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Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014

NEWS For Immediate Release: 9-29-14

Contact: Mark LaBarbera, 520-730-9252
Outdoor News Renews Support for Dan Small’s Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special

Expanding its audience reach while continuing to deliver timely content, Outdoor News Inc has renewed its sponsorship of Dan Small’s Deer Hunt Wisconsin annual TV special, according to ON President Rob Drieslein. He noted how important it is – in the wake of the deer trustee report and implementation of changes during the next few years—for the DNR to communicate with the public, and for hunters to learn the new rules. He pledged Outdoor News resources to help readers and viewers.

The goal of the hour-long broadcast is to review what every hunter needs to know and make it easier for viewers to understand the changes being implemented in 2014, 2015, and beyond.

Dan Small' DEER HUNT Wisconsin 2014 begins airing November 06, 2014

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“We welcome Outdoor News’ renewed support and cross-promotions that help readers, viewers, the DNR and advertisers,” said host Dan Small, noting this is the 24nd year of producing the popular deer specials that air on Milwaukee Public Television, Wisconsin Public Television, Fox Sports North, and Fox Sports Wisconsin, plus the DNR’s website and other online sites, at about the time 670,000 licensed hunters are gearing up for the Wisconsin gun deer season. Small said the number of airings will be more than double last year’s total, expanding the audience size and reach for this timely information.

Sponsors and airtimes will be promoted in Outdoor News, a paid circulation newspaper devoted to covering the outdoors and is delivered weekly in Minnesota and bi-weekly in Wisconsin and other states.

Outdoor News, Inc. is celebrating 47 years of publishing for deer hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the Great Lakes region. Launched in Minnesota in 1968, Outdoor News now publishes separate, state-specific outdoor newspapers and websites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois.

Each state has its own website. More than 250,000 outdoor enthusiasts subscribe to one of the seven Outdoor News newspapers. Total readership, including paid circulation, pass-along readership, and free distribution delivers more than 750,000 hunters and anglers. Every state operates independently and boasts its own editors, writers and sales staff who live, hunt, fish, sell, and write in their respective state.

ON President Rob Drieslein said, “Our editors and writers like Dan Small are trained, award-winning newspaper journalists committed to reporting news related to the outdoors and writing features to help our readers. This focus on quality, local journalism has led to a subscriber renewal rate that exceeds 85 percent and sustained growth every year.”

ON Marketing Director Evy Gebhardt added, “The Deer Hunt Wisconsin team knows that our readers are very active in the outdoors and enjoy many activities: 94 percent hunt, 92 percent fish, 70 percent are wildlife watchers and feeders. They enjoy each issue of Outdoor News spending over one hour reading each issue from cover-to-cover, just as they look forward to the annual Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV show.”

Sponsors of the show include …
Bad Boy Buggies Badgerland SCI Chapter Barnett Crossbows
Dogbone Enterprises Henry Repeating Arms Hunting Works for Wisconsin
MEC Real Avid The Range of Richfield
Tuffy’s Outpost Valley Snowmobile & Powersports Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club
White Knuckle Productions Wicked Tree Gear Wildlife Research Center
Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club Dept. of Tourism and Dept. of Natural Resources

For more information visit the Outdoor News website. To explore sponsorship availability for the Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014 on Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin and public television, plus cross-promotion in Outdoor News, contact Mark LaBarbera.

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2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities this year – October 4-12

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Disabled deer hunt shows great participation by Wisconsin landowners and will provide a number of opportunities for disabled hunters statewide

 

MADISON – Eligible hunters interested in participating in the 2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are reminded that this year’s hunt will take place from Oct. 4-12.

“The disabled hunt program highlights some important partnerships and is a great example of the sense of community associated with deer hunting in Wisconsin,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp.

As of the June 1 land sponsor application deadline, 86 landowners had enrolled more than 78,000 acres of land across 46 counties for this year’s deer hunt. For a list of sponsors for the 2014 season, please visit WDNR website and search keywords disabled deer hunt.

Hunters should contact sponsors directly and be prepared to provide their name, contact information and DNR customer ID number. To be eligible, hunters must possess a valid Class A, Class B long-term permit that allows shooting from a vehicle or Class C or D disabled hunting permit. As in the past, eligible hunters must also possess a gun deer license.

For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search the WDNR website for keyword deer.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • Dan Kaminski, Assistant Big Game Ecologist – (608) 261-7588

 


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Pockets of dead deer found in Columbia and Rock counties died from EHD

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EHD: What’s the story? Not as bad as believed, but diligence and ‘eyes-on-the-ground’ are needed.

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MADISON – State wildlife officials have confirmed that tissue samples submitted from deer found dead in Columbia and Rock counties have tested positive for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD. A number of citizens in southern Wisconsin contacted the Department of Natural Resources with recent observations of small groups of dead deer. Reports came primarily from the Town of Dekorra in Columbia County, but also from Rock, Waukesha and Walworth counties.

DNR wildlife health specialists submitted the tissue samples for testing to Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health, which confirmed they died of EHD. Additional tests of deer from Waukesha and Walworth counties are pending and expected within the next one to two weeks.

“Our neighbor states have been seeing EHD outbreaks for the last several weeks and now it has made its way into southern Wisconsin,” said Eric Lobner, DNR southern Wisconsin wildlife supervisor.

EHD is a fairly common disease carried by midges — commonly referred to as no-see-ums — but the virus that causes the disease does not infect humans, according to health specialists, so people are not at risk when handling infected deer, eating venison from infected deer or being bitten by infected midges.

“We are fortunate that the public is tuned into our deer and was quick to report these small pockets of problems,” Lobner said. “By sharing information about the outbreak, we are hoping to get help from the public by providing more eyes on the ground in order to continue to collect observations of sick or dead deer. These observations will help us more clearly understand the geographic distribution and number of deer affected by this disease. This will be valuable information to inform management decisions for future years and provide a better understanding of overall impact of the disease on our deer population.”

EHD is often fatal, typically killing an infected deer within seven days. The last EHD observation in Wisconsin was in 2002 in Iowa County where 14 deer died from the virus. EHD is common across southern states and occasionally shows up as far north as the upper Midwest. This year, outbreaks of EHD have been reported in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. The disease is typically short lived as the flies that transmit the disease die with the first hard frost.

Individuals that observe deer exhibiting the following signs are encouraged to report their observations to the DNR:

  • Excessive salivation or foaming around the nose and mouth.
  • Appearing weak and approachable by humans
  • In or near water sources. They will often lay in water to cool down or drink

Wildlife officials say there is no risk to people or pets from deer that have died of EHD and that deer carcasses can be left on the landscape to decompose. The DNR will not be collecting or removing deer that have died as a result of this outbreak.

As a result of this confirmation, the DNR is no longer collecting samples from dead deer found in Columbia and Rock counties; however, officials do want to take samples from dead deer reported in counties where EHD has not been confirmed. Also, in order to monitor the geographic distribution and the number of deer affected by this EHD event, the DNR does want people to continue to report sick or dead deer within Columbia and Rock counties.

“Often in cases of diseases like this, once we have confirmed the presence of the disease our goal is to have a better handle on the distribution and the number of deer that are affected by the disease,” Lobner said. “Keeping a close eye on the health of our deer is important. Though there is little we can do to prevent the disease, with the onset of cold weather and frost, this outbreak should be over soon. Any information we can get will help us better understand the impact of the disease on our herd. ”

To report a sick deer observation please call the DNR call center toll free at 1-888-WDNR- INFo (1-888-936-7463), email DNRInfo@Wisconsin.gov, or use the chat feature on the DNR website. Staff are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please be prepared to provide details about the condition of the deer and the exact location where the deer was observed. Individuals interested in finding more information on sick deer in Wisconsin can visit the Wisconsin DNR website: search keyword [ sick deer ].

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • Eric Lobner 608-235-0860
  • Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773

Sept. 22 proclaimed Hunting and Fishing Day in Wisconsin

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National Hunting and Fishing Day, Govenor Walker’s Official Proclomation: WHEREAS …

September 22, 2012

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MADISON – The State of Wisconsin will officially be observing in National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 22, under a proclamation issued by Gov. Scott Walker.

National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers and is celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September.

Governor Walker issued the following proclamation for Wisconsin:

Proclamation

National Hunting and Fishing Day

September 22, 2012

WHEREAS, conserving our state’s natural and wildlife resources for future generations is one of the most important responsibilities we have, and

WHEREAS, hunters, trappers and anglers contribute $2.9 billion annually to Wisconsin’s economy through their purchases, and

WHEREAS, Wisconsin has national prominence as a destination for hunters and anglers with more than 600,000 participants in the annual deer hunt and over 1.4 million anglers, and

WHEREAS, sportsmen and women, through their organizations, contribute thousands of volunteer hours to conservation projects, youth and adult outdoor education programs, and fundraising for conservation, and

WHEREAS, Saturday, September 22, 2012 is National Hunting and Fishing day,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim September 22, 2012 as Hunting and Fishing Day throughout the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773

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