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Wisconsin Antlerless Deer Only Hunt Set For Dec. 11-14

Hunt to include central forest deer management units MADISON – Following the traditional nine-day deer hunting season several deer hunting opportunities remain. The Dec. 1-10 muzzleloader hunt immediately follows the nine-day season and leads to the statewide four-day, Dec. 11-14, antlerless deer hunt. The antlerless deer only hunt is open…


Wisconsin’s 2008 Black Bear Season Harvest

Permits to increase by 50 percent for 2009 season MADISON — Preliminary figures indicate hunters harvested more than 2,900 black bears in Wisconsin during the 2008 bear hunting season. This figure is expected to increase slightly in the next month as remaining registration data is entered and is very close…


Reward Offered for Information on Illegal Shooting of a Sandhill Crane near Wisconsin Rapids

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward and asking the public for information regarding the illegal shooting of a sandhill crane. The crane is believed to have been shot in late August in the vicinity of U.S. Highway 54 and 32nd Street in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. The…


Youth Gun Deer Hunt Oct. 11-12 in Wisconsin

MADISON — The seventh annual Wisconsin Youth Gun Deer Hunt will be Oct. 11-12, 2008. This special hunt was established to get youth involved in hunting under conditions with low hunting pressure and in a safe and educational setting. “In addition to giving youths their own opportunity to experience the…


Preliminary Results of Upland Game Bird Brood Production in Wisconsin Present Mixed Picture

MADISON — Variable spring weather and habitat conditions in Wisconsin in 2008 created conditions for upland game bird brood rearing that were slightly cooler and much wetter than in 2007, according to analysis of annual game brood surveys conducted by state wildlife biologists around the state. Cool and very wet…


Open Water Rule Clarified for Wisconsin’s Mississippi Duck Hunt

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Faced in recent years with an increasing number of complaints about open water duck hunting on the Mississippi River, state and federal wildlife officials are issuing a pre-season rule clarification – and a fair warning. “Duck hunting on the Mississippi River is becoming more popular, attracting…


Woodcock Season Opens Sept. 20 in Wisconsin

MADISON — The woodcock population across its range in the Midwest and northeast United States has shown a steady decline over the last 30-plus years, a drop that wildlife biologists believe is primarily related to changes in forest habitat. However, in Wisconsin, this decline appears to have leveled off with…


Youth Waterfowl and Regular Season Canada Goose Hunts Begin Sept. 16 in Wisconsin

MADISON – Regular season Canada goose hunting in the Horicon and Collins zones will again begin on Sept. 16 this year. Modified from previous years, the 2008 regular season in the Exterior zone will not open until Saturday, Sept. 20, which also marks the start of the two- day Youth…


Wisconsin “Colorama” 2008 Expected to Arrive Around the Official Start of Fall

MADISON – The “official” start of fall, also known as the autumnal equinox, will arrive in Wisconsin between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 23. But the “unofficial” start of fall – the changing color of leaves – will probably begin a bit earlier. That’s the consensus of staff with…


Public Forum Set on Plan to Restore Lake Michigan Lake Trout

CLEVELAND, Wis. – Efforts to restore native populations of lake trout in Lake Michigan would shift to intensive stocking of the fish in deep water areas of the lake that are less affected by non-native invasive species, under a draft management plan that will be the topic of an upcoming…