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Decades of a changing hunt
Contributed photographsThe Three Amigos (from left) Bill Pirie with a monster 12-point buck, Joe Mastalski and Don Walker.
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The Three Amigos (from left) Bill Pirie with a monster 12-point buck, Joe Mastalski and Don Walker.
There is no doubt that hunting has changed over the years. The population, both people and deer, is drastically different than it was "back when," and that fact is never clearer than when one is given the opportunity to sit down and talk with someone who has been hunting the same area for decades. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Aiming for antlers
While deer numbers have been on a downward trend of late, Jeremy Holtz, Department of Natural Resources biologist for Oneida County, remains somewhat optimistic about the gun deer season ahead. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

70 years in the woods
While the weather and the number of available deer is roughly the same for everyone in the Northwoods, the opening day of rifle season comes in all different shapes and sizes. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Hunter's safety for deer season
Whether a hunter is new to the sport this year, or has been hunting for years, it never hurts to brush up on some safety, according to the Department of Natural Resources. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

New youth tag regulation
A change to group hunting laws has passed with the signing of Wisconsin Act 100 on Nov. 11. State law now prohibits the use of a junior antlerless carcass tag under the gun deer group hunting regulation. Junior antlerless carcass tags may only be filled by the youth to whom they are issued, and may not be filled by another member of the hunting party.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Tips from a taxidermist
Some hunters will be lucky enough to harvest a trophy buck this season. Some youth hunters will harvest the first buck of their lifetime. Many of these hunters will want to have a mount made to help preserve that memory. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Electronic registration for the 2015 deer hunt
One of the changes to the traditional gun deer hunt this year is the advent of e-registration. According to the Department of Natural Resources, hunters will no longer need to leave the woods in order to register their deer. It can now be done from a smartphone, via computer, or by calling the registration line. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Fish like a girl: Hunting stories
Nothing brings back memories for an outdoor enthusiast like the gun-deer hunting season in the Northwoods. It's hard to find a hunter that doesn't have at least one great hunting story from either out in the woods or at the shack. For me, spending time in the woods with family or friends is therapeutic, and a great getaway. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Youth and disabled hunts provide opportunities to experience outdoors
Two special deer hunting opportunities continue to provide an excellent opportunity for youth and disabled hunters to experience the outdoors, learn from mentors, and create lasting relationships with landowners and friends throughout the state, the Department of Natural Resources said in a press release.
Friday, November 13, 2015

Preliminary black bear harvest report
A stable black bear population and continued desire from many hunters to secure a harvest permit has helped Wisconsin remain an excellent destination for bear hunting, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Friday, November 13, 2015

Young hunter bags first buck
This was the year 13-year-old Tanner Kiesow was determined to wait for a buck during the Department of Natural Resources Youth Hunt. He had taken part in the hunt in previous years, but this year was the first hunting season he was able to use his new youth-model .308. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 6, 2015

Tribal night hunt comes with certain regulations
Nov. 1 marked the start of the night tribal deer hunt that was recently approved. The hunt, however, comes with several regulations, according to Sue Erickson from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 6, 2015

Learn to Hunt program teaches trapping and hunting
The Department of Natural Resources launched the Learn to Hunt program 20 years ago and for the last two years Learn to Hunt and Learn to Trap programs have been offered in Oneida County. Chris Thielman of the DNR has been integral in getting these programs up and running. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 30, 2015

Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2015 helps set stage for another exciting hunting season
This November, hunters can tune in to Deer Hunt Wisconsin to make sure they are prepared for another exciting fall deer hunt.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Youth hunt buck
Mason Pliska, Franklin, harvested his first deer, a five-pointer, during the October youth deer hunt.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Deer donation program helps the needy
Wisconsin's deer donation program began in 2000 and allows hunters to generously donate their venison to those in need. In the last 15 years, hunters have donated more than 87,000 deer that have produced approximately 3.89 million pounds of ground venison.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Find a place to hunt
It has never been easier to find a place to hunt or simply enjoy the outdoors in Wisconsin, and there are a number of tools and programs available to help you find a new favorite spot this fall.
Friday, October 23, 2015

The Plaid Clad Rambler: Conserving opportunity
Readers may recall a column from last year in which I detailed my crippling and very real deer curse, a curse that prevented me from seeing so much as a single patch of brown fur during hunting season. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 23, 2015

Youth season buck
The statewide Youth Deer Hunt was held Oct. 10-11 giving hunters age 10-15 an opportunity to get into the woods and hunt.
Friday, October 16, 2015

NYDHC black bear harvested
Sierra Royle harvested a black bear Oct. 2 with a tag generously offered for transfer through the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge. (Subscriber access)
Friday, October 9, 2015

The Plaid Clad Rambler
There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to state natural resource management. I take that to be a good sign. It means citizens are passionate about the outdoors and have some conviction of how it ought to be managed. (Subscriber access)
Friday, October 9, 2015

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