Wisconsin DNR’s annual Wisconsin Hunting and Trapping Forecast is published and available.
The downloadable PDF is here:
Some of the highlights inside include
Find a place to hunt in Wisconsin
Pocket Ranger App has been downloaded 210,000 times for Apple and Android phones.
- Places to hunt
- Deer registration locations
- Rules and regulations
- License and permit information
- Safety communication tool
- Advanced GPS mapping features
- Trophy Case, join a community of anglers and hunters
- News and alert feature.
Public Access Lands (PAL) Atlas
Finding Open Lands – A mapping tool shows the approximate location of all MFL–Open and FCL lands in Wisconsin – here, you’ll find landowner info, acreage, and enrollment information.
Voluntary Public Access VPA and Habitat Incentive Programs HIP
Provides financial incentives to private landowners who open their property to public hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife observation and improve wildlife habitat.
FFlight the Fields and Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool
Features available within the program will help hunters locate DNR public parking areas, overlay township descriptions, and provide access to maps and aerial photos of prospective hunting areas.
Deer District Forecasts
- West Central
Migratory Game Birds
- 2016 Changes
- Canada Geese
- Mourning Doves
- Wild Turkey
- Ruffed Grouse
- Sharp-tailed Grouse
- Bobwhite Quail
- Rabbits & Hares
- Gray & Fox Squirrels
- Gray and Red Fox
- River Otter, Muskrat, and Mink
Black Bear Forecast
- Northeast District
- Northern District
- West Central District
The folks at WDNR did an excellent job producing a thorough overview of the upcoming 2016 fall hunting and trapping seasons. I highly recommend you download this document; there is lots of useful information. You will not be disappointed. Good hunting.
Hello Charlie (and all readers),
I have been away from my favorite websites for some time and have been enjoying catching up around here today. Lots of interesting goings on, Thank You,. I must say, in particular, a DNR doing such a forecast is a great idea. This is the sort of thing that would make a very nice feature any and everywhere in North America.
All the best!
(P.S. Please delete double comment with erroneous screen name. It appears some characters belonging in the text field for comment entry replaced my screen name.)
Happy to see you back N.C.L.W. The WI DNR is doing a lot of things right these days. I plan to write some posts highlighting some of the DNR’s plans and programs.
Fall turkey season opens on the 17th Vic and I can hardly wait.
I will be looking forward to these future posts. While I may not always comment, I do my best to visit and read your site here. Glad I’ve found it, Sir!
I’m wishing Vic and yourself all the best for Fall! In BC, Archery Fall Season for Turkey is underway, as are other seasons including Dove and Grouse (Ruffed, Franklin and Dusky are about in this area). Firearm Turkey for me, is coming up on Oct. 1. I have been out for Ruffed Grouse Lately and got two lovely birds last time, in just a few hours. If I’m fortunate I may be able to get out again tomorrow evening.
naked turkey says
The brood count is wrong. There are more turkeys this year than I have ever seen it 14 years of hunting.