Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DNR's Weekly news update leaves out the newsy stuff

As per usual, the Wisconsin DNR's weekly emailed news update is full of soft hunting and fishing updates, but doesn't mention any of the agency's environmental preservation work, scientific analyses, clean air and water efforts or scheduled hearings. Glad, however, to see the agency is still touting its magazine that Gov. Walker intends to kill.

(And by the way, you can access this: https://twitter.com/roguewidnr)

April 4, 2017
2017 Spring Fisheries and Wildlife rules hearing set for April 10 
MADISON - Hearings that offer citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to help guide natural resource management in Wisconsin get underway in all 72 Wisconsin counties at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. - Read Full Article  
County Deer Advisory Councils to finalize 2017 deer season recommendations at April meetings 
MADISON -- Preliminary recommendations developed by each County Deer Advisory Council at their March meetings are now available for public review and comment. - Read Full Article
Make final preparations now to ensure a great spring turkey hunt
MADISON -- The 2017 spring turkey hunt is almost here, and hunters are reminded to check out the regulations and other helpful information on the Department of Natural Resources website to make sure they are ready for another year in the woods. - Read Full Article
Skamania steelhead will add to diverse fishery in Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan
MADISON -- As they begin to swim up and gulp down their first few meals after hatching, the young Skamania steelhead at Kettle Moraine Springs State Fish Hatchery are making important progress toward Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources goals of ensuring a diverse Lake Michigan fishery. - Read Full Article
Keep Wildlife Wild, enjoy view of wildlife from afar 
MADISON -- Get out the binoculars! There's excitement in Wisconsin's woods, fields and backyards as young wild animals emerge, making spring a fun time to observe wildlife from a distance. - Read Full Article
First bald eagle nest documented in Kenosha County  
MADISON -- Kenosha County has its first documented active bald eagle nest in 45 years of surveying, bringing to 70 the number of Wisconsin counties where the nation's symbol has made a comeback. - Read Full Article
Natural Resources Board to meet April 12 in Madison
MADISON - A proposed emergency board order to set the 2017 Wisconsin waterfowl season structure and bag limits is among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets April 12 in Madison. - Read Full Article
Three new members inducted into Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame  
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Dean of the College of Natural Resources who served for 11 years on the state Natural Resources Board is among three new members who will be inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame this year. - Read Full Article
Foundation Field Trips are front and center in April issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine 
MADISON - Just in time for spring, the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is packed with information about the state's beautiful outdoors areas - and great ways to enjoy them. - - Read Full Article

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