• Help for Lake Superior sea kayakers
• Blind bowhunter scores on deer, bear and turkeys
• Simple recipes for great wild game meals
• It’s salmon time on Lake Michigan
• Dan gets an atlatl lesson at Henschel’s Indian Museum
• Jeff patterns the “broken buck” on multiple trail cameras
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Will you bowhunt during Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season?
2011 Wisconsin archery deer season to be longest in state historyThe 2011 Wisconsin’s archery deer hunt that opens September 17 will be the longest bow deer hunt in state history.
For the first time, bow hunting will be allowed during the regular nine-day gun deer hunt in November. As before, there will be no deer hunting on the Friday preceding the gun deer hunt. This single day will now separate the early and late bow deer seasons.
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More hunter access to private landsA recent issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News carried this story by Tim Eisele: Hunters can look forward to some new public lands this fall, thanks to the new Voluntary Public Access (VPA) program. This program will open more land for hunters, fishermen, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts, beginning in September, but it may be a short-term gain.
The VPA program is brand new to Wisconsin and funded by a grant through the 2008 Federal Farm Bill. The money goes through the Farm Services Agency and is used and allocated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Contact Melissa Keenan
• PHONE: (608)266-5560
Preliminary results of summer game bird brood surveysMADISON – Annual brood sightings of upland game birds is one measure the Wisconsin wildlife officials use to both to monitor population trends and to give hunters another bit of information for decisions they’ll make during fall hunting activities. Brood production surveys for pheasants, ruffed grouse, and wild turkey are conducted by Department of Natural Resources employees and the public during the months of June, July and August. Biologists stress however that these reports are preliminary and could change.
The Summer Wildlife Inquiry (SWI) questionnaire was sent to approximately 5,000 rural landowners throughout the state in mid August asking if they had any game birds on their property. Rural landowners in Wisconsin’s primary turkey range were also sent report cards for reporting turkey broods seen during this time period.
DNR and federal field employees report the type and number of game bird young seen during their normal working duties during a 10-week period from mid-June through mid-August. In addition, the general public contributed information again this year, via the online Game Bird Brood Survey, which allowed them to report the type and size of game bird broods they may have seen during the same 10-week period.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
• Brian Dhuey (608) 221-6342
• Scott Walter (608) 267-7861