Wisconsin DNR Outdoor Report for 2-11-2020

February 11, 2020

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Important Changes To 2021 Bear Season Application

MADISON, Wis. – The bear application period for the 2021 bear hunting season is delayed due to legislative review. The application period which normally opens in March will open shortly after the legislative review process is complete at a date to be determined.


Hunters Register 3,792 Birds During 2019 Fall Turkey Hunt

MADISON, Wis. – With another wild turkey season complete, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports hunters registered 3,792 birds during the fall 2019 wild turkey season.

A tom turkey displaying in fall – Photo credit: Jerry Davis


Help Improve Habitat For Wildlife

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking to partner with landowners for the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) designed for healthy deer and habitat.

A program cooperator with a white-tailed buck harvested on his DMAP-enrolled property. – Photo credit: DNR


DNR Service Center Counters and Call Center Unavailable During Staff Training

MADISON, Wis. – All DNR service center counters and the agency’s statewide call center will close on Feb. 18-19 for staff training. During this time, other staff will continue to answer the DNR Tipline, the Emergency Spills line and the Wisconsin Emergency Management hotline.


Catastrophic Aid Request Approved For 15 Communities and Tribes

MADISON, Wis. – Fifteen Wisconsin communities will receive additional grant funding to help address damage from widespread storms last July. The Joint Committee on Finance approved the request in full, including $489,100 in funds to supplement the Urban Forestry’s Catastrophic Storm Grant offering. As a result, all 15 communities will receive the total amount requested on their grant applications.

A tree in a Wisconsin Rapids park damaged by last summer’s storms. – Photo credit: DNR


Wild Wisconsin – Off the Record Podcast New Episodes Available Now

MADISON, Wis. – The latest episodes of the “Wild Wisconsin – Off the Record” podcast brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are available now on all major podcast platforms. Episodes highlight state park love stories, the miraculous comeback of the much-loved bald eagle, the impact of snowmobiling and ice fishing.