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    Deer Season Is Here: Test Harvested Deer For CWD Before Consuming Venison

    Hunters are encouraged to get their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) before consuming venison.

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    Public Meeting on the CWD Response Plan Review

    The DNR will host a public comment meeting on the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Review on Friday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide input to the CWD Response Plan Review…

  • Hearing/Meeting

    DNR Bear Advisory Committee Meeting

    The DNR Bear Advisory Committee, a diverse group representing government agencies, non-governmental organizations, Ojibwe tribal interests and conservation groups, meets to discuss issues relating to bear management in Wisconsin.

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    Important Changes To CWD Testing And Deer Carcass Disposal In Black Earth

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the department’s chronic wasting disease processing center in Black Earth has moved to a new facility in Poynette.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Elk Advisory Committee Meeting

    The committee will be discussing the 2021 hunting season, herd updates, collaring plans, research updates, and 2021 ag damage.

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    2021 Bear Season Shows Return To Recent Harvest Average

    Early results from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) show hunters harvested 3,802 bears during the 2021 black bear season, a decrease from the 4,306 taken last year.

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    DNR Aware Of Elk Reported In Southern Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received reports of bull elk observed in southwestern and southeastern Wisconsin in mid-October.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    WI KBB HCP IOC Annual Meeting

    Members of WI KBB HCP IOC will hold their annual meeting to discuss the Karner blue butterfly.

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    Incidental Take Notice For Columbia County

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue a permit for the incidental taking of a rare lizard, which may result from the development of the Landscape Innovations Contractor Shop.

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    Incidental Take Notice For Grant County

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue an authorization for the incidental taking of a rare snail, leafhopper and frog, which may result from the Cardinal-Hickory Creek 345kV Transmission Line Project – Segments W1 and W2.  

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