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  • Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) is sponsoring the Land O’ Lakes chapter banquet Saturday, Oct. 27, at Eagle River Inn, located at 5260 Highway 70 in Eagle River.
    This event will feature a
  • First buck
    Oneida County hunter Scarlet McKenzie shot her first buck with her father, T.J., during the recent youth hunt. The buck was a massive 8-pointer. —Contributed Photo
  • Praedel tops list in Musky Classic
    Katie Praedel of Milwaukee swept top honors at the 38th annual Midwest Musky Classic held recently in Phelps.
    Sponsored by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, the event is held on North and South Twin Lakes, Big Sand Lake and Lac Vieux Desert in northern Vilas County. A total of
  • Deer hunting seasons are underway in Wisconsin. Archery and crossbow started last month and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff remind hunters who harvest deer to have all adult deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD). 
    This is particularly important in areas affected by CWD, the DNR
  • First buck
    Bodde Regenfuss of Phelps harvested this nine-point buck during the recent youth hunt. It was his first buck. He was hunting with his father, Andy. —Contributed Photo
  • Surprisingly, it’s big buck time
    The general consensus is that big bucks are most susceptible during the rut peak, which annually occurs around the first week of November. 
    Yet, my recent success and discoveries suggest that the biggest bucks in any piece of woods are actually more vulnerable a week or two before the
  • SCHULTZ’S CATCH HOLDS UP, WINS 2018 MUSKY CLASSIC
    Mild temperatures, light east winds and less-than-perfect conditions didn’t stop attempts from 668 anglers who canvassed Vilas County  in search of the 2018 World Musky Classic title.
    The 42nd annual three-day tournament welcomed contestants from
  • Registration is still open for the 33rd annual Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament.
    The Fall Classic, one of the longest running muskie tournaments in the North Woods returns to the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes this Saturday, Oct. 13.
    According to classic co-director Lionel Kliss, the Fall Classic is different from other muskie tournaments in several ways that keep it 
  • CHALLUNGE WINNERS
    The North Waters Chapter Challunge, started in 2014, was won by Headwaters Team 2 this past season. The one-day tourney pits the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. in Eagle River against the Northwoods Chapter from Minocqua. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 22, with 24 members participating. The winning team registered four fish with 177 total points. The big fish of the contest was a
  • Brute bass
    Wade Gasner of Maple Grove, Minn., had a 22-inch, 5-pound smallmouth bass snap his rod in half, but it didn’t stop him from landing the fish during a recent trip to a Vilas County lake. —Contributed Photo
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