The Emerald Ash Borer destroys trees. And if you've ever seen the damage they've done, you'd probably make a big stink about them too.
Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a free fishing weekend. No license? No problem!
Curious to try ice fishing but don’t have a fishing license? The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a free fishing weekend from Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. People can fish any of Wisconsin’s inland waters and on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan without a license during the free fishing weekend. All other state rules apply, according to the DNR. Patch blogger Chad Leton shares local ice fishing conditions. Here’s an update from his most recent blog: Most lakes are providing anglers 4-6” of solid clear ice under a dusting of snow. It is STILL recommended to stay off the bigger lakes and main lake areas of lakes like Okauchee, Nagawicka, and Oconomowoc. If you want success while jigging…
Friday, November 16, 2012
If you are going hunting this weekend in Wisconsin, upload your deer hunting photos to Patch.
Gun season for deer hunting in Wisconsin begins Saturday. Thousands of hunters wearing blaze orange will head into the woods seeking a prize buck or looking for a venison dinner. Take a picture and share it with the rest of the community on Patch. You could have bragging rights for the best hunt. Have an unusual hunting story? Contact your local Patch editor here: Private Land Open for Public Hunting This year, hunters have the opportunity to enjoy access to nearly 29,000 new acres of private land open to the public within close proximity of the state’s metropolitan areas. A new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources video captures the success of the Voluntary Public Access program in opening up large tracts of prime habitat land, often…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker says that hunters and legislators want Wisconsin to have a traditional gun hunt for deer. How do you feel?
Gov. Scott Walker suspended Friday the four-day gun hunt in October in Wisconsin’s south central Chronic Wasting Disease zone. “Legislators and hunters have made it clear they want Wisconsin to return to a more traditional season, which includes the nine-day November gun deer hunt,” Walker said in a news release. “Eliminating the four-day October hunt in the CWD zone is one of the most simple and most effective ways we can show hunters that we are listening.” The first four-day hunt was held in 1996, but Walker’s legislation eliminated the hunt outside of CWD management zones in 2011, as well as the Earn-a-Buck regulation. Rob Bohmann, chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, told the Associated Press, that Walker’s decision was …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
DNR could have sited iron mine while protecting the environment at the same time.
As the debate on the mining bill raged, we all heard the hyper-political language about the environmental harm that would result from any iron ore mine. It was very difficult for me to sit back and watch. I was ever hopeful that calmer heads would prevail, considering the $1.5 billion investment and the thousands of resulting jobs that the state could have welcomed while the environment is protected. Unfortunately, I was wrong. This issue became just another political piñata with some senators clearly displaying that politics is more important than getting things done for Wisconsin citizens. I wish it wasn't true, but unfortunately in the end the motivation to not allow a potential success for Governor Walker appears to be what really …