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  • The Natural Resources Board approved last week the final 2020 deer season structure and antlerless harvest authorization levels.
    Deer hunting licenses are currently on sale for the 2020 deer seasons, with antlerless harvest authorizations going on sale Aug. 17-20. 
    Antlerless deer harvest authorizations will be 
  • Nice pike
    Joe Hervat of Three Lakes, caught this 37-inch northern pike while fishing on the Three Lakes Chain recently. Northerns are hitting in the weeds. —Contributed Photo
  • Fifty muskie
    Brylar Pipal of Sugar Camp, caught and released this 51-inch muskie while fishing from an Oneida County lake. The fish was caught using a jig and crawler. —Contributed Photo
  • Muskie man
    Steve Rathert of Cottage Grove, caught this 38-inch muskie while fishing on the Three Lakes Chain during a recent trip. —Contributed Photo
  • Fishing with Grandpa
    Susan “Pippa” Anderson of Madison, caught this smallmouth bass while visiting Three Lakes with her parents, Laura and Shelby Anderson. She was fishing with her grandfather, Jim Vergeront. —Contributed Photo
  • Father-son
    Fishing together on the Three Lakes Chain recently, Scott Hervat (left) of Eagle River, and his father, Joel Hervat of Three Lakes, caught and released this 38-inch muskie. —Contributed Photo
  • Pier fishing
    Six-year-old Waylon Kunick of De Pere, caught this 22 3⁄4-inch walleye while fishing off his grandparents’ pier on a Vilas County lake. The fish was caught using a jig and a minnow. —Contributed Photo
  • Group campsites on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will remain closed for the rest of the recreation season, Forest Service officials announced last week.

    The majority of the forest’s campgrounds and recreation sites are
  • The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced that its new wellness program will begin Monday, Aug. 3. 
    The “Fit Outdoorsman” program is a five-week program designed to help participants improve their fitness level and prepare them for the demands of hiking with a
  • The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) will host a special virtual meeting this Thursday, July 30, at 7 a.m. to reconsider board action from June 24 relating to antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels on public and private land, and other deer hunting season framework for 2020.
    Action taken at the meeting could
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