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February 24, 2018

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The lake where you live
Birch Lake lies outside our windows, through the woods and down the hill, covered by more than a foot of snow and, by now, probably two feet of ice.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hodag Sports Club holds 41st annual banquet
Like many clubs, the Hodag Sports Club grew from humble beginnings. It started simply, with several men who were looking for a place to shoot trap.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fish like a girl
Last weekend I attended the Central Wisconsin Sports Show in Wausau. It is an event I look forward to every year.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

WIFA State Championship draws 700 high school anglers to Minocqua
From it's beginnings as a contest between two high schools, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association (WIFA) turned a small-scale tournament into a state championship with 65 schools sending 80 teams for a total of 700 high school anglers to Lake Minocqua and Tomahawk last weekend.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Anglers take on Boom Lake during Lions Club Fisheree
Last weekend's weather was perfect for ice fishing. With ample cold weather, ice conditions were good and bright sunshine kept anglers' spirits high as they hit the ice.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fish like a girl
First, I have to say: Who doesn't love a good gardening book? My mom had a garden ever since I can remember, with my dad rototilling it every spring for her and my sister and I picking rocks and weeding.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Lake Where You Live: Good reads for kids
For teaching kids to love a lake, nothing beats time on the water. A close second, perhaps, is sending the little ones off to sleep with a book that helps make fast the memories they built during the day.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department announces poster contest winners
The judging for the 2018 National Conservation Poster Contest has been completed. The national contest was open to area students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Natural Resources Board approves wildlife advisory questions
At last month's Natural Resources Board meeting, the board approved several wildlife management questions that sportsmen and women will see this spring during the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and DNR Spring Hearings.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stella predator hunt benefits volunteer fire department
The Stella Fire Department held its second annual predator hunt last month, with 55 hunter registering for the event. There were two classes, houndsmen and callers.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Fish like a girl
Recently a colleague I met on the LinkedIn platform asked if I would like to read a copy of a children's book he wrote about fly fishing.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Lake Where You Live
There's a major lake pollution preventer -but also a potential source of pollution - on every developed lake property. It's the septic system that receives and treats our household sewage.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

42nd annual Rhinelander Lions Fisheree returns to Boom Lake this weekend
The 42nd annual Rhinelander Lions Fisheree is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11. The fishing headquarters will be the Hodag Park Boom Lake Boat Landing Pavilion with fishing on Boom and Bass Lake and part of Wisconsin River Flowage, organizers said in a press release.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fate of 'wolf bill' still undecided
The fight to delist the wolf in Wisconsin has been a long and arduous one. Legislation at the federal level has failed to gain the momentum needed to get the wolf delisted and to keep the courts out of a decision many believe should be made through science rather than as a matter of law or public opinion. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fish like a girl
The state of Wisconsin has never had a trout management plan and the Department of Natural Resources is looking to change that.

Like most management plans, this one will be good for 10 years, and be reviewed at that time. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

CWD detection in Lincoln County will result in baiting and feeding ban
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeast Lincoln County, south of Rhinelander.
Saturday, January 27, 2018

4H Family Fishing Fun Day draws great crowd
The fourth annual 4H Fishing Fun Day, held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend, took place Saturday at Perch Lake west of Rhinelander. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Fish like a girl
I have always been a big fan of field guides. I remember being a little kid looking at my mom's bird field guides and plant field guides. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Lake Where You Live
Phosphorus is the main villain behind blooms of toxic blue-green algae in our lakes. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Fish like a girl
Searching mindlessly through the internet during one of our recent cold snaps, I came across an initiative called Humane Backyards created by the Human Society of the United States. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

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