Beginning in 2005, the Wisconsin DNR began offering Learn to Hunt Bear opportunities. The Learn to Hunt Bear Program (LTHB) is an opportunity to expose novice hunters to the hunting experience and recruit new hunters into the sport. The Conservation Congress is one of the statewide conservation organizations that are specifically issued a bear harvest tag through the LTH Bear Program. Each year the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is awarded a tag with the express intent of awarding it to a deserving individual with the desire and interest in learning more about hunting bear.
The 2015 Department of Natural Resources Annual Spring Fish & Wildlife Public Hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Annual Spring County Conservation Meeting was held at the Ladysmith High School Auditorium on April 13. During the meeting there were questions asked of the general public regarding different DNR related topics and ideas. Audience members were given a white answering ballot, in which they were able to fill out in pencil stating whether they were for or against the different proposed questions.
A whopping 127 children registered to fish in the Hawkins 2015 Youth fishing contest on March 7 at the Hawkins Mill Pond. Every participant received a free hotdog and wax bait which were donated by Ross’s Sport Shop in Phillips. Every competitor was also entered into a drawing. Area businesses and volunteers made generous donations, including 2 girls and 2 boys bicycles, allowing every child who entered to win a prize. All entry fees went to a 100 percent payback for fish caught.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will seek to maintain a three walleye daily bag limit on most lakes and rivers in the Wisconsin Ceded Territory through a proposed emergency rule that will be considered by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board at its April 8 meeting.
Illinois’ David Whitehurst was deer hunting northeast of Rice Lake on Nov. 21, 2004, when he and his friends saw ambulances race by about 1:20 p.m.
As Dan Small finishes his 30th one-year contract as host of “Outdoor Wisconsin” on Milwaukee Public Television, he knows he could easily find enough interesting topics for another 1,300-plus weekly episodes and 30 more such contracts.
If deer hunting is just about setting records for license sales, body counts and success rates, it’s time to declare the 1990s as Wisconsin’s golden age and move onto a new era with different standards and expectations.