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March 24, 2018

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RHS trap team ready to start season
The Rhinelander High School trap team held its organizational meeting last weekend at Boyd Financial Services in Rhinelander.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fish like a girl
At last month's Natural Resources Board meeting, the board was presented with the analysis of the first year of the Southwest Wisconsin Deer and Predator Study.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring hearings just over two weeks away
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) will hold their annual spring hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 in every county in the state.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fish like a girl
As I was driving home from Minocqua the day of this writing, I saw the river above Boom Lake was opening up. Being a fisherman, of course my thoughts turn to the upcoming tournament season quickly.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lake associations, county AIS program awarded AIS grant funding
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department's (LWCD) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program is proud to announce it has been awarded a $25,615 AIS Education, Prevention and Planning grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Permanent ice shacks must be removed by Sunday
Permanent ice shacks must be removed from all inland lakes north of Wisconsin Highway 64 by this Sunday, March 18.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Against the wind
A bald eagle turns its back to the stiff winds recently near Lake Minocqua.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Musky fishing seminar to be held at Nicolet College
The managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine will be joined by several other anglers to lead presentations at the two-day Musky Fishing Seminar at Nicolet College March 24 and April 7.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

The lake where you live
The great blues aren't the only herons seen around our lakes. Another heron is much smaller, less abundant, more secretive and thus arguably more interesting than its cousin.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Natural Resources Board calls for better messaging regarding CWD in Wisconsin
As directed by the Natural Resources Board, the Department of Natural Resources reviewed its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan, made some revisions and presented its findings to the board at its meeting this month.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fish like a girl
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention and Water Action Volunteers Symposium is set for April 18-20.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Large turnout for Warden Career Day
For the fifth year in a row, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hosted a Conservation Warden Career Day, this year being the first time the event came to the Northern Highlands region of Wisconsin.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 10, 2018

The lake where you live
Back in my kid days my older brother claimed that when he threw stones into the river where I was fishing, he wasn't scaring the fish.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Public information meeting held on CWD finding in Lincoln County
Chronic wasting disease (CWD), an always-fatal brain disease in cervids such as white-tailed deer, was recently found in Lincoln County, just south of Oneida County.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Fish like a girl
Why should anyone attend the DNR spring hearings? All the rules are made in some clandestine cave somewhere, or over $15 cocktails in some fancy members-only facility in Madison, right? It seems like most people feel this way.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 3, 2018

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

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