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DNR Increased Prescribed Burns During Late Summer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increased prescribed burning during late summer to restore and maintain several state properties.

Safety | Hunt

Know Your Target: Don’t Accidentally Shoot Elk & Moose This Hunting Season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to know their target before they shoot and understand the difference between elk and white-tailed deer this season.

Regulations | Fishing

DNR Seeking Public Comment On Economic Impacts Of Proposed Whitefish And Electronic Reporting Rule

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments on the economic impacts of a proposed permanent rule relating to whitefish commercial harvest in Lake Michigan (including Green Bay), and electronic harvest reporting for all Lake Michigan and Lake Superior commercial fishers. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 11.

Environmental Protection | Recreation | Hunt

2021 Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 16

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wishes hunters luck and safety during the upcoming 2021 pheasant hunting season. The season opens statewide at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 and runs through Jan. 9, 2022.

About/General | Events | Recreation | Outdoor Recreation

Plan Your Outdoor Fall Color Adventure

Fall in Wisconsin is underway. Many scenic landscapes are starting to display vivid reds, oranges and yellows, offering a once-a-year color show like no other. With over 6 million acres of public lands, 49 state parks, 15 state forests and 44 state biking trails opportunities to view Wisconsin’s fall colors are bountiful.