Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A deer was reported sick-looking to the DNR and tested positive for CWD.
A Waukesha County deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirmed in a release that this is the first CWD-positive deer in the county. CWD is a transmissible neurological disease of deer that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. “Being the first CWD positive in Waukesha County is noteworthy but not completely unexpected,” said DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte in a release. “Given the proximity to a CWD-positive deer 16 miles away in Jefferson County, we knew it was a possibility. This deer was reported sick-looking to the DNR by a landowner in the Town of Delafield. Wildlife managers responded and collected samples for disease testing. “Sick deer reporting …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Gun season begins Saturday in Wisconsin for deer hunting.
On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker delivered the weekly radio address. This week’s address is titled Hunting in Wisconsin. Hi, this is Scott Walker. Opening day of the nine-day deer season is right around the corner. To keep the tradition alive, we need to share stories and the experience of the hunt with the next generation. This year, I am urging hunters to introduce someone new to hunting. We’ve made it easier and cheaper for new individuals to try hunting — first-time hunters can now try out the sport for a discounted rate by purchasing a First-Time Hunter’s License through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Since many people don’t have private land, we are making it easier to hunt by opening private land up to the public. This…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A new Department of Natural Resources program has opened 29,000 acres of privately-owned land for hunting and other uses by the general public.
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: This year, hunters have the opportunity to enjoy access to nearly 29,000 new acres of private land open to the public within close proximity of the state’s metropolitan areas. A new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources video captures the success of the Voluntary Public Access program in opening up large tracts of prime habitat land, often connected to public land, for multiple outdoor recreational activities. “Given the boon our small local economies see with hunting seasons combined with the need to continue our hunting heritage around urban areas, it’s really important for our state to have this successful program in place. It’s a win for landowners, hunters, local businesses and …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Although Paul Ryan will face off against a man who was sparring over public policy since the congressman was learning to talk, experts say it's a toss-up on who will win this debate.
With little more than 24 hours before the vice presidential debate, political experts say it's a true toss-up who will win, even after what many called a "lackluster" performance by President Barack Obama last week. It's not exactly a "Rumble in the Jungle," but the vice presidential debate Thursday does have the potential to be good theater. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan will face off against incumbent Vice President Joe Biden at 7 p.m. Thursday in Danville, KY. This is the second of four scheduled debates before the election and is the only debate between the vice-presidential hopefuls. Across the country there's speculation that Biden will have to clean up the mess left behind by Obama's uneven performance during the first …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker says that hunters and legislators want Wisconsin to have a traditional gun hunt for deer. How do you feel?
Gov. Scott Walker suspended Friday the four-day gun hunt in October in Wisconsin’s south central Chronic Wasting Disease zone. “Legislators and hunters have made it clear they want Wisconsin to return to a more traditional season, which includes the nine-day November gun deer hunt,” Walker said in a news release. “Eliminating the four-day October hunt in the CWD zone is one of the most simple and most effective ways we can show hunters that we are listening.” The first four-day hunt was held in 1996, but Walker’s legislation eliminated the hunt outside of CWD management zones in 2011, as well as the Earn-a-Buck regulation. Rob Bohmann, chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, told the Associated Press, that Walker’s decision was …