Natural Resources


(Linda Freshwaters Arndt/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
The Lore, Legends, and Traditions of Wisconsin Deer Hunting

Thousands take off from work and school to hunt for their buck, a time-honored tradition that has seen its share of legends, tragedies, and new curveballs.

Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season has begun. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Appreciate the Deer Hunt

UpNorthNews reporter Julian Emerson recounts his wide range of experiences with Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season.

Area 178, a 9-mile trails network on the eastern edge of Chippewa Falls, west of Lake Wissota,
is a scenic natural area used by hikers, runners, and bicyclists. The area is one of many
beautiful recreational areas across Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
I Never Knew Area 178 Existed. Now I Can’t Wait to Go Back.

For more than four decades in the Chippewa Valley, this beautiful site evaded Julian Emerson. That changed recently.

Bad River Food Sovereignty
Indigenous Farming, Cooking at Center of Bad River Community Garden Program

Bad River Food Sovereignty Program provides food, sustainable farming practices in the Ashland area.

Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.

(Photo by Gary Kramer/US Fish and Wildlife Service)
Commentary: Killing is Not the Only Choice for Gray Wolf Management

In setting a 300-kill quota, the Natural Resources Board disregarded wishes from tribes and conservationists, and recommendations from the DNR experts.

Superior Falls in Iron County. (Photo via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
‘Water’ You Waiting For? Go See These Wisconsin Waterfalls.

Wisconsin has no shortage of waterfalls for your sightseeing and swimming pleasure!