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Enjoy all winter has to offer and look for wildlife by snowshoe at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area on Feb. 23
GRANTSBURG, Wis. -Head to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area Saturday, Feb. 23 for a snowshoe hike in search of winter wildlife.
Central Office
Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:32:52 p.m.
Additional CWD detections in more wild deer in Eau Claire County will be a topic of public meeting on February 27
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that two wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in western Eau Claire County, in the towns of Brunswick and Drammen following fall surveillance efforts conducted by the DNR in conjunctions with hunters and landowners
Central Office
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:05:42 p.m.
Public may review and comment on proposed variance to Flambeau River State Forest master plan
HAYWARD, Wis. - The public may review and comment on a proposed variance to the master plan for the Flambeau River State Forest that would allow the former forest headquarters building to be used on an interim basis to house two employees working at the property.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:10:23 p.m.
Potawatomi State Park observation tower assessment finds significant wood decay
The load carrying capacity of the tower has been compromised
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - Forest Products Laboratory, part of the U.S. Forest Services, Department of Agriculture, has released its report outlining the nondestructive wood testing done on the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park.
Central Office
Friday, February 15, 2019 3:06:45 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Grant County
MADISON - The rebuild of an electric distribution line may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle and fish under a permit the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:27:09 a.m.
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Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting and program; unveiling of newly donated passenger pigeon mount
HORICON, Wis. - Join members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club Feb. 21 for a rare chance to unveil an exceptionally preserved specimen of an extinct bird that once darkened the skies of Wisconsin.

Central Office
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:21:28 p.m.

DNR wardens & local agencies investigating five weekend fatal snowmobile incidents

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate that a fifth snowmobiler has since died from injuries sustained in a collision.]

MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens, in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies, are jointly investigating five fatal snowmobile incidents that occurred Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in the counties of Calumet, Dunn, Langlade, Iron and Forest.
Central Office
Monday, February 11, 2019 1:20:44 p.m.
Public comment period opens for two interim forest management plans
MADISON - Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on two state-owned properties are now available for review and comment through Feb. 19, 2019. The interim plans will guide forest management on the properties until formal master plans are completed.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:12:36 p.m.
Free ice fishing clinics for kids set for Feb. 9 at five Milwaukee County parks
MILWAUKEE - Kids 15-years-old and younger can discover the fun of ice fishing at the 28th annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 9, at five park ponds and lagoons in Milwaukee County.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 12:20:14 p.m.
Positive CWD detections in 2018 prompt baiting and feeding ban in Kenosha County effective Feb. 1, 2019
MADISON - Following positive test results for chronic wasting disease in wild whitetail deer during the 2018 deer hunting seasons, a baiting and feeding ban in Kenosha County will be effective Feb. 1, 2019.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 12:20:09 p.m.
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