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Jim Tait  Jan. 2017

home : outdoors : hunting January 23, 2017

'It's a big one!'
Contributed photographLeo Rotar bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of gun-deer season in Marshfield.
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Leo Rotar bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of gun-deer season in Marshfield.
Eleven-year-old Leo Rotar, a fifth-grader at Minocqua J1 School District, was happy to have a successful hunt this year on his uncle's land near Marshfield. His plan at the beginning of the season was to shoot a buck, and that is exactly what he did, bagging a 9-point buck. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 30, 2016


Stella Fire Department to hold predator hunt
The Town of Stella Fire Department will be holding a Predator Hunt on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. Registration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Stella Town Hall and the contest will begin for each participant as soon as they register. Registration will be $10 per person with a 100 percent payback for heaviest and lightest coyote in each class. There will be two classes, Callers and Houndsman.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Hunters, business owners spell out buck-kill critiques
Wisconsin's gun deer season might be 45 days in the rearview mirror, but some hunters - those in the Northern Forest Region - still aren't letting go of the news that the preliminary buck kill is up 30 percent from last year. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Opening day success
Logan Strasburg harvested this nice spike deer on opening day at 6:30 a.m.
Friday, January 13, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
The DNR's decision to ban all baiting/feeding of deer in Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties ignited a firestorm of protest and questioning as to why, that still smolders and will no doubt continue to do so for some time. So, I felt it was my time to give my two-cents worth on the topic, or whatever it may be worth. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 6, 2017

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge celebrates hunting
Last weekend over 200 youth hunters took part in the 13th annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge Banquet.
Friday, January 6, 2017

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge fosters a love of hunting in area youth
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge celebrated its 13th year last weekend with over 200 youth hunters and their families taking part in the annual banquet at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 6, 2017

Youth hunter bags first deer
Ten-year-old Morgan Whitaker was hunting with her dad TJ when she shot her first deer this past opening deer/gun season Nov. 2016.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Brother and sister celebrate hunting 'firsts' by bagging their bucks
Siblings Dayton and Alayna Haenel come from a hunting family. Their dad has taught both of them to hunt. For 10-year-old Alayna, this was her first year, and for 14-year-old Dayton, his first year hunting with a bow. Both celebrated their "firsts" by bagging a deer each this year. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 30, 2016

JJ Albee recaps deer season
At the beginning of the hunting season, in an interview with The Lakeland Times, 11-year-old youth hunter JJ Albee felt fairly positive about the season ahead. He said he had seen more deer out in the woods, and more does with two fawns. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 23, 2016

Youth hunter successful two years in a row
Fifteen-year-old Brandon Boh of Arbor Vitae has been hunting since he was 10 years old. The last two years have been quite fruitful for the teen, bagging three mature bucks in two seasons. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 16, 2016

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet date set
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge will host it's 13th annual banquet at 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 1, 2017 in the commons area at the Lakeland Union High School.
Friday, December 16, 2016

DNR numbers show increase in buck harvest
The buck harvest numbers in the Northern Forest Zone, according to the DNR, are up by approximately 30 percent for this year's gun deer season. These numbers have some locals scratching their heads, wondering from where those numbers could have come. Others have said their seasons were about the same as last year. Several hunters said they did see more deer in the woods. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 9, 2016

Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet date set
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge will host it's 13th annual banquet at 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 1, 2017 in the commons area at the Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 9, 2016

Eight Pointer
Tom Kauth harvested this nice 8 pointer on the Friday of deer hunting in Clark County. The deer had a 17.5 inch spread.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Successful group hunt
Monica Kauth of Lac du Flambeau, shot these two nice 10 pointers opening day in a group hunt. One had a 16 inch spread and one had a 18.5 inch spread.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Lillian Treder has great first hunting season
Lillian Treder is no stranger to hunting, although this was her first attempt at harvesting her own animals. Treder is 10-years old and has been going out into the woods with her dad, Nic, for years now. She said she started sitting in a deer stand with him about five years ago and her mom, Kristi, said she has been out scouting for turkey for even longer. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Fish like a GIRL
There is nothing that bothers me more than adults who belittle and berate youth hunters and anglers. I have seen it again this deer season, and I think it is ridiculous. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

traveling trails less traveled
In my weekly column for Nov. 18, entitled "The End of a Tradition," I penned a brief summary of my personal deer hunting memories in Vilas County spanning 1948 through 2015. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 gun-deer season recap
The 2016 gun opener brought wind, cold and snow, making for difficult conditions for hunters. Opening weekend wound up a bit better, with warmed temperatures and the wind laying down on Sunday. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Johnson bags nice buck, lulls a bear cub to sleep
Joshua Johnson is a 17-year-old avid outdoorsman from Rhinelander. He has been hunting for six years and has been able to harvest eight deer in that time. But that is not the extent of his love of the outdoors. He hunts during almost any open season, he is a trapper and also enjoys fishing. If it has something to do with the outdoors, it is likely on his long list of interests. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, November 24, 2016


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