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March 19, 2014
Amnicon Falls faces off against other state parks in DNR's new Facebook contest
Sixteen of Wisconsin's lesser known and used state parks properties are ready to go head-to-head in the first ever "Wisconsin State Park Treasures"...
March 19, 2014 - 10:36am
February 28, 2014
DNR finalizes rules on hunting, trapping in state parks
The Department of Natural Resources Board has finalized rules banning gunfire across trails and traps that aren't dog-proof on state properties.
February 28, 2014 - 8:52am
February 27, 2014
Winter's grip won't release ice shanties; DNR hotline ready for anglers' calls
This winter is not going anywhere fast - and neither are some ice shanties regardless of what the Wisconsin laws say.
February 27, 2014 - 11:54am
February 25, 2014
DNR is unlikely to act as deer herd faces possible starvation
Deep snow and severe cold has some people concerned that the state’s deer herd will starve, and while Minnesota has begun an emergency deer feeding program, Wisconsin won’t follow suit.
February 25, 2014 - 11:16am
February 19, 2014
Warden Dave Oginski: The human tracker of Marinette County
Conservation warden by day. Human homing device by night.
February 19, 2014 - 12:44pm
February 7, 2014
Appeals court reinstates lawsuit
MADISON — A federal appeals court this week restored a deer hunter’s unlawful arrest lawsuit against a Department of Natural Resources conservation warden stemming from a 2005 altercation outside a deer registration station near Brule.
February 7, 2014 - 7:00am
January 15, 2014
GTAC challenges DNR over questions agency asked about proposed mine
Gogebic Taconite, the company exploring the Penokee Hills for a possible open pit iron ore mine, is pushing back against some requests made by the Department of Natural Resources.
January 15, 2014 - 10:02am
December 16, 2013
Lost in blowing snow, brother rescued
STOCKBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) — A man lost in the blowing snow on Lake Winnebago was rescued with the help of a Department of Natural Resources airplane. Two men were riding their snowmobiles across the lake Sunday afternoon and lost their way in the wind-whipped snow. When one...
December 16, 2013 - 9:10am
December 5, 2013
Wisconsin hunters took 7 percent fewer deer than last year
During the just-finished gun deer season, Wisconsin deer hunters shot 7 percent fewer deer than last year. A tough year for deer and a frigid opening weekend are being blamed for the drop. Preliminary numbers show hunters shot about 227,000 deer during this year's nine-day hunt....
December 5, 2013 - 8:27am
November 27, 2013
Dock-repair hearing in Superior brings out critics of oil shipping on the Great Lakes
Try as officials did to emphasize that a public hearing Tuesday was about shoring up a Superior Bay industrial dock, most speakers were having...
November 27, 2013 - 12:00am
November 26, 2013
Winds and cold bring slow start to gun deer season
Frigid temperatures and high winds are being blamed for a slow start to this year's gun deer season. Just over 110,000 deer were shot and registered during the opening weekend to this year's nine-day gun deer hunt. That's down about 18 percent compared to the same period last year....
November 26, 2013 - 2:27pm
Hearing in Superior will focus on dock rebuilding
A Department of Natural Resources hearing today in Superior will focus on the impact of rehabbing a dock, but environmental groups say the risks of shipping tar sands oil ought to be discussed. Elkhorn Industries is seeking a permit to rehab 700 feet of dock wall along the Superior...
November 26, 2013 - 2:20pm
DNR continues CWD testing in Northwest Wisconsin
Two years after Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was found in a deer near Shell Lake, the Department of Natural Resources continues testing as many deer as hunters bring in. It's 16 degrees on opening day in the tiny town of Barronett in Washburn County. DNR Wildlife biologist Kevin...
November 26, 2013 - 10:13am
November 20, 2013
Gun deer season includes hunting in Wisconsin state parks
As the gun deer hunting season approaches this weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding people that shooting may take place in many state parks. Republican lawmakers demanded more state parks and natural areas be open for hunting, and after a lot of controversy,...
November 20, 2013 - 9:13am
Wisconsin deer hunters keeping expectations in check
Wisconsin hunters seem to be approaching the state's gun deer season with tempered expectations this fall. The nine-day gun season opens Saturday. "It's definitely at a lower ebb than usual," said Carolyn Swartz of Anglers All in in Ashland. "They think there aren't a lot (of deer)...
November 20, 2013 - 6:30am