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March 24, 2018

Wisconsin DNR Warden Career Day sees large turnout
Abbey McEnroe/Lakeland Times

Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens Jon Scharbarth and Matthew Meade present “A Day in the Life of a Conservation Warden” to participants at the Wisconsin DNR warden career day on Saturday, March 3.
Abbey McEnroe/Lakeland Times

Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens Jon Scharbarth and Matthew Meade present “A Day in the Life of a Conservation Warden” to participants at the Wisconsin DNR warden career day on Saturday, March 3.
For the fifth year in a row, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hosted a Conservation Warden Career Day, this year being the first time the event came to the Northern Highlands region of Wisconsin. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, March 9, 2018

'Flyin' Ryan' Ensor sets snowmobile straight line speed record
Ryan Ensor has been racing snowmobile since he was five years old. He started out driving a Kitty Kat and it did not take him long to realize he had what it took to be a racer. He set a speed record in that category of 54 miles per hour. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 23, 2018

North Central WWOA Conference answers landowner questions and concerns
The North Central Wisconsin Woodland Owners' Association (WWOA) Conference was held in Wausau last Saturday. Land owners from across north central Wisconsin packed the venue at the Westwood Conference Center to gain knowledge regarding a variety of issues of concern to land owners, and specifically to woodland land owners. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Traveling trails less traveled
Quite frequently, when a group of individuals are involved in a conversation concerning various lakes, many questions arise as to what might have prompted the naming of certain lakes. And although many anglers claim they caught a whopper at "Area Lake," that name does not appear on a map of Vilas or Oneida counties!

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Lake Where You Live
For teaching kids to love a lake, nothing beats time on the water. A close second, perhaps, is sending the little ones off to sleep with a book that helps make fast the memories they built during the day. Here are a few books about lakes and lake life that your children and grandchildren will likely enjoy.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Northwoods' Invasive Species Poster Contest hopes to reach a milestone
The 7th annual Northwoods' Invasive Species Poster Contest originated from humble beginnings. In 2012, only 82 posters were received from two counties.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Copper Peak welcomes Red Bull 400 and the possible return of ski jumping
As reported in last week's Outdoors section of The Lakeland Times, Copper Peak will be hosting a Red Bull 400 event in May of this year. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 9, 2018

Travelings trails less traveled
In last week's column, I introduced readers to my all-time favorite outdoor location, known locally as the Minnow Pond Swamp. This typical northern Wisconsin wetland occupies 20 acres and was part of a 40-acre parcel my parent's purchased in 1938. This treasure of nature has continued to be owned and enjoyed by my family to the present.
Friday, February 9, 2018

The Lake where you live
There's a major lake pollution preventer -but also a potential source of pollution - on every developed lake property. It's the septic system that receives and treats our household sewage.
Friday, February 9, 2018

Fate of 'Wolf Bill' still not decided
The fight to delist the wolf in Wisconsin has been a long and arduous one. Legislation at the federal level has failed to gain the momentum it has needed to get the wolf delisted and to keep the courts out of a decision most believe should be made through science rather than as a matter of law or public opinion. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Our watersheds, our homes the subject of Land and Water Conservation Department poster contest
Last week judging began for the 2018 National Conservation Poster Contest. The national contest was open to area students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Local entrants varied in age from fourth to ninth grade and were split into two divisions. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018

traveling trails less traveled
I would imagine most folks have certain geographical locations where fond memories were created, and perhaps they visit those locations frequently, either in person, mentally, or both.
Friday, February 2, 2018

the lake where you live
Have you ever caught a panfish that didn't quite look like a bluegill, but didn't quite look like a pumpkinseed either? Or a panfish with marking and colors somewhere between bluegill and pumpkinseed, but a different body profile?
Friday, February 2, 2018

Fish like a girl
While the recent tragedy in Las Vegas to many may not seem to be an "outdoors" issue, to me anything gun-related has the potential to become an issue to outdoorsperson such as myself. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 6, 2017

Fish like a girl
I came in to the office recently to discover a book on my desk called "Heaven on the Headwaters." (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Tori Brigham bags first bear
Ten-year-old Tori Brigham comes from a family of hunters. It is no surprise, then, that she decided she wanted to learn to hunt, too. That is just what she did, through the Learn to Hunt Bear program, put on by the DNR. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 14, 2016

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

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