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  • Second leg of Professional Musky Trail slated June 24-25 on Eagle River Chain
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:25 PM
    The second qualifying event of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, on the Eagle River Chain of  Lakes in Eagle River.
    Many of the best muskie anglers from across North America will compete for up to $20,000 for first place in the PMTT Mercury Marine’s Summer Challenge. The challenge is an annual event on the PMTT trail and always one of the most highly attended, according to tournament officials.
    Historically, the Eagle River Chain has been known for 
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:24 PM
    The Conover Lions Club held its annual Kids Fishing Day on Father’s Day Sunday, with fishing on...
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:23 PM
    Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 43,341 birds during the 2017 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a slight decrease from the spring 2016 season.
    A total of 514 turkeys were registered in Zone 7 in this area, which includes all of Vilas and Iron counties and parts of Oneida, Forest, Florence, Ashland and Price counties.
    “Overall, turkey hunters experienced another 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:22 PM
    Registration is now open for the 41st annual World Championship Musky Classic (WCMC) fishing tournament to be held September 8-10.
    This fishing tournament is supported and sponsored by the Presque Isle, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters and Winchester communities. Each community has a designated number of lakes that are available for the tournament. This tournament is open to all people who love to fish of any age, skill set or gender. Clubs/teams are also welcome.
    New this year, will be a 
  • Wounded Warriors
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:21 PM
    The third annual Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA) Eagle River Muskie Chal-Lunge will take place Sept. 22-23 on the Eagle River Chain. Eight combat-wounded veterans from around the country will be matched up with area fishing guides for a weekend of muskie fishing and camaraderie. Everything is paid for by local sponsors, such as the Eagle River Guides Association. Association  President Elmer Jensen (left), presented a $500 sponsorship check to WWIA Director Scott Samuels. —Contributed Photo
  • Team of Osfar and Raley win $13,500 for boating two fish in Spring Classic
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:46 PM
    Anglers in the 2017 Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Release Tournament, sponsored by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., battled some tough conditions on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes last weekend.
    The team of Nate Osfar of Marathon and Matt Raley of Arbor Vitae caught and registered two muskies measuring 441⁄2 and 341⁄2 inches and took the top prize of $13,500. 
    Scott Samuels, tournament director, said 
  • Annual race in memory of Callie Rohr set June 17 on Wisconsin headwaters
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:45 PM
    Jeff and Marcia Rohr, owners of Rohr’s Wilderness Tours in Conover, will host the 13th annual Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race on the Wisconsin River this Saturday, June 17, to benefit children’s brain cancer research.
    The event is open to all racers and spectators, beginning with a breakfast Saturday starting at 8 a.m. and race heats beginning at 10 a.m. There will be 13 different race classes for all skill levels of paddlers and all types of canoes and kayaks.
    “It is a great event just to attend and all spectators are
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:44 PM
    Wisconsin wolf monitoring data for 2016-’17 from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shows the state wolf population increased an estimated 6.8% from 2015-’16.
    DNR officials said monitoring data detected an overwinter minimum wolf count of 925 to 956 and 232 packs in 2016-’17. They said this represents a 6.8% increase from the 2015-’16 minimum wolf count of 866 to 897 animals and 222 packs.
    Wolf count efforts are
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:43 PM
    The Conover Lions Club and the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host Take a Kid Fishing on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 18, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East. 
    Event registration will begin at 11 a.m. and fishing starts at noon.
    Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, located at the park. Fishing poles and bait will be furnished by the Lions Club.
    The biggest fish, named Marvin, will be mounted by Lax Reproductions and given to the child who caught the fish.
    Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. The event also will include prizes and raffles. 
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:42 PM
    Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed in the spring of 2017 showed statewide drumming activity increased 17% from 2016, based on data collected to monitor breeding grouse activity.
    The northern region showed a 30% increase and the southwest region showed a 55% increase, while the southeast and central regions remained stable or showed small declines.
    “An increase in
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