WGF evaluation and reports on state and federal actions and funding affecting wildlife management in Wisconsin, developed by WGF’s Wildlife Work Group.

WGF Wildlife Work Group Encourages Support of Rule Banning Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle in National Wildlife Refuges

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has filed a proposed rule to ban lead hunting ammunition and fishing tackle on 19 National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in the Federal Register. The proposed rule also includes provisions for a new study on the impacts of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on wildlife refuges. …

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WGF Members Submit Comments for June Natural Resources Board Meeting

Members of Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s Wildlife Work Group and Public Lands and Forestry Work Groups have submitted comments to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board for consideration during their upcoming June 22nd meeting. These comments cover three agenda items, voicing approval of the 2022-2032 Wisconsin Greater Prairie Chicken (GRPC) Management Plan and the …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Joins Partners in Support of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA)

Wisconsin native species at risk. Credit: Wisconsin DNR

The Wisconsin Coalition for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, made of over 30 Wisconsin-based conservation organizations including Wisconsin’s Green Fire, has signed a letter supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) as it moves to a floor vote …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Seeking Stories of Extreme Weather in Wisconsin

America’s hunters, anglers, and other outdoorspeople have a keen eye; they know the best spot to cast a fly in the rapids, prime habitat for grouse, and the right place to catch a gorgeous sunset or spot a morel mushroom.  This keen eye also makes them acutely aware of changes in the natural landscape around …

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WGF and WI Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Host Meeting Wisconsin’s Deer Conservation Challenges Webinar


On November 17, 2021 Wisconsin’s Green Fire and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders and experts discuss factors threatening the deer herd and present a vision for better long-term management. Learn about …

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WGF Sponsors Deer Dumpsters to Slow Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

As deer hunting season begins in Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s Green Fire is working to help slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is the biggest threat to Wisconsin’s deer herds and cherished deer hunting heritage, spreading to 45 counties since first detected in Wisconsin in 2002. One way to slow this spread is providing …

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WGF Featured in Interview about Proposed Sandhill Crane Hunting Bill

Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s Executive Director Fred Clark was recently interviewed by WUWM about WGF’s testimony on a proposed sandhill crane hunting bill in Wisconsin, presented to the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business, and Rural Issues last week. Fred emphasized that WGF did not take a formal stance on the …

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WGF Provides Testimony on Sandhill Crane Hunting Bill, Senate Bill 620

Wisconsin’s Green Fire will provide testimony at a public hearing on Tuesday, October 19th about Senate Bill 620, a recent bill regarding hunting sandhill cranes in Wisconsin. WGF members Dr. Robert Rolley, Dr. Stanley Temple, and Tom Hauge contributed to this testimony that encourages consideration of the …

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