Bear hunting season closes Tuesday. And for the past week, bear hunting has been open only to those using hounds. It’s an approach that tends to bring out strong emotions in people…who are either devoted or opposed to hound hunting.
In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz shares his first experiences…hunting bear both ways.
Temperatures are dropping, and as we move closer to winter many species are migrating south.
In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz talks about the different ways birds make the trip.
My mom always used to tell me that hummingbirds traveled south for the winter riding on the backs of Canada geese. While this is a charming and compelling tale, the fact is that these little birds migrate the same way all other birds do – they fly.
The Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association is hoping the DNR’s plan to look into dog-wolf interactions will put the controversy to rest.
The DNR will ask wolf hunters this winter to let an expert examine a harvested wolf as its pelt is removed. The goal is to look for bite wounds that could be signs of fighting between dogs and wolves…a possibility which critics say makes wolf hunting with hounds unethical.
Al Lobner, President of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association, says he doesn’t think wolf hunting with hounds poses much risk for dogs.
Property owners on the Little Rice Flowage near Crandon will be seeing lower water levels earlier than usual. The DNR will draw down water levels one to two feet this week…to prepare for some major dam repairs.
DNR Wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz says the existing structure was built in the 1930s, and it’s difficult to operate.
Forests in the Northwoods and Upper Peninsula may look different in the next century thanks to a warming climate. Anew report from the U.S. Forest Service predicts fewer of some types of conifers and more hardwoods in northern forests.