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October 22, 2017

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If you have a Northwoods outdoors story, contact the Outdoors Reporter, Beckie Joki, bjoki@lakelandtimes.com. 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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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

Fish like a Girl
Back in July I got involved in a program called Snapshot Wisconsin. This program is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. Citizens across the state host DNR-supplied trail cameras on their own land. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, October 14, 2017

A reminder to hunters regarding changes to the tagging of deer and turkey
As the archery and turkey seasons continue and the youth deer hunters will take to the field this weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters about recently implemented changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

NRB hears wolf woes from the Northwoods
At last week's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, both Laurie Groskopf from Wisconsin Wolf Facts and Mike Brust, president of Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, were present to discuss wolf issues and to provide the board with information they may not have had about problems with wolves in the northern half of the state. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fish like a girl
While the recent tragedy in Las Vegas to many may not seem to be an "outdoors" issue, to me anything gun-related has the potential to become an issue to outdoorsperson such as myself. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

OC panel hears grant application information
The Oneida Conservation and UW-Extension Education Committee heard a grant proposal Monday from the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
Light is an essential life force in lakes. How it behaves in the water depends on various factors, some immutable - pure physics - and others related to the characteristics of each lake's water. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

still water
From Sept. 22-24, veterans of past and present conflicts in which the U.S. armed forces have played a role got together at the Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

They were there to fish, and not to fight. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fish like a girl
I know I will get some heat for this once again, but I need to point it out. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a big deal. It kills deer. There is no known cure. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bumblebee Watch offers citizen science opportunity
According to Oneida County pollinator coordinator Baerbel Ehrig, we are entering the perfect time of year for bumblebee sightings. With the current weather and the blooming stage of flowers, bumblebee activity is very high, she said. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Oneida CDAC welcomes public at final 2017 meeting
The public has one more opportunity to provide comments on the deer population objective and Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundary recommendations for Oneida County.
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tavern League Donation
The Oneida County Tavern League recently donated $500 to Let's Go Fishing to help continue to provide sightseeing excursions and fishing trips to seniors, veterans, disabled individuals and kids.
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pelican Lake turns on for Hodag Musky Challenge
Nearly 100 two-angler teams took to several area lakes this weekend in search of the fish of 10,000 casts, the elusive muskellunge, as part of the 36th annual Hodag Musky Challenge. Many anglers have fished the Hodag Musky Challenge several times, with a few fishing over 25 of the 36 years. This year Pelican Lake, which showed anglers little in the way of action last year, proved itself to be the star. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pollinator workshop provides important information
Pollinators are an important part of our lives. Much of the food we eat would not exist without the insects who work diligently to pollinate them for us. Recently, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a pollinator workshop to enhance awareness of the role pollinators play in our lives and what people can do to help the declining pollinator populations. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Natural Resources Board to meet in Minocqua
Each month the Natural Resources Board (NRB), the body which sets the policy for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), meets to discuss a variety of topics related to the state's natural resources and their management.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fish like a girl
Ed Hammer, town of Newbold supervisor, was present at the regular meeting of the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) steering committee meeting to discuss his Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) application for the town. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 23, 2017


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