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Mentored hunter harvests bear
Contributed photographZack Peterson with his first black bear.
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Zack Peterson with his first black bear.
Eleven-year-old Zack Peterson successfully harvested a black bear within an hour of his inaugural bear hunt with his dad, Tim Peterson, and hunting mentor Joe Ritchie on the Sept. 16 bait-sitters bear season opener. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 25, 2015

Plaid Clad Rambler
I've become worse at multitasking with age. I could once carry on multiple conversations while simultaneously playing video games. Now, I can't even write while listening to music. (Subscriber access)
Friday, October 2, 2015

Guide wants PFD law revisited
All children younger than 13 years old should be required to wear personal flotation devices. That's what Greg Bohn will tell Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp at a meeting in Madison Sept. 17. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 11, 2015

NYDHC bear tag drawing winners announced
The winners of the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge bear tag transfer raffle have been selected. The tag drawing winners are Zack Peterson of Minocqua and Sierra Royle of Lake Tomahawk. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 11, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day
On Aug. 29, over 100 volunteers splashed into streams all across Wisconsin to search for invasive species that threaten recreation and the health of our waters. (Public access)
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge begins
The 12th annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) begins Saturday, Sept. 12, with the archery and crossbow season opener, and will run until Dec. 15. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2015

Canoeing for camp
This summer, two lifelong friends canoed the MR340 to raise money for a Red Arrow Camp scholarship. Eric Roche and Mitch Berry raised $6,650, enough to pay for a boy to attend a full camp term in 2016. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Going wild
The Northwoods Wildlife Center last week released a number of animals in Land O'Lakes that had been rehabilitated at its facility in Minocqua. A pair of mallard ducks, a broad-winged hawk, a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl and a North American porcupine were all successfully rehabilitated and released. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
If driving through and exploring wild, beautiful wilderness is something you'd enjoy, but you haven't taken the "Big Circle Route" around Lake Superior, that experience might be something you should put on your bucket list. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2015

The earnest importance of bees
Location, location, location. Given the choice, where would a honey bee colony choose to build a residence? That is the question University of Wisconsin-Madison entomology graduate student Jeremy Hemberger is hoping to answer with a novel research project using radio frequency identification tags to track honey bee behavior and environmental preferences. (Subscriber access)
Friday, August 28, 2015

'Artist of the North' celebrates 40 years
For 40 years, Art Long - 'Artist of the North' - has had an art studio in Arbor Vitae on U.S. Highway 51 just south of County Highway M. His art career dates back much further than that, though, back to when he used to work with his father and his uncle as a taxidermist. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Local angler lands once-in-a-lifetime tiger musky
Jim Vandergriff had never caught a musky before. but that all changed on Aug. 4 when he landed a 30-pound, 49-inch tiger musky in Vilas County. (Subscriber access)
Friday, August 14, 2015

Minocqua Gun Club Youth Program shooters finish successful year
The Minocqua Gun Club Youth Program provides safety training, coaching, free use of the trap range, free ammunition and free use of the gun club's shotguns to 11- to 18-year-old students. All of the 47 students this year attend Lakeland Union High School. (Public access)
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Science on Tap: 'Hook, Line and Thinker'

A healthy crowd packed Minocqua Brewing Company’s Divano Lounge April 3 for Science on Tap. The topic was fisheries. “Hook, Line and Thinker! The Science Behind the Future of Recreational Fishing in the Northwoods,” was the presentation.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Treed on the trailside

Brothers Steve and Mike Seiwert, of Park Ridge and Arlington Heights, Ill. got a special surprise while cruising the trail between Phillips and Hazelhurst Feb. 23. 

The Seiwerts came upon a handful of parked snowmobilers watching a small black bear in a tree.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Northwoods northern tops 40 inches
Charlie Allen.Charlie Allen.

Charlie Allen recently laid claim to a trophy few are able to boast. The 16-year-old LUHS student hauled in a Northwoods pike over 40 inches in length.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Getting through the winter: It's somewhat of a mystery
The gray tree frogThe gray tree frog

Animals do many different things to get through the winter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Discussing human impact on the Northwoods
Tim Kratz (left) and Tom Steele.Tim Kratz (left) and Tom Steele.

Minocqua Brewing Company was the site of some lively discussion the evening of Feb. 6. A large crowd filled the barroom for “Science on Tap” – a new community outreach effort.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Huck hauls hefty walleye from Manitowish Chain
Gary Huck.Gary Huck.

A full moon weekend saw an afternoon bite on the Manitowish Chain that led to one angler’s biggest walleye to date. And a bit of deja vu all over again.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Minocqua racer was youngest Eagle River World Championship qualifier

Matt Ritchie and his team put up a good fight to get in with snowmobile racing’s big boys.

Ritchie, at 17, qualified for the world championship race at the Amsoil Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby Jan. 20.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mercer School Senior Class Ice Fishing Tournament is a success

The Mercer School senior class hosted its second annual Mercer School Senior Class Ice Fishing Tournament Jan. 12 on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

Contestants competed in four different categories – walleye, northern, crappie and perch – and had youth (10 and younger) and adult divisions.

Friday, February 1, 2013

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