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Old 11-20-2007, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Wichita, Kansas
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I have a strange question for everyone. My husband and I just moved to Madison from Wichita Kansas. We moved up here for his job, but also for me to finish school for wildlife conservation. When I researched Wisconsin the internet showed a lot of wildlife out here compared to Kansas. However the only thing I've seen are the bunnies and squirrels in our yard. (There really cute, but not what I had in mind). Are their any bigger wildlife in certain areas of Wisconsin.
Thanks for the help
Mandy
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: WI
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whitetail deer and badgers, of course. Also coyotes, wolves, raccoons, possums, bears. Eagles, hawks, osprey, herons, cranes, grouse.

I've heard of bobcat, moose and wolverine sightings up toward Black River Falls and north of there but I haven't seen those myself.

Any animal in particular you're hoping to see? My friend lives in SE Sheboygan and has great pics of a bear that was roaming through his land last fall/winter (even though there aren't supposed to be bears in that area - someone forgot to tell the bear).
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Waupun, Wisconsin
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Eagles, hawks, osprey, herons, cranes, grouse.
On the bird front, we almost hit a turkey that was flying across the road last month when we took a drive up to Door County. Impressive looking bird when you're closing on it at 40mph+ and it's flying too damned low
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Owen WI
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Don't forget the Elk up by Clam Lake, WI
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Bobcat population good up north here also the bears..Forgot Fishers, porcupines, Turkey vultures, groundhogs and such.If in city not see alot get out farther away and see alot more wildlife specially when go north. Moose sightings here again this year.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Ithaca NY
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The wildest stuff generally doesn't hang out in the city. I've seen a lot of neat birds including wild turkeys in the UW arboretum, and muskrats and frogs besides. For bigger animals you'd need to go farther afield.

(Not much farther, though; saw a good number of dead deer on the side of the road on my way to Mt. Horeb last weekend. Presumably there are still plenty of smart ones hanging out in the woods.)
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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We are near Lake Superior. Lots of turkeys, deer, and we have seen a few bears too.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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We've seen bears, bobcats. fishers, foxes. The bears love to wreck our bird feeders in winter.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Wichita, Kansas
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It looks like I need to be heading up North then. I forgot to say that the wildlife I'm looking for is the big wildlife. I'm fascinated by moose, but also like bears, caraboo, and elk.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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I think in order to see moose you may have to go to Minnesota. We have seen them over by Ely. Not sure about caribou or elk.
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