Outdoors

State’s smallest bat flies 35 miles in 3.3 hours and into conservation history – Weekly News

Contact(s): Heather Kaarakka, 608-266-2576; Paul White, 608-267-0813 Conservation biologists radio-track bat to reveal summer habitat secrets HUDSON, Wis. — Somewhere in a Pierce County cave, one of the state’s smallest bats is getting a well-earned rest from its 35-mile flight into conservation history. Photo of the eastern pipistrelle bat radio-tracked …

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Head to Horicon in January for family-friendly events News Release

Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 920-387-7893 HORICON, Wis. – Anyone interested in enjoying Wisconsin’s winter weather is encouraged to visit Horicon Marsh this January for a candlelight hike and other family-friendly events. And, don’t forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center’s new Explorium. Head …

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No Mistaking This Monster Buck from Golden Triangle Region of Illinois

This hog-bodied buck earned the nickname “Fat Albert” based off of his huge torso. (photo courtesy of Steve Bartylla) A few things have always amused me when hunting so-called “management” bucks. First, the mere term is misleading. When some folks say “management,” the implication might be the deer is somehow …

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Bald eagle nests increase 5.7 percent in 2017 to hit another record – Weekly News

Contact(s): Jim Woodford 715-365-8856; Laura Jaskiewicz, 715-365-8922 Kenosha County nest another highlight of annual survey RHINELANDER – The Wisconsin bald eagle population is growing and thriving according to the 2017 bald eagle nest survey results. The comeback of the national symbol in Wisconsin continues 45 years after work to help …

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WDNR Wardens, State Patrol & University of Wisconsin train together to assess drone’s role in investigations

By: Joanne M. Haas/DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement When can an investigation be helped by eyes in the sky? That’s what a team of DNR conservation wardens, Wisconsin State Patrol officers and a crew of University of Wisconsin-Madison students and their professor set out to learn in a daylong training …

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