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January 21, 2018

Contact the Outdoors Editor
If you have a Northwoods outdoors story, contact the Outdoors Reporter, Beckie Joki, bjoki@lakelandtimes.com. You may also call the River News office at (715) 365-6397 or the Lakeland Times office at (715) 356-5236.



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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

'Mining 101' seminar in Minocqua Jan. 24
A "Mining 101" educational seminar, sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association, will take place at Wednesday, Jan 24 at Reuland's Conference Center in Minocqua.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fish like a girl
I have been the outdoors reporter for this newspaper for over two years. That means I have written well over 100 columns. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

NYDHC interviews: Youth hunters say experience not dependent on harvest
Over 200 youth hunters gathered at Lakeland Union High School Jan. 1 for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Lake Where You Live
The bottom of your lake has stories to tell. For many centuries, sediment has been collecting there, year after year, layer on layer. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Make plans now for Free Fishing Weekend
Each year the state of Wisconsin holds two Free Fishing Weekends. One is in June and the other is in January. This year's first free fishing weekend is Jan. 20-21.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kids can learn to ice fish Jan. 20
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, on Perch Lake (8 miles west of Rhinelander).
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Study measures effectiveness of shoreline restoration efforts
From 1940 to 2000, the Midwest experienced a 146 percent increase in house development. One of the highest relative growth rates has been in northern Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet draws hundreds
Despite frigid temperatures outside, over 410 people packed the Lakeland Union High School commons area on Monday night for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fish Like a Girl: Youth deer hunt banquet a great way to start the year
This past Monday was my third experience with the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge. I have to say, one of the best parts of my job is getting to interview youth hunters. They amaze me with their knowledge of their quarry, yet they still have the innocence to be in awe of everything around them. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Invasive species still a concern during ice fishing season
Once the lakes freeze over and anglers hit the ice, most give little thought to aquatic invasive species. In the summer, it is top of mind, with volunteers manning the launch ramps and reminding boaters to remove weeds from trailers and boats.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fish like a girl
Now is the time of year everyone starts making those pesky New Year's resolutions. I personally do not partake in this activity in any formal way, but I do tend to use this time to think about things I would like to change or things I would like to do more of (or less of) in the coming year. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Order your Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass now
An annual Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass is required to operate on all public snowmobile trails for snowmobiles currently registered in Wisconsin. All Wisconsin snowmobile trail passes, including those ordered at agent locations, are delivered by U.S. Mail.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ruffed Grouse Society banquet set for January
The Wisconsin River Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its third annual Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet on Jan. 27, 2018 at the Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
Fishing in the lake isn't what it once was. Some favorite species have declined in numbers. Those species still abundant are smaller. Is it time to consider stocking the lake?
Saturday, December 30, 2017

NRB hears deer season report
The Natural Resources Board (NRB) heard a report from three department representatives on the 2017 deer season at its December meeting, including numbers and statistics from the 9-day gun hunt. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fish like a girl
At last week's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, two of the decisions the board was charged with making had to do with the deer season. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Record number of walleye stocked in 2017
A record 881,977 walleye were stocked in key Wisconsin waters this past year as state, private and tribal hatcheries continued to put Wisconsin Walleye Initiative funding to work for anglers, state fisheries officials said.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Illegal dumping becoming a problem on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
In recent years, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has seen an increase in illegal dumping on public lands.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
The slope of our yard going toward Birch Lake is crisscrossed by animal trails, presumably those of deer, though in 10 inches of soft powder it's hard to be sure. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, December 23, 2017


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