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    Cast Your Line During Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 16-17

    Grab your gear and get fishing Jan. 16-17 during the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Winter Free Fishing Weekend. This event is a great time to discover the fun and excitement of winter fishing without a license or trout stamp.

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    2021 Sturgeon Spearing Season Updates

    Every year, thousands flock to Lake Winnebago and Upriver Lakes to participate in the sturgeon spearing tradition. With the 2021 sturgeon spearing season fast approaching, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds both seasoned pros and first-timers that there are some important changes to this year’s registration process.

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    Snowmobilers: Think Smart Before You Start

    With winter officially in full swing in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds snowmobilers that safety is key for the best ride.  

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    Sauk Prairie Bald Eagle Watching Goes Virtual For 2021

    Wisconsin’s longest-running bald eagle watching extravaganza is going virtual for 2021, with programming available throughout January and February. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Sauk Prairie area’s Bald Eagle Watching Days will be livestreamed. Bald eagle lovers will be able to see their favorite parts of this annual event from the comfort and safety of their own home during its 35th year.

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    DNR Announces Temporary Trail Closures At Potawatomi State Park

    Temporary trail closures to the northern half of Potawatomi State Park's trail system are in immediate effect while logging operations are underway to improve safety for visitors and the health of the ecosystem.

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    OutWiGo To Wisconsin State Parks

    Celebrate the new year by stepping into nature with a First Day Hike. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will join the adventure sponsored by America’s State Parks on New Year's Day for the 10th year in a row.

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    New Lake Trout Bag Limit For Lake Michigan Effective Jan. 1

    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.

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    Safety Statistics

    Snowmobile crash incident reports Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) maintains a summary of fatal incidents in the Fatality Summaries. In addition, the Annual Program Report contains information regarding registration,…

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    Blue Mound State Park Draft Master Plan Available for Public Review And Comment

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on the Blue Mound State Park (BMSP) Draft Master Plan, which outlines proposed future public use and management of BMSP. The public may submit comments through a variety of opportunities, including a virtual public meeting.

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    Pheasant Stocking Provides Additional Hunting Opportunities This Holiday Season

    With a little less than a month left in the statewide pheasant season, hunters looking to spend more time afield this holiday season will find eight properties in central and southern Wisconsin stocked with 1,440 pheasants during the week of Dec. 21.

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