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April 24, 2018

Great catch
A great blue heron catches a fish on Thursday, April 5, from the partially open water of the Minocqua Reservoir in Minocqua. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018

Wisconsin officials celebrate removal of Kirtland's warbler from federal endangered species list
The removal of Kirtland's warbler from the federal endangered species list on April 12 is another great conservation comeback story, and Wisconsin will continue its efforts to grow the tiny songbird's population. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018

Stocking of 740,000 catchable size trout underway to provide more fishing opportunities
Stocking trucks are rolling from state fish hatcheries now and will deliver about 740,000 catchable-size trout to inland waters in time for opening day of the 2018 regular inland trout season. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018

Northwoods Wildlife Center is having a baby shower
Spring has sprung and many of the hibernating mammals and reptiles will soon be waking up from a very long winters nap. Raptors, songbirds, ducks, loons, herons, and geese have begun their migrations back to the Northwoods from their wintering habitats further south. Babies will soon be on the way.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Easter excursion
Braeden Walker took this photo of several deer, including some albino deer, enjoying the day on Easter evening near a Manitowish Waters restaurant.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Oneida CDAC sets antlerless quota lower than biologist recommends
In the last few weeks, County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) have met across the state to discuss the 2018 deer hunt and set antlerless quotas for their management units. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, March 30, 2018

Fish like a GIRL
Last week I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Wisconsin Headwaters Partnership (WHIP) annual meeting. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, March 30, 2018

Island eagle
An American bald eagle looks out over Lake Minocqua from its perch in a snag tree above Kurt's Island Sport Shop on Saturday, March 3, in Minocqua.
Friday, March 30, 2018

A ballet of swans
A ballet of trumpeter swans forage in the partially open water of the Minocqua Thoroughfare on Sunday, March 25, in Woodruff.
Friday, March 30, 2018

Bird survey organizers encourage volunteers to survey, attend regional workshops in April
With just two of five breeding seasons left to go, organizers of a comprehensive survey of birds that nest in Wisconsin have identified more than 300 locations where volunteers are needed to help gather information for the survey, known as the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.
Friday, March 30, 2018

Wild swan chase
A trio of trumpeter swans chase each other around the shores of the Bear River on Tuesday, March 13, in Lac du Flambeau.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Northwoods Wildlife Center to provide wildlife rescue and transport volunteer training
Looking for an adventure and wanting to help out area wildlife? The Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua will be holding a training session for volunteer drivers to assist in the rescue and transport of wildlife throughout the area.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Perched pair
A pair of American bald eagles perch together in a tree overlooking the Bear River on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Lac du Flambeau.
Friday, March 16, 2018

AIS Snapshot Day looks for new invasives
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started out a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Bobcat harvest quota to increase for the 2017-18 season
Friday, August 4, 2017

Local teacher-leaders learn to use Fab Lab equipment to save endangered bats
Ten teacher-leaders representing the Florence, Rhinelander, and Three Lakes school districts recently teamed up to learn to use Fab Lab equipment in ways that might help save endangered bats.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Northwoods Wildlife Center releases three red foxes
Three red foxes were admitted to The Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in late May from Florence County. The patron observed two adult foxes which had passed on the roadway, assumed hit by car during the same week.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Contributed photograph Stop to smell the flowers
Fred Bergman and his grandchildren Aaron and Allison saw these three deer near Johnson Lake on July 17. They named the trio Ears, Chewy and Itchy.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Sweet songbird
A male yellow warbler sings a sweet song on Saturday, July 1, among the thickets of the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, July 7, 2017

Pollination time
A tiger swallowtail butterfly descends towards a cluster of orange hawkweed in Lac du Flambeau.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Wisconsin wolf count analyzed
For the eighth year, I reviewed in detail the tracking data from this year's wolf count. The wolf count is conducted each year from December through mid-April, when the wolf population is at its lowest point. The count consists of data from tracking collars and on-the-ground counts by volunteers and the Department of Natural Resources. Public reports are also used.
Friday, June 30, 2017

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