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.
Jarrad Fluekiger is relieved that a proposal for an antlerless-only deer hunting season in Buffalo County in November has been shot down by the state Department of Natural Resources.
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.
ASHLAND — Laine Stowell made a near-fatal error. He separated an elk cow from her calf — and this four-legged mom wasn’t standing for it.
An incomprehensible part of gathering morel mushrooms is finding the season’s first fungus fruiting body. After that, everything seems beautiful.
With an increasingly urban population in the state of Wisconsin, it can be a challenge to get city residents the access to the wild spaces they desire.
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…
Elise Bauer is throwing a baby shower, but the guest of honor isn’t a relative or close friend.
The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner will celebrate Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25.
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.
A recommendation to prohibit shooting bucks this year in Buffalo County has many hunters and residents up in arms.
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…
Wisconsin’s turkey seasons don’t challenge the variety of deer hunts, but there is no shortage of opportunities, either.
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.
PONIATOWSKI — It’s not entirely uncommon when traveling Wisconsin roads to find a place billing itself as being located halfway between the equator and the North Pole.
Three years ago when the Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer, and Predator Project began, those connected and interested were eager for results, even anecdotal leanings.
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.
Nearly 1,600 of Wisconsin’s youth archers are set to gather March 29-30 to aim for top honors at the 2019 Wisconsin National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament at Wisconsin Dells.
The sugar maple tree was officially named Wisconsin’s state tree 70 years ago, even though the idea was discussed as early as 1893.
It has been about 20 years since white-tailed deer have had to cope with a winter like 2018-19 in southern Wisconsin. Mild December and January weather turned nasty in February and March.
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.
A band of four coyotes came down a pasture ravine; two were run off leaving a pair to themselves.
The 2019 sturgeon spearing season in the Winnebago System concluded with a total of 786 sturgeon harvested, including 479 on Lake Winnebago and 307 on the Upriver Lakes.
The outdoors, to many people, is a pick-me-up for many things monotonous, including the weather and persistent winter conditions.
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.
People may soon have a new weapon in the battle against mosquitoes, and it comes from an unusual source: bacteria.
Being outdoors in Wisconsin’s winter elements is not for the weak, many would suggest. So why engage in it? Why freeze and become soiled and bruised?
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.
As common as bald eagles have become, people never seem to tire of viewing, photographing and admiring them.
WAUPACA — Forrest Peters grew up fishing in the Milwaukee area, but the one thing that really bothered him was the equipment he was buying.
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.