Adam Armenta of Verona told his son Riley, 11, he’d likely spend the rest of his life trying to top the large turkey he shot during a Learn-to-Hunt session before the regular season opened in mid-April.

Preston Cole, Department of Natural Resources secretary nominee, leans scientifically in approaching chronic wasting disease, possible water contamination problems, and communications with the public.

The Friends of Crex and staff at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg are launching a new volunteer program called Adopt-A-Trail.

Ryan Rodenkirch, the newly elected president of the Whitetails of Wisconsin board of directors, knows the deer-farming industry is facing a large obstacle in chronic wasting disease. But, as important as addressing CWD is for the industry, Rodenkirch said the best approach to solving the pro…

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has announced the depopulation of all the deer on a Crow Wing County farm first infected with chronic wasting disease in 2016.

Following the state’s first elk hunting season in history, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced preparations for another hunt this fall. For a chance to participate, interested hunters can submit their elk hunting application starting May 1.

With warmer weather on the horizon, anglers in Wisconsin are heading out to their garages and sheds to shake the dust off their fishing poles and tackle boxes. Some may be studying maps or Googling potential fishing sites; others may be rushing to stake out their favorite spot or keeping sec…

There were 1,060 white-tailed deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin during the 2018 surveillance year, which ran from April 1 through March 31. This compares to 597 that tested positive during the 2017 surveillance year; however, state wildlife heath officials sa…

More than 10,700 people participated in the 2019 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings. The public hearings were held in all 72 counties on April 8 for people who wanted to attend and comment on proposals. In add…

Between rain showers on the opening morning of the 2019 spring turkey hunt, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Dale Hochhausen sat in his truck on the side of the road while a tom turkey strutted behind him.

Now and for the next six weeks, turkeys are in the spotlight, sashaying about for hens, hunters and anyone who can tolerate a 20-plus pound gobbler displaying in an ostentatious manner to attract attention.

EAU CLAIRE — County Deer Advisory councils announced their initial proposals for 2019 antlerless deer quotas across the state at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ annual Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearings held April 8 in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Bird migration will be the topic of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s next Birds and Beer program Thursday, April 18, in the Isle Theater at Nezzy’s Sports Bar and Grill in Cumberland. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., with the program to follow at 6 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed Stearns County under an emergency quarantine after emerald ash borers were found in the city of Sauk Centre, Minn.

The Northwest Chapter of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association will hold its annual meeting and conference Saturday, April 13, at the Flat Creek Inn and Suites in Hayward. Registration will start at 9 a.m., with the program at 9:30 a.m.

TOWN OF BRIGHAM — Trout fishing has a way of drawing many who place a premium on their time. They take time to relax, fish, join friends, and take their eyes away from the water long enough to see wildlife, examine vegetation, and take pictures of the landscape.

U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, of Wisconsin introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to manage and prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

ROCK FALLS — There have been no documented cases of chronic wasting disease making the cross-species jump from deer to humans, but the possibility that it someday could has hunters concerned.

Wisconsin elk will be the subject of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s Soup Lunch Tuesday, March 12, at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Sarona. Lunch will be served at noon with the program following at 12:30 p.m.

The School District of Reedsburg’s Hartje Outdoor Learning Center is hosting the annual First Tree Tapping event for the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association at 10 a.m. on March 16.

RICE LAKE — Evidence of northern Wisconsin’s proud lumbering heritage can be found throughout the region. Look no further than the street signs in the city of Rice Lake, many which bear the familiar surnames of prominent lumber barons such as Knapp, Stout, Tainter and Wilson.

In an era when fast-moving, sophisticated cutting equipment dominates the logging industry, Randy Blakeman of Marengo and his crew are content to tackle timber sales with the old-school dependability of gas-powered chain saws. For Blakeman, a successful tree harvest is as much about time wel…

If there ever was a slow time for outdoors enthusiasts, it might be now. So with the long winter, and lots of snow, don’t be that summer-away-from-school child and say, “I have nothing to do outside.”

On Feb. 15, the same day that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it discovered chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Crow Wing County, Gov. Tim Walz announced new funding proposals to combat the fatal neurological disease.

Writers have often compared libraries and archives to wildernesses. But for Aldo Leopold, the metaphor was reversed. To him, a woodpile was as rich in meaning as a library of good books.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host 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.

Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse face several serious hurdles in maintaining stable populations, even in central and northern Wisconsin where generally stable but cycling populations are present.

Therapeutic photography will be the topic for a soup lunch and program at noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Sarona.

TOWN OF RIDGEWAY — The 10th Annual Hyde Area Squirrel Hunting Tournament brought back memories of bygone days when dozens of cars and trucks once crowded in-person deer registration stations.