Due to Covid-19, all in-person board meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Meeting will be held via email the week of April 26th.

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The hearing will be held online again this year. This year there are 23 proposed rule changes related to fisheries and 5 proposed rule changes related to wildlife management. There are also advisory questions from Fisheries, the Natural Resources Board, and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. The online input option will open on April 12, 2021,…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is soliciting public comments on deer management from April 12 – 25, 2021,  and has posted a public comment form online. The public is being asked to identify with a primary stakeholder group and to share their opinion on the preliminary County Deer Advisory Council recommendations. To share your…

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Wisconsin DNR monitored upstream trout and salmon migration with digital video equipment from July 1 through Dec. 15, 2020. Steelhead comprised 49% of the total fall trout and salmon run. The size ranges among the species were comparable to previous years. Most steelhead (84%) ranged from 20 to 25-inches, and nearly 7% were 12 to…

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Hendrickson Emerger Ron Manz, BRSC member – Nekoosa Wisconsin The celebrated “Hendrickson” (Ephemerella subvaria) hatch is one of the most exciting of the year for fly anglers. With rising trout during a springtime afternoon, usually not many gnats and mosquitos, and greens appearing along the banks, how could one ask for more? As Ernest Schwiebert…

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Sucker Spawn Fly Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI A friend introduced me to the “Sucker Spawn” fly several years ago. It was mid to late April, and he wanted me to get him into some of our spring run steelhead. The water was just the way I like it, high (difficult wading),…

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The Brule River north of U.S. Highway 2 has an extended trout season (for steelhead) that opens on Saturday March 27th, 2021. Click on Trout Regulations for more information.

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The general inland trout season opens at 5:00 AM on the first Saturday in May. Click on Trout Regulations for more information.

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The State of Wisconsin recently acquired 48.78 acres of land located within the boundary of the 47,462 acres Brule River State Forest. This acquisition was financed through the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship Program. The new addition consists of two tax parcels that abut State Forest land lying north of County Highway B between the Afterhours…

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