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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

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December 16, 2017

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

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

AMVETS ice fishing tournament benefits military members

A sloppy start didn’t keep anglers away form the ice of Lake Nokomis and the AMVETS Post 724 and NCO Club Ice Fishing Tournament last Saturday.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Bullion family enjoys several generations of ice fishing
Sawyer Bullion caught this 32-1⁄2-inch northern.Sawyer Bullion caught this 32-1⁄2-inch northern.

The Bullions of Hazelhurst have been ice fishing for decades. Kieth Bullion said his love for ice fishing was spawned by a move to the Northwoods.

“We moved up here in 1963. We bought the Log Cabin Inn – a resort on Garth Lake,” Kieth recalled. “It became a tradition –­ ice fishing. Well, fishing in general – fishing and hunting.”


Friday, January 11, 2013

Eagle River youth hunter bags opening day deer
Brock Walkowski, 11, took this buck.Brock Walkowski, 11, took this buck.

Opening day of gun season is a special time in the Northwoods for those that take to the deer woods. For 11-year-old hunter Brock Walkowski of Eagle River, the special day would end early and end well. He would put a tag on his first deer.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Fifield-Park Falls 48th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count held
A pine grosbeak (female).A pine grosbeak (female).

Local bird watchers conducted the 48th annual Fifield-Park Falls Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Dec. 15, counting all birds seen or heard within a 15-mile diameter circle centered on the Fifield Post Office. 



Friday, January 4, 2013

Northwoods crew competes in Harvest Moon Regatta

Four area residents found themselves braving the elements of the Gulf of Mexico during the 26th annual Harvest Moon Regatta, held Oct. 25-26 off the coast of Texas. They’d make a strong showing.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Longtime guide Anderson looks back on rewarding career
Buckshot Anderson.Buckshot Anderson.

As many readers of his column, “Traveling Trails Less Traveled” know, longtime area fishing guide Leon “Buckshot” Anderson has moved on to retirement.

Anderson looks forward to relaxing in his comfortable St. Germain home with his wife, Peggy (aka Wifee Poo), and his dogs Belle and Buffy.


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Minocqua youth hunter bags six-pointer
Cara Hein, 13, of Minocqua, got this six-pointer.Cara Hein, 13, of Minocqua, got this six-pointer.

Thirteen-year-old hunter Cara Hein, of Minocqua, turned a change of scenery into meat in the freezer day two of the gun deer season. She was hunting with her dad, Paul Hein, when a new location offered a chance at a six-pointer.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Danielson bags big buck
Alex Danielson shot this eight-pointer.Alex Danielson shot this eight-pointer.

Manitowish Waters youth hunter Alex Danielson, 14, has been hunting deer for three years now. He has seen his share of deer woods success, but the latest is his greatest.

“This is the biggest one,” Alex said of the eight-point, 18-inch spread Mercer area buck he killed Nov. 19, the third day of gun deer season.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Longtime Northwoods hunter bags 10-pointer, shares thoughts
William Maines Sr.William Maines Sr.

Ninety-year-old William Maines Sr. is a longtime Northwoods resident. Some years ago, he began turkey hunting in Missouri. Eventually, he started chasing bucks there.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Holmquist tags big nine-pointer

It was early in the day Nov. 17, the Wisconsin gun deer season opener, when Mason Holmquist first fired his gun. When he did, he put down a nine-point buck with a 16-3⁄8-inch inside spread. Though the buck dropped in its tracks, it would be a while before Mason got a good look at just how big it was.



Friday, November 30, 2012


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