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  • Play time
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:52 PM
    Leah Menden took this photo of a number of otters playing on the ice and snow on Muskellunge Lake in the town of Cloverland earlier this winter. Otters are playful animals and appear to engage in various behaviors for sheer enjoyment, such as making waterslides and then sliding on them into the water. –Contributed Photo
  • Residents encouraged to donate to Endangered Resources Fund
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:51 PM
    Each year more than 10,000 people use tax season to donate to the Endangered Resources Fund. This simple gesture can help protect and restore endangered birds, bats, turtles, martens and more.
  • Fat tire bike demos planned at Shannon Lake Trail Feb. 26
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:08 PM
    The first Fat Tires & Camp Fires winter bicycling event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Shannon Lake Trail near Eagle River from  10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
    The event is noncompetitive in nature and is no cost to the public. 
    Organizers said the primary focus of the event is to give interested persons the opportunity to try fat biking at no cost. Forever Young Bike and Ski and the Chequamegon Adventure Company will be taking 
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:07 PM
    The 64th annual Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by the Three Lakes Lions Club will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, on lakes in the Three Lakes area.
    Headquarters for the event will be on the grounds of the Three Lakes Visitor Center in downtown Three Lakes on Superior Street. There is no entry fee to participate in the derby.
    Fishing hours are between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with cash prizes awarded for the largest and the second-largest fish in three categories — northern, walleye and bass. Cash prizes will also be
  • Guided tours
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:17 PM
    Among the featured events at the Snowshoe Celebration Saturday were guided tours by local naturalists, including Joe Panci, who shared information about the importance of species diversity in the forest.  —STAFF PHOTO 
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:16 PM
    The 2017 spring-turkey permit drawing has ended and 135,307 successful applicants will receive spring wild turkey permits.
    A total of 240,768 permits have been made available for the spring 2017 turkey season. Remaining permits
  • Vilas Deer Advisory Council moves forward with CWD plan
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:26 PM
    The Vilas County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) met in Boulder Junction recently and moved forward with the near-unanimous approval of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plan to help identify and eliminate chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the wild deer herd.
    That didn’t stop members of the public from
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:24 PM
    The 15th annual Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, on Plum Lake with more than $4,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded in door prizes, raffle prizes, and rewards for biggest fish in five categories.
    New this year for the tournament will be a children’s
  • Family fun
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:20 PM
    Winning a Beaver Dam tip-up was, from left, Ryyn, Ryley and Mark Darr. The family took part in the 31st annual Phelps/Land O’ Lakes Lions Club fishing tourney held on Lac Vieux Desert this past weekend. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:18 PM
    Conservation-minded people throughout Wisconsin are encouraged to enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) to improve wildlife habitat on property they own or hunt.
    DMAP provides resources for wildlife habitat management, which complements land use activities like agriculture and timber management on properties of any size.
    The application deadline is March 1 for properties
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