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Four and an oddball: Krystal Westfahl
Krystal Westfahl and her dog, McKeifer, are pictured paddling in the Sylvania Wilderness near Watersmeet, Mich.Contributed photograph

Krystal Westfahl and her dog, McKeifer, are pictured paddling in the Sylvania Wilderness near Watersmeet, Mich.
Contributed photograph

Every week, The Lakeland Times catches up with movers and shakers in Northwoods to ask them four reoccurring questions about their favorite things to do in the outdoors and one “oddball” question. (Public access)


Friday, January 23, 2015


Outdoors Calendar Jan. 24-31
Featuring local outdoors events in the Northwoods. (Public access)
Friday, January 23, 2015

Proposal addresses loss of Minocqua walleye
A crowd of more than 70 locals gathered in the Minocqua Community Center board room on Jan. 13 to learn the details of and offer feedback on a proposed 10-year study on the Minocqua chain of lakes walleye population presented by the Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (Subscriber access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

'Shantyman's Life'

Science on Tap Minocqua hosted Jim Leary for a night of early 20th century folksongs and Scandinavian settler history at the Minocqua Brewing Company. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

DNR wardens say go local to get latest ice conditions
The Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens remind all outdoor enthusiasts to go local to know the ice conditions and to always be prepared. (Public access)
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

New thinking on old-growth forest

The North Lakeland Discovery Center hosted naturalist John Bates for its monthly Nibbles N’ Knowledge event on Jan. 8 to discuss old-growth forest in Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Outdoors Calendar Jan. 15-24
Featuring local outdoors events in the Lakeland area. (Public access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

Outdoors Calendar Jan. 9-16
Featuring local outdoors events in the Lakeland area. (Public access)
Friday, January 9, 2015

No natural reproduction of walleye in Minocqua chain
There has been no natural reproduction of walleyes in the Minocqua chain of lakes for years, according to Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Mike Vogelsang. (Public access)
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fifield-Park Falls Christmas Bird Count results

Local bird watchers conducted the Fifield-Park Falls Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Dec. 14. The watchers counted all birds seen or heard within a 15-mile diameter circle centered on the Fifield Post Office. (Public access)


Friday, January 2, 2015

Biking in a winter wonder land

They are fat, ugly, and they may be rolling to a trail system near you. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 26, 2014

A keen eye on fishing habitat

Fishing tourism in northern Wisconsin has been threatened by lack of walleyes in the area. While fish biologists are scrambling to figure out why walleyes have been lacking, Walleyes for Tomorrow has been busy working to improve habitat for the iconic game fish. (Public access)


Friday, December 12, 2014

The legend continues

On Nov. 20, 1914, Jim Jordan shot what has come to be recognized as the highest scoring typical buck in the United States. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 12, 2014

2015 Wisconsin State Park stickers now on sale

People looking for the a holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year can give outdoor enthusiasts access to thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of nature hike opportunities, dozens of beaches, and some of the most scenic areas found in Wisconsin with a 2015 Wisconsin state park admission sticker or state trail pass. (Public access)


Friday, December 12, 2014

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


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