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The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

website contact: retiredrick@wisarc.org

Welcome to the ARC Breaking News/Action page where you are encouraged to enter items members may be interested in reading that are too timely to wait for discussion at our next monthly meeting.

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Important Timely News

Retired Rick                                           Jul 24, 2023

UPRIVER LAKES STURGEON SPEARING APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 1

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds sturgeon spearers wishing to apply for an Upriver Lakes spearing tag for the 2024 sturgeon spearing season to submit their applications by Aug. 1.

Spearers wishing to spear on the Upriver Lakes are required to apply for a tag due to the higher harvest rate associated with the Upriver Lakes. A total of 500 applicants will receive a tag to spear a sturgeon from lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts during the 2024 sturgeon spearing season.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 19, 2023

HELP SHAPE DEER SEASON FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
APPLY BY AUG. 15 TO JOIN YOUR COUNTYS DEER ADVISORY COUNCIL


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages members of the public with a passion for conservation to apply for a seat on a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC).

Each County Deer Advisory Council includes representatives from the hunting community, as well as from a variety of stakeholder groups with interest in hunting and deer management. The application period for each county is open until Aug. 15, 2023.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 9, 2023

NORTHERN REGION LUNCHEONS

From: Dale Lang
Date: Sat, Jul 8, 202
Subject: FW: Lunch Tuesday

Quick reminder: CTs next week!

Heres the schedule:

July 11CTs

Aug 8Inshalla

Sept 12Shamrock

Oct 10CTs

Nov 14Shamrock

Dec 12CTs

For our lunches, we meet starting at 11:00 and eat at noon.

Inshalla Country Club, N11060 Clear Lake Rd, Tomahawk. Hwy A north of Tomahawk to Hwy U, to Clear Lake Rd. https://inshallacc.com/

Shamrock, downtown Lake Tomahawk, 7235 Bradley Street (Hwy 47). http://www.shamrockpubandeatery.com/

CTs Deli, downtown Rhinelander, 17 N Brown St. http://cheftomsdeli.com/ We have the Community Room. Since this is a deli, you order your drinks and food at the counter, pick up your drinks, then they call your name when your food is ready and you get it from the food counter. It might be good if you place your order when you get there, so were not all ordering at the same time.

Retired Rick                                           Jul 8, 2023

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CONFERENCE.

Because of the threat CWD presents to deer hunting, TRCP sponsored and attended the 4th International Chronic Wasting Disease Conference to discuss cutting edge science, share management successes, and learn from failures.

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                                          Jun 21, 2023

DNR RETIRING HUNT WILD WISCONSIN MOBILE APP USERS ENCOURAGED TO USE ONLINE HUNTING RESOURCES.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that as of June 29, 2023 the Hunt Wild mobile application will be retired. Instead, hunting and regulation resources can be found on the DNRs Hunting webpage.

The Hunt Wild mobile application was launched in 2018 to provide mobile access to hunting information.

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Retired Rick                                           Jun 17, 2023

DNR ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF SUCCESSFUL 2023 SPRING TURKEY SEASON

Wisconsin DNR news release
Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 42,439 birds this season, a 7% increase from the five-year average.
Photo credit: iStock/step2626
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced preliminary totals for the 2023 spring turkey season. Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 42,439 birds this season, a 7% increase from the five-year average.

The 2023 spring season started on April 15 with the two-day youth hunt for hunters under 16 years old. A total of 2,972 birds were registered, a 28% increase from the five-year averageUPRIVER LAKES STURGEON SPEARING APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 1 Two young women, dressed in winter clothing, sit over a hole in the ice while waiting for a sturgeon. Applications for an Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing license are due by Aug. 1. Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds sturgeon spearers wishing to apply for an Upriver Lakes spearing tag for the 2024 sturgeon spearing season to submit their applications by Aug. 1. Spearers wishing to spear on the Upriver Lakes are required to apply for a tag due to the higher harvest rate associated with the Upriver Lakes. A total of 500 applicants will receive a tag to spear a sturgeon from lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts during the 2024 sturgeon spearing season. These spearing tags will be issued through a drawing where priority is given to applications with the most preference points. Spearers can also choose to purchase a preference point for future applications in lieu of applying for a tag this year.

Retired Rick                                           Jun 16, 2023

WISCONSIN NRB MEETING JUNE 2728

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the June board meeting to consider several proposed rulemaking documents, fish and wildlife matters, and donations.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, originating from DNR Southeast Region Headquarters, 1027 W. St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7 as listed on the agenda.

The public is encouraged to watch the June board meeting on the DNRs YouTube channel.

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Retired Rick                                           Jun 14, 2023

DNR SEEKS PUBLICS HELP TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks the public to take simple precautions to avoid spreading invasive, nonnative plants and animals in our woods, waters and land year-round.

Invasive species are nonnative plants, animals and diseases that cause great ecological, environmental or economic harm. Some have already been found in Wisconsin, while others pose a large risk of surviving and causing problems if they are introduced and established here.

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Retired Rick                                           Jun 4, 2023

STATE WETLAND REGULATIONS REMAIN INTACT AFTER SCOTUS SACKETT DECISION

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today affirms that the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Sackett vs United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not alter Wisconsins wetland regulations under state law.

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Retired Rick                                           Jun 1, 2023

DNR HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING SAFE DAMS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is highlighting the importance of maintaining safe dams in the wake of National Dam Safety Awareness Day May 31.

Dams are an essential part of the infrastructure in the United States, with over 90,000 dams across the country, including about 3,000 in Wisconsin. Proper management and maintenance of dams is vital to the public and customers associated with each dam.

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