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News Releases

Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Dane County Regional Airport
MADISON, Wis. - Sampling results sent to the Department of Natural Resources from the Dane County Regional Airport show several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected on the airport property.
Central Office
Friday, October 11, 2019 2:10:47 p.m.
EPA Proposes Updates to Rules Impacting Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
DNR to Review Proposed Updates to Lead and Copper Rule
MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced a proposal to address how communities across the country can reduce lead in public drinking water. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler revealed the proposal at events in Green Bay on Thursday and Milwaukee on Friday.
Central Office
Friday, October 11, 2019 1:57:23 p.m.
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DNR Hosts Second PFAS Listening Session in Marinette On Oct. 16
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources will host a public listening session in Marinette on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to ensure that the public receives timely information about PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area.

Central Office
Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:13:40 p.m.

DNR Confirms Manure Spill in Marathon County
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff is working with Marathon County Land and Water Conservation District to assess the impact of a manure spill northeast of Colby that has flowed overland to Elm Creek.
Central Office
Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:26:02 a.m.
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Deer Baiting/Feeding Ban in Place in Most Counties to Protect Wisconsin's Valued White-Tailed Herd
Know the County Status Before Placing Bait or Feed
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to remind hunters and wildlife observers planning fall and winter outdoor activities throughout Wisconsin that deer baiting and feeding is prohibited in 52 counties. Some counties, specifically in the northwest and southern areas, are newly added to the ban list.

Central Office
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 1:23:12 p.m.

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2019 Wisconsin Ring-necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 19
MADISON, Wis. - The fall Wisconsin pheasant hunting season opens statewide at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and will run through Jan. 5, 2020.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:13:15 p.m.

Hold on, Hunters: Wear Your Harness
What Goes Up, Too Often Falls from Treestands
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Chief Warden Todd Schaller urges all hunters who use a treestand to wear a safety harness and avoid becoming another tragic fall statistic.
Weekly News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:13:14 p.m.
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Wisconsin Celebrates 20 Years of Deer Donation Program
With Hunter and Meat Processor Support, the Deer Donation Program Provides Meals to Wisconsin Families in Need
MADISON, Wis. - Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help families in need by working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and its partners to donate thousands of pounds of venison to food pantries. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Deer Donation Program, and to celebrate, hunters who donate a deer will receive a commemorative ballcap while supplies last.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:13:13 p.m.

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Wisconsin Sturgeon Management Plan Available for Public Comment
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sturgeon Management Plan will be available for public comment starting on Oct. 14, and the department will host a public meeting to discuss the plan in Green Bay on Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:13:12 p.m.

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DNR Warns of Hunting License Scam as Multiple Hunting Seasons Commence
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is once again urging the hunting public to beware of fraudulent online license scams leaving purchasers with an empty wallet and no valid license in sight.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 2:13:11 p.m.

Last revised: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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