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Turkey shoot set in Conover

The Stateline VFW?Post 8400 of Land O’ Lakes will hold its annual turkey shoot and raffle Saturday, March 1, at Club 45 in Conover.
Shooting is set to begin at noon and will end at dusk. All shooters are welcome.
Competitors will display their marksmanship using only open sights.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:56 PM
 
Due to deep snow and cold, DNR keeping eye on deer herd
With 25 inches of snow on the ground and sub-zero temperatures much of January, DNR?wildlife biologists are keeping a close eye on the deer herd.                             —STAFF PHOTO

With deep snows and cold temperatures persisting since November, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife officials are paying close attention to winter’s impacts on the state’s deer herd.
Wildlife managers across the state, and especially in the far north, have received several calls from concerned citizens, according to Kevin Wallenfang, state big game ecologist.
“After a tough winter that had an impact on deer numbers in 2013, this certainly isn’t what any of us had hoped for,” he said.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:39 PM
 
Phelps fishing tourney attracts 180 anglers
Cole Wells of Green Bay caught this 241?2-inch northern pike during the 28th running of  the Phelps Lions Club’s Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament on Lac Vieux Desert.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

More than 180 anglers recently participated at the Phelps Lions Club’s 28th annual Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament on Lac Vieux Desert in Vilas County.
“Despite the terrible blizzard conditions, fish were still caught,” said Lions Club President Mike McAdams. “Not as many as in previous years, but enough for us to award those anglers.”
There were contests for $100 each in the morning and afternoon for the largest fish caught in each category.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Whitetails Unlimited sets banquet Feb. 13

The North Country Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited Inc. (WTU) will sponsor a fundraising banquet Thursday, Feb. 13, at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.
Tickets are $35 for a single ticket. There is a Feb. 11 deadline for tickets, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. This event will feature a dinner, auction, door prizes, sporting equipment, limited-edition wildlife and outdoor art, firearms and Whitetails Unlimited collectibles.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Muskies Inc. plans banquet in Eagle River

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host its 36th annual awards banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 12, at Eagle River Inn & Resort.
A social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be family-style, with all the trimmings. Hors ­d’oeuvres also will be served.
Awards, raffles and auctions will follow. The banquet will be open to the public and only 200 tickets will be sold, according to chapter president Bill Jacobs.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM
 
World renowned dog sledder to hold program at Ottawa

The Ottawa National Forest will hold a program on dog sledding at its visitor center Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1 p.m.
Patty Lewison — a local musher and member of the Wisconsin Trail Blazers Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Race Association — will be on hand to provide a dog-sled demonstration and answer questions.
Participants will meet Kea, Lewison’s lead sled dog, and check out sledding equip­ment close up.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:48 PM )
 
DNR offers tree seedlings PDF Print E-mail

The Wisconsin State Nursery Program sells high-quality native tree and shrub seedlings to landowners to plant on their Wisconsin land.
The seedlings may only be used for conservation purposes including forest products, wildlife habitat and erosion control.
“Trees help in so many ways,” said Pat Murphy, state nursery program team leader for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The minimum order is 300 seedlings and must be ordered in increments of 100 of each species. Larger orders receive price reductions.
To learn more, contact the Wisconsin State Nursery Program at (715) 424-3700, or go to dnr.wi.gov and search the keywords, “tree planting.”

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM
 
Ice fishing tournament planned on Plum Lake
Northern pike and four other species will be the target for anglers in the 12th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, on Plum Lake in Sayner.             —STAFF PHOTO

The 12th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be hosted by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Saturday, Feb. 8, with $700 in cash and thousands more in merchandise prizes to be awarded, according to event organizers.

The entry fee for the tourney is $25 and tickets are available from Lions Club members; Up North Traders, SaynerMobil Express and the Sayner Pub, all in Sayner;

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:32 PM )
 
Conover to host jamboree

The Conover Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department will hold its fifth annual Ice Fishing Jamboree Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Pioneer Lake.

Participants may access Pioneer Landing Road off of Chicago Ave. Registration will take place between 7 and 8 a.m. The fee will be $25.

A soup and sandwich lunch will be

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM
 
Outdoor women set next outing in Washburn

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet Sunday,?Feb. 9, at 1:15 p.m. to hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski at the Washburn Trails northwest of Rhinelander.

Participants should meet at the shelter and take a treat or beverage to share.

Cross-country ski lessons will be offered. Participants may call (715) 477-1984 to reserve a spot.

Both former and

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM
 
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