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World Musky Hunt announces winners
The World Musky Hunt winning Contestant Team (from the left): Fred Palermo, Jeff Micholic, Ruth Glaser (greeter) and Bernie Felckowski.Contributed photographs

The World Musky Hunt winning Contestant Team (from the left): Fred Palermo, Jeff Micholic, Ruth Glaser (greeter) and Bernie Felckowski.

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The board of directors of the World Musky Hunt announced the winners of the 38th annual “Hunt,” held Aug. 21-23 on the Tomahawk Chain. (Public access)


Thursday, September 11, 2014


Traveling trails less traveled

Due to the fact we experienced so much fun and relaxation during our mid-summer break at Michigan’s Big Two Hearted River in July, the same fearsome foursome decided to plan and execute a second min-vacation just prior to Labor Day. This time our destination was the scenic and historic Keweenaw Peninsula in Da U.P. of Michigan. (Public access)


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
Do walleyes inhabit your lake? If so, you are privileged: Walleyes are the essence of Northwoods angling. (Public access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Registration open for annual Three Lakes Fall Classic
While summer may be winding down, fishing in the Northwoods is just starting to heat up. Registration is now open for the annual Fall Classic Muskie Tournament.  (Public access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall outdoors forecast

My freezer, somewhat shamefully, currently holds more chicken than it does venison. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate the Labor Movement in America. The first celebration was held at New York City with a parade in Union Square in 1882. The celebration was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Northwoods TU banquet set for Sept. 18

The Northwoods Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence Counties) will hold its 40th annual conservation banquet on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Chef Rene’s at Timber Ridge in Minocqua.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

The dog likes to annoy me

I think dogs just like to be annoying or embarrassing. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stella's repeat

Stella Budnik continues to be enthusiastic about fishing with her grandfather.  Last summer while visiting her grandparents, David and Patty Zych, in Harshaw she had the good fortune to land a 19.5-inch largemouth with her 4-foot Zebco rod.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Proposed inland trout regulations aim to simplify, increase opportunities

Proposed trout regulation changes would bring simpler rules with fewer stream categories and special regulations, plus provide additional opportunities for trout anglers.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Quite often an idea for a column comes from folks who read the Times, which is how the idea for this current column came into being. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer's simple joys

I’ve mentioned before that I’m fine with a lazy summer. There are so many leisurely activities to partake in this time of year. (Subscriber access)


Friday, August 15, 2014

Public comment invited on draft panfish rules

When does less add up to more?

In the case of panfish, fewer, larger fish produce significantly more fillet meat than many smaller fish.


Friday, August 15, 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

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

It’ll never achieve the fame of Route 66, but locally Wisconsin Highway 155 in St. Germain has had an interesting and varied history. (Subscriber access)


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

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

As I mentioned in last week’s column, 19 years had slipped by since the last time Peggy and I visited Rainbow Lodge at the mouth of the Big Two Hearted River in Michigan’s U.P. During that span of time we met Mike and Robin Franks, Illinois transplants that moved lock, stock and barrel to St. Germain, which allow the four of us to meet and rapidly become good friends. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cieslica boats 45-incher
For years, James Cieslica, of Plato Center, Ill., has enjoyed time spent at his aunt and uncle Nancy and Frank Wackerlin’s cabin on a Vilas County lake.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

The Ojibwa called it Neeshoda Spee. The early white settlers named it The Big Two Hearted River. Earnest Hemingway immortalized the stream in a short story by the same name he published in 1925. Wifee Poo and I blundered into finding the historic river in June of 1992. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 29, 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)


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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