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Women’s shooting league plans December meeting

The Eagle River Chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League will hold its December meeting Saturday, Dec. 14, at Eagle River Inn.

Coffee and treats will be served starting at 9 a.m., and information on gun safety will be the focus of this meeting.

To practice shooting, participants may travel to the Vilas County shooting range following the meeting.

In celebration of the holiday season,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:59 PM
 
Snomo safety course set Dec. 21-22

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified snowmobile safety course Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22.

The class — held in conjunction with the New-Tom Snow Fleas Snowmobile Club — will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days at the Sloan Community Center at 7246 Main St. in Lake Tomahawk.

Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 and at least 12 years old must have snowmobile safety certification to operate in public areas.

Students are now required to obtain a DNR customer identification number for any recreational safety class they attend.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:07 PM
 
Wind and cold challenge opening day deer hunters
Granville Drew, 87, of Glencoe, Minn., shot this eight-point buck the Sunday of opening weekend while hunting in the Sayner area. Drew, who also shot an eight-pointer last year, said this will likely be his last deer hunt in Wisconsin.  —Contributed Photo

Temperatures dipping down to near zero at sunrise and winds gusting to more than 25 miles per hour made for challenging conditions for the opening of the 2013 Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season Saturday.

“The predawn cold and winds made it clear that opening morning was going to test the will of deer hunters,” said Tom Hauge, wildlife management director for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:29 PM
 
Outdoor women plan hike at Seven Mile Lake

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet at Seven Mile Lake Campground for its annual hike and chocolate fondue over a campfire Sunday, Dec. 1, at 1:30 p.m.

The campground is located about 15 miles southeast of Eagle River.

Participants should take something to dip in fondue or cook over the fire, a treat to share, their own water, and walking sticks, if preferred.

To carpool from Eagle River,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:29 PM
 
DNR report offers information on deer harvest, accidents, more
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A detailed report of the deer harvest, deer hunting accidents and hunter recruitment is published every year by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Bureau of Integrated Science Services.

Coordinated by Brian Dhuey and other staff, the report offers hunters and general readers a summary of harvest statistics by DNR regions and by deer management unit, by county, by gun, by archery and by muzzleloader.

The publication, called the 2012 Wisconsin Big Game Hunting Summary,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:28 PM
 
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