DNR offers summer water safety tips

Summer is here and more people will be heading out on the water, but the Department of Natural Resources is reminding you be safe out there. Chief Warden Todd Schaller says the best way to prevent accidents is to wear your personal flotation devices and be sure your...

DNR: fewer hunters harvest more deer this season

Fewer hunters were in the woods harvesting more deer during this year’s gun deer season. That report from the DNR on Tuesday. Ecologist Kevin Wallenfang says the decline in hunting sales for the gun hunt doesn’t concern them so much, because totals from...

Wisconsin nine day gun deer season opens on Saturday

The Wisconsin gun deer season opens Saturday, and hunters are getting ready to take to the fields and forests to bag a buck or doe. As you head out to your favorite hunting spot, it’s a good idea to give your tree stand or deer blind a once over. State hunter...

Madison Ironman to run on Sunday, despite flooding

The Madison Ironman will go on this Sunday, despite historic flooding in the city.  Organizers say flooded sidewalks and trails will force minor changes to the race’s 112 mile bike course, but everything else is good to go. The annual race is known as one of the...

Busy Labor Day travel to be snarled by flooding

Labor Day is here, and that means busy holiday traffic. Flooded roads and road closures are only going to make travel worse in parts of Wisconsin. State transportation safety director David Pabst says you should call 511 or visit http://511wi.gov to find out if roads...

Antlerless deer tag sales start next week

Wisconsin hunters can start getting their doe tags next week. Those antlerless hunt authorizations are the best tool the DNR has at controlling the population of the deer herd, according to big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang. “We basically focus on the...

Highgrounds Memorial Bike Tour runs this weekend

You might see them out on Wisconsin’s roadways this weekend!  It’s the 34th annual Highground Veterans Memorial Park bicycle tour, and it hits highways all around the state starting Friday and running through Sunday. Executive director Jon Weiler, says the...

EAA AirVenture draws big international crowd

The international visitor’s tent at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture has been called the United Nations of Oshkosh by some. Thousands of people from all over the world come to the convention. But it’s more than just a tent. Visitors and...

County fair season is starting, says Secretary Harsdorf

A mainstay Wisconsin tradition is likely starting near you somewhere soon as county fairs get underway this summer. Many of the fairs around Wisconsin have been operating for over 150 years and state ag secretary Sheila Harsdorf says the county fair is a great time to...

DNR seeks volunteers to clean up parks and natural areas

The D N R is looking for volunteers to help them clean up parks and natural areas this summer. It’s part of a year-long program to help remove invasive species from the areas and help keep them clean for residents to enjoy. Volunteer coordinator Jared Urban says...