse habitat projects on eight properties.

The complete board agenda is available by searching the DNR website,, for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting. The deadline to register to testify or submit written comments for this business meeting is 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017. Registration information is available on the agenda on the DNR website.

Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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