Outdoors

Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting and program; unveiling of newly donated passenger pigeon mount News Release

Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 920-387-7893 HORICON, Wis. – Join members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club Feb. 21 for a rare chance to unveil an exceptionally preserved specimen of an extinct bird that once darkened the skies of Wisconsin. A mounted Passenger Pigeon that had been in …

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Excitement builds for spearers ahead of the Feb. 9 Lake Winnebago System Sturgeon Season opener – Weekly News

Contact(s): Ryan Koenigs, DNR Lake Winnebago sturgeon biologist, Ryan.Koenigs@wisconsin.gov, 920-303-5450 OSHKOSH, Wis. – February marks the most wonderful time of the year for sturgeon spearers as Wisconsin’s season opens Feb. 9 on the Lake Winnebago system. The Winnebago System is home to one of the world’s largest self-sustaining populations of …

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SNOWMOBILER SAVES: Three snowmobile rescues by three WDNR wardens highlight need for safety

By: Joanne M. Haas/WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement Three same-night rescues of snowmobile operators from near-death situations by Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens serve as safety reminders to all who enjoy the state’s thousands of well-maintained trails. Wis. DNR Warden Clark Delzer The three wardens who handled the …

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