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Push to eliminate age requirements for mentored hunting stalls in committee
There has been considerable debate recently regarding Assembly Bill 411 introduced by Representative Joel Kleefisch, a Republican from Oconomowoc. The bill seeks to change the age at which youth can participate in the mentored hunt. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 29, 2016

11th annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop set for Feb. 6
On Feb. 6, District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association is hosting the 11th Midwinter Trappers Workshop for youngsters (and adults) interested in learning more about trapping.
Friday, January 29, 2016

A successful youth hunt
At approximately 7:45 a.m. Nov. 21, 2015, Logan Strasburg, 11, bagged this 6-point buck with a 16 1/4-inch spread.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Learn to Hunt programs promote more than hunting
Want to help those looking to improve health in the new year and promote conservation at the same time? Plan your spring Learn to Hunt Turkey event now.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Another successful youth hunt
Vince Ward, 14, harvested this large doe while hunting with his father, Shawn, in Oneida County on Nov. 22.
Friday, January 15, 2016

What does the baiting and feeding ban mean?
As reported previously in The Lakeland Times, due to the discovery of a Chronic Wasting Disease-positive deer at a game farm in Three Lakes, Oneida, Forest, and Vilas counties are subject to a ban on the baiting and feeding of deer. That ban went into effect on Jan. 11. Many residents are confused as to what the ban means. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 15, 2016

Local bar donates to injured veterans
Caroll Levanetz, owner of the Sunset Junction bar on Rives Street in Rhinelander, recently presented Dick Busha of Little Lakes Memories, LLC deer ranch with a check for $1,222 on behalf of herself, the bar, and her patrons. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 15, 2016

NYDHC Awards Banquet
Winners of the antler mounts provided by American Institute of Taxidermy were, in no particular order, JJ Albee, Katelyn Burger, Jacob Borak, Rachel Burns, Max Bybee, Kadin Christianson, Luke Dalton, Abe Evenhouse, Connor Higgins, Jason Hilgart, Kimberly Peterson, Hunter Tingley, and Michael Worthing. Mounts were presented by Dennis Rinehart (center).
Friday, January 8, 2016

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge a big success
The 12th annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet was held at Lakeland Union High School Saturday, Jan. 2. More than 200 youth hunters attended the banquet. Including parents and guardians, the crowd totaled over 450 people. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 8, 2016

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE: Baiting/feeding deer could net hefty fines
A controversial deer baiting and feeding ban for Oneida, Vilas, and Forest counties is set to take effect Jan. 11, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says its first focus will be to educate people about what they can and cannot do. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 8, 2016

Another lucky hunter
Jamie Slavinsky bagged this 10-point buck Nov. 23 in Marathon County.
Friday, January 8, 2016

Another Successful hunt
Tom Wipperfurth of Minocqua shot this buck opening morning in Iron County. It was a nine-pointer with a 16-inch spread.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

CWD: What Michigan does differently
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first found in a captive deer in Michigan in 2008. The deer herd was immediately depopulated, in accordance with that state's CWD plan which was put into place around the time CWD was found in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 24, 2015

CWD confirmed in Crawford County buck harvested on private land
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed test results showing Chronic Wasting Disease in a 3 1/2-year-old buck harvested on private land in Crawford County.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Economic impacts of CWD in Oneida County could be far-reaching
As The Lakeland Times has previously reported, Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a deer born and raised at the Three Lakes Trophies deer farm this month, and that has sparked a three-county ban on the baiting and feeding of deer. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 18, 2015

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge Banquet Saturday, Jan. 2
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge will host its 12th annual banquet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 in the commons area at the Lakeland Union High School.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Braxtin Bell harvests his first buck on his birthday
It's very likely Braxtin Bell of Eagle River will never forget his 12th birthday. Bell, a three-year hunting veteran, harvested his first buck, a six-pointer, while celebrating his special day. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 18, 2015

NRB adopts emergency rule for deer farm fences
There are 418 certified deer farms in the state of Wisconsin, according to Todd Schaller, chief warden with the Department of Natural Resources. Of those, about 10 percent, or 43 farms, do not export live deer and are what Schaller called hobby farms. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 18, 2015

Chronic Wasting Disease: What we know
When Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first discovered in Wisconsin in 2002 there was a lot to learn about the condition, according to Tami Ryan, CWD spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources. Little was known about the disease at that time, but much has been learned in the years since and regulations have been put in place to curb its spread. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 18, 2015

WWF claims DNR lax in following CWD Response Plan for 2010-25
Deer hunting in Wisconsin is a $2 billion-plus industry entrusted to the Department of Natural Resources. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 18, 2015

Fish like a girl: We now have CWD
As we have reported, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been found in a captive deer in Oneida County. The deer was born and raised at Three Lakes Trophies, LLC in Three Lakes. This news will have some pretty big implications for our area, and the effects may be far-reaching. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 11, 2015

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