Wisconsin DNR http://wxpr.org en Anglers Favor More Trolling http://wxpr.org/post/anglers-favor-more-trolling <p>Wisconsin anglers could use motor-boats to troll for fish statewide, under a proposal endorsed at the annual conservation hearings. The D-N-R announced the results this week of votes taken at all of the Conservation Congress proceedings on Monday night in each of the 72 counties. At least some trolling on all lakes statewide was endorsed by 62-percent of the nearly 59-hundred sporting enthusiasts who voted on the question. It's been a hot topic in the popular fishing areas of northern Wisconsin.</p><p>Kari-Lee Zimmerman is the DNR's Conservation Congress Liason....</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:11:19 +0000 Ken Krall 17053 at http://wxpr.org Anglers Favor More Trolling No More Lead Fishing Tackle On Three Vilas Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/no-more-lead-fishing-tackle-three-vilas-lakes <p>Lead fishing tackle won’t be allowed on three lakes in Vilas County.&nbsp; Starting April 1<sup>st</sup>, the DNR is prohibiting any tackle containing lead on Escanaba, Nebish and Pallette lakes.&nbsp; &nbsp;All three are research lakes in the Northern Highland American Legion state forest.</p><p>DNR fisheries research scientist Greg Sass is based at the Escanaba Research Station in Boulder Junction.&nbsp; He says small pieces of lead like split shot and jig head can be harmful to wildlife like loons.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15268 at http://wxpr.org No More Lead Fishing Tackle On Three Vilas Lakes Steep Increase In Numbers Of Snowmobiles In Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/steep-increase-numbers-snowmobiles-northwoods <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wisconsin's publicly registered snowmobile total is approaching a quarter-million and </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> registrations have increased by 163 percent since 2002.</span></p><p>The state last week released data on the number of registrations in Wisconsin. Oneida and Vilas are among the top five counties registering snowmobiles.</p><p>The DNR's Cathy Burrow says this region has seen a large growth in snowmobile registrations...</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:25:14 +0000 Ken Krall 15123 at http://wxpr.org Steep Increase In Numbers Of Snowmobiles In Northwoods Ice Shelters Need To Be Removed This Month http://wxpr.org/post/ice-shelters-need-be-removed-month <p>Though winter is holding on with a vice-like grip, the DNR is reminding those with ice shacks that it's not long until they need to be removed from lakes and rivers.</p><p>DNR Conservation Warden Tom Van Haren says the middle of March is a key time to remember....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....for most waters, there's a north-south line in the state...Highway 64 is the dividing line. If you're north of the Highway 64 line then you have to have your permanent shelters removed beginning the first Sunday afte March 12 each year.....</u></i></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:35:15 +0000 Ken Krall 14904 at http://wxpr.org Ice Shelters Need To Be Removed This Month Fencing Around Eland CWD Deer Without Problems http://wxpr.org/post/fencing-around-eland-cwd-deer-without-problems <p>A DNR spokesperson says they have worked standard protocols to contain Chronic Wasting Disease from a deer at a farm south of Antigo.</p><p>81 deer from Wilderness Whitetails shooting preserve near Eland have been quarantined by the state. A five year old buck at the preserve tested positive for CWD after it was shot last November.</p><p>DNR Wildlife Section Chief Tami Ryan says they checked the fences at the farm at Eland and a related farm in Portage county and the fences were in good shape....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Ken Krall 14421 at http://wxpr.org Fencing Around Eland CWD Deer Without Problems Fat Tire Bikes Appearing On Winter Recreational Trails http://wxpr.org/post/fat-tire-bikes-appearing-winter-recreational-trails <p>Fatter-tired bikes are popping up on winter recreational trails and a DNR spokesperson says to keep in mind legalities and safety.</p><p>The bikes have ultra-wide tires for traction. Brigit Brown, state trails coordinator for the DNR, says this has led to concern over potential collisions between snowmobilers and the slower bikes. Brown says on the bikes are legal on state-owned linear trails, but can't operate on snowmobile trails not owned by the state...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:15:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13843 at http://wxpr.org Fat Tire Bikes Appearing On Winter Recreational Trails Board Tightens Ring On Firewood Purchases http://wxpr.org/post/board-tightens-ring-firewood-purchases <p>The state&nbsp;Natural Resources Board voted unanimously in favor of key provisions to change the state's hunting culture -- changes drafted by Texas researcher James Kroll. One key provision eliminates in-person deer registrations at places like bars and gas stations, in favor of online and phone registrations.. Other changes include a reduction in deer management units, the creation of county committees to advise state wildlife experts on deer population goals.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:14:21 +0000 Ken Krall 13442 at http://wxpr.org Board Tightens Ring On Firewood Purchases Eddy: Most Snowmobile Crashes Preventable http://wxpr.org/post/eddy-most-snowmobile-crashes-preventable <p>With the World Championship Snowmobile Derby ending Sunday in Eagle River, many enthusiasts are in the Northwoods to enjoy some of the best snowmobiling in years. This is also International Snowmobile Safety Week.</p><p>DNR Snowmobile Administrator Warden Gary Eddy says with busy trails, always keep in mind safety...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....some of the traditional complaints we have out there when it is busy are snowmobilers cutting corners, not staying on the right side of the trail, speeding and just overall reckless operation...."</u></i></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13297 at http://wxpr.org Eddy: Most Snowmobile Crashes Preventable Anglers Still Can Determine Where Walleyes Will Go http://wxpr.org/post/anglers-still-can-determine-where-walleyes-will-go <p>Anglers are asked to go to the DNR website and fill out a form on what waters they should consider for stocking under the new "Wisconsin Walleye Initiative".</p><p> </p><p>The state has spent $8.2 million for infrastructure improvements and $1.3 million each year for annual operating costs to expand production at DNR state fish hatcheries. Production is projected to increase 60,000 to 120,000 large walleye fingerlings to well over 500,000 by 2016. The young walleye will be larger than previously in the hope of having more survivability to adulthood.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:31:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13301 at http://wxpr.org Anglers Still Can Determine Where Walleyes Will Go No License Needed This Weekend To Fish In Wisconsin Waters http://wxpr.org/post/no-license-needed-weekend-fish-wisconsin-waters <p>The state is adding another weekend of free fishing and it happens this Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>The state waives fees and allows anyone...residents and non-residents to hit the frozen water.</p><p>DNR Northern Regional Director John Gozdzialski says a free fishing weekend happens in June each year, but instead of boats, you have ice augers...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...this is an opportunity to enjoy fishing but with with frozen conditions not the open water....</u></i></p></blockquote><p>Gozdzialski says it's a great way to get kids involved with the outdoors.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:35:26 +0000 Ken Krall 13259 at http://wxpr.org No License Needed This Weekend To Fish In Wisconsin Waters