OUTDOORS - Vilas County News-Review
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  • People looking for a holiday gift can give outdoor enthusiasts access to some of the most scenic areas found in Wisconsin as 2019 Wisconsin state park admission sticker or state trail pass.

    The 2019 stickers and state trails passes went on sale Dec. 1 at
  • Ice time
    Lakes continue to build ice as anglers in search of panfish, walleye and pike continue to increase in numbers across the North Woods landscape. —STAFF PHOTO
  • The nine-day gun deer hunt, muzzleloader season and four-day antlerless-only hunts are over, but the archery and crossbow seasons continue in Wisconsin.
    The gun deer hunt ended Nov. 25, the muzzleloader deer season closed
    The application period for vacant County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) seats is open through Jan. 15, 2019, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
    Council members represent areas of expertise in agriculture, forestry, tourism, transportation, hunting, land management and
  • The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). 
    The plan provides guidance to public outdoor recreation policy and planning decisions and is used in allocating recreation-related grants administered by
  • The Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua is now accepting submissions for its 2019 photography contest which runs through Feb. 1, 2019.

    Contestants looking to submit their best photos can do so in six categories: North American wildlife, nature­scapes, bugs and blooms, pets, trail camera and the youth division for general photos taken by contestants 17 years old and
  • Four bird species rarely, if ever, confirmed as breeding in Wisconsin were sighted, but not confirmed in 2018, tantalizing near misses among the most notable results from the fourth season of a comprehensive bird survey.
    “2018 was a year with a lot of exciting sightings, but
  • Almost 30
    Luke Olejniczak recently caught and released this 29 3⁄4-inch walleye. The fish hit a tip-up baited with a sucker minnow at 7:15 a.m. on a Vilas County lake. —Contributed Photo
  • An emergency rule is now in effect to move the season closing date for ruffed grouse hunting in Zone A from Jan. 31, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2018, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
    The ruffed grouse season opened
  • Outdoor enthusiasts are reminded a four-day antlerless-only deer hunt will take place statewide this Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 6-9, including Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties. 
    Hunters may fill any unused antlerless harvest authorizations while hunting in the proper deer management zone, unit and
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