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

New deer baiting and feeding restrictions in Burnett, Barron, Polk and Washburn counties in effect September 1, 2019

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was notified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection that a captive elk on a captive elk farm in Burnett County tested positive for CWD. State law requires that the Wisconsin DNR enact a ban on feeding and baiting of deer in counties or portions… Continue reading New deer baiting and feeding restrictions in Burnett, Barron, Polk and Washburn counties in effect September 1, 2019

DNR hosts “Midwest CWD Collaboration Meeting” to discuss best practices for controlling chronic wasting disease in deer population

MADISON, Wis. — Representatives from several Midwestern states, Wisconsin Tribal Nations and conservation groups are meeting July 24-25 in Madison to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) management and research efforts. This two-day working meeting will have a heavy focus on the latest data available on how CWD is affecting each states’ wild deer population. Another goal of… Continue reading DNR hosts “Midwest CWD Collaboration Meeting” to discuss best practices for controlling chronic wasting disease in deer population