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  1. DNR: Wolf season quota set at 156

    • Jun. 25, 2014

    The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee.

  1. The National Archery in Schools state tournament was held in April at Wausau West High School gymnasium. More than 1,250 students from 55 schools attended the event.

    Young archers to compete in Madison in July

    • Jun. 25, 2014

    The 6th annual National Archery in the Schools World Tournament will take place in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center July 11 to 13. The event will showcase archers from all around the world and is open to the public.

  2. Deer out early in the morning enjoying the bright sun.

    DNR Deer Management Assistance Program off to a solid start

    • Jun. 25, 2014

    Wisconsin's new Deer Management Assistance Program has completed its first enrollment period.

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    Update: Wisconsin wants to scale back annual wolf hunt

    Wisconsin wildlife officials want to dramatically scale back this state's third annual wolf hunt.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
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    Jim Liddicoat is an avid ruffed grouse hunter and shared a few photos with Photo by Jim Liddicoat

    DNR: Ruffed grouse survey indicates minor population decline

    Ruffed grouse populations in Wisconsin have shown another slight decline this spring, according to a recent roadside ruffed grouse survey. Results from this survey help DNR biologists monitor the cyclic population trends of ruffed grouse in the state.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
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    DNR: Dates selected for muskrat and mink trapping season

    Beginning in fall 2014, muskrat and mink trapping seasons in Wisconsin will have consistent open and close dates state-wide, with one notable exception. The Mississippi River zone will retain opening dates used in previous years.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  1. DNR researchers hold down a deer and cover its eyes to calm it while attaching a radio-collar. DNR photo

    Pat Durkin column: Wolves aren't biggest threat for deer

    Two surprises have emerged from the Department of Natural Resources' research into deer predation and fawn survival the past three springs: Wolves were not linked to any fawn deaths in the Northern Forest study area near Winter, and starvation was the top

    • Jun. 16, 2014
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    DNR, trappers offer wolf classes

    The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the state Department of Natural Resources are planning a series of wolf trapping classes around the state this fall.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
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    Group leader calls for cease fire on wolf hunt

    Melissa Tedrowe of Wauwautosa is the state director for The Humane Society of the United States and wrote a recent column in the Wisconsin State Journal in which she calls for the end of Wisconsin's wolf hunt.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  2. Milton Collins, 86, of Green Bay holds his first wild turkey, which he shot May 14 in northern Brown County while hunting with his son-in-law, Gregg Maes of Suamico. Patrick Durkin/Correspondent

    Patrick Durkin column: Son-in-law sees 86-year-old hunter bag his first turkey

    When the alarm clock in Carol Collins' home in Green Bay sounded at 3:45 a.m. May 14, she was soon swept out of bed by her husband Milton's eagerness to hunt turkeys.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  3. Kevin Naze column: Take a kid fishing on Father's Day

    For the 29th year, Little Lake in Sturgeon Bay will be the site of a 'Take A Kid Fishing Day' event on Father's Day.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
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    Carrie Zylka and Dan Small talk about turkey hunting

    Carrie Zylka interviews Dan Small in her latest podcast episode. The discussion focuses on turkey hunting in Wisconsin and New York.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  4. No deer recovers once infected by CWD. This 31/2-year-old buck from Sauk County was dispatched by Wisconsin DNR staff after it was seen struggling in September 2012. Wisconsin DNR

    Patrick Durkin column: Doing nothing about CWD means nothing

    For 12 years we've watched and listened as a group of deer hunting faith-healers in southwestern Wisconsin criticized and blocked scientific efforts to manage chronic wasting disease.

    • May 30, 2014
  5. Kevin Naze's outdoors almanac: Anglers exploring for salmon, trout

    The first reports of salmon success north of Sheboygan have been trickling in this week. It’s been spotty at best so far, with more lake trout than chinooks off most ports. That said, fishing pressure has been light as most Great Lakes trollers await word that the bite is on.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  6. Blogger Heather Burt explores Natural Bridge State Park

    One of the best parts of visiting Natural Bridge State Park in Sauk County is the scenic drive required to get there. No matter which direction you are coming from, you’ll find yourself on some of the prettiest back roads in southwestern Wisconsin. The occasional sharp curves in the road will make you slow down and enjoy the scenery while coasting over rolling hillsides dotted with quaint farms and miniature limestone bluffs.

    • May 30, 2014
  7. Kevin Naze column: It's time for salmon, trout to snap

    Alewives are in the rivers, harbors and nearshore areas of Lake Michigan for their annual spring spawn, a sure sign that things are about to bust loose on the salmon and trout fishing scene.

    • May 29, 2014
  8. Listen to the latest episode of Carrie Zylka's podcast

    Carrie Zylka interviews Eric Clark of Where to Hunt Wisconsin in the newest episode of her podcast.

    • May 28, 2014
  9. Gray wolf AP

    Lueders: Critics decry hunting group clout (column)

    In February, the state's Wolf Advisory Committee took a surprising stand against a controversial state program that compensates the owners of dogs killed by wolves while hunting other animals.

    • May 28, 2014
  10. Kevin Naze column: Bay's bounty providing 'reel' thrills

    Walleyes aren't coming as easy for some and bass are getting a bit finickier after seeing so many baits the past three weeks, but Door County's Green Bay sport fishery still ranks among the best in Wisconsin right now.

    • May 23, 2014
  11. Kevin Naze column: Public, private tags set for K/D Peninsula

    The state Natural Resources Board will be in Green Bay next week for the first of several 'take it on the road' monthly meetings.

    • May 22, 2014
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    Committee recommends lower wolf hunt quota this year outdoors editor Paul A. Smith reports on the state's Wolf Advisory Committee recommendation that 156 wolves should be harvested in the 2014-15 season.

    • May 20, 2014
  12. Columnist writes about wolf hunt, fishing clubs in Wisconsin

    Paul A. Smith, outdoors editor for, recently wrote about a DNR report on the 2013 wolf harvest.

    • May 19, 2014
  13. Deer linger near a back yard Saturday April 28, 2012, at the end of South Eighth Street. Sheboygan Press Media file photo

    Specialist thins deer herd on Sheboygan's north side

    Sheboygan police say an animal control specialist has now shot and killed 20 deer on the city's north side in an effort to thin the deer herd there.

    • May 16, 2014
  14. Listen to the latest episode of Carrie Zylka's podcast

    Carrie Zylka interviews Michael Hunsicker and Shawn Luchtel of Heartland Bowhunter in the newest episode of her podcast.

    • May 15, 2014
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    DNR: No evidence of hunting dog, wolf fights

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it found no evidence of fights between hunting dogs and wolves when the agency examined wolf carcasses this spring.

    • May 15, 2014
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    Listen to a pair of new episodes of the Wildernet podcast

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    • May 15, 2014

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