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April 25, 2019


Turkey season begins
For turkey hunters whose minds have been gobbled up with visions of bagging a long beard, the wait is over. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Natural reaction
As my nephew, Truman Leisses, and I climbed our way up a massive hill through the early morning darkness last Saturday, the gobbles of turkeys, the colloquial cries of sandhill cranes and the honking of geese blended into perfect prehistoric harmony. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Vilas county CDAC sets a 200 antlerless deer quota for 2019 deer season
In March, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Council, which is overseeing a three-year plan to maintain the population of the county's deer herd, set a preliminary antlerless deer quota of 200 deer to meet its 2019 population goal. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Natural Resources Board approves 2019 migratory bird structure
Earlier this month, Taylor Finger, the Department of Natural Resources migratory game bird ecologist, presented the 2019 migratory bird season framework to the Natural Resources Board (NRB). (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Northwoods Wildlife Center celebrates 40th season with a baby shower
The Northwoods Wildlife Center is preparing for its 40th baby season by holding a baby shower. Spring has finally sprung and many of the hibernating mammals and reptiles are waking up from a very long winters nap. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 20, 2019

WFT and GLIFWC to do walleye count on Lake Minocqua
Walleye on the Minocqua chain of lakes are a treasure to all who fish them, and never has that been more apparent than over the last four years when an unprecedented collaboration of conservation groups, tribes, and government has been conducting a massive effort to strengthen their population. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Natural reaction: Seeing eye to eye with severe storms
Spring storms will soon be hovering above the Northwoods, and thankfully, there will be plenty of trained, local eyes on the skies watching for signs of severe weather. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Annual DNR spring hearings and WCC meetings held Monday
The annual spring fish and wildlife public hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) county meetings were held all across the state Monday night. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hibernation study shows human impact
As winter comes to a close, several species of animals are waking up from hibernation. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Natural Reaction
The extensive interview I conducted with Leon "Buckshot" Anderson for a feature story published recently in the Lakeland Times, was like an awesome history class. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Planning continues on Torch Lake campground expansion
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation, and Land committee received some good news at its meeting Tuesday concerning the future of the sewage system at Torch Lake Campground. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Minocqua Chamber welcomes Central Wisconsin River Series
The Central Wisconsin River Series will once again be holding its two-day championship bass tournament on the Lake Minocqua Chain. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Lake Where You Live:
When I wrote this it was Sunday, March 31, the second day of a cold spell after a long spell that, while not exactly spring, at least brought enough warmth to melt the snow off the deck and rooftops and pare down the piles beside the driveway. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Oneida County CDAC considering 4,500 quota tags for 2019 deer season
The Oneida County Deer Advisory Council met at the Cassian Town Hall last Thursday night to set a preliminary antlerless deer harvest quota for 2019 and to determine the amount of antlerless tags which will be issued this fall in the county. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Preening
Now that ice is giving way to open water, trumpeter swans are making their way back to the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Natural Reaction
Since 2014 in Wisconsin, deer management has been done on a county level using County Deer Advisory Councils made up of volunteers representing a variety of stakeholder groups including: hunting clubs, forestry, agriculture, local government, transportation, and tourism. The council analyzes data, gathers public opinion, and then makes recommendations to the Natural Resource Board on how deer management should be conducted in their county. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 30, 2019

UW Convention focuses on lakes and lake health
The annual UW-Stevens Point Lakes Convention will be held from April 10-12.

The event, attended by lake stakeholders from around the state, is a lake-centric event focusing on everything from lake management and organizations to the plants and wildlife found in and around area lakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Lake Where You Live
What happens when a boat speeds over the lake bottom, propeller churning? (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 30, 2019

NRB hears update on deer/predator study
Dan Storm and Nathan Roberts of the Department of Natural Resources recently presented an update on the Southwest Wisconsin Deer and Predator Study to the Natural Resources Board (NRB). (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 23, 2019

natural reaction
Wildlife is at its purest when no one is watching. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 23, 2019


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