THE WISCONSIN WIRE: Bass season opens, poisonous plants and more.

For those Minnesotans who own cabins and property in the state to the east, here is the latest from the Wisconsin DNR.

Wisconsin Wire


Harvest season for bass opens in northern zone with increased bass populations 
RHINELANDER, Wis. – Wisconsin’s northern bass zone harvest season opens June 15 with anglers enjoying increased bass populations across the region and liberalized harvest rules in many northwestern Wisconsin counties and the Minocqua Chain of Lakes in Oneida County.   –  Read Full Article

DNR fisheries boat rescues migratory warblers lost in a fog
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – For a few short hours, a state fish research boat became a port in the storm for a flock of exhausted migratory warblers.  –  Read Full Article

Learn to recognize poisonous plants invading the Wisconsin landscape
MADISON – Two non-native wild plants that are starting to flower in Southern Wisconsin can cause serious harm to people who encounter them, making identification and control of these plants a high priority before they set seed this fall, according to state invasive species specialists.  –  Read Full Article

“Invader Crusaders” honored for work to prevent spread of invasive species
MADISON – The founder of the Friends of Brooklyn Wildlife Area, the founder of Weed Out! Racine, and the volunteer group Habitat Healers based in Newburg have all been honored as “Invader Crusaders” for their work in 2012 to slow the spread of invasive species.   –  Read Full Article

Mineral Point fifth-grader wins invasive species poster contest 
MADISON – A Mineral Point fifth-grader won top honors in the Invasive Species Awareness Month poster contest open to Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-graders. Nicholas DuBois’ winning design, and most of the posters submitted by students, will be displayed at the Capitol rotunda from June 7 through June 21.   –  Read Full Article

Recycling grants applications available from the DNR on July 9
MADISON – Cities, towns, villages, counties, tribes or solid waste management system that operate state-approved recycling programs can begin submitting applications for basic recycling grants and recycling consolidation grants from the Department of Natural Resources on July 9, 2013. Recycling grant awards for both programs are available for residential recycling and yard waste program costs that are reasonable and necessary for planning and operating an effective recycling program.   –  Read Full Article

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Paul Holtan
DNR Weekly News Editor
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707, (608) 267-7517

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