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June 19, 2019

The mysterious ways of wolves
Over the centuries humans have established a fascinating bond with dogs. The two species don't share a language, yet have an uncanny ability to accurately understand each other's moods, mannerisms, and movements. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Natural Reaction
The trees were flush with fresh leaves at the Little Turtle Flowage outside of Mercer last Saturday, which resulted in a beautiful, gleaming green border surrounding the wetlands, but made for tough birding conditions. It's not that the birds were not there. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 15, 2019

NRB hears 2019-2029 bear management plan
Hunter interest in black bear hunting is still growing, even in a time when interest in other types of hunting is waning. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 15, 2019

A great day for fishing
A simple day fishing can do wonders for the spirit. It can set the soul of an angler as free as the fish they pursue. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Natural Reaction
A few days ago I was leaving the laundromat when, on the way to my car, a songbird darted out from a nearby bog and landed next to my feet. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Deer season antlerless quotas approved by board
Late last month the Natural Resource Board (NRB) was presented with information regarding antlerless deer quotas and recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs). (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 8, 2019

natural reaction: A fresh look at AIS
Last Wednesday, Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School (AV-W) hosted a lakes convention featuring some local researchers on aquatic invasive species (AIS). The gymnasium floor was filled with presentations on a variety of invasive species and the impact they have on both the Great Lakes and local waters. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Kemp Station hosts wolf presentation
Being the dairy state, Wisconsin is home to thousands of herds of cattle. As a heavily forested state of the north, it is also home to over 900 wolves, and with both animals on the landscape, they're bound to run into each other. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 1, 2019

River trippers
Howard and Madelynn Schmidt of Adams walk from where they portaged their kayaks Friday, May 24, 2019 to get some lunch at a restaurant on Kemp Street.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Anglers reminded to pull the plug on invasive species
Most of Oneida County's boaters and anglers are old pros at pulling plants and animals off their boats at the landing to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Snowmobile Hall of Fame gets a tune-up
On the side of the road leading to the Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) in St. Germain a sign reminds visitors the fist snowmobile race took place the day the second snowmobile was built. And while there is no memorabilia from that mythic race at a the SHOF, there is seemingly some from every race thereafter. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Northwoods Invitational a hit in Harshaw
High school clay target shooting is popular. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Natural Reaction
Unlike the slow grandeur of the sunsets they scatter through, bats are a fleeting beauty. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 25, 2019

UW-Madison students get northern exposure at Kemp Station
No one is having a more wild time at camp this summer than the University of Wisconsin-Madison students currently staying at Kemp Station south of Woodruff. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held on Boom Lake
The inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament will be held on Boom Lake on Saturday, Aug. 17. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Natural Reaction
The faint band of blue that breaks the darkness of the morning's black eastern sky, when the planet leans just enough toward the sun to allow a bit of sight, is like a conductor's baton signaling to all birds to begin to sing. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Lake associations seek county support for I-LIDS technology
The boat launches of Vilas County are the frontline in the battle against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Opportunities exist to help Wisconsin's bats
Brian Heeringa is a wildlife biologist for the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and also a board member of the Midwest Bat Working Group. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Lake Where You Live
It's the sun that charges the food chain in our lakes by powering photosynthesis in algae, which form the base of the food chain. It's also the sun that triggers the seasonal cycles we'll be seeing in our lakes with increasing speed as May warms into June. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Walleyes for Tomorrow and GLIFWC survey Lake Minocqua
Last week a group consisting of members of Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT), the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) got a first-hand look at the walleye population on Lake Minocqua. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, May 11, 2019

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