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September 20, 2017

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River Series anglers take on Minocqua Chain for series championship
The Minocqua chain has built a reputation over the last few years for being a bass nursery. Anglers have waded through dozens of small fish for every tournament keeper they have been able to bring to the scales. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 16, 2017

picture-perfect weather
The return of warm weather this past week proved too hard to resist for one area man as he decided to go for a cruise in his kayak on Thunder Lake Tuesday afternoon and soak up some sun. Cooler weather is expected starting Sunday and extending into the work week.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Online tools show hunters where baiting and feeding is banned
Before taking part in upcoming hunting seasons or placing feed for wildlife, hunters and wildlife watchers should be sure to check which counties currently prohibit wildlife baiting and feeding activities.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fish like a girl
I came in to the office recently to discover a book on my desk called "Heaven on the Headwaters." A quick glance through the book told me it was something I needed to read. I love the history of the Northwoods, and with several historical photos jumping from nearly each page of the book as I flipped through it, I knew how I would be spending my evening. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Deer advisory committees talk boundaries, objectives
Over the last two weeks, each county deer advisory committee (CDAC) in the state has met to discuss deer management units (DMUs) and deer population objectives for their respective counties. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 9, 2017

NHAL amendment proposal looking for public feedback
The master plan currently used for the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest (NHAL) was developed in 2005.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fish like a girl
The Central Wisconsin River Series anglers will take to the Minocqua chain this weekend for the championship tournament. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
Your lake association, lake district or friends group helps take care of your lake. But who watches the bigger picture - the policies that determine what people can do on their properties and frontage, and the information that helps lake residents make good decisions? (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fish like a girl
Sunday was the last stop of the Upper Midwest Bass Series Challenge (UMBCS) Wisconsin Lakes Division. The points title for the series was all but locked up, but one team was not out mathematically.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lake Association learns about fish population, weed management
The Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lake Association meeting last weekend included a presentation from DNR fisheries manager John Kubisiak regarding fishery information found in DNR surveys. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gabby Hen and friends
A mallard hen was the unofficial spokes-duck at the fifth annual WILD Hodag Mini-Triathlon Aug. 26. The duck appeared to be communicating with the participants prior to the swim/kayak leg of the race.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
You might think about your lake as an entity unto itself, a pool of water within the landscape. In reality, your lake is part of something larger, called a watershed. The nature of the land around the lake, and the way humans use that land, can affect the water profoundly. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Anglers gear up for two championship tourneys
The Minocqua chain will host two championship bass trail tournaments in September and October.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fish like a girl
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held its annual banquet last week at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 26, 2017

County Deer Advisory Councils meet next week
While many County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) have already held their meetings, many more are scheduled to meet in the coming week. This is true of Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bambi tag
Two fawns engage in a game of tag alongside State Highway 47 just south of Lake Tomahawk.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
Once every week or two, on many lakes around Wisconsin, volunteers set out in motorboats, rowboats or pontoon boats armed with a Secchi disk, and in some cases water sample bottles and temperature probes. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sept. 1 opener for mourning dove, early teal and goose hunting seasons
Migratory game bird hunters are reminded that Friday, Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin's mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trout Lake Research Station open house highlights fieldwork
Trout Lake Research Station near Boulder Junction recently held its seventh annual open house, at which time the public is invited to come and look at the different types of research taking place and to meet the staff and graduate students who are conducting the research.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fish like a girl
As an avid bass angler, I do not often pay close attention to other species of fish, other than how bass relate to them or they to bass. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 19, 2017


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