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Flood damage may delay opening of Columbia County Shooting Range
POYNETTE, Wis.- The planned June opening of the nearly complete Columbia County Public Target Range is now likely to be delayed due to flood damage at the site. Recent heavy rains caused damage to shooting areas and newly constructed berms.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:42:49 p.m.
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"Universe in the Park" returns for its 22nd season to Wisconsin State Park System properties
First sessions May 26 at Blue Mound and Kohler-Andrae state parks
MADISON - Visitors to Wisconsin State Park System properties will have more opportunities than ever to view and learn about the night sky by participating in the "Universe in the Park" outreach program conducted by students and staff of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year students will be putting on 54 program at 25 different properties starting May 26 and running through Oct. 13

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:08:15 p.m.
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Free Fun Weekend is June 2-3
Free fishing and free admission to state parks and trails among offerings
MADISON - Free Fun Weekend is June 2 and 3 in Wisconsin, so save the date and get ready to get outdoors.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:08:15 p.m.
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Natural Resources Board to meet May 23 in Madison
MADISON - A request for approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2018 and a request for an easement purchase of more than 20,000 acres in Sawyer county are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets May 23 in Madison.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:08:15 p.m.
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Public meetings set for the draft Northern Lake Michigan Coastal regional master plan
Public comment period open through June 12
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity at two open house meetings and through a comment period to provide input on a draft master plan for Department of Natural Resources lands in Door and Oconto counties and parts of Marinette and Shawano counties. The draft Northern Lake Michigan Coastal regional master plan establishes the level and type of resource management and public use permitted on these department-managed properties.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:08:15 p.m.
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Helpful tips can help Wisconsin homeowners avoid potential conflicts with black bears
MADISON - Black bears have begun to emerge from their dens throughout Wisconsin and homeowners are encouraged to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts. Black bears normally avoid contact with people, but when food sources are available bears can quickly learn to associate humans with food.

Weekly News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:08:15 p.m.
Public meeting set on plan to dispose of dredged material in the city of Manitowoc
MANITOWOC - A public meeting to discuss disposal of dredged material from the Little Manitowoc River will be held by the Department of Natural Resources at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the engineering conference room at Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street.
Northeast District
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:17:36 a.m.
Head to Crex Meadows May 19 for annual Spring Bird Festival
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Celebrate the arrival of spring and head to Crex Meadows Saturday, May 19 for the annual Spring Bird Festival.
Northwest District
Monday, May 14, 2018 10:12:05 a.m.
Informational meeting regarding chronic wasting disease in Eau Claire County to be held May 22
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting May 22 to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in western Eau Claire County.
Northwest District
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:29:55 a.m.
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Pope and Young Club to hold archery rendezvous at MacKenzie Center June 8-10
POYNETTE, Wis. - The 2018 Pope and Young Club Bowhunters Rendezvous will be held June 8-10 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018 12:17:42 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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