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Deer hunters reminded that 2014 will have a crossbow season

Assembly Bill 194, which was passed by the Assembly last fall and later signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker allows for the expanded use of crossbows for hunting.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Smokey Bear turns 70

The star of the nation’s longest-running public service advertising campaign turned 70 years old as of Aug. 9.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer of gorge

I’ve managed to lose a few pounds recently, and I don’t mean British currency. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting on proposed ATV/UTV trail at Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area slated for Aug. 19

Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to field questions and take comments about a proposed all terrain vehicle route at the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The first signs of fall - and something 'Nutty' in the garden
Have you sighted in your bow yet? Or maybe you’re going to opt for a crossbow this year – something that’s legal for all archers this fall, though one must buy the specific license. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Big boat, little boat

I know the media often portrays outdoors pursuits as a redneck affair. But that's not really true. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hunting gadgets

A drawer full of extra ammo, bow string releases, deer calls, knife scabbards and such was my undoing. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Independence Day past

The Fourth of July marks an important day in American history and many observe it by celebrating in grand style. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Doebler recalls successful wolf season

For 16-year-old Megan Doebler, it was a chance she appreciates because she knows it’s a fairly rare one. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I saw a turkey just days ago alongside State Highway 47, a bit south of Lake Tomahawk.

Maybe this doesn’t seem remarkable, but this stretch of highway has yielded many turkey sightings during previous years, and very few this year. Subscriber access

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Moose killed in collision

According to DNR wildlife biologist Sam Jonas, a yearling bull moose was struck and killed by a pickup truck on State Highway 47 south of Mercer Thursday, June 12, at about 10:45 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A kid again

I’ve been thinking about when I was a kid a lot lately. Maybe some of the simple joys lost, or no longer a part of life, are the reason. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Perched on the brink of spring

The lengthening days and a higher, stronger sun make it easier to believe spring is actually going to occur, despite the relatively cold temps and formidable snow cover.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fighting cabin fever

I’m sure many winter sports enthusiasts are enjoying this relatively forceful winter.

But I’m equally certain that many are anxious for the weather to moderate a bit – even some of the enthusiasts.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dancing BearDancing Bear

Spring has sprung not with the suddenness of a jack-in-the-box, but in a creeping fashion, little by little. Eventually, its full power will unload. For now, note the subtle changes.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DNR-WCC hearings: 'No' on motor trolling

Those interested in natural resources issues had the chance to speak their minds Monday evening at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress annual spring hearings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring fish and wildlife rules hearings April 8

Those with an interest in our natural resources have the opportunity to provide input at the DNR spring wildlife and fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings Monday, April 8. The meetings, one in each county, will start at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring fire season - it is coming

Even though we are still knee deep in snow, a couple weeks of warm weather can drop that down to nothing and again we will see our lawns and those leaves from last fall that we just didn’t quite get to. Now that we are in spring, here are some reminders to help safe reduce the threat of forest fires.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Turkey hunt kicks off this weekend

This weekend’s two-day youth hunt will kick off the Wisconsin spring turkey season. The two-day hunt will be followed, starting Wednesday, April 10, by six 7-day hunting periods that run through May 21.

DNR upland wildlife ecologist Scott Walter said hunting should be good, despite the late arrival of spring. He cites last year’s early spring as a key reason.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No fooling! Your DNR hunting, fishing licenses expire today! Renew

April 1 marks the start of the new license year for all Department of Natural Resources fishing and hunting licenses.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Trucks of a certain kind

Though I’ve enjoyed the benefit of fishing out of a permanent ice shanty a few times this winter, I’ve not had to fuss over one. Spoiled son that I am, I got to enjoy the comforts of Dad’s shack, while enjoying almost none of the work involved.

Work that requires a full-sized truck.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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