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  • More Hunters And Organizations Encouraged To Join The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease

    CWD testing kiosk

    No one cares more about Wisconsin deer than Wisconsin hunters, which is why for the past two years, individuals and organizations around the state have partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to place more chronic wasting disease (CWD) self-service kiosks and carcass disposal dumpsters for hunters to help monitor and slow the spread of CWD.

    Type: News Release

  • Wisconsin DNR Debuts New Hunting Regulations Pamphlet

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    Hunters checking out the regulations before heading into the field might notice something a little different this year. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has combined its hunting regulations into one convenient document.

    Type: News Release

  • Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Openers Just Around The Corner

    Three mallards fly above water.

    Duck hunters in the Northern Zone will begin another fall duck hunt on Saturday, Sept. 26. Southern and Mississippi River Zones open Saturday, Oct. 3.

    Type: News Release

  • DNR Confirms EHD In Oconto County Deer

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    State wildlife officials have confirmed that a tissue sample collected from a deer in Oconto County has tested positive for the virus that causes epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD. This occurrence of the disease was identified after a landowner in Oconto County contacted the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with recent observations of seven dead deer on a 40-acre property in the area north of Oconto Falls. Two additional dead deer were found and reported to the DNR from a neighboring property.

    Type: News Release

  • DNR Offers Robust Statewide CWD Testing

    A CWD testing kiosk

    In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the 2020 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. The health of the deer herd relies on commitment from hunters.

    Type: News Release

  • Elk Ridge Yurt Now Open For Flambeau-Area Hunters

    A front outside view of the Elk Ridge Yurt in summer.

    Wisconsin hunters will find a new way to explore the outdoors this season with the opening of the Elk Ridge yurt, located in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County.

    Type: News Release

  • Archery And Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons Open Sept. 12

    Female hunter with her bow pulled back, leaning against a tree.

    Deer hunters throughout the state will have their first opportunity to enjoy the woods this fall with the opening of the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons, which run concurrently statewide from Sept. 12 to Jan. 3, 2021.

    Type: News Release

  • Statewide Deer Hunter Diary Study To Be Conducted This Fall

    A buck deer standing at attention during the rut and the Wisconsin rifle hunting season.

    This fall, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching its largest ever survey of deer hunters to better understand which harvest opportunities hunters decide to take.

    Type: News Release

  • Collared Deer Are Legal To Harvest During Fall Deer Seasons

    A deer wearing a radio collar stands in a field of tall grass.

    During the 2020 hunting season, hunters may spot deer that are equipped with radio collars. Collared deer are part of a mortality study in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and are legal to hunt with a standard Wisconsin hunting license and harvest authorization.

    Type: News Release

  • The DNR Urges Hunters To Wear A Harness While Using Treestand This Fall

    Hunter wearing a full-body harness climbs a treestand

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind those participating in the upcoming deer hunting season to practice safety when using treestands.

    Type: News Release

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