DNR http://wxpr.org en Harsh Winter Likely Means High Deer Kill http://wxpr.org/post/harsh-winter-likely-means-high-deer-kill <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It seems like almost everyone has been complaining about our long, cold winter. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Ken Krall 15266 at http://wxpr.org Harsh Winter Likely Means High Deer Kill People Mimic Wildlife In Winter Habits http://wxpr.org/post/people-mimic-wildlife-winter-habits <p>The winter has been a rough one for wildlife, but a DNR biologist says they find a way to cope.</p><p>Jeremy Holtz says the extended cold and deeper than recent winters snow totals place a challenge on wildlife....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....every late winter they've struggled through the cold and the snow and the lack of food. Just like people, they're ready for spring...."</u></i></p></blockquote><p>He says deer are specially adaptive to the winter...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:11:00 +0000 Ken Krall 14422 at http://wxpr.org People Mimic Wildlife In Winter Habits DNR: Don't Trash Old Electronics--Recycle Them http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-dont-trash-old-electronics-recycle-them <p>New electronics often find their way under the Christmas tree and a DNR spokesperson says don't throw the old electronics out in the trash.</p><p>The E-Cycle Wisconsin program began about four years ago as electronics manufacturers help fund the recycling program.</p><p>Coordinator Sarah Murray describes what should be e-cycled...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....so if folks have old TV's, computers, computer accessories, any type of computer electronics like that there's several sites throughout the state where they can take those to be properly recycled...."</u></i></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Ken Krall 12194 at http://wxpr.org DNR: Don't Trash Old Electronics--Recycle Them 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 Walleye Initiative Brings Input From Anglers http://wxpr.org/post/walleye-initiative-brings-input-anglers <p>A DNR Fisheries Manager says after a series of meetings on upgraded walleye stocking in Wisconsin waters, the public has reacted favorably.</p><p>Governor Walker announced in May the state would spend more than $12 million to upgrade facilities and grow walleye fingerlings to a larger size. The larger fish tend to have a higher survivability rate.</p><p>Steve Avelallemant outlines some of the feedback they've been hearing...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9826 at http://wxpr.org Wolf Hunt In Portions Of Northwoods Is Over http://wxpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-portions-northwoods-over <p>The DNR has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. That zone includes most of Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties, and portions of Lincoln and Langlade counties.</p><p>Wolf Harvest Zone 2 is the first zone to be closed this season. The harvest of wolves currently remains open in all other zones.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:03:22 +0000 Ken Krall 9654 at http://wxpr.org Wolf Hunt In Portions Of Northwoods Is Over ATV Deaths Concern DNR Officials http://wxpr.org/post/atv-deaths-concern-dnr-officials-0 <p>An ATV operator&#39;s death in Sawyer county last week has drawn attention to a growing number of deaths this year.</p><p>DNR Conservation Warden Todd Schaller says 18 people have lost their lives in ATV-UTV mishaps. He says some similiarities come out of the accident reports...</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:02:07 +0000 Ken Krall 9033 at http://wxpr.org ATV Deaths Concern DNR Officials More Hunting Dogs Killed That Mix With Wolves http://wxpr.org/post/more-hunting-dogs-killed-mix-wolves <P>20 hunting dogs have been killed since July as they come into contact with wolves.</P> <P>Typically, the dogs are trained to hunt bear in July and August. During that time, the dogs are in the woods and come into contact with wolves who have young, especially near what are called rendezvous sites.</P> <P>DNR Large Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the depredation numbers are up...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <P><I><U>"....more than last year. Last year was unusually low with 8 or 9 dogs killed. But it's a return to previous averages. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:14:59 +0000 Ken Krall 7810 at http://wxpr.org More Hunting Dogs Killed That Mix With Wolves Meeting Set To Discuss Panfish Management http://wxpr.org/post/meeting-set-discuss-panfish-management <P>Studies of fish populations showing panfish size going down statewide have spurred the DNR to develop a management plan. While the agency has management plans for other popular species, panfish were left unmanaged.</P> <P>Earlier this year, DNR officials went out to get input on a possible plan. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:11:09 +0000 Ken Krall 7547 at http://wxpr.org Meeting Set To Discuss Panfish Management Vilas, Oneida County Get Too Many Antlerless Deer Tags http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-oneida-county-get-too-many-antlerless-deer-tags <P>The DNR is asking hunters in two deer units in Vilas and Oneida counties to return some doe tags after they accidentally sold too many. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:14:50 +0000 Ken Krall 7529 at http://wxpr.org Vilas, Oneida County Get Too Many Antlerless Deer Tags