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Oneida County ATV trails to open Friday
The Oneida County ATV/UTV Trail System will officially open for the 2015 Spring/Summer/Fall season effective 8 a.m., Friday, May 22,
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fishing Report
A big swing in the weather from highs of near 80 degrees last week to rain, sleet and even some snow today, May 12. Daily changes in temps, wind and cloud cover meant anglers needed to be on the move to find their quarry, especially walleye.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Look out for turtles crossing the road
As temperatures rise, more turtles will be out basking in the sun near their overwintering habitats, with some eventually moving to nearby wetlands.
Friday, May 15, 2015

The lake where you live
Among my first Northwoods memories is of camping with my family at Twin Bridges Park on the High Falls Flowage of the Peshtigo River. I distinctly remember the reddish color of the water at the beach where I played in the shallows. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 15, 2015

Traveling trails less traveled
I had to turn the pages in my fishing and hunting log/diary back to opening day 2012 in order to find a similar situation to what the north experienced for the 2015 opener. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 15, 2015

Ced Vig's Wisconsin Woodsmoke
Many of the deer that are being killed along the roadsides this month are young deer - yearlings.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Classic Sled Roundup set for May 24
Snowmobiles are never out of season. This Memorial Day weekend, stop by St. Germain Park for the Snowmobile Hall of Fame's 12th annual Classic Sled Roundup May 24.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Plaid Clad Rambler
I should have exercised more caution when my brother, Micah, decided we were going to play David and Goliath. As brothers, our similarities balance our differences. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 15, 2015

This bites: Tick season in the Northwoods
The earlier the snow melt, the earlier ticks and other insects return to the Northwoods. Spring was relatively mild this year, meaning ticks were able to gain a foothold sooner and start growing in number. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 15, 2015

DNR prepares for electronic hunting registration
Deer and bear hunters in Wisconsin will be able to electronically register their harvest during 2015 hunting seasons.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Photo: First opener
This was the first year these anglers joined their fathers to take part in the annual celebration of the walleye opener at the Lang's place in Minocqua.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Presque Isle 24th annual walleye tournament
The Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Walleye Tournament May 15-17 at the Presque Isle Community Center, 270 Main St., Presque Isle.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Warblers return to Wisconsin
Birdwatchers and outdoors lovers should get ready for the bright colors, melodic songs and chip-chipping of Wisconsin's long-distance migrant warblers who will soon return home from their warm winter haunts
Friday, May 8, 2015

The Lake Where You Live
As my canoe came clear of a shrubby patch on a small point here on Birch Lake, there came an explosion of wings. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 8, 2015

Ced Vig's Wisconsin Woodsmoke
The life of a frog or toad is a precarious one.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Plaid Clad Rambler
Humans, self-absorbed animals that we are, love finding ways to complicate the simple. The same can be said of fishing sometimes. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 8, 2015

Fishing opener slow; anglers informed of new regs
The 2015 open water fishing season got off to a slow start over the weekend. Warm weather and sunny skies made for great conditions to be on the lake but drove fish to deeper waters. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 8, 2015

Turtle Flambeau benefits from conservation projects
The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area stands to benefit from $5,535 from the Natural Resources Foundation this year to help fund lakeshore restoration projects, aquatic invasive species monitoring and a study on the relationship between predator species and seed availability. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 8, 2015

Photo: Dust devil stirs things up in Woodruff
David Turner sent us this photograph he took of an eerie dust devil on a perfectly clear day.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
The mysterious world ruled by Mother Nature often supplies those who venture into it with numerous unusual surprises and "OMG" moments. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 8, 2015


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