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DSORe eNews Vol.10 Issue 1022

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Vol. 10 Issue S1022 30 MAY 2015

OUTDOORS RADIO for the week  23 MAY 2015 | Show 1022: Catch The Range of Richfield Grand Opening June 6. Stop the spread of invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. Largest 3-D crossbow shoot in Wisconsin June 6. Jeff trains for the 2016 Ice Fishing World Championship. Dan shoots at The Range of Richfield. - Dan Small


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DNR Board approves 2015 deer harvest quotas

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved deer harvest quotas for 2015 designed to manage deer towards population objectives established for each deer management unit.

In 2015, 13 management units will not have an antlerless quota, while the rest of Wisconsin will have a quota of 224,735 antlerless deer. The issuance of bonus deer hunting permits, in addition to free farmland zone tags, will include 18,450 tags valid on public access lands and 125,375 valid on private lands. Antlerless deer harvest quota and deer season framework [PDF].

These recommendations represent the next step in a new era of Wisconsin deer management and mark the first year in which County Deer Advisory Councils played a major role in establishing deer harvest quotas and permit level recommendations. In February, the Natural Resources Board approved each council's recommendations for three-year deer population objectives.

Deer management units will primarily follow county boundaries, with each larger unit divided into public and private land-types to address differences in deer distribution and help provide for an increase in deer numbers on public hunting lands.

As a reminder, 2015 bonus antlerless tags will go on sale in August.

To receive email updates and other information regarding deer hunting and season structure in Wisconsin, visit http// and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for subscribe for updates for DNR topics.

Follow the prompts and select "white-tailed deer" within the "hunting" list.

To learn more about CDAC population objective recommendations, agendas and membership, visit and search keyword CDAC, or email with any additional questions. For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword deer.


Tom Hauge, DNR Wildlife Management Bureau director - (608) 266-2193;
Bob Nack, DNR big game section chief - (608) 264-6137


JIM BABIASZ | Owner of The Range of Richfield invites listeners to attend their grand opening June 6 for the ultimate shooting experience

ERIC SCHLENDER | CEO of Wildland Management and EC3 Group talks about options for controlling invasive vegetation and establishing food plots and CRP plantings

CHRIS DYMALE | In the  president of the Wisconsin Crossbow Federation invites listeners to attend the federation’s first annual 3-D Crossbow Fun Shoot

MADISON OUTDOORS REPORT EXCLUSIVELY ON FM 100.5 ESPN, ESPNWISCONSIN.COM AND PODCASTS | Sponsored by Wildland Management, offering professional habitat management services.
DUFFY KOPF | Pro angler reports slow fishing action on the Madison chain due to cooler weather and rain
News #1    June 6-7 is Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin
AskNews the Experts chat on June 2 offers tips to make the most of the opportunities

MADISON - The first weekend in June offers ample opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors in Wisconsin as the state celebrates free fun weekend.

Admission stickers are waived for Wisconsin's state parks and forests, trail passes are waived for state bicycle and all-terrain vehicle trails and no fishing licenses are needed to fish state waters. People who camp at state parks still need to pay for their campsites.

June 6 is also National Trails Day and Wisconsin is celebrating 50 years of rail trails, with a celebration of 50th anniversary of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, the first trail established on an abandoned railroad corridors in the nation. The celebration takes place at 2 p.m. at the historic Kendall depot, with a number of bicycle rides and tunnel tours preceding the event.

Many other trails are also celebrating with organized hikes, rides or events. People can enjoy free access to state-owned and operated trails that normally require a trail pass for those 16 or older who want to bike, in-line skate or horseback ride. Find trails by searching the Department of Natural Resources website, for Find a Park and find events by searching for Get Outdoors, and then select the calendar search function for June 6-7.

Read more here:

Paul Holtan, on park, forest and trail activities - (608) 267-7517;
Theresa Stabo, for free fishing activities - (608) 266-2272

News #2   Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves statewide trout and panfish proposals
MADISON, Wis. - Proposals to simplify trout rules, boost panfish populations on roughly 100 lakes statewide and bring consistency to some fishing regulations on Wisconsin waters bordering Minnesota gained approval Wednesday from the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.

All three initiatives by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were part of a larger fisheries rules package developed with extensive public input and modified to address the feedback received. The new rules will go into effect prior to the 2016-17 fishing season. Following are highlights.


Since 2011, the department has held 31 public meetings, conducted three surveys and convened additional task force meetings to develop the trout regulations. The new regulations, designed to protect and enhance fish populations, also create more uniformity for anglers who fish on different trout streams and within small geographic areas.

Under the new system,
  • GREEN means go fish, with no length limit, a bag limit of five fish and no bait restrictions;
  • YELLOW means caution, with an 8 inch length limit, a bag limit of three fish and no bait restrictions; and
  • RED means special regulations are in place. Anglers are advised to stop and understand the regulations before fishing.

The new rules also extend the opening of the early catch and release season in waters where it currently exists to the first Saturday in January and runs to the day before the regular fishing opener with no five-day closure period. The fall season extends from the current Sept. 30 to Oct. 15.

Read more here:

Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries management section chief - (608) 267-7501
Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications - (608)  770-8084

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