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  • The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to scout ahead this gun deer season as summer storm damage may still impede access to favorite hunting locations this fall.

    Though significant clean­up has occurred, damage from
  • State hunters harvest 3,648 bears in 2019
    Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shows hunters harvested 3,648 bears during the 2019 Wisconsin black bear season, nearly equal to the 3,680 reported in 2018.

    “Wisconsin often leads the nation in
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has forest product permits available for individuals looking to harvest items like boughs or firewood.

    In addition to boughs and firewood, permits are also available for Christmas trees, birch bark and assorted twigs and stems through a Forest Products Removal Permit. Some permits are
  • Trophy buck
    Joe Bucher of Eagle River harvested this trophy buck while archery hunting in Buffalo County last week. Bucks are active due to the rut. —Courtesy Fishing With Joe Bucher
  • With the archery and crossbow deer hunting season underway in Wisconsin, state officials are encouraging hunters who harvest deer in counties affected by chronic wasting disease (CWD) to have the animal tested for CWD and only consume venison from deer in which CWD is not detected. 

    “Although this venison consumption advisory has been in place for years, we
  • Fall muskie
    Frank Adler, owner of Wildwood Resort in Eagle River, caught and released this 52-inch muskie while fishing with guide George Langley last week. —Contributed Photo
  • The deadline to purchase licenses for the 2020 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is Thursday, Oct. 31, with state biologists forecasting great opportunities to land the fish of a lifetime.
    “The lake sturgeon population in the Winnebago System is
  • Field hunter
    A goose hunter pops out of his portable field blind to take a shot at a passing goose. The Exterior Zone goose hunting season runs through Dec. 16. —STAFF PHOTO
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with its northern Wisconsin interest partners, are expecting to move forward with a proposal to the Wisconsin Natural Re¬≠sources Board (NRB) that will extend the no-harvest time frame on walleye on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes for another
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed a third wild whitetail deer in Oneida County, the fourth in a two-mile radius, has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
    According to DNR Conservation Biologist Michele Woodford, the
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