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  1. DNR plans to stock more than 316,000 trout in inland waters

    More than 316,000 catchable size trout are being stocked in dozens of inland trout waters across Wisconsin before the May 3 inland fishing season opener. A list of waters receiving fish and how many were planned for stocking is now available online.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. DNR: Free 'First Turkey Certificate' new way to honor hunting success

    More than 135,000 hunters take to the woods each year in Wisconsin to pursue the wild turkey, many for the first time.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  3. Photos: Land Trust hike held in Door County over the weekend

    The Door County Land Trust sponsored a public hike reviewing the restoration efforts that created wetland habitat for birds at the Oak Road Nature Preserve.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. Blogger Phil Schweik shares his weekly outdoor report

    I took a walk through the woods behind the house yesterday and found a nice shed antler from a year old buck. It is not really what I was looking for, but it reminds me that with the snow diminishing, and ground visibility increasing, that this is a good time for locating shed antlers. Finding shed antlers kind if gives you an idea of the bucks that are remaining in the area and the ones that you might be hunting next season.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Column: Boys and girls participate in pheasant hunt

    Jerry Davis of the Wisconsin State Journal writes about a pheasant hunt hosted at the Coon Rock Horse and Hunt Club in the Town of Arena over the weekend.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. UWSP anglers take top spots at College Series Championship

    Shaye Baker of Bassmaster.com reports on the first place finish by Mark Hugus and Cody Hahner and second place finish by Cody Lincoln and Jason Hawksford, all of UWSP, at the Carhartt College Series Midwestern Regional Championship on Lake of the Ozarks in late March.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  8. Beaver Dam lure company focuses on top-water baits

    Slop Frog, a brand of top-water, weedless baits handcrafted in Beaver Dam is ready to cast on opening day.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  9. Hundreds attend spring meetings

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

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Blogger Todd Wendorf finds a busy fox den

    I received a call from my good friend Andy Schutz of McFarland yesterday. Andy told me of a den of red fox pups in his neighbor's backyard.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  14.  Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Len Harris visits bridges In Richland County

    I was hopping around on Saturday, visiting bridges to talk to other anglers.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  15. The Squaw Creek empties into Lake Duroy. Submitted by John Carlson

    Phillips area fishing report for April 15, 2014

    It may not feel like it this week but signs of spring are all around us. Robins are in our back yards, ducks and geese are swimming around in any open water they can find and the cry of the common loon fills the crisp morning air. The lakes are starting to open and we will be in our boats in no time at all.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  16. 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
  17. DNR: Frequently asked questions about the deer hunting rule changes for 2014

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens answer questions related to the deer hunting rule changes. This will be a periodic feature.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  18. Blogger shares a forecast for Wisconsin's turkey hunt

    Blogger Charlie Elk shared a forecast for Wisconsin's spring turkey hunt in 2014 in a recent post.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  19. Milwaukee bike shop to add cafe

    Lydia Mulvany of JSOnline.com reports on a Milwaukee bike shop that will add a cafe soon, a combination the city hasn't seen.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  20. 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 county’s annual Conservation Congress Spring Hearing held tonight at 7 p.m.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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  21.  Ben Michlig/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Ben Michlig examines the reasons fish become active each spring

    It’s a love/hate thing, I love active fish and they hate me.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Read fishing reports from around Wisconsin

    Need help landing that big catch? Read ice fishing reports from around Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  22. 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.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  23. Kids talk turkey with hunters, landowners at Pulaski luncheon

    Participating adults may have looked at it as an opportunity to pass a legacy on to the next generation, but to the 59 kids who were part of this year’s Pulaski FFA Learn to Hunt Program, it was just cool to go turkey hunting.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  24.  Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris examines the difference between walleyes and sauger

    These two warm water fish are in the same species but are very much different. The walleye grows much larger than the sauger. The walleye has a white patch on the bottom of its tail. The sauger can look a lot like a walleye but they have no white patch on the tail.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  25. Eagle River fishing report for April 14, 2014

    The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good, while travel on the ice is becoming better. Spring wild turkey hunting season starts on April 16 in the Eagle River area.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  26. Hayward lakes fishing report for April 14, 2014

    If the forecast for this week holds true, not only will we not see 50-degree temperatures again until the weekend, every day offers an “opportunity” for snowfall. Be patient and spring will arrive. It always has before ... eventually.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  27. DNR: Existing state park turkey hunting zones remain in place in 2014

    Turkey hunters interested in hunting in a Wisconsin state park during the 2014 Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season should note that the 16 state parks that were open to spring turkey hunting prior to 2014 are still designated as special turkey hunting zones.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  28. 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
  29. Richard Bong State Recreation Area to host Wild Theater

    Kohl’s Wild Theater to Visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area on May 3, 2014

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Patrick Durkin shares a pair of columns this weekend

    Patrick Durkin shares columns every week on Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  30.  Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris prepares his pike and walleye box

    I got rid of all the garbage and line this week.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  31. Evergreen trees like this hemlock sometimes experience needle die-off due to strong, dry winds, many days of bright sunshine, and low relative humidity. Trees that are near the northern edge of their range, or trees that are stressed from too much or too little moist are most susceptible. Photo by Emily Stone

    Blogger Emily Stone excited by spring's arrival

    Spring is a season of change. All around me, things are changing color, new structures are being built, and a fresh cacophony of sounds fills the air. And that’s just inside the Museum! April is our exhibit construction month. Staff and volunteers demolished (and recycled) our old exhibit in just a few hours. Now the saws are humming, the cordless drills are whining, the carpenters are joking, and the paintbrushes are swishing.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  32. 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
  33. DNR: Wisconsin elk herd not ready for hunt in 2014

    After evaluating available information and taking into account the severity of this winter, the state wildlife officials and several key partners have agreed that the state's first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  34.  Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger's tip to trout angling friend pays off

    I was contacted by a member of the Driftless Trout Anglers Forum a few weeks ago. He asked me for a tip on where he could fish. He had no free time until last weekend. I sent him my home number and told him to call me if he was in the area.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  35. 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
  36. Listen to the latest episode of Carrie Zylka's podcast

    Carrie Zylka interviews Julie Mogenis of World Wide Adventures TV as she talks about her inspirational journey to overcome death and go on to accomplish one of the world's greatest feats.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  37. Vilas County provides tools for visitors to become trail experts

    Vilas County is giving visitors ample opportunity to become experts on the county’s trails this spring.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  38. 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
  39. DNR: Six private and three tribal hatcheries get grants to increase walleye production capacity

    Six private and three tribal fish hatcheries will get a total of $2 million in one-time grants for projects that will increase their capacity to produce larger walleye for stocking in Wisconsin by 470,000 fish per year, state fisheries officials say.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  40. DNR: Deer herd status on agenda at spring hearings in southeastern Wisconsin

    State wildlife biologists invite anyone interested in the status of their local deer herd to attend the annual spring fish and game hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in their county.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  41. 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.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  42. 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.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  43. DNR: Now is the time to take hunter, trapper education courses

    Young people and people new to hunting and trapping who are looking forward to participating in fall hunting and trapping seasons should state the process now of finding and enrolling in a hunter or trapper education course.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  44.  Steve Meurett/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Steve Meurett enjoys 'frantic' early morning photography

    Yeah, it's supposed to be known as the 'Golden Hour' or the 'Magic Hour' in photographers terms.

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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