Changes are coming to deer management in Wisconsin.
The DNR is holding a series of meetings in the next few weeks to get public input the rules package that sums up those changes. Officials are also taking comments through an online survey that launches today.
The DNR’s Eric Lobner says the rules package comes out of the Deer Trustee Report and public comment taken earlier in the year.
About 2500 people have been awarded permits to harvest a wolf. The DNR most recently reported fewer than half of those have actually purchased their licenses. But DNR Carnivore specialist Dave MacFarland says that’s nothing unusual.
The Oneida County Clean Waters Action group is hosting a meeting to discuss environmental changes in Wisconsin's Act 1 Iron Mining Law.
Spokesperson Karl Fate says the changes in the iron mining law enacted by the legislature resulted in confusion....
"....we had requests from people to have a briefing on the iron mining law. There were so many changes made with that bill that it's rather mind-boggling to try to sort through it to figure out what exactly happened..."
The DNR is sponsoring a listening session this month on the future direction of the 4,800 acre Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Vilas county.
DNR Regional Program Manager Mike Zeckmeister says the the process of revising the master plan for the area near Manitowish Waters began in August. A meeting was held at the Manitowish Waters town hall. He says they decided to do a second meeting...
Controversy continues to simmer over a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Range. Gogebic Taconite is currently waiting for approval to do bulk sampling of more than 4000 tons of rock. And the company hasn’t even begun what would likely be a multi-year permitting process to open a mine. But one retired mining engineer is wondering if there’s enough ore to mine profitably in the first place.
One thing is clear: Jack Parker’s career in the mining industry has given him a hefty resume in the business.
The state’s wolf hunting season begins next week. People hoping to harvest a wolf have already applied for and received their permit.
About 2500 permits were awarded in mid-August based on a lottery system. DNR Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the number of applications dropped from 20,000 last year, to less than 17,000 this year.