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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                                           Aug 16, 2023

HELP COUNT MIGRATING CHIMNEY SWIFTS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group invite the public to help monitor chimney swift populations by participating in a Swift Night Out.

Chimney swifts, a unique bird species that nests and roosts in chimneys, are starting to migrate from Wisconsin to the Amazon region of South America. When they move into migration mode, something special happens: these birds become communal, gathering at night in great numbers.

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Retired Rick                                           Aug 14, 2023

From: Margaret B.
Subject: NER Retiree Luncheon Wednesday August 30

Greetings Retirees:

Hope you are enjoying the last part of our summer season, and can make our August luncheon. Fish tales to be told. It is always great to see our many friends in our Retiree Group!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30

WHERE: 1951 West (Rock Garden) 1951 Bond St., Green Bay

TIME: 11:30 - 12:30 Social in Bar LUNCH 12:30

REPLY: Call or text Peggy at 920-680-9876 or reply to this email. Please reply by Monday, August 28

Limited Menu - We will order when we get there

Prime rib Dip Sandwich $15
Broiled Salmon $17
1951 West Burger $15
Wild Berry Chicken Salad $14

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Regards,
Peggy


Retire Rick                                           Aug 3, 2023

2023 BONUS ANTLERLESS DEER HARVEST AUTHORIZATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AUG. 14

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that bonus antlerless harvest authorizations, formerly known as tags, for the 2023 gun deer season will be available for purchase online through the Go Wild license portal and at license sales locations starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.

Bonus authorizations are sold at a rate of one per person per day until sold out or until the 2023 deer hunting season ends. Bonus authorizations are $12 each for Wisconsin residents, $20 each for non-residents and $5 each for youth ages 11 and under.

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Retired rick                                           Aug 2, 2023

2023 WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN IS NOW AVAILABLE. PLAN WILL BE PRESENTED TO NRB IN OCTOBER

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today released a revised draft of the 2023 Wolf Management Plan. The plan will go to the Natural Resource Board (NRB) during their meeting on Oct. 25, 2023.

The DNR began developing this updated draft plan in early 2021 to align its wolf management strategies with the current state of the wolf population and the desires of a diverse public. The DNR recognizes the biologically recovered status of wolves in Wisconsin, and this plan turns its attention from wolf recovery to long-term stewardship and sustainable management of wolves in the state.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 28, 2023

WISCONSIN NRB MEETING AUG. 8-9

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the August board meeting to consider several proposed rulemaking documents, a proposed land sale and donations.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, originating from Western Technical College, 220 S. Main St., Viroqua, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the agenda.

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

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 28, 2023

DNR RELEASES ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT

The DNR's latest drinking water report shows that more than 99% of Wisconsin's public water systems met all health-based contaminant standards.
Photo credit: iStock/fizkes
MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently published its 2022 Annual Drinking Water Report.

The report shows that most public water systems met all the Safe Drinking Water Act regulations last year. This was accomplished while facing challenges from emerging contaminants, aging infrastructure and nitrate contamination in some wells.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 26, 2023

LEARN TO BUTCHER DEER

Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Instructors will assist participants to break down a deer step-by-step and share tips on hanging a deer at home, removing lymph nodes for CWD testing, and storing your venison by canning or freezing. Workshops will take approximately 3 4 hours. Participants should come prepared to help skin, quarter, cut, trim and package. All supplies will be provided, and youll go home with venison!

To sign up, contact Emily Iehl at emily.iehl@wisconsin.gov or 608-445-8168.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 26, 2023

DNR OFFERS UNIQUE DEER HUNTING OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST WITH RESEARCH STUDY

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a unique hunting experience this fall at the Sandhill Wildlife Area in Babcock to help with a research study on deer density. This special permit hunt will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2023. Applications are due Aug. 14.

The last time an archery hunt was held in Sandhill was 1968, so we are looking forward to offering this opportunity to archers this fall, said Darren Ladwig, DNR Wildlife Biologist at Sandhill.

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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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