DNR Weekly Outdoor Report for 7-31-2018

Perrot State Park to hold centennial celebration August 4

[EDITOR’S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued to media in west central Wisconsin.]

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. — Nicholas Perrot, a French explorer and diplomat, was one of the first Europeans in the upper Mississippi River valley. When John Latsch donated land to the State of Wisconsin for a new state park established in 1918, he requested that it be named Perrot State Park in honor of Nicholas Perrot.


Lake Michigan stocking plan paying off for anglers

MADISON – Lake Michigan boat anglers report catching good numbers of salmon and trout this summer and the Department of Natural Resources has finished its first full year of implementing a new and enhanced stocking strategy to assure strong fish populations and fishing into the future.


Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations available for purchase starting Aug. 13

MADISON – Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations (formerly known as tags) will be available for purchase starting Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. through the Go Wild website and license sales locations.


Natural Resources Board to meet August 7-8 in Green Bay

MADISON – A request to approve an emergency order for proposed rules related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease, and requests to approve scope statements for developing rules related to off-highway motorcycles and to establish an early closure of the ruffed grouse season are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets August 8 in Green Bay.


Wisconsin Bat Festival flies in to Ashland Aug. 25

Free event features live bats, science presentations and demos, family activities and more

ASHLAND, Wis. — The Wisconsin Bat Festival is moving north this Aug. 25, giving Northwoods residents and visitors a chance to see live bats up close, learn about them through science presentations and displays, and enjoy a host of family friendly activities aimed at demystifying this flying mammal and staple of Halloween celebrations.


Still time to enter the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2018 Photo Contest – winning photos will be used in the 2019 Wisconsin state parks calendar

The 2019 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Calendar will be featured in December as part of the Winter 2018 issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

MADISON – There is still time for people who love to take photos at Wisconsin State Park System Properties to enter their favorite photographs in a contest to be included in the 2019 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Calendar. The deadline for all submissions is Monday, Aug. 31, 2018.


Lake sturgeon exhibit opening set for Aug. 10 at Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery

WILD ROSE, Wis. – Celebrate lake sturgeon, Wisconsin’s largest and longest-lived fish, and the people who have revered and protected this ancient species at an Aug. 10 unveiling of a new display at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery Education Center.


Annual Volunteer-based Deer Survey to Begin August 1

MADISON — Operation Deer Watch is an annual, volunteer-based wildlife monitoring survey that gives Wisconsin residents a great opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.