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Contact(s): Sarah Hoye, DNR communications director, 608-267-2773
May 21, 2019

MADISON - The public can get the latest information about outdoor recreation in Wisconsin in the first episode of the Department of Natural Resources' relaunch of the agency's podcast: Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record.

The first episode launched May 20 and features DNR secretary-designee Preston Cole, Tourism secretary-designee Sara Meaney and Ben Bergey, DNR Parks & Recreation bureau director, with a focus on all things travel and outdoor recreation in Wisconsin.

The shot tower at Tower Hill State Park is one of the unique places to explore in Wisconsin State Parks discussed in the podcast. - Photo credit: Wisconsin Historical Society
The shot tower at Tower Hill State Park is one of the unique places to explore in Wisconsin State Parks discussed in the Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record podcast.Photo credit: Wisconsin Historical Society

"We're very excited to relaunch our podcast and give the public yet another opportunity to explore Wisconsin's outdoors through our social and digital media," said Sarah Hoye, DNR communications director. "The DNR has an array of amazing employees doing interesting, crucial work, and with Off the Record, gives the public front-row access to our expert staff and partners."

The podcast team has been on hiatus working behind-the-scenes to bring fresh, new content to listeners.

"We made some changes, including shorter episodes and the addition of a new host. What we did not change was finding you inside voices on Wisconsin's outdoors. Whether you live to hunt, enjoy spending time on the water or you're someone who likes to take a walk after supper, there's a little something here for everyone, Hoye said.

Coming up, we have episodes on keeping wildlife wild, fishing for dinner, cougars in Wisconsin, new ways to enjoy our state parks and much more.

To listen and subscribe to Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record on iTunes, Spotify, PodBean or Stitcher, find links by searching the DNR website,, for "connect."

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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