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DNR News Releases

Great stories from the field highlight opening weekend of Wisconsin's 167th nine-day gun deer hunt
MADISON - As of Saturday morning of the opening weekend of Wisconsin's 167th gun deer season, over 545,000 hunters had purchased their license to enjoy this annual nine-day tradition with friends and family.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 1:22:28 p.m.
Logging scheduled for Columbia County wildlife areas
POYNETTE, Wis. - Visitors to Swan Lake, Peter Helland, and French Creek Wildlife Areas in Columbia County and/or just adjacent to the county line in Marquette County are likely to soon see active timber harvests on these public properties.
Central Office
Friday, November 16, 2018 2:27:02 p.m.
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"Meet the Rangers" event to be held Dec. 4 at Titletown Park in Green Bay
GREEN BAY - People can learn about the important role rangers play in enhancing visitor experiences at Wisconsin State Parks System properties during a Meet the Rangers, evening event at the new Titletown Park in Green Bay. This outdoor event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. outside the perimeter of the ice skating rink, directly across from Lambeau Field.

Central Office
Friday, November 16, 2018 1:18:10 p.m.

Deer baiting/feeding banned in Florence, Marinette
Other counties have prohibitions; check the county status before you act
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. -- Hunters and wildlife observers planning fall and winter outdoor activities in the northeast Wisconsin counties of Marinette and Florence are reminded deer baiting and feeding is prohibited, and those not following the prohibition may be subjected to enforcement actions, Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officials say.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:10:07 p.m.
DNR asking recreators in the Little Plover River Fisheries Area to be aware of UW-Stevens Point students working on watershed enhancement activities
Stevens Point, WI - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public's cooperation for a project the department is conducting with UW-Stevens Point students in the Little Plover River Fisheries Area (LPRFA).
Central Office
Monday, November 12, 2018 3:59:59 p.m.
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Public land CWD surveillance authorizations available to deer hunters in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties
MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will issue free chronic wasting disease surveillance authorizations to the public on select parcels of public land within two CWD surveillance zones in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties.

Northeast District
Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:18:15 p.m.

New DNR online tool helps residents know "Can I burn?"
MADISON - With leaf collection and leaf burning in full swing this fall season, the Department of Natural Resources has a new, interactive online tool that provides information to Wisconsin residents and businesses about open burning.
Central Office
Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:16:20 a.m.
Minnesota, Wisconsin propose fishing regulation changes on Mississippi
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Natural resource departments in Minnesota and Wisconsin will host three public open houses in November to discuss proposed changes to bag and size limits for gamefish on the Mississippi River between Hastings, Minn., and the Iowa border.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 3:43:38 p.m.
CWD sampling plan in place for six counties in west-central Wisconsin for 2018 deer hunting seasons
EAU CLAIRE - In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance testing during the 2018 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons.
Northwest District
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2:42:22 p.m.
CWD sampling opportunities available for Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties for the 2018 deer hunting seasons
MERRILL, Wis. - Targeted chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance will occur in two separate areas near Rhinelander this fall.
Northeast District
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2:42:18 p.m.
Last revised: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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608-267-2773