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February 26, 2020


Lead toxicity still an issue for raptors
Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.
According to Amanda Walsh of the Northwoods Wildlife Center, the local wildlife rehabilitation center has taken in six bald eagles since October 2019, all of whuch had some lead toxicity, and some of them had to be euthanized because the levels of lead in their systems were too high to be treated. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Fish Like A Girl
I hear so many people talking down about the "next generation," just as my parents did about my generation and their parents did before them. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

High school clay shooting event to be held in Harshaw this May
The Harshaw Sports Club and the Chequamegon High School S.E.a.L shooting team will once again hold a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth clay event at the Sports Club on Rocky Run Road. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Natural Resources Board agrees to zero bag walleye limit on Minocqua Chain for one more year
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Meredith Penthorn brought an emergency rule to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) recently asking to close the Minocqua Chain to walleye harvest for one more year. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Lake Where You Live
We all learned about erosion in grade school - how poor stewardship causes the losses of massive amounts of soil to the ravages of water and wind. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Woodland property stewards find opportunities to learn at the Wisconsin Coverts Workshop
Productive and healthy woodlands are important to the Northwoods. Many residents and visitors would like to know more about how to manage the lands under their control for the benefit of a variety of wildlife species, but may not know where to turn. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Fish Like A Girl
A big event every year for lake and river stewards is the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention. The 2020 convention will be held April 1-3 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, organizers have announced. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Big game is a big deal
This year the Natural Resource Board (NRB) is proposing six questions to the state's stakeholders regarding the deer hunting season framework. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hodag Sports Club holds 43rd annual banquet
As has become the norm, the Hodag Sports Club drew another very large crowd to its annual banquet held Tuesday evening at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Fish Like A Girl
Those who know me, or who have read my column, know that I am a big fan of citizen science and citizen scientists. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Natural Resources Board receives questions for spring hearings
Each year, questions for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring hearings come before the Natural Resources Board (NRB) before being passed on to be voted upon by citizens and stakeholders of Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

2019 deer season preliminary numbers show harvest is down
Several Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff presented the preliminary 2019 deer harvest number to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) last week. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fish Like A Girl
Last week the Natural Resources Board approved questions to be posed to the public during the upcoming annual spring hearings. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Bear quotas set
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) big game section chief Bob Nack talked with the Natural Resources Board (NRN) last week regarding quotas for the 2020 bear season. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Lake Where You Live
There's a major transition going on here in the lake country. It consists of the transfer of families' lake cabins to new owners - not necessarily other family members. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hodag Sports Club Banquet Feb. 4
The annual Hodag Sports Club Banquet, considered by many to be the social event of the year, is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Fish Like A Girl
As I come back to the paper for my first full week, I cannot help but think about how much has changed, but, at the same time, how much has stayed the same.

"Are we there yet?" (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

DNR wildlife research programs span from beaver to bear
Recently, Department of Natural Resources wildlife research team leader Dave McFarland gave a Science on Tap presentation entitled, "From Beaver to Bear - Wisconsin DNR's Wildlife Research Program in the Northwoods." (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Oneida County sponsoring snowmobile safety course starting Jan. 27
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified snowmobile safety course from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27; Tuesday, Jan. 28; and Thursday, Jan. 30. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Lake Where You Live
In the Jurassic Park movies, scientists brought back dinosaurs from fossilized DNA millions of years old. Gretchen Gerrish does something a little bit similar in her research work. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020


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