The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will distribute more than $800,000 in funding to support wildlife conservation throughout the state in the new year.
With more people spending time at home, birdwatching has become a welcome respite during the pandemic. Heading into 2021, birds continue to brighten the Wisconsin landscape, including some in numbers not seen in years.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to made strides supporting endangered species in 2020. This includes helping threatened turtles, aiding promising field trials for vaccines to save bats from white-nose syndrome and restoring a globally rare bedrock glade in the Baraboo Hills. Reports of endangered bumble bee sightings in 2020 reached record numbers, matching an upward trend of people turning to nature.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will reimplement a lake trout bag limit and season for Lake Michigan beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The new bag limit and season will mirror previous lake trout regulations. The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit of two lake trout.
A Fond du Lac man who has been teaching hunter safety for 50 years was recently recognized for his decades of volunteer service.