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November 6, 2013
Commit to recycle more with tips for America Recycles Day
Commit to recycle more with 10 tips for America Recycles Day MADISON - Recycling has long been a daily habit and a state law for Wisconsinites, and for good reason - recycling works!
November 6, 2013 - 10:29am
Asian carp DNA sample found in Sturgeon Bay
A DNA sample from an Asian carp has been found in the waters of Sturgeon Bay. State officials are still assessing what to make of it, and whether a carp is actually swimming there. The Department of Natural Resources says it was recently told that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
November 6, 2013 - 9:02am
November 5, 2013
Public comment on Wisconsin mining law sought
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on rule revisions required by the new ferrous mining law, Wisconsin Act 1. The agency will also hold two public hearings on the rule changes - the first hearing will be held in Ashland on Monday from 4-7 p.m., in Room...
November 5, 2013 - 1:15pm
October 25, 2013
City offers option for safe drug disposal
Prescription drug take-back events run nationwide Saturday, but not in Superior. Area residents can drop off unused or expired medications five days a week in the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Suite 150. In past years, one-day take-back events in the city would net about...
October 25, 2013 - 7:00am
October 23, 2013
Wisconsin DNR closes first wolf harvest zone
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will close Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective at 3 p.m. today. The zone in northeast Wisconsin that includes Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence and Marinette counties, is closed to any further hunting and...
October 23, 2013 - 10:13am
October 22, 2013
DNR closes Zone 2 to wolf hunting
The second year of Wisconsin's statewide wolf hunt is shaping up nothing like the first. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the closure of Zone 2 just one week after the season opened. The zone was also the first to close in 2012, but in that case...
October 22, 2013 - 3:38pm
Wolf hunt so far outpaces last year
Hunters and trappers are harvesting wolves at a much faster rate than last season, according to information provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Figures reported through Sunday showed 85 wolves taken in the first six days of the hunt -- a third of the statewide...
October 22, 2013 - 7:00am
October 16, 2013
New, returning hunters eligible for $5 license
Get a major price break on your hunting, fishing or trapping license if you are a first-time buyer -- or are buying your first license after being away from the activities for at least 10 years. Discounted fees are available for residents and nonresidents alike and are automatically...
October 16, 2013 - 10:57am
Sharpen hunting skills at a public shooting range
The November gun-deer season is about five weeks away and there are plenty of public access shooting ranges for you to sharpen your skills. The DNR Public Shooting Range map offers information about each site, including types of shooting activities allowed and links to the individual...
October 16, 2013 - 10:54am
October 14, 2013
Business gives a big hug of a PFD surprise to DNR warden
It could be considered a member of the coat family. Its purpose is to be worn like a comfortable hug, protecting the person underneath. So it fits that Gunderson Cleaners, known in the Fox Valley region as the company which does the annual Coats for Kids winter campaign, decided...
October 14, 2013 - 2:19pm
October 11, 2013
Complex commercial fishing case leads to convictions, court fines
Warden Ryan Volenberg did not avert from the diverter way back when the citizen tip first came in, nor did he shy from the paper maze of the audit. Six years later, Volenberg's sea legs are dockside and his eyes are no longer cross-eyed from carrying out an investigative plan that...
October 11, 2013 - 11:13am
October 4, 2013
Assembly Dems seek to tighten process for controversial sporting grant
Democrats on the Assembly and Senate Natural Resources Committees unveiled legislation Wednesday that would rewrite the scandal-plagued Sporting Heritage Grant. They seek to replace the shady language that Republicans inserted into the biennial budget to benefit an organization with...
October 4, 2013 - 11:13am
September 24, 2013
Natural connections: Elk and wildness
The spicy smell of sweet-fern hung in the mist as we stepped quietly onto the forest road and gingerly shut our car doors. Laine Stowell, DNR Elk Biologist, slung his telemetry equipment, a bull elk bugle call, and a cow elk call over his shoulders. The remains of a damp night lingered....
September 24, 2013 - 12:29pm
September 11, 2013
Wisconsin's Northern and Mississippi river zone duck seasons open Sept. 21
MADISON - Hunters looking forward to the opening of Wisconsin's 2013 duck season in the North and the Mississippi River zones on Sept. 21 should find good numbers of ducks, according to Department of Natural Resources officials. "Although a few areas have been seeing lowering water...
September 11, 2013 - 10:44am
2013 Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey begins
MADISON -- The opening of the archery deer season on Sept. 14 marks the beginning of the 2013 Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey. "Deer hunters often ask if there is a way they can tell state wildlife officials what they are or are not seeing from their deer stand, this survey provides...
September 11, 2013 - 10:42am