Wisconsin Decommissioning Fire Outlook TowersDozens of towers built mainly in the 1930s and 1940s for spotting forest fires in Wisconsin are being taken out of commission. The Department of Natural Resources says the cost to maintain, repair or replace the 72 towers currently used throughout the state isn't worth it.
3rd Wisconsin Deer Hunting Fatality Reported By DNRA third person has died in a firearm-related incident during Wisconsin's 9-day gun deer season. State Department of Natural Resources Warden Jon King says the family of a 50-year-old hunter found him at the base of a Marathon County tree stand on Sunday evening.
Wis. Judge Allows Chippewa Tribe To Hunt Deer At NightA federal judge has ruled Chippewa tribes can hunt deer at night beginning next month across most of northern Wisconsin, a decision that restores a tribal right lost after the bands gave the land to the government in the 19th century.
Minnesota Snowmobiler Dies In Northwestern WisconsinA 70-year-old Minnesota man has died following a snowmobile accident in northwestern Wisconsin. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Robert Kaye of Afton, Minnesota, was riding a snowmobile in Gordon, Wisconsin, on Saturday evening when it went off the path and crashed into trees.
Wisconsin DNR Helps Rescue Trapped Bear Cubs The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a Polk County community has helped rescue two bear cubs that were trapped in a tree.
DNR Warden Spots Icebergs On Lake SuperiorIt may be June, but a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden discovered some icebergs still afloat in Lake Superior near Madeline Island on Friday. DNR Marine Warden Amie Egstad spotted the floating ice – which was covered in resting seagulls – while doing a routine check of commercial nets in the largest of the Great Lakes.
Snowmobile Hits Ice House In Western Wis., Woman KilledA 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night for driving a snowmobile drunk and crashing into an ice fishing house on a western Wisconsin lake, leaving a female passenger dead, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Wisconsin's Largest Wolf Hunt Zone To Close Wisconsin's largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close, leaving only a single zone open just three weeks into the season.
Girl, 13, Dies After Accident During Snowmobile TrainingAuthorities said a 13-year-old girl died Sunday at Gillette Children’s Hospital after injuries suffered Saturday in a western Wisconsin snowmobile accident during a safety training course. Officers were called to the parking lot at Osceola High School at about 9:11 a.m. Saturday on a report of the accident.
DNR: Man Mauled By Bear In Wis.A man who was attacked by a black bear in northwestern Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities.
DNR: Man Mauled By Bear In Burnett CountyA man who was attacked by a black bear in northwestern Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the man was attacked while out in his yard near Shell Lake Monday about 9:30 p.m.
Wildfire Forces Wis. Douglas County Evacuations A fast-moving wildfire is growing in northwestern Wisconsin.