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All Things Outdoors

From hunting to hiking and snowmobiling to water skiing, there’s no shortage of outdoor recreation opportunities in the Northwoods.

In WXPR’s All Things Outdoors, we talk with DNR Conservation Warden Tim Otto about what you need to know to stay safe and have fun while out in the woods.

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  • Spring seems arriving early in the Northwoods. With temperatures above normal right now, trails and dirt roads can be susceptible to damage.Wisconsin DNR Conservation Warden Tim Otto shares how people can be respectful of current conditions.
  • Towards the end of the 1800s it looked like wood ducks were headed towards extinction.The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 is credited with saving the species, but many also credit the invention of the wood duck box in the 1930s with their conservations.For WXPR’s All Things Outdoors, Katie Thoresen and Wisconsin DNR Conservation install some wood duck boxes in the Northwoods and share how you can as well.
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