Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

                                    Home    Donate    Contact Winter is not done yet, especially across the north woods. Help monitor populations of barred and other owl species by joining the 2018 Western Great Lakes Owl Survey. Photo credit: Ryan Brady It was a slow week for bird migration due to cooler temperatures and lack of warm, southerly winds. Waterfowl continue to provide the greatest birding opportunities wherever open water allows. Rarities were few this week, best probably being a harlequin duck in Sheboygan. The week ahead also looks … Continue reading Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

State Birding Report Plus Bird Lovers Raise Record Amount for Birds 1-28-2018

Great Wisconsin Birdathon pledges fuel 2018 priority projects                                                 Home    Donate    Contact Photo: Common Merganser by Ryan Brady Fields, feeders and harbors yielding good birdwatching Birding forums remain inundated with photos of snowy owls, short-eared owls, rough-legged hawks, and other birds of field habitats while pine siskins and common redpolls steal the show at backyard feeders. And birders found the best waterbirding at the Port Washington harbor, including scaup, mergansers, and goldeneye.  Read more. Bird lovers raise record amount for priority bird projects MADISON — Endangered Kirtland’s warblers, the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, and the five-year Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas project to document birds that nest in … Continue reading State Birding Report Plus Bird Lovers Raise Record Amount for Birds 1-28-2018

Save 30% On Irish Setter Boots

Save 30% On Irish Setter Boots SAVE 30% ON IRISH SETTER BOOTS EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR PHEASANTS FOREVER & QUAIL FOREVER MEMBERS As the official upland hunting boot of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Irish Setter is proud to help in the conservation of lands, wildlife, and hunting traditions for generations to come. As our way of thanking members for doing their part in this important work, we’d like to extend a SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER OF 30% OFF ANY IRISH SETTER BOOTS. OFFER IS VALID AUG. 29 – OCT. 15. CLICK HERE Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of … Continue reading Save 30% On Irish Setter Boots

Youth Pollinator Habitat Program Celebrates Annual Achievements

Wednesday June 28, 2017   |             In 2016, more than 8,000 PF/QF participants planted 209 acres of pollinator habitat St. Paul, Minn. – June 21, 2017 –Coinciding with National Pollinator Week on June 19 – 25, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is celebrating its 2016 efforts to support diverse wildlife habitat for the future of pollinators and upland gamebirds. The organization’s signature Youth Pollinator Habitat Program engaged more than 8,000 participants last year to establish 209 acres of pollinator habitat throughout pheasant and quail ranges in the United States. “The Youth Pollinator Habitat Program … Continue reading Youth Pollinator Habitat Program Celebrates Annual Achievements

DNR Weekly News Update, June 6, 2017

Trouble viewing this email? Click here June 6, 2017 Newport State Park designated as International Dark Sky Park ELLISON BAY, Wis. – Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only wilderness state park, has now also become the first state park in Wisconsin to be designated an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world to earn the designation. – Read Full Article Jump into summer fun this June at Wisconsin state park system properties MADISON – Visitors to Wisconsin state park system properties can jump into the start of summer this June by camping, getting fit, taking a … Continue reading DNR Weekly News Update, June 6, 2017

Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

ELY, Minn. – Public lands sportsmen today strongly criticized efforts by a Minnesota lawmaker to reignite a controversial proposal by an international mining company to develop large-scale copper mines within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. Rep. Rick Nolan is in meetings with the Interior Department in an attempt to green-light sulfide-ore copper mining leases located on the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness. In December, the departments of Interior and Agriculture declined to renew the leases, held by Twin Metals Minnesota, a subsidiary of Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta, … Continue reading Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

Not Your Typical Spring Birding Event – a Woodcock Walk at Dusk

If you’re looking to get out and stretch your legs, a spring birding event might be just the ticket. Grab your flashlight and binoculars and join Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff before dusk for a short walk to hear the “peent” call of a male American woodcock just before it lifts off the ground in its spiral dance 200 to 350 feet in the air. The woodcock walk will be held Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in northern Gladwin County at the Lame Duck Foot Access Area GEMS, an area showcased as a fall ruffed grouse and woodcock … Continue reading Not Your Typical Spring Birding Event – a Woodcock Walk at Dusk

Browning Continues Citori 725 High Grade Program

  Browning Continues Citori 725 High Grade Program    Click here for release and images Browning’s High Grade Program moves into its fifth year with a limited production of Citori 725 Grade V and Grade VII Trap models. These exquisitely enhanced over and under shotguns receive as much as 30 hours of hand engraving and touch-up work prior to being precisely fit into finely crafted, high-grade walnut. Citori Grade VII The new Citori Grade VII Trap 12-gauge shotgun has a blued receiver with deep-relief engraving and gold accents. The stock and forearm feature oil finish Grade VI/VII walnut with close … Continue reading Browning Continues Citori 725 High Grade Program

Reeds Gun Fair

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever Inc., 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110 Continue reading Reeds Gun Fair

Update | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait

MICHIGAN UNITED CONSERVATION CLUBS UPDATE | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait Friend — A little over a year ago, Michigan’s bear hunting organizations asked the Natural Resources Commission to consider banning chocolate in bear bait to reduce the risk of harming non-target wildlife. Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be toxic to bears and other wildlife in sufficient quantities. Organizations including the Michigan Bear Hunters Association, the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation and the U.P. Bear Houndsmen Association sponsored a resolution supporting a restriction on chocolate in bear bait through the Michigan United Conservation Clubs policy process. At the MUCC Annual … Continue reading Update | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait