This Month's News

 - March 2024 -

Heather will speak about the NRCS programs that DCCL lands are currently enrolled in and possible new programs that additional lands might be eligible for. In addition, she will tell us how our lands are evaluated periodically to ensure that the WDNR is managing them properly (according to our perpetual or rental agreements).

Submitted for your consideration from Tim Eisele,

Outdoor Writing and Photography

Note: Dane County Conservation League's website is being revamped. Please reach out for questions or comments. 

Join us at the Annual Banquet at the Red Mouse on April 18, 2024.

DCCL's Public Comment: 

DCCL public comment_solar.pdf


The DCCL is a long-time member of the Sportsmen’s Alliance (SA), a nationwide organization whose mission is to, “Protect and advance America’s heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping by uniting sportsmen to protect against legal and legislative attacks by the animal-rights movement, win public support for outdoor sports, ensure the future of this heritage by involving families in the outdoor experience, and by promoting the sportsmen’s stewardship role in the scientific management of America’s fish and wildlife.”   

Currently, SA is active in Wisconsin with its filing of petitions with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the grey wolf in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin -- otherwise known as the “Western Great Lakes” population and to provide a roadmap to putting wolf management back in the hands of wildlife biologists.  Other groups that have signed on to the petitions include the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association.

Submitted by Lowell Carter

Board Members' Corner

Each month at least one Board Member will be sharing something with the DCCL membership. 

This month DCCL Board Member and Secretary, Chris Worley, shares a few pictures of "strange" things encountered this fall hunting.  

1) The bird nest filled with some kind of berry was out at the Brooklyn Wildlife Area 

2)The shrew also in the Brooklyn Wildlife Area was hung up in the brush [no idea if it was placed there by a bird (Shrike??)], or if it somehow got stuck. 

3) The pheasant in the tree was out in the Avoca wildlife area.