Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Paul A. Smith

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Dates for Wisconsin hunting, fishing seasons, outdoors events

Upcoming events and important dates for hunting and fishing seasons in Wisconsin. → Read More

Once a pro fisherman, Sports Show presenter now casts for new anglers

Former pro fisherman Greg Karch of Oshkosh will offer Learn 2 Fish with Us seminars at the 2023 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show this weekend. → Read More

Smith: Hope springs eternal at 2023 Journal Sentinel Sports Show

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show returns for its 82nd year. The 2023 show will be held March 9 to 12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. → Read More

Smelters again granted longer hours, but public access to be blocked beginning in May at Milwaukee harbor site

Smelt fishers will be allowed longer access hours this spring in the Milwaukee harbor but in May the site will likely be blocked from public access. → Read More

Smith: Wisconsin DNR convenes group to study whether lake trout should be commercially netted on Lake Michigan

The DNR has convened a group to study a request by commercial fishers to start netting and selling lake trout from the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. → Read More

DNR increases Lake Michigan chinook stocking goal for 2023

The Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan will see a modest increase in chinook salmon stocked in 2023, but other trout and salmon species won't change. → Read More

Smith: After a kick start, Green Bay has grown naturally into one of the nation's star walleye fisheries

After suffering from pollution and overexploitation, the walleye population of Green Bay has recovered and is now among the nation's best fisheries. → Read More

Sturgeon spearing season on tap for Winnebago System

The annual sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 11 on the Winnebago System in central Wisconsin. The season lasts a maximum of 16 days. → Read More

Dates for Wisconsin hunting, fishing seasons, outdoors events

Upcoming events and important dates for hunting and fishing seasons in Wisconsin. → Read More

CWD detected in Buffalo County, the nation's trophy deer leader

Chronic wasting disease has been found in a wild deer in Buffalo County, the first detection of the fatal deer disease in the hunting mecca. → Read More

DNR extends comment period for draft wolf management plan in Wisconsin

The DNR has extended by seven weeks the public input period on the draft Wisconsin wolf management plan. The deadline now is Feb. 28. → Read More

Bald eagle found with gunshot wound in Franklin has died; Wisconsin DNR is asking for tips

The eagle died Monday night during a surgical procedure to treat its injuries. The Wisconsin DNR is seeking tips to solve the illegal shooting of the bird. → Read More

DNR seeking tips to solve bald eagle shooting in Milwaukee County

Bird found Dec. 7 in Franklin with broken wing and beak → Read More

Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame to induct Dombeck, Martins and Shaw

The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame will induct Michael Dombeck, Mark Martin and Susan Foote-Martin and Byron Shaw in its 2023 class. → Read More

Smith: DNR social science work finds majority support for wolves in Wisconsin

A 2022 DNR survey found a majority of Wisconsinites in wolf range and outside of it prefer at least as many wolves as there are in the state now. → Read More

Hunters register 14% more deer in gun season

Conditions around the state pointed to a favorable deer hunt. The 2022 kill included 98,397 bucks (up 15%) and 104,898 antlerless deer (up 14%). → Read More

Smith: Hunters, public are key allies to law enforcement

The hundreds of thousands of hunters and others using public land each year in Wisconsin provide key tips to help law enforcement solve crimes. → Read More

Preston Cole to step down as secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources

Preston Cole oversaw the Wisconsin DNR's renewed focus on the impacts of climate change and oversaw measures to ensure clean drinking water in the state. → Read More

In its long-awaited draft wolf plan, the DNR moves away from numerical population goals

The plan, which hasn't been updated since 2007, seeks to maintain a secure wolf population while managing conflicts with humans. → Read More

Smith: Cambridge hunter becomes first in modern era to take a Wisconsin elk with a bow

Dan Evenson of Cambridge killed a 6 by 7 bull elk using a compound bow on Oct. 15 near Clam Lake. → Read More