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home : outdoors : wildlife October 22, 2016

A Night for Wildlife highlights services of Northwoods Wildlife Center
The Northwoods Wildlife Center is known to many as the rescuers of various species of birds and animals in the area. At the end of last month, the public was invited to A Night for Wildlife, a presentation of the efforts of the center. Attendees were able to get a feel for what it takes to "rehabilitate hundreds of wildlife patients, educate thousands and contribute to critical wildlife and habitat research," according to the press release sent out before the event. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 14, 2016

Wolf attacks wreak havoc on livestock, farmers
Cumberland, Wis. - Wisconsin citizens who try to hunt, recreate or earn a living in northern Wisconsin's wolf country shared their devastating experiences with wolf depredation Sept. 15 at the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in Cumberland.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Deer Management Assistance Program helps property owners manage for deer and other wildlife
The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is a DNR program aimed at helping land owners manage their land for deer and other wildlife through habitat and deer management assistance. There are three levels into which land owners may enroll in the DMAP program. Level 1 is open to all landowners. There is no minimum acreage requirement and no annual fee. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 7, 2016

CWD continues to move across the state
Last week, State veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced that a white-tailed deer in Oconto County tested positive for CWD. The deer was tested at The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, as are most deer. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 7, 2016

Jackson County elk adjusting to new surrounding
After the release of an additional 50 elk in eastern Jackson County in July 2016, the herd has continued to settle in to their primary range.

In March, 39 elk from Kentucky arrived at the Jackson County holding pen and their numbers grew as pregnant cows gave birth while in quarantine this summer.

Friday, October 7, 2016

NPMS students test honey bee hives
Mr. Wilfer's eighth grade students of Northland Pines Middle School completed two different tests to estimate Varroa mite populations within each honey bee hive. Mrs. Simac's fourth grade class met one of Wilfer's classes out at the hives and learned right along side the eighth graders.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas releases second-season findings
Wisconsin's volunteer-based, multi-year survey to understand which birds nest here and how that has changed is wrapping up its second season of observations and has documented 220 nesting species, including 11 new to Wisconsin in the past two decades.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Targeted CWD surveillance efforts ramping up in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties
In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Summit: Political heat needed to delist wolf
Cumberland, Wis. - Speaking at the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in Cumberland Sept. 15, former Texas state senator Ted Lyon, urged Wisconsin citizens to seek a political response to the decision by a federal court judge to return the gray wolf to protected status under the Endangered Species Act.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Poaching deer comes with hefty fines, possibly jail time
Warden supervisor Dave Walz said illegal killing of deer seems to be up slightly so far this year from normal. He said this time of year, when hunting season starts in September, seems to bring on more of this illegal activity. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Moose on the loose in Hazelhurst
Recently, Hazelhurst visitors and residents have reported seeing a moose in their area. Many feel it is probably the same moose seen previously in Merrill and Tomahawk that may have come south looking for a mate, but is now traveling north again. The first sighting in Hazelhurst was on Fall Ride weekend. Pictures have been posted to the Lower Kaubashine Lake Association Facebook page.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Large fingerling walleye head to area lakes to find their new homes
Friday, September 30, 2016

North Lakeland Discovery Center presents Price County Bird Breeding Atlas report
On Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, a program on "Price County Breeding Bird Atlas Progress" will be given at the Discovery Center Bird Club's monthly meeting. Jim Krakowski, NLDC Bird Club member and Atlas coordinator for Price County, will give the presentation.
Friday, September 30, 2016

Northwoods Wildlife Center releases several animals near Land O' Lakes
The Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) is responsible for rehabilitating hundreds of animals per year. The best part of their jobs, they said, is when they get to release animals back out into the wild, healthy and able to fend for themselves. They were recently lucky enough to have the satisfaction of releasing several animals in Land O' Lakes. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lunch Time
This young bear was headed toward some apple trees for a little lunch at a residence off of W on Papoose Road in August.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Additional speakers announced for wolf summit
Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Representative Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) have announced additional speakers for the Great Lakes Wolf Summit. The summit will bring together concerned citizens, policy makers and sportsmen from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to discuss wolf management and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Das Lach Haus in Cumberland.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Additional speakers announced for the Great Lakes Wolf Summit
Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Representative Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) have announced additional speakers for the Great Lakes Wolf Summit. The summit will bring together concerned citizens, policy makers and sportsmen from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to discuss wolf management.
Friday, September 9, 2016

NLDC Bird Club hosts John Bates at Minocqua Public Library Sept. 12
The North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club is proud to sponsor a presentation by John Bates, Bird Club member, local author and naturalist. The program is entitled "Winter Birds," and will explore the many challenges birds face trying to survive Wisconsin winters.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Twins playing
Joe Steinhage entered his driveway on Two Sisters Lake to find these two fawns scampering around. They showed no fear and even approached his vehicle with interest.
Friday, September 2, 2016

traveling trails less traveled: Berries and bears
Although not as important or widespread as it once was, harvesting wild berries for food and fun is still practiced by a few folks. During my formative years picking wild berries, preserving and storing them in our small root cellar was an important part of survival. Lots of yummy stuff was produced from a variety of wild berries, jam, jelly, pies, torte, or canned berries mixed with homemade ice cream, which makes a treat that's to die for!
Friday, August 26, 2016

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