Wisconsin Hunting News

Wisconsin Mentor Hunting Program Begins Sept. 1
On September 1, 2009 a new law will take effect in Wisconsin. Known as the Hunting Mentorship Program, this new law will allow people interested in experiencing hunting, including those age 10 and older, to hunt under controlled conditions and under the close supervision of a mentor prior to passing a hunter education course.
Wisconsin Urges Hunters to Pass on Their Stories
There are two key things Wisconsin hunters can do to help preserve the outdoor traditions that are the core of the state's heritage, according to a hunter education specialist.
Wisconsin Fall Turkey Deadline August 1
August is an important month for hunters getting ready for the fall turkey season. August 1 is the permit application deadline for fall turkey.
Wisconsin Apprentice Hunting Bill Takes Next Step
Legislation making it easier for sportsmen to pass their hunting heritage to the next generation cleared another hurdle today as the Wisconsin State Assembly passed it by a voice vote.
Wisconsin Finance Committee Takes Away Public Access Rights
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress are jointly issuing this press statement to express our great concerns and opposition to an amendment to the state budget that was passed by the Joint Finance Committee early last Friday morning as the committee completed its actions on the state budget bill.
RMEF Conveys Wisconsin Property to US Forest Service
A 120-acre private in-holding in Wisconsin's Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has been purchased by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and conveyed to the U.S. Forest Service.
Wisconsin Recommends Moratorium on Earn-a-Buck Program
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Matt Frank announced the department will recommend a one-year moratorium on the Earn-a-Buck program outside of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) zone for the 2009 deer hunt.
Wisconsin Turkey Tag Leftovers on Sale March 23rd
Hunters are reminded that excess spring turkey permits go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23. Nearly 70,900 permits for six zones and several hunting periods are available.
Wisconsin Spring Turkey Tags on Sale March 23-27
Thoughts of spring turn to camo, blinds and decoys for thousands of hunters who recently got their spring turkey permit post card from the Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin Deer Population Estimates Available
Hunters and others can get the latest deer management unit (DMU) information and preliminary deer population estimates and find out what the 2009 deer hunting season structure may look like in a series of public meetings across the state in March.