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  • Winter returns
    Just as the snow was melting and deer were finding some food on the forest floor this spring, the North Woods was hit with another 8 inches of snow last Thursday and Friday. Warmer temperatures should melt much of the snow this week and allow wildlife to locate food. These deer browsed near the Eagle River Friday. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
  • Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin pursuing ducks, geese, doves, woodcock and other migratory game birds will see some small changes in 2019 compared to previous years under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its April 10 meeting in Madison.
    These season frameworks were based on
  • Northwoods Trout Unlimited (TU) will hold its 44th annual Conservation Banquet this Saturday, April 20, at the Quality Inn conference center, located at 668 W. Kemp St. in Rhinelander.
    Social hour will be at
    ST. GERMAIN — Five Vilas County residents wet a line, so to speak, at the 2019 Wisconsin fish and wildlife hearings Monday, April 8, at the St. Germain Elementary School in St. Germain.
    Seeking a bite, the five citizens submitted a total of
  • RHINELANDER —- While most of the 49 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Natural Re­sources Board advisory questions were voted on without discussion, attendees at the Oneida County Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing on Monday, April 8, raised concerns on just two questions.
    Approximately 100 Oneida County sportsmen and -wom­en registered for the annual
  • Fishing Has No Boundaries event taking registrations in Eagle River
    Plans are underway for the 26th annual Fishing Has No Boundaries outing Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2, at Wild Eagle Lodge on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

    According to event Chairman Wil Campbell, the goal of Fishing Has No Boundaries is to
  • Shooting leagues at the Boulder Junction Shooting Range will be held Tuesday evenings beginning May 21 through Aug. 13.

    Team Trap League runs Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. Those interested in entering a team or joining a team are asked to contact Pete Knable at
  • The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. is making final arrangements for its 41st annual banquet set for this Saturday, April 13, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.
    “Tickets are still available and you don’t have to be a member to attend,” said
    Jackson Acheson, 11, of Minocqua, caught this 26 1⁄2-inch walleye Saturday on the...
  • County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) met in each county in March and preliminary antlerless deer quotas, harvest authorization levels and season structure recommendations for the 2019 deer hunting season are now available for review and comment.
    An online public comment period opened
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