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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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Details on changes to DNR programs and services and links to resources in Wisconsin.

Arbor Day Seedlings

Annually, we provide thousands of free seedlings to Wisconsin fourth-graders to celebrate the trees on Arbor Day.

SARS-COV-2 And Wild White-Tailed Deer

Find out what the Wisconsin DNR is doing with this new and evolving body of science.

Eat Your Catch

There's no shortage of fishing opportunities in Wisconsin. Get tips to make your catch into a healthy, balanced diet.

More To Explore

Looking to recharge at one of Wisconsin's state parks this holiday season? Find a new-to-you gem.

Donate Venison To Those In Need

Join hunters who have donated over 94,000 deer to food pantries across the state since 2000.

Turkey And Bear Deadline

Apply for your 2022 spring turkey harvest authorization or black bear permits by Dec. 10.

Natural Resources Board

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board sets policy for the Department of Natural Resources.
Natural Resources Board

Conservation Congress

Interested in natural resources management and an opportunity to provide input?
Conservation Congress

Deer Advisory Councils

County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) provides input and recommendations to the department on deer management.
Deer Advisory Councils

Request a Speaker

Submit a request to have members of the Secretary's Office or DNR staff speak at your event.
Request a Speaker

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Environmental Education for Kids EEK!

Brought to you now by FIELD Edventures, after 18 years of support by the Wisconsin DNR.
Environmental Education for Kids EEK!


1-888-936-7463 General questions seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


1-800-943-0003 24-hour spill emergency hotline


1-800-TIP-WDNR or
Confidentially report suspected wildlife, recreational, and environmental violations