DNR Seeking Public’s Help To Prevent Spreading Invasive Species

June is Invasive Species Action Month in Wisconsin, and easy steps like brushing mud and dirt from boots before hiking in a new area can help prevent accidentally spreading the seeds of invasive plants. / Photo Credit: North American Invasive Species Management Association

MADISON, Wis. – June is Invasive Species Action Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking Wisconsinites and visitors to take simple precautions to avoid spreading invasive, nonnative plants and animals in our woods, waters and land year-round.   Invasive species are nonnative plants, animals and diseases that cause great ecological, environmental or economic… Continue reading DNR Seeking Public’s Help To Prevent Spreading Invasive Species

Incidental Take Notice For Buffalo And Trempealeau County

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue a permit for the incidental taking of a rare frog, which may result from the CenturyTel N.823603 Centerville project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the species’ overall population at… Continue reading Incidental Take Notice For Buffalo And Trempealeau County

Lake Superior Quota Rule Virtual Hearing March 29

The DNR invites the public to comment on updated quotas regarding how many lake trout and cisco commercial fishers may harvest. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

Public Comments Accepted Through March 29 ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public hearing on a Lake Superior rule that will update lake trout and cisco quotas, as well as update the recreational lake trout harvest trigger on Lake Superior. The DNR invites the public to join the… Continue reading Lake Superior Quota Rule Virtual Hearing March 29

Walleye Lakes of Concern Project Targets Four Area Lakes

The DNR will host a virtual meeting on Mar. 24 to discuss proposed walleye rehabilitation efforts on some lakes of concern. / Photo Credit: iStock/ Willard

WOODRUFF, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public informational meeting to discuss a proposed walleye rehabilitation effort on Katherine and Clear Lakes in Oneida County and Laura and Anvil Lakes in Vilas County. Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting to ask questions and voice their opinion about walleye… Continue reading Walleye Lakes of Concern Project Targets Four Area Lakes

Apply For 2021 Elk Hunt

The 2021 elk season will be held Oct. 16-Nov. 14 and Dec. 9-17. Successful applicants can hunt during either period. / Credt: iStock.com/Harry Collins

Applications Open Now Through May 31 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the application period for the 2021 elk hunt is open through May 31 for the chance to draw a hunt of a lifetime. Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fourth elk hunt… Continue reading Apply For 2021 Elk Hunt

All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that all wolf harvesting zones are now closed to hunting and trapping gray wolves. Zones 2,5,6 closed at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. Zones 1,3,4 closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Hunting and trapping during the closed season/zone carries a forfeiture amount of $303.30.  State statute… Continue reading All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed

Wolf Harvest Zones 1,3,4 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 3 p.m. Feb. 24

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today wolf harvesting Zones 1,3,4 will close to hunting and trapping gray wolves effective 3 p.m., Feb. 24. At that time, the zones will close to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the February 2021 wolf harvest season. With this closure, all six… Continue reading Wolf Harvest Zones 1,3,4 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 3 p.m. Feb. 24

Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season

Hunters and trappers interested in applying for a wolf harvest permit or preference point may do so beginning 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. / Photo Credit: iStock.com/KenCanning

Apply For Permit And Preference Points Feb. 16 – 19 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28, 2021.  All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.… Continue reading Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season

Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching

Keep your ice shanty above water by removing it before the removal deadlines. / Photo Credit: Bob Rashid

Removal Deadlines Apply To All Boundary Waters MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching. Permanent ice shanties, or those not removed daily, must be removed from all state waters by March 15. Early deadlines such as those for inland and boundary waters are: Wisconsin –… Continue reading Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching

Double Your Love For Nature This Valentine’s Day

Blanding's and painted turtles benefit when you donate to Endangered Resources on your state income tax form. / Photo Credit: Josh Mayer

All Donations Matched When Filing A Wisconsin Income Tax Form MADISON, Wis. – Double your love for nature this Valentine’s Day by donating to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Endangered Resources Fund. All donations made through your Wisconsin income tax form are matched and go directly to conserve rare plants, animals and State Natural… Continue reading Double Your Love For Nature This Valentine’s Day