Updated: October 20, 2017
Donate a Deer Here!
The Deer Donation Program provides a great opportunity to help families in need this fall.
The program continues Wisconsin's autumn tradition of helping those in need. Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 90,000 deer which were processed into over 3.6 million pounds of ground venison.
In addition to Oneida County, Wisconsin has a network of venison donation partners including: other county land and water conservation departments, food pantries, charitable organizations, Hunt for the Hungry, USDA - Wildlife Services and participating processors who all help implement and administer the program. If you would like to donate your deer, please go to the website below and follow the directions.
Currently in Oneida County, there are two processors in the Deer Donation Program. They are: Lake Tomahawk Custom Processing, 7259 State Highway 47 and TJ's Butcher Block, 8796 Packing Plant Road, Minocqua.
Turkey Donation Program?
NEW THIS YEAR!! Oneida County is also participating in the NEW Turkey Donation Program! We are currently checking to see if there are processors in the area that are willing to take turkeys for processing. We will post them here as soon as they are confirmed.
For more information on the Turkey Donation Program go to: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/turkeyDonation.html
Wisconsin is "fluttering"
Over the last few weeks, Northern Wisconsin has been fluttering with Painted Ladies. People who have planted late-blooming flowers in their gardens should take a look. Take special note of our locally growing native species, like Purple Asters on the left! Painted Ladies (butterflies) love asters!
Watch the video of a Painted Lady feeding on a Zinnia below, shot by our own Oneida County Conservationist. Click on the Painted Lady Feeding button.
You can also read about the recent problem in Denver caused by butterflies. Click on the Butterflies button.
SUMMER TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
on the "Pollinators" Page
August 29, 2017
Presentations at the workshop are available on the Pollinators Page. Check it out!
WE HONOR ONE OF OUR OWN!
Recent Updates in "Cool Conservation Clips"
NEW TOPICS ADDED WEEKLY TO COOL CONSERVATION CLIPS!
Pollinator Project Update!
Meet Adam, the first Monarch butterfly caterpillar feeding in the new pollinator habitat at the Three Lakes Winery.