Tag Archives: Hunting

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Elk Released Near Clam Lake Wisconsin

This July, 31 elk were released near Clam Lake, Wisconsin for the first time in more than 20 years. The recent elk release is part of an effort which began in 1995 to reestablish elk in the region. European settlement drove elk from the state in the 1800s through over-hunting and habitat loss. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources believes ... Read More »

Ducks Unlimited Student Chapter Holds Inaugural Meeting

Students interested in waterfowl and wetlands now have an opportunity for focused extracurricular involvement at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A student chapter of Ducks Unlimited, an international waterfowl and wetlands organization, held its first meeting on Dec. 9 at UWSP. Over 50 students attended the meeting where interim club officers introduced themselves and gave an overview of what members ... Read More »

Bow Hunting Season

As the leaves begin to change color, we are reminded that the fall season has arrived, and so has bow hunting. Gunnar Bartz, a senior majoring in Business Administration, enjoys bow hunting more than any other form of hunting. “I used to gun hunt, but now I mainly stick to bow hunting. In my opinion, it’s one of the harder ... Read More »

Opening Day is Headed Our Way

I’m not much of a hunter, but from growing up in a family that hunts, eating venison burgers and being watched by deer heads on my living room walls has become a norm. Throughout the years I’ve learned a thing or two about deer hunting, including the infamous holiday of opening day for firearms deer hunting season, falling on Nov. ... Read More »