New for the spring 2017 turkey season, hunters now have the option of donating their harvested turkey to needy families through the new Turkey Donation Program.
The Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past.
Preliminary recommendations developed by each County Deer Advisory Council at their March meetings are now available for public review and comment.
The 2017 spring turkey permit drawing has ended and 135,307 successful applicants will receive spring wild turkey permits.
Winter conditions continue to vary across the state after last weekend’s snowfall. Projections are for a couple inches this weekend.
Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state).
In 1916, the United States and Canada signed the Migratory Bird Treaty to protect birds across state and national borders.
Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase.
A number of tools and helpful documents found online make it easier than ever to prepare for the 2016 gun deer hunt.
The nine day gun deer hunt is just over a week away – make sure you’re ready!
November’s Bird of the Month is the Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors).
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.