From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Bear harvest quota increased in northwestern Wisconsin to address nuisance complaints and ag damage
Spooner, Wisconsin - In an effort to help address human-bear conflicts in an area of northwestern Wisconsin that has had serious conflicts in recent years, state wildlife officials significantly increased the number of bear harvest permits in that area for the upcoming bear hunting season.
The goal in is to reduce the bear population in an area designated as bear zone D [PDF], in response to a high level of bear related complaints from residents last year, according to Mike Zeckmeister, Department of Natural Resources wildlife supervisor for northwestern Wisconsin.
"We would like to focus bear harvest in the southern portion of Zone D including Barron, Polk, Washburn, and Burnett counties where we have higher bear numbers and the highest number of bear related issues" Zeckmeister said.
The new quota will also provide additional hunting opportunities at a time when the popularity of bear hunting continues increase and also increase the chances of hunters harvesting a bear.
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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - New crossbow deer hunting season will be offered in 2014
DNR staff encourage hunters to participate in interactive chats
Madison, Wisconsin - With some major rule changes coming for this year's deer hunting season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created a number of resources to help make sure hunters are ready for another great deer season.
New in 2014, a crossbow deer hunting license is available for any qualified hunter to purchase. Previously, only disabled hunters could use a crossbow under the authority of an archer license.
The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrent with the regular archer season. During open firearm seasons, a gun deer license will authorize bow and crossbow use... find out more about crossbow deer hunting in Wisconsin ...
From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and Penn Jillette Set to Conjure Series Launch of
“Camp Stew” on Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
“The Best of the Worst of the Great Outdoors”
New Berlin, Wisconsin -
and magician Penn Jillette is
teaming with Sportsman
Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women,
for the launch of the network’s newest original program Camp Stew, exclusively premiering on Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Camp Stew – a reference to a favorite hunters’ dish
comprised of a mishmash of ingredients including ground beef, chicken, pork,
beans, corn, tomatoes and other additions – on Sportsman Channel will comprise
of a variety of clips from all facets of the outdoor lifestyle. The new and
exciting 10-episode program will showcase some of the craziest outdoor videos
ever recorded, with Penn adding his unique brand of commentary to these
incredible clips. Each 30-minute episode will feature host commentary from Penn
Jillette in front of clips of some of the wildest adventures ever caught on
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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel Original Series “Saving Private K-9” Set to
Premiere on Thursday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
New Berlin, Wisconsin -
For 2,500 trained canines and handlers serving America’s military and
law enforcement, the idea of “man’s best friend” is no
overstatement. Dogs are known to be loyal, stalwart companions that love and
defend their owners at any cost. Some of these dogs have even paid the ultimate
Sportsman Channel invites viewers into the lives of these
military and law enforcement service dogs and handlers with its new original series
Saving Private K-9, premiering Thursday, May 15
at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by (NRA Board Member) actor and former Marine R. Lee Ermey ... Find out more about Gunny R. Lee Ermey's new show on Sportsman Channel ...
From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and NRA Partner to Bring NRA Life of Duty Franchise to Network – Debuts Thursday, April 3
Sportsman Secures Exclusive Rights to Series Celebrating Heroes of Military and Homeland
New Berlin, Wisconsin - Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for American sportsmen
and women, is proud to bring NRA Life of Duty to a national TV
audience exclusively and for the first time. NRA Life of Duty, presented
by Brownells, premieres Thursday, April
3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – immediately following the premiere of the original
series, Amazing America with Sarah Palin,
at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will include regular
interviews with Lt. Col. Oliver North, award winning military historian, New York Times best selling author, and
chairman of the NRA military and veterans affairs committee.
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From Sportsman Channel - Outdoor TV Funny Man Benny Spies Joins Sportsman Channel Original Series
“Amazing America with Sarah Palin”
South Dakotan and National TV Host of “Gun It with Benny Spies” Joins Super Power Team
New Berlin, Wisconsin -
Outdoor TV reality host on Sportsman Channel,
Benny Spies, joins former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor,
best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin as a field host for her new show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin exclusively
on Sportsman Channel. Spies is a field host for the weekly, original series
that will highlight some of the most uncommon, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to
America’s outdoors lifestyle. Amazing America with Sarah Palin
premieres on Thursday, April 3 at 8:30
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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - New fishing, hunting licenses go on sale March 5
Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin hunting, fishing, trapping and other licenses for the 2014-15 seasons go on sale Wednesday, March 5. The new annual licenses are valid through March 31, 2015. Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2013-14 license year will expire March 31, 2014.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages long-time license buyers in Wisconsin to consider purchasing a Conservation Patron license. A Conservation Patron license gives the license holder all of the basic fishing and hunting privileges at a great price, $165 for Wisconsin residents and $75 for Wisconsin residents under age 18.
More on 2014 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in Wisconsin...
From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise
Join Forces for Network’s “Salute to Service”
The Longtime Veterans’ Advocate to Serve as Salute To Service Spokesman
New Berlin, Wisconsin – Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise has signed on to become the
official spokesman for Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service
initiative. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel.
Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service initiative is a multimedia effort to celebrate
American servicemen and women, and raise awareness of issues and opportunities
… more on Gary Sinise and Sportsman Channel ...
Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Illinois, New York, Texas and more
Fairfax, Virginia - Here are the next batch of upcoming Friends of NRA banquets across the country courtesy of Nicole McMahon, NRA Event Marketing and Communications Manager.
We're in the final stretch of this year's banquet season. A little over 150 dinners remain of the more than 1,100 Friends of NRA held annually throughout the United States. None of these events would have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. All money raised at banquets goes right back into supporting the shooting sports - half into national programs and half into local and state programs where the banquet was held.
To attend an event in your neighborhood, check the Friends of NRA website for a list of upcoming events in your state. Bookmark that page while you're at it because next year's events will begin popping up soon.
Find out where Friends of NRA dinners are happening ...
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