Madison artist Sid Boyum created a poster commemorating the opening day of the fishing season every April from 1963 to 1989 for the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times.
Cole’s conservation legacy will be written in the months and years ahead as he works to manage and protect the public’s natural resources, which were often left to chance or sacrifice by his predecessors, Cathy Stepp and Dan Meyer.
The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events, and Department of Natural Resources seasons, in and around southern Wisconsin as of Jan. 25, 2019. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the…
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The public delivered 16 sick or dying ruffed grouse to the Department of Natural Resources to be tested for West Nile Virus (WNV) last fall.
“We can’t hunt unless we’re in some type of club and then it’s mostly hunting preserves,” Marieke (Rieke) Kuchenbecker said of living in Germany. “We can’t have guns to hunt or target shoot.”
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The skeptical questions, and impromptu speeches disguised as questions, sounded all too familiar to Wisconsinites Jan. 11 during an hour-long press conference on chronic wasting disease at the annual Archery Trade Association Trade Show.
TOWN OF RIDGEWAY at HYDE — The 10th Annual Hyde Area Squirrel Hunting tournament brought back memories of bygone days when dozens of cars and trucks once crowded in-person deer registration stations.
One of the simple-to-use turkey calls, originally called an Easier Yelper by Quaker Boy Game Calls, just got even easier.
Introducing The Slider, by Quaker Boy.
A recent study finds that Sweden’s hunters and hunting groups are slowly changing their ethics as they adapt to modern international influences such as invasive species, well-traveled hunters, and hi-tech cameras, smartphones and other gadgets.
BLACK EARTH CREEK, DANE COUNTY – Anglers seemed more motivated by Saturday’s bluebird day greeting Wisconsin’s early catch-and-release trout season than hooking and releasing brown trout.
Early catch-and-release only trout season opened Saturday, Jan. 5 statewide, with exception of spring ponds and Great Lakes tributaries; artificial bait only, but barbless hooks no longer required. The season runs to midnight May 4.
There’s no doubt the water will get colder, but the tributaries to Lake Michigan are open to fishing year-round and all the tributaries from Milwaukee to Racine are open and ice free.
TOWN OF BRIGHAM — The Department of Natural Resources five year (and then some) Southwest Wisconsin CWD, deer, and predator study in Grant, Iowa and Dane counties is entering the third winter of netting adult deer. An absence of winter snow and cold have slowed the netting this year.
A longtime deer biologist/wildlife professor wrote last week to share a unique encounter from the Massachusetts’ deer woods that left him baffled.
The jig-hooked minnow 3 feet below my hole in Lake Winnebago’s ice swam doggedly in place on its tether, as if yelling up at me, “All right, all right. Leave me alone. I’m trying!”
It’s difficult to predict when solid ice will appear these days. I know many have been waiting anxiously for the first solid ice, but the most important thing to remember is safety early in the season.
Instead of tossing leftover food in a garbage can or garbage disposal, consider saving some items that are fit for birds and other wildlife to consume.
Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer can serve more than a recreational outlet for nearly 600,000 hunters, including some from 33 foreign countries.
Some recent hunting season changes may come as a surprise to hunters believing the long-standing closures still apply. In some cases they do; others have been changed during the last decade or more recently.
Balsam branches are more flexible than Frasers and hold heavier ornaments, but hold fragrance, freshness and some say splendor just as well and the newbie.