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November 24, 2017

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If you have a Northwoods outdoors story, contact the Outdoors Reporter, Beckie Joki, 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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2017 deer season comes with some changes
Droves of hunters in blaze orange will take to the woods this weekend looking to fill a freezer or take down a wall-mounter.

Those ready to make the annual fall pilgrimage should be aware of some changes to the hunting season structure this year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Another year, another hunt
For 13-year-old JJ Albee, this will be his third year of the gun-deer hunt. He hunts on family land with his dad. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 deer season structure
Only Vilas, Iron and Ashland counties remain buck only. Other counties in the Northwoods had a limited number of antlerless tags on sale earlier this year.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Don't forget to register for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge runs through Dec. 15. Area youth, hunting in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Price and Iron counties, ages 10-17, are eligible to enter.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Courthouse pollinator garden part of Bayer grant
The plight of the pollinators is becoming more widely known and pollinator gardens are cropping up across the landscape. But still more can be done to help this critically important part of the ecosystem. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Fish like a girl
The thought of having small children in the woods with weapons strikes fear into the hearts of some. For others, the ability to bring their younger children out in the woods for a chance to harvest an animal of their own is exciting. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Deer baiting/feeding still banned in northern counties
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and law enforcement officials are reminding hunters and wildlife observers in three northern Wisconsin counties - Forest, Vilas and Oneida - that deer baiting and feeding activities remain prohibited.
Friday, November 10, 2017

The lake where you live
For most of us, fishing isn't top of mind during these in-between days before the ice firms up. Meanwhile, the fish in our lakes are half a year from spawning, but let's explore one interesting facet of that behavior, anyway. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Rhinelander Lions Club collecting deer hides
Members of the Rhinelander Lions Club are once again collecting deer hides. The hides will be sold and money raised will be used for camper scholarships at the Wisconsin Camp in Rosholt.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Natural Resources Board approves changes to NHAL master plan, asks for economic impact report
One of the agenda items for last week's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting was to discuss and vote on whether to approve some changes to the types of recreation allowed in the Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fish like a girl
After last week's Iron County Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) meeting in Mercer, members and the public were invited to stay to hear presentations from Keith McCaffrey and Adrian Wydeven regarding wolf and deer population dynamics. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, November 4, 2017

What's new?
It seems as if each new deer season comes with its own set of changes and this year is no different. Gone away are back tags, those leaving the landscape last year. Also gone away are in-person registration stations.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fish like a girl
We've been programmed to think earthworms are good. They aerate the soil, they are great bait. How can earthworms possibly be bad? For one thing, they are not native. I know, it's a shock. It seems crazy. But they are not native to Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Edming/Petrowski bill to crack down on poachers advances
The Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry voted recently to recommend passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 416, authored by Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) and Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon).
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oneida and Vilas counties send 2018 DMU recommendations to the NRB
This year, the County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) were handed a new tool for their deer management toolbox. They were allowed to recommend splitting their counties into different management units (DMU).
Saturday, October 28, 2017

League of Women Voters leads AIS discussion
Over 30 people gathered at the Oneida County Senior Center last Tuesday night to hear about aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Northwoods. The program was hosted by the League of Women Voters. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Consumptive versus non-consumptive use of public lands
There has been some debate recently about consumptive versus non-consumptive use of public lands. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wojtusik and Hahn dominate Three Lakes Fall Classic
The Three Lakes Chain proved to be tough opponent last weekend during the Three Lakes Fall Classic. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Big Bass
The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) is comprised of two team trails, the Lakes Division and the River Division. At the close of the year, anglers from both trails go head-to-head in the Tournament of Champions, held this year on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, October 14, 2017

The lake where you live
A spawning fish can spread thousand or tens of thousands of eggs. One might think those numbers alone - multiplied by hundreds of spawners - would guarantee a strong species population year after year. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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