Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at what Wisconsin has in store for you this week.
Winter arrived in northern Wisconsin in full force this week, with some areas receiving over 22 inches of snow. Crews at several parks and forests are working on getting ski trails open. The wet, heavy snow brought down many trees that need to be cleared before trails can be groomed, but some are open or expected to open by the weekend.
According to the TravelWisconsin.com snow conditions report, most snowmobile trails are not yet open. Snowmobile clubs in each county determine when trails will open.
With the recent snowfall, wildlife and their movements have become much more visible. Furbearer movements, especially coyote, bobcat and fisher, should increase in the next two weeks. The first snowy owl of the season was spotted at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee this week.
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