DNR Reveals Season Outlook For Fall Wild Turkey, Ruffed Grouse And Woodcock Seasons

Ahead of the wild turkey, ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting season openers, the DNR shares season outlook and reminds hunters of online mapping tools.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the season outlook for ruffed grouse, woodcock and wild turkey, plus essential updates for hunters to be in the know ahead of the Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 season openers. The DNR provides hunters with free online mapping tools to identify habitat types and… Continue reading DNR Reveals Season Outlook For Fall Wild Turkey, Ruffed Grouse And Woodcock Seasons

Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Test Results Now Available

A wild ruffed grouse puffs its neck feathers during the annual spring mating season., DNR Staff may use purchased stock photography, but all local copies must be deleted after use. Download must be approved by Communications Director or their designee. Installation on Drupal is allowed but should be reported to OC staff.. DNR Staff may use purchased stock photography, but all local copies must be deleted after use. Download must be approved by Communications Director or their designee. Installation on Drupal is allowed but should be reported to OC staff.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received the 2019 test results from the second year of the ruffed grouse West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance project. Results from the blood samples collected from harvested ruffed grouse in 2019 indicate that 20% of the Wisconsin submitted samples had antibodies consistent with WNV exposure. Of… Continue reading Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Test Results Now Available

Great Lakes states to collaborate on West Nile virus monitoring in ruffed grouse

MADISON – A region-wide effort to better understand West Nile virus in ruffed grouse is getting underway in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. “In the Great Lakes Region, West Nile virus has been found in a small number of grouse with no known population-level effects at this point,” said Charlotte Roy, grouse project leader with the… Continue reading Great Lakes states to collaborate on West Nile virus monitoring in ruffed grouse