Cathy Stepp http://wxpr.org en New "PAL" Shows State Recreational Opportunities http://wxpr.org/post/new-pal-shows-state-recreational-opportunities <p>A new DNR Public Access Lands Atlas...with the acronym "PAL"... is now available online and in a printable format. The atlas highlights the significant increase in public access to Wisconsin lands made possible through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, as well as other lands open to the public for outdoor recreation.</p><p>The atlas contains 441 maps, two indexes, a glossary, and extensive contact information to help you connect with land managers to learn more about the properties.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:28:12 +0000 Ken Krall 12260 at http://wxpr.org New "PAL" Shows State Recreational Opportunities Stepp Says Deer Hunt Is Like 'Christmas' For DNR http://wxpr.org/post/stepp-says-deer-hunt-christmas-dnr <p>On the eve of the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer hunt, WXPR's Ken Krall talked with DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, a new deer hunter herself, about the upcoming hunt.</p><p>Stepp says they are working to have a app ready for smartphones that relates to the hunt. More information is on the DNR website.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:42:43 +0000 Ken Krall 11018 at http://wxpr.org Stepp Says Deer Hunt Is Like 'Christmas' For DNR DNR Secretary Highlights Money For More Walleye http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-secretary-highlights-money-more-walleye <P>DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp stopped by the Art Oemcke fish hatchery in Woodruff Friday to highlight an effort to get more young walleyes in area lakes.</P> <P>The recently-passed state budget included money to enable hatcheries to keep walleye fry longer...and get them bigger...to increase the number of survivable fish in the waters.</P> <P>Critical to keeping the fish longer was providing funding for fish food. Overall, $8.2 million dollars was invested in DNR fish hatcheries. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:56:41 +0000 Ken Krall 5686 at http://wxpr.org DNR Secretary Highlights Money For More Walleye