Outdoors

Oct. 31 deadline to buy sturgeon spearing licenses – Weekly News

Contact(s): Ryan Koenigs, DNR Lake Winnebago sturgeon biologist, Ryan.Koenigs@wisconsin.gov, 2017 surveys show plenty of big fish for unique winter fishery MADISON — The deadline to purchase licenses for the 2018 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is Oct. 31, with state biologists forecasting great opportunities to land the fish of a …

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Looking to learn more about making your own sausage? Join UW-Madison experts at Horicon for a demonstration on making the most of your wild game! News Release

Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 920-387-7893 HORICON, Wis. – If you have an interest in learning how to make wild game sausage or want to further hone your sausage making skills, head to Horicon Marsh in November. A Wild Game Sausage Workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. …

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Stocking advances spotted musky reintroduction project in Green Bay – Weekly News

Contact(s): Jesse Landwehr, 920-622-3527; Steve Hogler, 920-662-5480 WILD ROSE, Wis. — Efforts to establish a self-sustaining population of spotted musky in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters got a boost this fall when 7,000 musky fingerling averaging 17 inches were stocked into the Fox River, several Green Bay tributaries, Lake Winnebago and three …

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DOJ’s ‘Top Cops’: DNR officers save stranded boaters during dangerous summer storm

By: Wisconsin Department of Justice (Reprinted with permission) During a dangerous storm on Lake Winnebago early this summer, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Warden Tom Sturdivant and DNR Ranger Jeff Nieling braved treacherous waters to save a couple stranded on a disabled boat. With little regard to their own …

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Head to Horicon for waterfowl, stories, stargazing, night hikes and a wild game sausage making demonstration News Release

Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 920-387-7893 HORICON, Wis. – Families and individuals who are searching for outdoor activities should look no further! Head to Horicon Marsh this fall for waterfowl, an archaeology festival and a wild game sausage-making demonstration! And, don’t forget to check out the Horicon Marsh …

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