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Outdoor Recreation

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Snowmobile Recreation Council Meeting

    The Snowmobile Recreation Council will meet to discuss topics pertaining to the program, and make funding recommendations to the department.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Governor's Off-Highway Motorcycle Council Meeting

    The Off-Highway Motorcycle Council will meet to make funding recommendations to the department.

  • News

    OutWiGo For National Public Lands Day Sept. 24

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to get outdoors Saturday, Sept. 24 in honor of National Public Lands Day.

  • News

    Columbia County Shooting Range Opens Handgun Range For Public Use

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced upgrades and repairs are complete at the Columbia County Shooting Range. The handgun range, now including a bullet-catcher, is also open to the public.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Snowmobile Recreation Council – Infrastructure Committee Meeting

    The Infrastructure Committee of the Snowmobile Recreation Council will meet to discuss topics about their committee, and make recommendations to the department.

  • News

    DNR Announces Trail Closure At Point Beach State Forest

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that construction will begin on Sept. 12 to repair the Rawley Point Bicycle Trail at Point Beach State Forest in Manitowoc County. The trail is expected to reopen in mid-October.

  • News

    ATV/UTV Riders: Think Smart Before You Start This Labor Day Weekend

    Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds operators of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) to use their safety equipment and smart operating skills as trails and routes are expected to be busy over the holiday weekend.

  • News

    DNR Now Accepting Shooting Range Grant Applications

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that it is accepting applications for the Shooting Range Grant Program now through Sept. 15, 2022. 

  • News

    Ride Across Wisconsin Aug. 20-21

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds trail users that certain sections of several state trails will be used as part of the Ride Across Wisconsin event held this weekend, Aug. 20 – 21. Trail users should be aware of the large increase in the number of bicyclists and spectators on the La Crosse River, Elroy-Sparta, 400, Glacial Drumlin and Hank Aaron state trails.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Council Meeting

    The main focus of this meeting is to review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the department.

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