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The legend continues
Kay Nicklaus from Irma and 11-year-old grandson River pose for a photograph with Kay’s six point buck harvested from about 100 yards with her .308 rifle near Land O’Lakes.Contributed photograph

Kay Nicklaus from Irma and 11-year-old grandson River pose for a photograph with Kay’s six point buck harvested from about 100 yards with her .308 rifle near Land O’Lakes.
Contributed photograph

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


Traveling Trails Less Traveled

There was a time, not so many years ago, that I would fondly look forward to after the November gun deer season.  That was when I could spend quality time with family members, friends and my beagles in quest of snowshoe hares. (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

Outdoor gift guide

Last week, we gave you gift ideas for runners, cyclists, anglers, hikers and campers. Now we bring you ideas for hunters, paddlers and snow sports enthusiasts. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 12, 2014

Iron County Deer Advisory Council
The public has one more opportunity to provide comments on the deer population objective recommendation for Iron County. (Public access)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Turkey permit deadline Dec. 10

Wild turkey hunters have until close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the spring 2015 hunting season. (Public access)


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Deer and data

The 2014 nine-day gun-deer season has come to a close with a preliminary harvest count of 191,550, a significant reduction compared to last season’s total harvest of 342,631 deer. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

The Plaid Clad Rambler

Last year, on Dec. 16, I rolled. The irony of it was that I was biking home from the chiropractor I was visiting on a weekly basis for a previous bike accident. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

As I begin work on this column at 5:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, it’s pouring rain outside and our snow depth has shrunk to about five inches. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Outdoor gift guide

The Northwoods has no shortage of offerings for outdoor adventurers. Hikers, hunters, birders and boarders all get their kicks in this pristine, forested corner of the world. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Wilderness First Aid Tip

Soft tissue injuries can range from a paper cut to a life-threatening laceration. Responding quickly and calmly can make a world of difference no matter how severe the injury. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

County Deer Advisory Council goals finalized at Dec. meetings

County Deer Advisory Councils will be holding their final 2014 meetings in December. (Subscriber access)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Wisconsin wolf season close Dec. 5
Wisconsin 2014 wolf season closing at noon Friday, Dec. 5. (Public access)
Thursday, December 4, 2014

DNR closes Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective December 5, 8 a.m. (Public access)
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Slow opener

Conditions were slow for the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun-deer hunting season this year. Comfortably warm temperatures on Saturday followed by fog and rain on Sunday meant that most deer were hunkered down for the weekend. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 28, 2014

Opening weekend deer season
Excitement was high throughout the state Saturday and Sunday, and 90,281 deer were registered in Wisconsin during the opening weekend of the nine-day deer season. (Public access)
Friday, November 28, 2014

The Plaid Clad Rambler

My tower faced north. Before it was a large rectangular corn field stretching to the west. Hardwood forests grow behind the stand and 100 yards to the north. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 28, 2014

Guide & Lost Seven
The Guide & Lost Seven was a deer camp in Monico from 1948 to 2000. (Public access)
Friday, November 28, 2014

Whitetails Unlimited Park Falls event to be held Dec. 6

Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Deer Hunters Roundup Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Woods Edge at Moose Jaw Resort, W770 Wind Song Lane, Park Falls. (Public access)


Friday, November 28, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
It was Gordon Lightfoot who ignited the human conscientiousness concerning early November storms when he memorialized the Edmond Fitzgerald tragedy with his historic ballad. (Subscriber access)
Friday, November 28, 2014

'Tis the season for antlers

The nine-day 2014 Gun Deer Season opens at sunrise Nov. 22, drawing hundreds of thousands of blaze orange-clad hunters into the woods to participate in the iconic Wisconsin tradition. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 21, 2014


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