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Field Notes Share 2019 Success Stories for Wisconsin Rare Species and Natural Areas
MADISON, Wis. -- The 2019 Natural Heritage Conservation Program Field Notes highlight a few of the gains for Wisconsin's rare species and State Natural Areas this year. Some of those highlights include a banner year for endangered piping plover chicks; the first vaccinations in the wild to help Wisconsin bats survive a deadly bat disease; and more state natural areas than ever getting the help to control invasive buckthorn and garlic mustard and preserve rare prairies, savannas and barrens.

Central Office
Thursday, December 05, 2019 9:43:34 a.m.

Natural Resources Board to Meet Dec. 10-11 in Madison
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet this month in Madison to address a variety of topics, including nitrate pollution in groundwater, phosphorous water quality criteria for surface waters and the approval 2020-2030 Ruffed Grouse Management Plan, among others.
Central Office
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 12:55:36 p.m.
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Holiday Pheasant Hunt Provides Opportunity for Time with Family and Friends Pursuing Upland Game Birds
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources staff will be stocking 2,260 pheasants on eight properties in southern Wisconsin during the week of Dec. 18, giving upland hunters more opportunities to pursue game birds with friends and family during the holiday season.

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:24:30 p.m.

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Black Bear Permits and Spring Wild Turkey Harvest Authorizations Application Deadline is Dec. 10
MADISON, Wis. - Black bear and wild turkey hunters are reminded to submit their applications for the 2020 season permit drawings before midnight on Dec. 10. Applications for permit drawings can be purchased through Go Wild or an authorized license agent.

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:24:29 p.m.

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CWD Sampling and Deer Carcass Waste Disposal Options Available Throughout Remaining Deer Season
MADISON, Wis. - With deer hunting season is still underway the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that plenty of opportunities remain to have harvested deer sampled for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:24:28 p.m.

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Wisconsin Concludes 168th Nine-Day Gun Deer Season
MADISON, Wis. - As Wisconsin hunters put another gun deer season in the books, preliminary license sale, harvest registration and hunting incident numbers are now available.

Central Office
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 12:23:04 p.m.

Section of Military Ridge State Trail Closed Near Verona
MADISON, Wis. - A section of the Military Ridge State Trail near Verona will be closed to all traffic from Dec. 3-24 to accommodate road construction near the new Verona High School. The trail will be closed from the east side of the Highway 151 tunnel to South Nine Mound Road to accommodate the construction of Wildcat Way.
Central Office
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:26:26 a.m.
Nominations Sought for Angling and Hunting Representatives on Sporting Heritage Council by Jan. 1
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through Jan. 1, 2020 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling, bear hunting, bird hunting, deer hunting and furbearer representative positions on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Tony Evers, the Natural Resources Board and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues.
Central Office
Monday, December 02, 2019 2:21:18 p.m.
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Beginner's Luck: Sure-Shot Florence Bags A Buck - At Age 104
MADISON, Wis. - Don't tell Florence Teeters she's too old to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors as a gun deer hunter, along with ziplining, going to Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year and tending to a garden in her bare feet. Yes, she's 104, but who's counting. She sure isn't.

Central Office
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:28:52 p.m.

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2020 Wisconsin State Park Stickers on Sale Dec. 1
MADISON, Wis. - Anyone who is looking for a holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year can give outdoor enthusiasts access to some of the most scenic areas in Wisconsin with a 2020 Wisconsin state park admission sticker or state trail pass.

Weekly News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:49:05 p.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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