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Wisconsin Fishing Reports & Outdoor Report for September 15, 2016

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As cooler temperatures spread across the state and a rainy Thursday evening looms in south central, Wisconsin's outdoors are turning toward fall. Bear hunting season is going strong and a number of seasons will open this weekend, including: archery, small game, goose, turkey and grouse season. Fall color is just beginning at the Brule River State Forest.Photo Credit: DNRWith the recent mild winter and a fairly lush summer, wildlife populations are in excellent shape. Throughout the state there have been groups of deer observed foraging in the fields both in the early mornings and late evenings. A buck with polished antlers was seen this week in Waupaca County. Many archers will be staking out some time and space next to a nice acorn producer, in order to get a great early start to the archery season. Ducks and geese are starting to migrate and will soon be filling the marshes.While fall weather will keep hunters cool in the woods, it is also already bringing out the bite in the Northwoods. Bull elks have begun bugling in the Flambeau River State Forest.

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