DNR’s Go Wild License And Registration System Recognized For Digital Excellence

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department received digital excellence awards for the Go Wild license and registration online portal.  Out of thousands of entries from around the world, the Go Wild system earned a 2021 w3 and dotCOMM Gold Award for outstanding websites and digital content. Earlier this year,… Continue reading DNR’s Go Wild License And Registration System Recognized For Digital Excellence

2021 Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 16

A ring-necked pheasant takes flight at Goose Lake State Wildlife Area.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wishes hunters luck and safety during the upcoming 2021 pheasant hunting season. The season opens statewide at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 and runs through Jan. 9, 2022. Several other seasons also open Oct. 16, including bobwhite quail and Hungarian partridge statewide, and ruffed grouse… Continue reading 2021 Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 16

Waushara County Shooting Range Reopens

Waushara County Shooting Rang reopens to the public with new facility improvments and accessible walkways.

New Facility Improvements; Adds Accessible Walkways WAUTOMA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the Waushara County shooting range on Bicentennial Road in Wautoma has reopened to the public following facility improvements and the addition of accessible walkways. Following a Sept. 6 closure for improvements, Coloma Local 139 Operator Engineers donated labor and… Continue reading Waushara County Shooting Range Reopens

DNR Confirms Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease In La Crosse County Deer

Disease Can Cause Deer Fatality But Is Not A Threat To Human Health LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms that a tissue sample collected from a deer in La Crosse County tested positive for the virus that causes epizootic hemorrhagic disease. The disease was detected after a landowner reported eight… Continue reading DNR Confirms Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease In La Crosse County Deer

DNR Reminds Trappers And Hunters Of Furbearer Tagging And Registration Changes

Wisconsin is home to an assortment of furbearer species such as raccoons, bobcats, coyotes and fox which can be hunted and trapped.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds trappers and hunters pursuing river otter, fisher and bobcat of the changes to tagging and registration requirements for the 2021-22 trapping and bobcat hunting season starting Saturday, Oct. 16. The DNR has eliminated the fisher pelt tag requirement and replaced it with a digital harvest… Continue reading DNR Reminds Trappers And Hunters Of Furbearer Tagging And Registration Changes

Waterfowl Hunters: Wear Your Life Jackets

Make Life Jackets #1 On Your Hunting Packing List  MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding waterfowl hunters to follow best safety practices as they hit the water this upcoming season. Wisconsin has had 20 boating accident deaths so far this year, according to DNR records. More than 74,000 waterfowl hunters are… Continue reading Waterfowl Hunters: Wear Your Life Jackets

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

DNR Names Whitewater Resident Ginny Coburn State Natural Areas Steward Of The Year

The Wisconsin DNR has named Ginny Coburn the 2021 State Natural Areas Volunteer Steward of the Year for her work to help restore State Natural Areas in Kettle Moraine State Forest.

WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced Whitewater resident Ginny Coburn as the 2021 State Natural Areas Volunteer Steward of the Year for her work within the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Driven by a passion for nature and ecology, Coburn started volunteering at Kettle Moraine State Forest in 2012. Coburn and… Continue reading DNR Names Whitewater Resident Ginny Coburn State Natural Areas Steward Of The Year

Archery And Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons Open Sept. 18

Female Hunter With Her Bow Pulled Back....

Hunt Smart Hunt Safe This Deer Season MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters of their first opportunity to pursue deer this fall with the opening of the 2021 archery and crossbow deer seasons. These seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 18 to Jan. 9, 2022. The archery and crossbow… Continue reading Archery And Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons Open Sept. 18

Protect Your Favorite Waterfowl Hunting Areas

Just a few minutes of preventative action can help preserve and protect hunting lands for generations to come. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

Take These Steps To Stop The Spread Of Invasive Species MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species this fall. Invasive species are nonnative plants, animals and diseases that cause great ecological, environmental or economic harm. Some have already been found… Continue reading Protect Your Favorite Waterfowl Hunting Areas