OUTDOORS RADIOfor the week 02 MAY 2015 | SHOW 1018Opening weekend fishing advice for Wisconsin and Niagara Falls, NY. Lake Michigan charter season is under way. Mentor a young hunter for success. Jeff competes in a carp tournament in Two Rivers. Dan gets a sneak preview of the new Cabelas store in Sun Prairie, where the Grand Opening runs through May 3. - Dan Small
New Spring Giveaway:Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure.
Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin’
Jake’s Charters of Youngstown, NY | Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel
& Spa in Lewiston | Passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions
| Shimano rod & reel package | To enter the drawing - visit http://www.Niagara-usa.com/ or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map.
Electronic deer and bear registration will provide additional convenience to hunters while keeping time-honored traditions alive
MADISON -- After a successful 2014 pilot program, deer and bear hunters
in Wisconsin will be able to electronically register their harvest
during 2015 hunting seasons.
Electronic registration will provide additional convenience and reduced
cost for hunters and will also give the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources instantaneous access to harvest data. Electronic registration
is currently in use for Wisconsin's turkey and goose hunting seasons,
and agencies in other states have reported high hunter satisfaction
through electronic registration for deer and other big game.
While walk-in registration was the only option available for many
hunters in the past, all deer and bear will be registered electronically
in 2015. In-person registration is expected to continue to be available
in many locations throughout Wisconsin, and will also use the new
"We are encouraging local businesses to volunteer their services as a
registration station to help give hunters an opportunity to continue
their traditions," said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer ecologist. "Any
business can offer registration services if they are willing to provide a
phone or computer for public use, or assist a hunter with registration.
We have worked with stakeholders and will continue to offer on our
website a list of businesses that will offer in-person registration with
the new system."
In 2014, 14,000 hunters were selected to register deer by telephone or
online and test a new electronic registration system. Those hunters
registered more than 10,000 deer electronically during the archery,
crossbow, muzzleloader, and gun deer seasons.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer ecologist - (608) 261-7589
Dave MacFarland, DNR bear ecologist - (715) 365-8917
GLEN POLICH | Gun library manager at the new Cabela’s store in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
invites listeners to check out the many specials during this Grand
Opening Week and tells the story of a special youth turkey hunt
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pro-staffer offers advice for opening weekend catfish, bass, walleye
and muskie action on the Madison chain and encourages anglers to be
considerate of others at boat landings this weekend
News #1Application deadline to host a gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities is June 1
MADISON -- Sponsors and landowners
interested in hosting a gun hunt for deer hunters with disabilities are
reminded that the application deadline is June 1. The 2015 disabled deer
hunt will be held Oct. 3-11.
An online application is available on the Department of Natural Resources website,
by searching keywords "disabled deer hunt." For a physical copy of the
application, please contact Adam Murkowski, DNR assistant big game
ecologist, at 608-261-7588.
In 2014, 88 sponsors worked closely with landowners to help create deer
hunting opportunities for more than 90 disabled hunters. In all, over
78,000 acres of land was made available to hunters with disabilities.
Sponsors are encouraged to own at least 60 acres of land and are
required to allow interested disabled hunters to use their land during
the October hunt. Interested hunters are encouraged to contact sponsors
as soon as possible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Adam Murkowski, DNR assistant big game ecologist - (608) 261-7588
News #2Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 2
MADISON -- If you don't like the weather,
wait five minutes - a saying as true in Wisconsin as it is anywhere
where wildfires have their own seasons.
"Our conditions in the spring can go from wet and snowy one day to dry
and windy the next," said Jolene Ackerman, wildfire preparedness
specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "This
range in conditions can often leave people confused as to how spring can
be prime wildfire season in our state."
Clearing confusion and promoting community-wide projects to reduce
wildfire risk is the reason for National Wildfire Community Preparedness
Ackerman said the May 2 national day is to bring awareness to the high
fire risk in spring and to teach people how to live compatibly with
nature when they live or own property in wildland areas. Homeowners are
encouraged to join others throughout the nation to take little actions
that will make big changes when it comes to Wisconsin's wildfire season.
Wisconsin's springs are marked by an abundance of dead vegetation that
was last year's leaves, pine needles, grass, and food crops. "This dead
vegetation cannot hold moisture and once it's dry, it will easily ignite
and carry fire," she said.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Jolene Ackerman, DNR wildfire preparedness specialist - (608) 267-7677
Catherine Koele, DNR wildfire prevention specialist - (715) 356-5211 Ext: 208