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    Angry birds: Humane Society frees fighting eagles

    Workers at a Wisconsin Humane Society have rescued two male eagles entangled in a turf war.

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    State wildlife biologists share how to 'Keep Wildlife Wild'

    Mother Nature's wildlife nursery will be swinging into high gear over the next two months, and state wildlife officials are reminding people that this nursery operates much differently than a human nursery.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Live chat: DNR experts to discuss fire awareness and prevention

    Join DNR experts for an online chat at noon on Thursday in which they'll discuss fire prevention in Wisconsin's outdoors.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Northwoods Wildlife Center volunteer rescue training rescheduled

    The Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua is rescheduling the Volunteer Rescue and Transport Training after Mother Nature delivered a record breaking snow storm on the day of training. The training session has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    DNR: Deer Management Assistance Program enrollment begins April 29

    Enrollment for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Deer Management Assistance Program will begin April 29, 2014. DMAP provides habitat and herd management assistance to landowners interested in managing their property for deer and other wildlife.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Column: 141 days of bear baiting a terrible plan

    Wisconsin's beautiful and beloved black bear has emerged from a winter's sleep; soon little cubs will appear. Will there be enough food for this burgeoning population of 23,000-plus? If there is only suitable habitat for 11,500 black bears, as stated by one DNR biologist, where will they find natural food sources? If you look in any bear den, you will find a little calendar with April 15 circled, the day that bear baiting begins. Mama Bear states, "Be patient my little cubs, food is on the way."

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Work*Play*Earth Day event planned at Richard Bong State Recreation Area

    Richard Bong State Recreation Area announces a Work*Play*Earth Day event.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Two winners will escape to Black River Falls this spring

    Two winners have been named in the Black River Falls Spring Getaway Giveaway.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Rob Zimmer column: May is for the birds

    April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring May birds. The month of May truly is the peak month for birdwatchers across Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Kids will learn about the outdoor world around them at Hayward event

    On Monday May 19, the Youth Conservation Alliance in conjunction with the Hayward Center for Individualized Learning (HACIL) will host a multimedia presentation specifically designed for kids and the outdoor world around them. The event will be held in the main auditorium at the brand new HACIL School facility in downtown Hayward, next to Walmart. This program is open to kids in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Inaugural Headlamp Hustle to be held on Ice Age Trail

    Fontana Sports is excited to be partnering with the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a twilight trail run/walk on the Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Cross Plains.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Historic sites and museums invite visitors to 'fly a kite'

    To celebrate the arrival of spring, the Wisconsin Historical Society's historic sites and museums invite visitors to 'Come Fly a Kite' at their locations all around Wisconsin in May and June. The sites will provide the materials for making, decorating and flying the kites.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Conservation Hall of Fame celebrates 30th anniversary

    The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) will celebrate its 30th Induction Ceremony by honoring the chief architect and pokesman for the Wisconsin Natural and Scientific Areas Program, a land and water conservationist who helped create the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame and a much loved outdoors writer and journalist who left indelible marks on the environment will be inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame this year.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Bryan Kleist of the Wisconsin Speleological Society a group dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of our state's valuable cave systems, scans the roof of one of the caverns at Ledgeview Nature Center for roosting bats. Rob Zimmer/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Rob Zimmer column: Deadly bat disease discovered in Wisconsin colony

    The gracefulness and beauty of bats in flight, dancing over a summer meadow, pond or forest clearing, is an amazing experience. As they sweep through the skies, twisting and turning in pursuit of their winged insect prey, bats silently go about their nightly journeys beneath the stars.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Live chat: DNR experts to discuss whooping cranes

    Join DNR experts for an online chat at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in which they'll discuss Wisconsin's whooping cranes.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    This photo provided by The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota shows Julia Ponder, D.V.M., executive director of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, releasing a snowy owl Saturday April 19, 2014, just outside of Superior, Wis. AP Photo/The Raptor Center at the University of MN

    Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild

    A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Live chat: DNR experts to discuss spring birding

    Wisconsinís parade of migratory birds ó although a little behind schedule due to cold spring temperatures ó is starting to arrive and a live online chat with state birding experts will help people get ready for the big month ahead.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Injured snowy owl is ready for release into wild

    A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Video round-up: A heron hangs out, turkey hunting and the end of the ski season

    YouTube user SkilletCreekMedia shares a video of a heron weathering a recent snowstorm in the Baraboo area.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    DNR outdoor report: Mother Nature is presenting many challenges for wildlife

    Heavy rains over the weekend in southern parts of Wisconsin resulted in significant flooding and greening grass. The recent cold weather has quieted the frogs, although some hardy spring peepers are still calling. Other frogs which had been vocal are chorus frogs and wood frogs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    DNR: Migratory birds start arriving

    Wisconsin's parade of migratory birds - although a little behind schedule due to cold spring temperatures - is starting to arrive and an April 22 live online chat with state birding experts will help people get ready for the big month ahead.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    DNR gauging winter's effects on deer herd

    In order to gather more information regarding the status of deer throughout the state, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is conducting health assessments on car-killed deer and evaluating this winter's effects on Wisconsin's deer herd.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Live chat: DNR experts to discuss tree planting and forestry management

    Join DNR experts for an online chat at noon today on tree planting and forestry management in Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    The NEW Zoo Adventure Park is almost ready to open with only landscaping and other details yet to be done. Zoo employee Jerry Vincent demonstrates log walking 20 feet off the ground at the ropes course Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Jim Matthews/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Zip line highlights new Adventure Park at NEW Zoo

    If you are a thrill-seeker who believes Brown County government is incapable of building an adventure park worthy of the name, just climb up the 50-foot tower that stands atop a 70-foot hill at the Reforestation Camp.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Hundreds attend spring meetings

    The Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearing and Conservation Congress meetings were held in counties around Wisconsin last night.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Another winner announced in Mills Fleet Farm trail camera photo contest

    Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com and Mills Fleet Farm congratulate another winner in a year-long series of monthly trail camera photo contests.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Egg hunt planned this weekend at Peninsula State Park

    The White Cedar Nature Center at Peninsula State Park is hosting the Hip-Hop Gang Egg Hunt from 1 to 2 p.m. April 19.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Rob Zimmer column: Strong winds, weakened ice set stage for spectacular show on Lake Winnebago

    With an eerie silence, Lake Winnebago began shedding its thick shield of ice, tossing it all along the western shore over the weekend.

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    Northwoods TimberFest a new event planned in Oconto County

    The inaugural Northwoods TimberFest is scheduled for June 27 to 29 at the Lakewood Pavilion Grounds in Oconto County. TimberFest will feature a timber and logging theme and will also showcase a cross-section of regional businesses, services and recreational opportunities.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Creation of a hunt on migratory tundra swans in Wisconsin is one of the most controversial topics being discussed across the state in tonight's annual Conservation Congress Spring Hearings, held in each county at 7 p.m. Anyone who has an opinion either way on this topic, or any other on the agenda, should attend their county's scheduled hearing. Rob Zimmer/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Rob Zimmer column: Annual spring conservation Congress hearings tonight to advise DNR on key hot topics

    Whether you are for or against an annual hunt on migratory tundra swans in Wisconsin, as well as one of many other key decisions being discussed tonight for advisory to the Department of Natural Resources, it is your responsibility to attend your countyís annual Conservation Congress Spring Hearing held tonight at 7 p.m.

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    This April 10, 2014 photo shows the land formerly the Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo, Wis. The south central Wisconsin property where more than 23,000 people once toiled in making bullets, bombs and rockets during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars will be open to recreational visitors for the first time since the 1940s. Some 1,500 buildings have been removed from the former Badger Army Ammunition plant on 7,500 acres of land adjacent to Devils Lake State Park near Baraboo. Production of ammunition ended in 1975 and the deconstruction of the plant has been underway since 2004. AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal,M.P. King

    Sauk Prairie land open for recreation

    The south central Wisconsin property where more than 23,000 people once toiled in making bullets, bombs and rockets during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars will be open to recreational visitors for the first time since the 1940s.

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    DNR: Frog research, lake challenges the focus of lakes conference

    A world-renowned frog scientist and Wisconsin researchers who just completed an unprecedented 30-year study of how atmospheric pollution and environmental changes affect lakes will be among the top presenters at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention April 24-26 in Stevens Point.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Richard Bong State Recreation Area to host Wild Theater

    Kohlís Wild Theater to Visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area on May 3, 2014

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    DNR: Master planning efforts begin for state Glacial Lake Grantsburg properties

    The public will have an opportunity to contribute ideas and discuss how three properties in Burnett County should be managed for recreation and resource protection, at an upcoming open house meeting.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    DNR fire officials say wildfires still real threat heading into weekend

    Department of Natural Resources fire officials say the spotty showers that fell in some Wisconsin areas today did nothing to weaken the ongoing fire weather now predicted to last into the weekend, continuing the call for 'high alert' to the threat of wildland fires.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    DNR: Secretary Stepp unveils 'Keep Wildlife Wild' initiative

    Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp today launched a multi-agency partnership dedicated to helping citizens understand how to best help their wildlife neighbors.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Blogger kicks off 'Backyard Explorer' series

    Derrick Mayoleth of Skillet Creek Media in Baraboo kicks off his 'Backyard Explorer' series with a look at the French Creek Wildlife Area in a recent post on DevilsLakeWisconsin.com.

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    DNR outdoor report: Wildfire season underway with spring fish and wildlife hearings coming up

    What a difference a week can make in the Northwoods. Last week people were shoveling 12-plus inches of snow, and now roads are clear and the snow on the ground is rapidly melting. Snow cover now covers less than a third of the most northern part of the state.

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    DNR: Meeting set to begin process of updating Lower Wisconsin Riverway master plan

    The public has an opportunity at two upcoming open house meetings to get involved with the initial phases of the process to review and update of the master plan for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway property.

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    DNR: 21 Work*Play*Earth Day events scheduled

    People can celebrate Earth Day while helping out and enjoying Wisconsin state park, forest, trail and wildlife properties during the sixth annual Work*Play*Earth Day. Volunteer events are sponsored by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and Department of Natural Resources properties. The events will be held April 19, 26 and May 3, 2014.

    • Apr. 10, 2014

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