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Wisconsin

Population: 5,363,675 (2000)

State Background
Species
Clubs & Organizations
Wisconsin Wildlife Management
101 S Webster St.
PO Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707

608-266-2621
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife

State Background

Wisconsin is a state in the United States, located in the Midwest. The state is bordered by the Montreal River; Lake Superior and Michigan to the north; by Lake Michigan to the east; by Illinois to the south; and by Iowa and Minnesota to the west. Part of the state's boundaries includes the Mississippi River and St. Croix River in the west, and the Menominee River in the northeast.

Wisconsin has many lakes of varied size; in fact Wisconsin contains 11,188 square miles of water, more than all but three other states (Alaska, Michigan & Florida). The distinctive Door Peninsula, which extends off of the eastern coast of the state, contains one of the state's most beautiful tourist destinations, Wisconsin is home to a wide variety of geographical features. The state is divided into five distinct regions. In the north, the Lake Superior Lowland occupies a belt of land along Lake Superior. Just to the south, the Northern Highland includes the state's highest point, Timms Hill, as well as massive forests and thousands of small glacial lakes. In the middle of the state, the Central Plain possesses some unique sandstone formations like the Dells of the Wisconsin River in addition to rich farmland. The Eastern Ridges and Lowlands region in the southeast is home to many of Wisconsin's largest cities. In the southwest, the Western Upland is a rugged landscape with a mix of forest and farmland. The Wisconsin climate is typically continental with some modification by Lakes Michigan and Superior. The cold, snowy winters favor a variety of winter sports, and the warm summers appeal to thousands of vacationers each year. Most of the streams and lakes in the State are ice-covered from late November to late March. Snow covers the ground in practically all the winter months, except in extreme southern areas.

State Species

Big Game Black Bear Bobcat White-tailed Deer
Waterfowl Canadian Geese
Ducks
Light Geese White-fronted Geese
Furbearer Beaver
Cottontail Rabbit
Coyote
Fisher
Fox
Jackrabbit
Mink
Muskrat
Opossum
Otter
Raccoon
Skunk
Snowshoe Hare
Weasel
Small Game Bobwhite Quail
Crow
Fox Squirrel
Gray Partridge
Gray Squirrel
Mourning Dove
Red-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Woodcock
Sport Fish Black Bass
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullhead
Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Lake Sturgeon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Muskellunge
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Clubs & Organizations

Black Creek Woodcraft LLC Drag-Free Fly Fishin
Fly Fishing Wisconsin One More Cast Fly Shop
Wisconsin Fly Fishing

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