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  • Hunters registered 3,782 birds during the Wisconsin fall 2018 wild turkey season, similar to the 3,971 turkeys registered during the 2017 fall season, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

    In total, 73,915 harvest authorizations were issued for the 2018 fall season, an increase of
  • The sixth annual Carrol Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Proceeds from the event are donated to Angel On My Shoulder, an area cancer nonprofit that assists families in the North Woods.

    The tourney is sponsored by
  • Tough winter
    With more than 20 inches of snow on the ground, whitetail deer are having a tougher time moving across the landscape. Wildlife experts say March is a vital time for deer, when their metabolism picks up and they have to move to feed. —STAFF PHOTO
  • Wisconsinites have an easy, private and important way to help endangered species in their home state: donate to the Endangered Resources Fund on their Wisconsin income tax form.

    “Every donation is matched by the state, doubling
  • Northern Waters Angling and Archery in Conover will host its 11th annual predator hunt starting this Friday, Feb. 15, beginning with a registration meeting at 6 p.m. at Northern Waters.

    Ending ceremonies will be held at
  • The Sugar Camp Snowmobile Club will host its annual Ice Fishing Derby at Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort on Sand Lake on the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes this Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Participants can preregister Friday, Feb. 15, from
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Natural Resources Management Act last week that would delist the gray wolf in western Great Lakes states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, as well as Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

    The amendment would restore the gray wolf to
    The Three Lakes/Phelps ice fishing team was victorious in what was a one-day tournament hosted on Lake Minocqua by Kurt’s Island Sports Shop this past Saturday.
    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association (WIFA) sanctioned the tourney which identified as
  • The Northern Highlands Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its 20th annual fundraiser banquet at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain Saturday, March 2.
    There will be limited tickets available for the banquet, which includes
  • Landowners, hunters and land managers looking to improve habitat for deer and other wildlife are encouraged to enroll in Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP).
    DMAP provides
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