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  • Resting place
    State and federal wildlife experts say it has been a good year for waterfowl reproduction in the Midwest due to plenty of moisture this spring and a warm summer. In this area, boaters will see mostly mallards on the shorelines. This mallard duckling rested on the shore before following the hen into the water. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
  • After the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) successful winter capture effort in Kentucky, more than 60 elk await release from their acclimation and quarantine pen into their new home in northern Wisconsin.
    The release of these elk later this summer will
  • Kids Fishing Day
    The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center held its annual Kids Fishing Day last Thursday. The day’s festivities included an opportunity to fish on an area lake with a guide. A total of 41 youths ages 7 to 12 participated in the event. Chamber officials said 15 fishing guides took the youths fishing on a North Woods lake. —Staff Photos By MARIN MUNOS
  • BETH BIER APPOINTED DNR DEPUTY SECRETARY
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)Secretary-designee Preston Cole announced recently that Beth Bier will serve as DNR deputy secretary beginning Aug. 5, filling the role of Elizabeth Kluesner who will be relocating out of state with her family.

    Kluesner was
  • Trapper Jeff Dunlap will present at the 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention  & Outdoor Expo to be held Friday and Saturday, July 26-27 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, Mich.

    Dunlap’s presentation will take place Saturday at
  • The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 39th annual Eagle River Fishing Day for Kids on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Young anglers can experience the outdoors while learning
  • SPRING WATERFOWL PRODUCTION BOOSTED BY WETLAND CONDITIONS
    Wisconsin’s 2019 spring waterfowl population surveys indicated stable to increased numbers of the main species of breeding waterfowl as well as excellent wetland conditions, which should result in increased waterfowl production across most of the state.
    This year, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) saw
  • Bike and hike set
    During a visit to the Conover-Phelps Trail, a family checks out one of the two youth bikes being given away at the Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike. The July 20 event starts at 8 a.m. in Conover and will benefit the Conover-Phelps Trail and American Cancer Society. A scavenger hunt and geocaching challenge, and a 10-mile bike ride are all options that participants can choose from.There also will be
  • The Sugar Camp Snowmobile Club will host its first Shoot Around at the Harshaw Sports Club Saturday, July 13, as a fundraiser for the snowmobile club.
    The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. 
    The cost is
  • Musky mania
    Dale “Musky Pete” Peterson of St. Germain caught a 35 1⁄2-inch “tiger” muskie in the recent Musky Mania 62 event on North Twin Lake. —Contributed Photo
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