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State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration

State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration

State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration Created: 02 March 2017 Around the state, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will hold hearings in each county to discuss a multitude of DNR-related conservation issues. Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin […]

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Day 6 Sturgeon Spearing Harvest Report – Thursday February 16, 2017

Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   Day 6 of the 2017 sturgeon spearing season included the harvest of 44 fish (28 from Lake Winnebago and 16 from the Upriver Lakes). Stockbridge Harbor remained the busiest station with 11 fish registered, followed by Cal Harbor (6), Payne’s Point (4) and Wendt’s (4).  Registration numbers picked up […]

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Day 3 Sturgeon Spearing Harvest Report

 Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   There were 98 sturgeon harvested on the Winnebago System today including 66 from Lake Winnebago and 32 from the Upriver Lakes (attached table). Today’s harvest included the largest fish of the season to date, both in length and weight.  Gerald Peterson’s 154.9 pound (83.4”) female just beat out Sandra Schumacher’s […]

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Re: Sugarloaf Eagle Roost Count

Re: Sugarloaf Eagle Roost Count

Dear Donna and Bill, Peter, Gary, Donna, and Roger, This is a reminder of the last Sugar Loaf Roost Count on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 3:45 to 6:00 pm. One weather forecast says that the temperatures on Sunday will be 41, or more, and that there may be a snow shower in the afternoon.  We […]

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Day 2 Sturgeon Spearing Harvest Report –

Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   Day 2 of the 2017 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is in the books with a harvest of 115 fish from Lake Winnebago and 60 fish from the Upriver Lakes. That brings the season totals to 313 from Lake Winnebago and 183 from the Upriver Lakes.  We […]

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Bowhunt or Die Episode New Alert: Live Stream Season Wrap-Up

Bowhunt or Die Episode New Alert: Live Stream Season Wrap-Up

New Episode Alert ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Did you tune in for our first live episode?! Well, if you missed it, you can still watch it on Bowhunting.com, Roku, AppleTV, iTunes, and Facebook. We talk about our favorite moments from Season 7 of Bowhunt or Die, answer questions from the fans, and also give away […]

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Winnebago System Water Clarity and Upcoming Sturgen Spear Fishery

Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2017 sturgeon spearing season is rapidly approaching, just 10 days away! The big question in spearing circles has been what water clarity looks like.  We were able to collect some water clarity data on Monday (January 30) and visibility was quite variable.  I have attached a map showing the locations that we […]

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Lake Winnebago Bottom Trawling Assessment Report (2016)

Lake Winnebago Bottom Trawling Assessment Report (2016)

Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts:  Hot off the press, the 2016 Lake Winnebago bottom trawling assessment report is ready for distribution. As the report indicates, a number of game, pan and forage fish species had strong year classes in 2016.  Of particular interest is the record setting year class of black crappie and strong year classes […]

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Trump Presidency May Bring Changes to U.S. Fishing Laws

Trump Presidency May Bring Changes to U.S. Fishing Laws

Previously unsuccessful efforts to reform the US’s main federal fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, are positioned to move ahead under a Donald Trump administration. New efforts to amend the US Magnuson-Stevens Act are expected from the new Congress, leaving some in industry concerned with any move away from a law judged by many to have […]

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Secretary Cathy Stepp Hopes DNR Won’t be Broken Up — Yet

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES | AGENCY HAS SUFFERED CUTBACKS Secretary Cathy Stepp hopes DNR won’t be broken up — yet STEVEN VERBURG sverburg@madison.com Jan 14, 2017 20  The head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Friday diverged from her practice of staying silent publicly about pending legislation, saying she hopes lawmakers won’t break […]

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