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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

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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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

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 4 Comments

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

Mar 16, 2017 12:00 AM , Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Mike Richard/Forest and Flight P

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

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM News

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

Nov 1, 2016 1:36 PM 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

May 10, 2016 6:00 PM News

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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

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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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

Apr 14, 2016 1:02 PM News 6 Comments

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

Apr 13, 2016 1:57 PM News 12 Comments

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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

Mar 28, 2016 2:00 PM Citizen Dave

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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

Nov 20, 2015 10:28 AM 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

Nov 12, 2015 9:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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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

May 6, 2015 6:45 PM Citizen Dave

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

Nov 18, 2013 7:20 PM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

First-timers turn out for Conservation Congress meeting. more

Apr 18, 2013 2:00 PM News

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Judith Davidoff

Promising to "give the majority in Dane County a voice" on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Melissa Smith won a seat Monday night to the panel that advises the Department of Natural Resources on wildlife management and sporting matters. more

Apr 9, 2013 1:55 PM News

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Jennifer Downey

Carolyn Schueppel was walking her dog in a privately owned conservation area near Lake Waubesa where dogs were commonly, but illegally, let off the leash. She let Handsome, her three-year-old Border collie mix, stretch his legs, and he raced out of s more

Mar 14, 2013 2:00 PM News

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

There was a time not so long ago when a young woman like Kelly Maynard would participate in the annual protest of the deer hunt on Madison's Capitol Square. For a decade or more on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is the opening of the nine-da more

Nov 16, 2012 6:00 PM A & E

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Pierre-Paul Pariseau

On the eve of Wisconsin's annual gun deer hunt, so rich in tradition and so important to our self-definition and economy, a disease that threatens that institution quietly spreads like an oil slick. And we are doing nothing about it. CWD. more

Nov 15, 2012 3:00 PM A & E

The number of adults that Dane County sent to Mendota Mental Health Institute spiked 77% last year. The state-run facility took in 271 adults from Dane County in 2007, compared with just 153 in 2006. more

May 8, 2008 3:00 PM News