Migratory bird hunting season proposals for 2019 now available for public input

MADISON – Public hearings regarding Wisconsin’s proposed 2019 migratory bird hunting season structure will be held March 11-14.

Check out a Facebook Live session with Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, and learn more and the season structure proposals for 2019.

Facebook Live 3/6/19– 2019 Migratory Bird Season Proposals

Public hearings will be held at the following locations – each will begin at 7 p.m.:

  • Monday, March 11, La Crosse – State Office Building, Rooms B-19 and B-20, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road;
  • Tuesday, March 12, Rice Lake – AmeriVu Inn, 1710 South Main St.;
  • Wednesday, March 13, Appleton – Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center, Room BC112A 5 North Systems Drive; and
  • Thursday, March 14, Pewaukee – Wildwood Lodge, N14 W24121 Tower Place.

To view the proposed migratory bird seasons for 2019, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “waterfowl.”

Public comments regarding proposed migratory bird season structure will be accepted at each public hearing. New for 2019, public input will also be accepted through an online public input tool through midnight Friday, March 15. This tool will walk users through season structure options and Department of Natural Resources proposals.

For those who are unable to attend a public hearing or wish to provide input directly, public comments will be accepted through midnight Friday, March 15. Written comments can be sent to Taylor Finger, Wisconsin DNR, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, via email to taylor.finger@wisconsin.gov or by calling 608-266-8841.

Following the public comment period, final waterfowl season structure will be set by the Natural Resources Board at its April 10 meeting in Madison.

To learn more about migratory birds in Wisconsin, check out an episode of the Wild Wisconsin: Off the Record podcast featuring Taylor Finger and Trenton Rohrer. Podcasts are available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and PodBean – search for Wild Wisconsin: Off the Record. Click the image below and get started!

For more information regarding waterfowl management in Wisconsin, search keywords “waterfowl management.”