Retired scientists and communicators from our universities and the Department of Natural Resources are joining a group called Wisconsin’s Green Fire to fill science-driven duties once entrusted to the DNR.
Julie Smith stopped the video about a minute after the attack began, but then resumed recording when the eagle pumped its wings and slowly dragged its kill ashore.
Several of autumn’s first outdoor seasons are enveloped around Labor Day, including sturgeon hook and line fishing (Sept. 2-30), ginseng digging (Sept. 1-Nov. 1), early blue and green-winged teal (Sept. 1-7), early Canada goose (Sept. 1-15) and mourning dove (Sept. 1-Nov. 29).
Each August, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources assembles a lengthy fall forecast guide for hunters, trappers and other users to assist in planning outdoors outings.
One of Wisconsin’s most under-fished rivers is the Lower Wisconsin River (LWR), which flows from the cities of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac and runs almost 90 miles to its convergence with the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien.
The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events in and around southern Wisconsin as of Aug. 18, 2017. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the status of each listing.
About 100 fawns were hand-captured this past May and June and fitted with a small collar that helped researchers track these animals, but not with the ease possible with the larger, GPS-equipped collars placed on adult does and bucks.
Now is when keen observers hit the brakes on their truck, ease up on the ATV gas pedal or stop a morning hike to determine if what they saw was real or imagined.
Wisconsin’s virtuous laws were good enough for our homegrown companies for decades, but now we want to dump those regulations for the first giant tech company to whisper promises of a new era and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities? Are we really that weak?
Wisconsin’s woodland habitats support an estimated 5,000 bobcats statewide. That’s remarkable, given that 50 years ago this cat was persecuted by bounties and a general disdain for predators.
In spite of many disadvantages and hardships this summer’s gully washers have had on people, places and property, the rainfall has a sweet silver lining.
Let’s unravel yet another 2017 DNR mess, which plops alongside previous fiascos such as downplaying CWD, downsizing its State Fair presence, slashing its Natural Resources magazine, and stifling media access to agency staff.
If bird dogs could read and daydream about autumn hunts, they’d be barking, yipping and running in circles about two recent studies that documented rising numbers of ducks, geese and ruffed grouse in Wisconsin.
Good paddleboards provide great overall fitness. They engage your arms, legs and core at the same time, and force you to use all the muscles," said Tadhg Barrett, manager of Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison.
Matt Collins’ upcoming book, “50 things to do with a penknife” will be available in October, when it is published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York, listing for $16.95.
According to the Department of Natural Resources, as of July 10 Snapshot Wisconsin has compiled nearly 12.18 million photos of birds, mammals, people and anything else triggering its cameras’ motion sensors.
The flow or current in the Wisconsin River has also been extremely high this spring and summer. The increased current forces most fish out of the high and fast current and closer to shore where the current is much lower.