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If you are interested in getting involved with the Conservation Congress or have a specific question about the Conservation Congress, contact:
Kari Lee-Zimmermann
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PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
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DNR spring wildlife & fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Conservation Congress county meeting

Over 5,000 people attended the 2017 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held Monday, April 10. The public hearings, held simultaneously in all 72 counties, allowed citizens to comment and provide their input on proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, Natural Resources Board advisory questions, and Conservation Congress advisory questions. Citizens also had the opportunity to submit resolutions for changes they would like to see in the future.






Hearing locations

Please Note: Because all DNR fish and wildlife questions are advisory-only this year, there are no proposed changes to rule language.


Correction: There is an error in the background of NRB advisory question #46 in the spring hearing questionnaire. The second paragraph, fourth sentence should read: The Natural Resources Board feels banning baiting and feeding in counties where it is currently allowed will encourage deer movement during shooting hours and result in a more even distribution of deer available to hunters on both public and private lands.

Please Note: The proposed changes to the rule language for the DNR's fish and wildlife questions were not printed in the back of the 2011 spring hearing questionnaires. The proposed rule language can be viewed using the following links.


  • 2010 Spring hearing questionnaire
  • 2010 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2010 County resolution results


  • 2009 Spring hearing questionnaire [PDF 1,353KB]
  • 2009 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2009 County resolution results

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Last revised: Monday May 01 2017