While last week's storms produced a reminder that summer still has a potent punch, fall color time is around the corner. The state's top tourism official says travelers still have much see.
Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says they've launched their Fall Color Report on their website, tracking where fall colors are on display. Klett says there are more than 100 volunteers in all 72 counties filing reports on the changing leaves. Klett says fall has turned into an important travel time for some people...
Deer season is drawing nearer, and that means hunters will have to face a variety of changes in the way the state is managing deer. In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz talks about one of the key changes – the creation of county deer advisory councils.
Most Wisconsinites support a wolf hunt in the state, but only a minority of people want to see the wolf population decrease from its current level. That's according to some of the draft findings of a recent DNR survey of how people feel about wolves.
The DNR mailed out surveys to almost 9,000 residents, about half of which were returned and analyzed.
Wisconsin’s wild rice season is getting a late start, thanks to this year’s long winter and cool summer.
Though Labor Day weekend often marks a key time for harvesting the traditional Ojibwe food staple, this year hardly any rice is mature and ready for picking. That’s according to Wildlife Biologist Peter David with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.
“I have heard very few reports of rice being ready at this point, there probably are a couple of odd riverbeds. But by and large, things are not ready to go.”
As many property owners and lake groups know, Eurasian water milfoil is a problem without a great solution. It’s an invasive plant that grows in dense mats in lakes throughout Wisconsin. It can be treated with chemicals to keep the growth down, but that comes with side effects as well as a hefty price tag. But some researchers think there could be a way to use tiny bugs called milfoil weevils as a biocontrol on some lakes. But the idea is more complicated than it seems.
Bear hunting isn’t for everyone. But its increasing popularity means that for those who do it, the wait times are getting longer and longer...up to nine years in some regions of Wisconsin. In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz weighs his options heading into his first bear hunting season.