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Dan & Jeff Header face left SHOW #533 | 2010 AUGUST 14

• Meet Under Armor and New Archery Products pro-staffer Whitney Isenhart next weekend at Fall Fest in Lomira, Wisconsin.

• Managing forests for timber and wildlife in the 21st century with the Ruffed Grouse Society.

• MLB pitching great Milt Wilcox takes on jumping dogs at Ultimate Air Dogs and the Living Wild Outdoors Festival next weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin.

• Jeff hangs some treestands and grooms his food plots.

• Dan fishes muskies in Eagle River and reports deer sightings on Operation Deer Watch.

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Do you agree with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decision not to restrict waterfowl seasons and harvest this year in response to the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster?

YES 60% | NO 20%   |  MAYBE 0%  |  UNDECIDED 20%  |  OTHER 0%
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Do you think the DNR’s Operation Deer Watch will result in a more accurate population estimate for Wisconsin’s deer herd?

Background: First week of deer observation survey brings in more than 800 reports

MADISON – The first week of Operation Deer Watch, a program that asks citizens to report deer observations during the months of August and September, produced 818 observation reports, filed by 420 individuals, according to Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists monitoring the program.

“This is a great response for the first week of a new program,” said Tom Hauge, director of the DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management. “We welcome the extra eyes in the woods and appreciate the intense interest folks have in their natural resources and especially in the wildlife around them.”

Reports have come in from all corners of the state,” said Brian Dhuey, DNR research scientist, “we’ve received reports from 111 of our 139 DMUs (deer management units).  DMU 77M Milwaukee, and parts of Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Sheboygan, Racine, Kenosha and Manitowoc counties) has the most reports at 45, followed by DMU 64 (parts of Manitowoc, Calumet, Brown and Outagamie counties) with 29 reports.”

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WHITNEY ISENHART

pro-staffer for Under Armor, New Archery Products and Nikon, tells us how she scored on a monster Missouri buck last fall and previews her appearance at next weekend’s Fall Fest at Midwest Shooters Supply in Lomira, Wisconsin

DR. GAYLEN BYKER

president of Calvin College and chairman of the Ruffed Grouse Society, reveals plans for the upcoming RGS 50th anniversary celebration in 2011.

MILT WILCOX

retired Major League pitcher and president of Ultimate Air Dogs, invites listeners to enter their dogs in the dock jumping competition at the Living Wild Outdoors Festival next weekend in Appleton.

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Looking for Fishing Contests? Find them all online.

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY BANQUETS & EVENTS  Online Info:

Aug. 14: Winchester, WI banquet
Aug. 14: Superior, WI, Fort Douglas Shooting Range. Shoot & Swing event: 50 sporting clays, 18 holes of golf, dinner, prizes. $225 per two-man team. Online Info:
Aug. 17: Minneapolis, MN banquet
Aug. 19: Blackduck, MN banquet
Aug. 19: Madison, WI banquet
Aug. 19: Saginaw, MI Fun Shoot
Aug. 25: Grand Rapids, MI banquet
Aug. 26: Eagle River, WI banquet

OTHER EVENTS

Now through Labor Day: Town of Eagle in Waukesha County, WI – Eagle Springs Lake 2nd annual carp attack. $500 reward for catching or shooting one of 6 tagged carp. If you get one, Contact: Tom Day at 262-594-3231. Dispose of untagged carp in the dumpster at the public boat landing.

Aug. 14: Milwaukee Casting Club Trapshoot to benefit Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America, club grounds in New Berlin.; Online Info:

Aug. 20-21: Fall Fest, Midwestern Shooters Supply, Lomira, Wis. Free admission! Manufacturers’ reps, gun auction, sportsmen’s swap meet, trout pond, fishing contest, sporting clays contest, meet Under Armor’s Whitney Isenhart, live music, good food, specials on outdoor gear. Contact: 920-269-4995; Online Info:

Aug. 20-22: Living Wild Outdoors Festival, Players Choice Expo Hall, Appleton, WI. Seminars by Dan Small – “Fall Turkey Tactics”; Brandon Wikman – “Youth in the Outdoors”; Chris Hermans – The Business of Outdoor TV; Brad Rucks – “Food Plots and Trail Cameras.” 3-D archery course, antler contest, fish pond and more. Contact: 920-731-7529; Online Info:

Aug 24: Deadline for transfer of bear harvest permit to youth. CONTACT: Linda Olver, DNR bear biologist (608) 261-7588 or David Argall DNR
license sales (608) 267-7699; Online Info:

Aug. 27: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up period ends. Online Info:

Sept. 1: Deadline to secure sponsor for disabled gun deer hunt. Contact: Linda Olver, (608) 261-7588; Online Info:

Sept. 11: Stone Bank Sportsmen’s Club, Ashippun, NRA Women On Target
instructional shooting clinic for women. Contact:Kim Laughland, 262-820-1827; Online Info:

Sept. 12: Columbus Sportsman Association’s 46th Family Fun Day & Team Shoot, Sept. 12 at Columbus Sportsman Association grounds. Activities include: 100-bird trap shoot for 5-man teams, Annie Oakley, Hunt & Cover, Rabbit and Chicken shoots all day. 3-D archery, .22 pistol and rifle events, air rifle for kids, food, raffles, auctions including a 2-person African hunt. Contact:Larry Haseman, 920-344-0656; Online Info:

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More than 3,400 subscribe to wolf caution area alert service

MADISON – More than 3,400 dog trainers, pet owners and others interested in keeping track of recent wolf activity have signed up for an e-mail or wireless service that sends out an alert when wolves attack hunting dogs or pets in Wisconsin.

Records show 3,462 subscribers now receive e-mail alerts of new caution areas and recent wolf depredations through GovDelivery, an e-mail notification service provided by the Department of Natural Resources.

Sign up is simple and only takes a few minutes. Use the search function on the DNR website to search for “dog depredation by wolves” and follow the simple instructions for subscribing to the alerts. It is possible to unsubscribe at anytime.

The alert will be sent to a subscriber’s e-mail and/or wireless addresses of choice and will include a link to details of 2010 depredations and a caution map based on the location of any attacks.

Alerts on other topics are also available through the GovDelivery feature. At the DNR home page select “Subscribe to DNR Updates” and select the topics you want to follow.

Caution areas

“When wolves attack dogs in hunting or training situations, the DNR creates ‘wolf caution areas’ to warn hunters that a specific pack has attacked a dog or group of dogs,” explains Adrian Wydeven, DNR biologist and wolf expert. “We encourage bear hunters to exercise greater caution if they plan to train hounds or hunt bear with hounds near any
caution area, especially if they are near an actual kill site and for pet owners near a kill site to keep close tabs on their pets.”

Details of wolf attacks on dogs and caution area maps are available on the DNR website along with additional wolf information and suggestions for avoiding unwanted contact with wolves.

Since Jan. 1, 2010 wolves have killed 12 and injured seven dogs. Eight of the fatal attacks have been on trailing hounds since opening of the bear trailing hound training season on July 1.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT:
Adrian Wydeven, DNR mammalian ecologist, (715) 762-1363


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