With a 6-foot wingspan and 27-inch-long body, this bird is near the size of an eagle. Soaring above, it is an impressive sight. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but closer up, most don’t find this thermal-riding carrion eater very attractive.
Public meetings are set for mid-October in Hayward, Rhinelander and Oconomowoc to discuss Wisconsin’s walleye fisheries and get people’s opinions on what considerations the state should use in coming years to decide how to allocate the increased number of large walleye for stocking made possible under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.
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.
A healthy crowd packed Minocqua Brewing Company’s Divano Lounge April 3 for Science on Tap. The topic was fisheries. “Hook, Line and Thinker! The Science Behind the Future of Recreational Fishing in the Northwoods,” was the presentation.
The snow-people in the front yard stand in defiance.
Well, there goes March. But not really. The snow and ice suggest otherwise, even as the calendar wants to flip to April.
But it’s time for budding trees, warm sunny days and Easter bunnies, you say. Egg hunts in the snow are nothing new here to Northwoodsians. The snow just makes it easier to hide them – just give the basket a strong fling and tell the kids, “Go get’em!”
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.
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.
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.
Those with an interest in hunting, fishing, trapping or anything outdoors have the chance to provide input at the DNR spring wildlife and fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Conservation Congress county meeting.
The annual hearings, one in each Wisconsin county, are slated for Monday, April 8, 7 p.m. Subscriber Access Only