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A total of 87,628 deer were harvested by bow and crossbow last year, 255,003 harvested with a gun.
Dean Hall photographs
A total of 87,628 deer were harvested by bow and crossbow last year, 255,003 harvested with a gun.

Dean Hall photographs
The trees are already changing in the Northwoods signaling the triumphant return of two Wisconsin traditions:  Packers football and hunting. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge begins Saturday
The eleventh annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) begins this Saturday with the archery season opener and will run until December 15. (Public access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Deer hunting rule changes part 7: Chronic Wasting Disease

Welcome to part 7 of the Warden Wire’s FAQs: Special Edition – Deer hunting rule changes for 2014. This is a periodic feature. These special edition FAQs were taken by the DNR Call Center, the Department of Natural Resources’ conservation wardens and the Bureau of Wildlife Management. The topic today is chronic wasting disease management. (Public access)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Online hunter education course available at Hunter-ed.com

Wisconsin hunters who need to complete a hunter safety course before getting their hunting license this fall can now get started on their official training at hunter-ed.com/wisconsin.  (Public access)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall outdoors forecast

My freezer, somewhat shamefully, currently holds more chicken than it does venison. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Warden Wire FAQs: Deer hunting rule changes No. 6

Welcome to Part 6 of the Warden Wire’s FAQs: Special Edition – Deer hunting rule changes for 2014. This is a periodic feature.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NRB approves conditions of antlerless permit issuance through DMAP

Conditions under which antlerless tags are issued through the Deer Management Assistance Program, recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, were approved Aug. 13 by the Natural Resources Board.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The dog likes to annoy me

I think dogs just like to be annoying or embarrassing. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Smokey Bear turns 70

The star of the nation’s longest-running public service advertising campaign turned 70 years old as of Aug. 9.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer of gorge

I’ve managed to lose a few pounds recently, and I don’t mean British currency. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting on proposed ATV/UTV trail at Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area slated for Aug. 19

Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to field questions and take comments about a proposed all terrain vehicle route at the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The first signs of fall - and something 'Nutty' in the garden
Have you sighted in your bow yet? Or maybe you’re going to opt for a crossbow this year – something that’s legal for all archers this fall, though one must buy the specific license. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Big boat, little boat

I know the media often portrays outdoors pursuits as a redneck affair. But that's not really true. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deer hunters reminded that 2014 will have a crossbow season

Assembly Bill 194, which was passed by the Assembly last fall and later signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker allows for the expanded use of crossbows for hunting.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A kid again

I’ve been thinking about when I was a kid a lot lately. Maybe some of the simple joys lost, or no longer a part of life, are the reason. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Perched on the brink of spring

The lengthening days and a higher, stronger sun make it easier to believe spring is actually going to occur, despite the relatively cold temps and formidable snow cover.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fighting cabin fever

I’m sure many winter sports enthusiasts are enjoying this relatively forceful winter.

But I’m equally certain that many are anxious for the weather to moderate a bit – even some of the enthusiasts.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dancing BearDancing Bear

Spring has sprung not with the suddenness of a jack-in-the-box, but in a creeping fashion, little by little. Eventually, its full power will unload. For now, note the subtle changes.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DNR-WCC hearings: 'No' on motor trolling

Those interested in natural resources issues had the chance to speak their minds Monday evening at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress annual spring hearings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring fish and wildlife rules hearings April 8

Those with an interest in our natural resources have the opportunity to provide input at the DNR spring wildlife and fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings Monday, April 8. The meetings, one in each county, will start at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring fire season - it is coming

Even though we are still knee deep in snow, a couple weeks of warm weather can drop that down to nothing and again we will see our lawns and those leaves from last fall that we just didn’t quite get to. Now that we are in spring, here are some reminders to help safe reduce the threat of forest fires.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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