Arbor Vitae Town Office
10675 Big Arbor Vitae Dr
Arbor Vitae WI 54568

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Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Phone: 715.356.3120
Fax: 715.356.1071

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Wildlife Alerts and Information

2017 Fall Turkey Hunting leftover permits go on sale August 26

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:09pm
- - - MADISON - Hunters who were successful in the fall turkey permit drawing will begin receiving notification in the mail early next week. Please note, it is possible that the notifications may arrive after the leftover permit sales begin. - - Leftover fall turkey permits go on sale August 26 for the season that opens Sept. 16.Photo Credit: Ryan Brady - Hunters can check to see if they were successful in drawing a fall turkey permit by logging into their accounts at GoWild.WI.Gov. A fall turkey license needs to be purchased, along with the turkey stamp [PDF], unless the stamp was purchased for the spring turkey hunt. Conservation Patron license holders already have their fall turkey license and stamp privileges and they will receive their fall turkey permits in the mail, if they were successful in the drawing.

Lake sturgeon hook and line season opens Sept. 2

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:09pm
Opportunities to catch and release or harvest a big, hard-fighting fish - - MADISON - Anglers interested in pursuing a big, hard-fighting fish will want to try their hand at fishing for lake sturgeon--armed with a stout rod and heavy line. - - The hook and line season for lake sturgeon opens Sept. 2 and runs through Sept. 30 on several major river stretches for a fish that can grow to more than 6 feet long and exceed 150 pounds. The world record taken by hook and line was a 170-pound, 10-ounce lake sturgeon pulled from Yellow Lake in Burnett County in 1979.

Twice as nice: Stevens Point student wins both the Inland and Great Lakes trout stamp contests

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:09pm
MADISON -- Sixteen-year-old Taylor Konczal has landed an important place in Wisconsin's conservation history and reeled in two big fish at the same time. The Stevens Point Area Senior High student won Wisconsin's first ever youth trout stamp contests and her designs will be featured on both the Inland and the Great Lakes stamps for 2018. - - "It's our first youth contest and we're very pleased with Taylor's great designs," says Joanna Griffin, trout team coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources. "Anglers and others will love to add them to their collection."

Watch for oak wilt signs to help stop the spread of this tree-killing disease

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:09pm
MADISON -- Each year, a tree-killing fungal disease strikes and kills thousands of oak trees in Wisconsin's forests, woodlots and urban areas. Oak wilt is common in southern and central Wisconsin and is becoming increasingly abundant in northern counties. It is difficult to control once the disease takes hold and prevention steps need to be taken to slow the spread. - - "We are observing oak wilt in more places this year, probably due to the storms we had in the spring," said Todd Lanigan, a forest health specialist with the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. "The first symptoms of oak wilt are branches with wilted leaves dropping in summer. These are not the brown, dry leaves you see in autumn. These are partially green to bronze-green and are not completely dry."