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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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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 WWisconsin 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 will again be up for […]

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Last Day for FeederWatch and a Painted Bunting Gift

Last Day for FeederWatch and a Painted Bunting Gift

Dear Mr. Gary Engberg, Today is the last day to join Project FeederWatch this season; if you do, you’ll receive the 2017-2018 FeederWatch season at no extra cost, plus we will mail you a gorgeous coaster celebrating one of the most colorful birds in North America, the Painted Bunting.   Join FeederWatch today and receive […]

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February 26, 2017 Roost Count Summary

 February 26, 2017 Roost Count Summary Roost Count Summary February 27, 2017   Hello all you fine roost counters:   On February 26, 2017 you collectively tallied 39 eagles through 44 volunteer hours invested (Table 1).  This was our last count of the winter season and it seems as though we just got started.  Uff-da!  […]

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My Window on the River by Larry Neumaier Tuesday, February 21,2017

My Window on the River by Larry Neumaier Tuesday, February 21,2017

My Window on the River Tuesday, February 21, 2017 A Successful Day    This past Sunday I was lucky enough to witness the release of five rehabilitated bald eagles back into the wild. I have watched this before during the Sauk-Prairie Eagle Days in January but the weather and the smaller crowd made this day […]

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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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Re: Roost Count Results

Dear Jeb, For the Sugar Loaf Roost Count we recorded only 5 eagles in the roost: 3 adults and 2 immatures. We also saw 2 adults fly over. We started at 3:00 and ended at 5:00 pm (we would have gone to 5:15 but we had no sign of any eagles after 4:30 and with […]

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Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities Remain; CWD Response Plan Review Public Comment Period Now Open

Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities Remain; CWD Response Plan Review Public Comment Period Now Open

Holiday Hunt and remainder of archery and crossbow season provide great opportunities to spend time in the outdoors with friends and family; January CDAC meetings and CWD Response Plan review public comment period gives hunters a chance to let their voice be heard While nearly 600,000 deer hunters headed out into the woods during the […]

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