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DNR Warns Hunters of Remaining Storm Damage in Oconto, Langlade Counties

November 5, 2019

If your hunting grounds are in Oconto or Langlade County, be careful because there is still damage from July storms in the area.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says hunters may encounter unrecognizable or inaccessible locations and may need to scout for new areas to hunt.

In Langlade County, the high winds impacted about 1,800 acres of state-owned land, including parts of Peters Marsh Wildlife Area and the Upper Wolf River Fishery Area. There was also extensive damage in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and properties in the White Lake and Mountain areas.

Storm damage in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, July 25, 2019 (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

In the Langlade County Forest, about 30,000 acres of public land were affected. The county Forest Department led efforts to clear trails to make them safe for users, but some forest areas remain inaccessible.

Meanwhile, wet weather has also made some access roads too wet to travel. Those going into the woods should also be advised that saturated ground may lead to weakened trees falling.

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