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Last Build Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

 



Deadline to apply for black bear permits and spring wild turkey harvest authorizations is Dec. 10

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

- - MADISON - Wild turkey and black bear hunters are reminded to submit their applications before midnight on Dec. 10. Applications for permit drawings can be purchased through Go Wild or at authorized license agents. - - Black bear



Bald eagle nests increase 5.7 percent in 2017 to hit another record

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

Kenosha County nest another highlight of annual survey - - - RHINELANDER - The Wisconsin bald eagle population is growing and thriving according to the 2017 bald eagle nest survey results. The comeback of the national symbol in Wisconsin continues 45 years after work to help restore eagle populations began. - - Three findings in the 2017 survey report (click on dropdown bar for nongame) tell the tale of bald eagles' recovery:



Natural Resources Board to meet December 12-13 in Madison

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

- - - - MADISON - Updates on the 2017 Wisconsin firearm deer season and a request to set deer population objectives for coming years, and proposed rules related to lake trout harvest in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets December 12 and 13 in Madison. - - The board will conduct two days of business meetings beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 8:30 a.m. Dec. 13, in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Madison.



Start planning now for your Healthy Lakes project before the snow flies

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

Grant funding available for simple lakeshore projects to continue improving Wisconsin's lakes - - - - MADISON -- There is still time for eligible sponsors to start planning a Healthy Lakes project before snow begins to cover the lakeshores and to submit grant applications to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to fund projects that encourage private sector innovation in caring for Wisconsin's lakes. - - Funding is available to eligible sponsors for projects that improve fish habitat, integrate native plantings, divert and clean runoff water, and promote natural beauty. Eligible sponsors include lake groups, waterfront organizations and local governments like towns and counties. Grants are capped at $25,000 and each Healthy Lakes best practice is capped at $1,000 in state funding. Applicants apply on behalf of lakeshore property owners. Application materials and assistance can be found at www.healthylakeswi.com (exit DNR).



December Wisconsin Natural Resources features eagles, turtles and more

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:07:00 CDT

- - - - - - MADISON -- Eagles have landed on the pages of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, with a December cover story about "Eagle encounters on the Fox." The story pinpoints prime bald eagle viewing spots in the Fox River Valley and includes information on other places around the state to see eagles in winter. - - Also in the magazine, "Tunnel vision" tells of a collaboration aimed at aiding wildlife, especially turtles, by creating an underpass for them to travel near a busy highway in central Wisconsin. The project--involving the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation and UW-Stevens Point--already has shown promise in reducing animal road mortalities and improving motorist safety.