Temperatures have dropped in Wisconsin and that has continued to trigger rutting activity, which is now reaching peak in some areas.
Fall colors are still pretty impressive in parts of southern and even central Wisconsin, but with the recent winds and several days of rain last week leaves are dropping rapidly.
Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program.
The coyote, bobcat, raccoon, fox, and fisher trapping seasons in Wisconsin will open statewide Oct. 18 at 4 a.m., along with hunting seasons for bobcat, raccoon, and fox.
Fall colors are still at peak across northern Wisconsin, though a few counties are already reporting colors past peak, and colors are at or near peak through central Wisconsin.
People interested in learning to identify what tracks and signs different kinds of mammals leave in the wild can attend a three-hour Learn to Track Mammals course Saturday, August 16.
The WIDNR has announced that this hunting season, Wisconsin will offer a crossbow deer hunting season that will run along with the regular archery season.