Fall has come to the state in a rush as temperatures dropped this week. Fall color is variable across the state.
October’s Bird of the Month is the Whooping Crane (Grus americana).
Leftover fall turkey permits go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27. Early goose, teal, and dove seasons all open on Sept 1. Be sure you have the proper licensing and know the regulations.
This announcement brings the total number of known dogs killed by Wisconsin wolves in 2016 to 13…
July’s Bird of the Month is the Black Tern (Chlidonias niger). This state-endangered gull-like bird is a long-distance migrant and highly dependent high-quality emergent marsh habitat.
Wisconsin spring waterfowl breeding population surveys in 2016 indicate quality waterfowl production, despite relatively dry conditions experienced during the survey.
Anyone interested in trapping or in need of trapper education certification is encouraged to check out the online schedule for trapper education courses.
June’s Bird of the Month is the Golden-winged Warbler. This songbird actually benefitted from widespread clearcutting in the 1800s and early 1900s.
Extensive market and sport hunting, along with habitat loss, led to a steep decline in populations of the Upland Sandpiper by the middle of the 20th century.
The new licensing system Go Wild is successfully operating with few to no problems in the trapping department. However…..
April’s Bird of the Month is the American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus).
In year two of elk reintroduction efforts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and a number of other key partners, 39 elk from Kentucky have reached their new home…..
March’s Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Bird of the Month is the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis).
In the next few weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will finalize the annual federal waterfowl structure under which states within the Mississippi Flyway may establish waterfowl hunting seasons.
February’s Bird of the Month is the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).
The Deer Management Assistance Program provides landowners with wildlife habitat management resources for properties of any size.
Davidson’s Gallery of Guns is once again generously sponsoring the Hunter Education Student Essay Contest in 2016.
The unseasonably warm weather has continued another week. Snow that had fallen has melted, with the exception of a little on the ground in shaded areas of the far north.
Rubs and scrapes are very apparent and lots of hunters have been out archery hunting with very good success and scouting for the upcoming gun season.
The Natural Resources Board approved the Beaver Management Plan at their October 28th meeting in Madison!
The Canada goose season also opened this week, just as the very first reports came in of migratory Canada geese starting to move into the state.
On August 1 2015, Wisconsin Wildlife Services confirmed that packs of wolves killed two Plott bear hounds that were exercising in the wild with their pet owners…
Ron Bruch of Oshkosh, Wis. and Tony Grabski of Blue Mounds, Wis. have been appointed to the Sporting Heritage Council by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
People can spend an afternoon learning a new outdoor skill from certified instructors when the MacKenzie Centers conducts an upcoming free archery clinic.
The Department of Natural Resources released a revised three-in-one regulations booklet for the 2015 early Canada goose season, early teal and mourning dove seasons which all begin Sept. 1.
Wisconsin’s Beaver Management Plan is nearly complete, and those who wish to play a role in beaver management are encouraged to attend a public meeting or provide feedback before June 22.
Warm weather in the last week has continued to melt snow and ice on lakes and rivers.
It is rather early on the calendar, but planning has begun for the 2015 Youth Expo.
Take advantage of this special opportunity and submit your best bald eagle photos for a chance to see your entry soar across the state on vehicle license plates.
These temporary rules are set to expire in June 2015.
Are you a landowner who wants to increase your knowledge and awareness about what it takes to manage your property for wildlife?
Pheasants Forever has named Trenton Brenny as the organization’s newest Farm Bill wildlife biologist in Wisconsin…
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Jenny Krause and Caroline Couch as the organization’s new outreach coordinators in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin.
The nine-day gun season closes as safest on record, now grooming begins on ski trails but most snowmobile trials remain closed…
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages you to show them your favorite fall traditions in four words or less.
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.
Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website to help reduce conflicts during this year’s bear dog training and hunting season…