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1980 WNR magazine cover with buck image1941 Conservation Bulletin cover with bear cub

The Department of Natural Resources has been keeping the public informed through a regular print periodical for more than 100 years. Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine began in 1977 as the latest in a line of publications that included the Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin and, before that, The Wisconsin Conservationist.

Past issues of Wisconsin Natural Resources are available in our magazine archives through the UW-Madison Libraries Digital Collections [exit DNR]. That free searchable page-by-page collection includes issues from 1977-2023.

Issues of the Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin are available as well, through the HathiTrust Digital Library. This is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries that features more than 17 million digitized items, often historic in nature. To find the Conservation Bulletin, go to [exit DNR] and type "Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin" in the search line. All available years, dating back to the 1930s, are open for full and free view.