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DNR News Releases

DNR confirms manure spill in La Crosse County
MADISON - Department of Natural Resources staff is actively assessing the impact of a manure spill that led to a significant fish kill in Bostwick Creek in the Town of Bangor (La Crosse County).
Central Office
Friday, June 14, 2019 4:00:45 p.m.
Spring rains, snowmelt and high-water tables continue to cause flooding problems across the state
RHINELANDER - Over the past several years Wisconsin has received a record-breaking amount of precipitation resulting in high water and flooding issues in several areas across the state.
Central Office
Friday, June 14, 2019 9:05:17 a.m.
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Wisconsin spring turkey harvest unchanged from 2018
MADISON - Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 38,556 birds during the 2019 spring turkey hunting season, virtually unchanged from the 38,885 birds registered in the spring 2018 season.

Central Office
Friday, June 07, 2019 2:54:18 p.m.

Funding available to assist in promoting safe ATV operation in Wisconsin
MADISON - Organizations interested in assisting the Department of Natural Resources in the recruitment and training of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety instructors and volunteer trail ambassadors may apply for funding through a 2 year program to promote the safe operation of ATVs and UTVs in the state. The program funding is for up to $297,000 for each year
Central Office
Friday, June 07, 2019 2:22:07 p.m.
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Guided paddle of Horicon Marsh to be held June 22
HORICON, Wis. - On Saturday, June 22, canoeists and kayakers can join fellow outdoor enthusiasts on a 6.5-mile water trail through Horicon Marsh. Department of Natural Resources wildlife staff will be on hand to help guide paddlers and share information about wildlife of the marsh as boats go downstream through Horicon Marsh into the Rock River.

Central Office
Friday, June 07, 2019 12:48:57 p.m.

Advisory team meeting regarding chronic wasting disease in Eau Claire County to be held June 19

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: The correct date for this meeting is June 19.  An incorrect date was previously listed in the news release.  We regret the error.]

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting regarding the status of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in western Eau Claire County. The meeting will take place Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Creek Town Hall on County HWY H in Mondovi, Wis.
Central Office
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:46:05 p.m.
Vernon County manure spill impacting Otter Creek
MADISON -- A manure release that occurred in mid-May and reported by the Department of Natural Resources is having an impact on Otter Creek in Vernon County, near County Road D and Allen Road.
Central Office
Friday, May 31, 2019 1:28:32 p.m.
DNR plans drawdown of Collins Marsh to improve wildlife habitat
GREEN BAY - Wildlife biologists plan to drain the main water body in the Collins Marsh Wildlife Area this summer by opening the gates on the dam at Mud Creek. This periodic drawdown will improve wildlife habitat.
Northeast District
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:46:40 p.m.
Columbia County Range to close temporarily in June for maintenance
POYNETTE, Wis. - The Columbia County Range at Mud Lake Wildlife Area will be closed starting June 3 for general maintenance, evaluation, repairs and updates, state officials announced today.
Central Office
Friday, May 24, 2019 12:27:19 p.m.
Hunters and local businesses increase chronic wasting disease surveillance efforts in the north during the 2018 deer season
MERRILL, Wis. - About 1,500 deer were sampled and tested for chronic wasting disease in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties during the 2018 CWD surveillance year (Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019). The Department of Natural Resources encouraged hunters to submit tissue samples from harvested adult deer in two surveillance areas near Rhinelander.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:45:48 p.m.
Last revised: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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(608) 267-2773