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  • NORTHERN ZONE DUCK HUNT STARTS THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 25
    Duck hunters in the Northern Zone will begin another fall duck hunt this Saturday, Sept. 25, while the Southern Zone will open Saturday, Oct. 2.
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds waterfowl hunters the 2021 season will include a new duck zone structure for several zones.
    The former Mississippi River Zone has merged into
  • Wounded Warriors
    For the seventh straight year, the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will be an official sponsor of the Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA) Eagle River Muskie Chal-Lunge. Each year, combat-wounded Purple Heart veterans from around the country come to Eagle River for an all-expenses-paid fishing outing on the Chain. Chapter Director Jim Edwards presented the chapter donation to Wounded Warriors guide
  • The Boulder Junction Lions Club will host their 6th annual Walleye Classic on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3 on 14 Boulder Junction lakes.
    The tournament will begin with orientation at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 at the Lions Pavilion at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Coffee and donuts will be served as
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the winners of the 2022 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Waterfowl and Pheasant stamp design contests.

    Local Wisconsin artists compete annually for the opportunity to have their artwork featured on
  • The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program are cosponsoring a Wisconsin  Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - certified Hunter Safety Course in October. 
    Class dates and times are
  • ARCHERY DEER SEASON STARTS SATURDAY
    Hunters and state wildlife officials are gearing up for the fall hunting seasons, including the 2021 archery and crossbow deer seasons that run concurrently state­wide from this Saturday, Sept. 18, to Jan. 9, 2022.
    For the fourth straight year, some archery hunters in the Northern Forest Zone will be
  • RUFFED GROUSE SEASON TO OPEN SEPT. 18
    The ruffed grouse hunting season will start this Saturday, Sept. 18, across many parts of Wisconsin, according to state wildlife officials.
    In Zone A in the northern two-thirds of the state, the ruffed grouse season will open Saturday and will run through Jan. 9, 2022, after passage of
  • Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) is sponsoring the Phelps Area Chapter banquet Saturday, Oct. 23, at Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes.

    This event will feature
  • Chain muskie
    Debbie Rathje caught and released this 45-inch muskie while fishing on Big Lake of the Three Lakes Chain recently with her husband, Dave, and fishing guide Nathan Raymond. It was her second time ever muskie fishing. —Contributed Photo
  • Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA), a national 501(c)(3) foundation, will be holding its seventh annual Eagle River Muskie ChalLunge on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 23-26. 
    The WWIA serves
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