First Day Hikes offer a way to begin the New Year rejuvenated and connected with nature. First Day hikers at Mirror Lake State Park. Photo credit: DNR

Start the New Year out Right! Start With a First Day Hike

The First Day Hikes campaign, which is hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' State Park System will be celebrating its 9th anniversary this year on...

Focus on Safety for a Successful Spring Turkey Season

Approximately 80,000 hunters will be heading to the field for the 2018 spring turkey hunting season, with the first period starting April 18. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources...

CWD Discovered in Houston County Extra Late-season Deer Hunts Scheduled

Limited landowner shooting permits offered The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering additional late-season deer hunts in southeastern Minnesota following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in...
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Help WI Birds and Bats by Building Bird and Bat Houses at Horicon Marsh

Head to the Horicon Mash Education and Visitor Center March 2 for a hands-on look at how to build bird and bat houses. This event will run from...
DNR fisheries technician, Matt Simonson, displays a lake sturgeon captured during a hook and line survey on the lower Chippewa River. Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR

Hook and Line Lake Sturgeon Season Opens Sept. 5 News Release

The inland hook and line season for lake sturgeon is set to open on Sept. 5 through Sept. 30. Anglers will have the opportunity to catch these...
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Life Jackets Save Lives: Labor Day Boating Safety Reminders

Nineteen people have died in boating accidents in Wisconsin in 2020. Fourteen of the those were not wearing life jackets, and one person's life jacket was incorrectly...

Eau Claire County CWD Advisory Team Meeting Cancelled

!!!!!!URGENT NOTICE!!!!!! A public meeting to discuss testing and surveillance in response to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in western Eau Claire County...

Wild Rice Harvest 2018 Season Outlook Now Available

Wild rice harvesters will find opportunities for harvest in Wisconsin this year--many ricers have begun harvest on some early maturing waters. "After relatively poor rice crops in consecutive...
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Wisconsin ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly Labor Day Weekend

The DNR is encouraging ATV and UTV operators to brush up on safe practices ahead of the Labor Day holiday. So far in 2020 there have been 23...

Safe Turtle/Wildlife Crossing to Cut down on Accidents

Now is the time to report turtle crossings and moralities on Wisconsin roads   Concerned citizens, two state agencies, a county and a team of "turtle wranglers" are joining...

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