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home : outdoors : wildlife December 4, 2016


A Night for Wildlife highlights services of Northwoods Wildlife Center
The Northwoods Wildlife Center is known to many as the rescuers of various species of birds and animals in the area. At the end of last month, the public was invited to A Night for Wildlife, a presentation of the efforts of the center. Attendees were able to get a feel for what it takes to "rehabilitate hundreds of wildlife patients, educate thousands and contribute to critical wildlife and habitat research," according to the press release sent out before the event. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 14, 2016

Wolf attacks wreak havoc on livestock, farmers
Cumberland, Wis. - Wisconsin citizens who try to hunt, recreate or earn a living in northern Wisconsin's wolf country shared their devastating experiences with wolf depredation Sept. 15 at the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in Cumberland.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Deer Management Assistance Program helps property owners manage for deer and other wildlife
The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is a DNR program aimed at helping land owners manage their land for deer and other wildlife through habitat and deer management assistance. There are three levels into which land owners may enroll in the DMAP program. Level 1 is open to all landowners. There is no minimum acreage requirement and no annual fee. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 7, 2016

CWD continues to move across the state
Last week, State veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced that a white-tailed deer in Oconto County tested positive for CWD. The deer was tested at The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, as are most deer. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 7, 2016

Jackson County elk adjusting to new surrounding
After the release of an additional 50 elk in eastern Jackson County in July 2016, the herd has continued to settle in to their primary range.

In March, 39 elk from Kentucky arrived at the Jackson County holding pen and their numbers grew as pregnant cows gave birth while in quarantine this summer.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Targeted CWD surveillance efforts ramping up in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties
In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.
Friday, October 7, 2016

NPMS students test honey bee hives
Mr. Wilfer's eighth grade students of Northland Pines Middle School completed two different tests to estimate Varroa mite populations within each honey bee hive. Mrs. Simac's fourth grade class met one of Wilfer's classes out at the hives and learned right along side the eighth graders.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas releases second-season findings
Wisconsin's volunteer-based, multi-year survey to understand which birds nest here and how that has changed is wrapping up its second season of observations and has documented 220 nesting species, including 11 new to Wisconsin in the past two decades.
Friday, October 7, 2016


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