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Since 1985, Wisconsin has paid hunters more than $700,000 for dogs who were killed by wolves during a hunt. No other state does this. Sen. Fred Risser wants to the end the payments, which some call “hunter welfare.” more

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Tyler Harris

Hunting is not just killing and it’s not just about the individual hunter. We have obligations to the prey, to fellow hunters and to society in general. And those are lessons that are getting lost in the story of the kindergarten deer hunter. more

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According to Madison Police, 26 guns were stolen from cars this year and 41 guns were swiped last year. The department hopes a social media campaign will get more people to lock their cars. more

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David Michael Miller

Sitting alone, for hours, in the woods, brings up thoughts about stability and, conversely, upheaval. Liberals might want to spend more time thinking of ways to make other people’s lives more stable and predictable. more

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David Michael Miller

For Wisconsin’s 600,000 hunters, hunting deer has become increasingly worrisome because of chronic wasting disease. In May, Canadian researchers released a preliminary study showing that macaques can contract CWD from eating CWD-positive deer. more

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A federal appeals court has given gray wolves in the Great Lakes a reprieve. But the animals could still end up being delisted, either by the Environmental Protection Agency or Congress. more

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Todd Hubler

The way Wisconsin residents use the outdoors is changing. More people walk, hike and bird watch than hunt. This means fewer dollars to manage our public lands and wildlife. more

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David Michael Miller

Department of Natural Resources staffers are no longer allowed to take positions on proposed legislation. As a result, the state no longer has any agency advocating for Wisconsin’s precious lakes, rivers and forests. more

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In the past several years, gray wolves have gone on and off the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. In Wisconsin, being removed automatically means the animals will be hunted. Will they survive? more

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Last month, a hunter killed another buck from the revered white deer herd near Leland. Many rural Sauk County residents are upset and trying to raise awareness to protect the animals. more

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New state regulations have taken the community aspects out of deer hunting. more

Citizen Dave

​Wildlife officials often argue that the conservation of predators is best managed with legal hunting. The belief is that culling will reduce poaching. But a new study out from a UW-Madison researcher disproves that notion. more

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Sean Virtue

​The Dane County District Attorney’s Office must prove a coyote hunter meant to treat an animal cruelly when he shot two pet dogs while hunting on public land. Legal issues aside, the case has raised safety concerns about the night hunting of animals more

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Sean Virtue

Coyote hunter Kurt Rausch made his initial appearance in Dane County court on felony charges for the fatal shooting of two dogs in a wildlife area. He is now out on bail. more

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Deanna Clark was walking her four dogs at a Dane County wildlife area on Jan. 22 when a coyote hunter shot two of them. The DNR declined to press charges, but the hunter is now facing felony charges from the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. more

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David Michael Miller

​Based on limited testing during the 2015 deer season, about 9.5% of the state’s deer herd is now infected. With some simple extrapolation, that means some 80,000 might have been exposed to CWD. more

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David Michael Miller

I am neither religious nor spiritual. But for one week in November, when I go deer hunting, I reconsider my position on ultimate questions. For me, it’s the closest thing to going to church. more

Citizen Dave

Locavores and native food lovers could help sustain Wisconsin’s ailing hunting tradition. The Wisconsin DNR helps train a new generation of conscious hunters. more

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Todd Hubler

Liberal, urban towns like Madison are starting to embrace hunting. Just look at the crowds that flocked to the opening of Cabela’s in Sun Prairie. more

Citizen Dave

Here's something you don't read from a Madison liberal every day: I bought a new gun. more

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