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Contact the Outdoors Editor
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.

To submit a hunting or fishing photo, email and we will publish your trophy. Please include "outdoors" in the subject line and be sure to state your full name, town where you reside, area the trophy was caught or harvested (optional), and details on size/weight, etc. Also, please include your phone number, which will not be published, in case we have questions about your submissions. Thank you.

'Doing the Right Thing' workshop covers surface water issues
The "Doing the Right Thing for our Lakes and Rivers" workshop, hosted last month by the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) and the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA), drew attendees from several counties. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fish like a girl
Anyone who has read my column with regularity (thank you to both of you) knows I love to fish, and that love of fishing was fostered very early on. My dad took me hunting and fishing quite a bit when I was young. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament ready for 32nd year
Fall and musky fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the premier musky fishing tournaments in the Northwoods, the Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament, is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The lake where you live
A flower grows at the base of our pier that would look right at home in a botanical garden, in the hair of a wedding flower girl, or in the corsage of a prom queen. It's better, though, exactly where it is, blooming in splendor on the shore of Birch Lake, where I see it every time I go down to the boat. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
Boat (bot) n. 1. A small, open watercraft propelled by oars, sails or an engine. (Collier's dictionary, 1961)

Not having access to a more recent dictionary, I'm not sure what the current primary definition of "boat" might be at present, and I'm sure it's much different than the one I quoted.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What's happening in the garden?
The wet weather this spring and early summer has not been great for many gardens. The Community Garden in Rhinelander has had it share of successes and failures as well. Master Gardener Tom Jerow said gardeners should not lose hope, though. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Questions regarding the sustainability issues for walleye and other game fish in Vilas and Oneida counties
Since the 1960s there has been a well-documented drop off in the numbers of several species of game fish in many of the Vilas and Oneida county lakes. Some species of fish, such as ciscos, walleye, and some minnows, are far less numerous and/or are no longer present in water bodies which historically held large numbers of sustained populations. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Chats provide a trove of information
The Department of Natural Resources holds online chats on a variety of topics open to the public by simply logging on to the website and attending. In June, there were four of those chats. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fish like a girl
The Department of Natural Resources has recently set the "live release" category state records for many popular fish. I see this to be a great addition for the CPR angler (Catch, photo, release).
Saturday, July 8, 2017

The lake where you live
With water plants there's often a need to take the good with the bad, to find the happy medium, to see shades of gray. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

A morning visitor
Lois Kettner had a great surprise Monday morning when a moose sauntered through her yard in Pine Lake near Rhinelander. He made his way out of the woods, meandered through her yard, eating a few leaves from her lilac bush before heading back the way he came. He did not seem to mind Kettner watching him from her deck, she said.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Newbold bear
Mary Grafelman took this photo of a young bear exploring her yard in Newbold. She estimated the bear to be about 1 year old.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Central Wisconsin River Series anglers take on Lake Nokomis
Weather conditions last Saturday were more reminiscent of September than mid-June as a field of 45 teams in the Central Wisconsin River Series took off shortly before 6:30 a.m. for the second stop of the series. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hodag Musky Challenge needs community's help
The Rhinelander Are Chamber of Commerce is looking for people willing to volunteer to judge the Hodag Musky Challenge this fall.

"In 2015, the Hodag Musky Challenge moved to a Judge Boat scoring format. Historically the HMC has been a transport, lake station tournament," chamber officials said in a press release. :To continue the Judge Boat scoring format, volunteers are needed to man judge boats and register fish over the tournament weekend Sept. 22-24 on a variety of Rhinelander area lakes."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fish like a girl
Earlier this month, the joint finance committee (JFC) effectively got the ball rolling on doing away with carcass tags for turkey, goose and deer. This measure was put through the committee by Representative Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) to be passed as part of the budget under the auspices it is somehow fiscal in nature. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eagle River Kids Fishing Day set for July 13 at Vilas County Fairgrounds
The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 37th annual Eagle River Kids Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 13.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

What to do in case of severe weather
Severe weather can be scary enough from the comfort of home. But when it hits when you are outdoors - at a picnic or camping, for instance - it can be even more unnerving. Knowing what to do can make the difference between safety and risk. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The lake where you live
For those not interested in fishing, watching a bobber may be the world's most boring way to spend time. For those who do fish, it's exciting or incredibly relaxing, and sometimes both at once. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

First competition
Keith Stern's two-year-old lab, Josey, competed in her first-ever Dock Dog competition this year in Minocqua. Her final jump measured 30 feet.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nearly 100 anglers celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Dads and Kids Fishing Day'
Dads and kids gathered at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander June 16 to spend some quality time together and hopefully catch a few fish. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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