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Trout stocked in inland waters
The Wisconsin DNR has stocked trout, including some brookies, in waters in this area.                            —STAFF PHOTO

More than 316,000 catchable size trout have been stocked in dozens of inland trout waters across Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“Late ice cover on the lakes and difficult conditions at the lake access delayed some of the planned stocking this year, but we still had a majority of the stocking done by the May 3 opener,”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:09 AM
 
Application deadline nears to sponsor disabled hunt

Sponsors and landowners interested in hosting a gun hunt for deer hunters with disabilities are reminded that the deadline to submit an application is June 1.

The 2014 disabled hunt will take place Oct. 4-12.

In 2013, 108 sponsors worked closely with landowners and made more  than 78,000 acres of land available to hunters with disabilities. These sponsors and landowners provided opportunities for about 260 disabled hunters to get out into the field and enjoy the outdoors.

“The new online application created

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:09 AM
 
State elk herd not ready for first hunt in ’14: DNR

After evaluating available information and taking into account the severity of this winter, the state wildlife officials and several key partners have agreed that the state’s first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year.

“We started the year with the birth of about 34 calves, inching us closer to a population of more than 200 animals, which is the number required before a hunt will take place,” said Kevin Wallenfang, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) big game ecologist and elk management program leader.

“However, several elk were lost due to a variety of causes

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:09 AM
 
Muskie league to hold sign-up

The Eagle River Monday Night Muskie League will hold its 2014 sign-up and rules meeting Monday, May 19, at Club Denoyer at 7 p.m.

There will be a complimentary pizza buffet for registered teams and anglers, along with a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Eagle Sports and R&M Musky Shop.

New sponsors and anglers are welcome to register.

For more information, call Adam at (715) 891-2306 or Garth at 891-0003.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:09 AM
 
Dock fishing
?Fishing from piers and shore was the norm opening day as most lakes were still covered by ice. With his boat not ready for the water, Nick Stemper and his son, Patrick, fished off of the T-docks in Eagle River.                      —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:50 PM
 
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