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Remembering a local legend
A young Ray Kennedy.Contributed photograph

A young Ray Kennedy.
Contributed photograph

Ray Kennedy was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in September 2014 for his years of musky guiding expertise and unrelenting drive to help his customers haul in gargantuan muskies. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 7, 2014


Vilas County ice safety notice

In conjunction with the Vilas County Recreation Trails Safety Committee, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of safety concerns related to thin ice on area lakes. (Public access)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
One of my great winter joys has been ice skating – on a lake or river rather than a rink. Nothing beat the first venture with blades onto brand new ice, often clear as glass. (Subscriber access)
Friday, November 14, 2014

Wilderness First Aid Tip

It is better to think of shock as a symptom rather than the problem itself. Shock is the result of one of three things: low volume, low flow, or low pressure. By addressing the problem, shock can be managed and avoided. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 14, 2014

Expanded customer service hours at Woodruff center
The Department of Natural Resources is expanding over the counter service hours at its Woodruff center effective Nov. 10. (Public access)
Friday, November 14, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

I don’t need to remind folks Wisconsin contains hundreds of very special, beautiful, historic and recreational locations that provide numerous options for residents and visitors to enjoy. (Subscriber access)

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Lake Where You Live

In a column last summer I told how lakes have layers, less dense warmer water resting atop denser colder water, the temperature difference between the two increasing and warm weather continues. (Subscriber access)


Friday, November 7, 2014

Local resident recognized as Lake Leader

Department of Natural Resources Water Quality Bureau Director Susan Sylvester, UW-Extension CNRED Director Karl Martin, and Wisconsin Lakes Board President Mary Knipper together recognized Christy Justice of Arbor Vitae for completion of her training to protect Wisconsin’s lakes. (Public access)


Friday, October 31, 2014

The Lake Where You Live

In freshman high school science class my teacher led us through a simple but enlightening experiment to show the difference between water and ice. It’s worth describing as we wait for our lakes to freeze over, likely in a month or so from now. (Subscriber access)


Friday, October 31, 2014

Wilderness first aid tip

Many don’t consider autumn to be a season which presents life-threatening cold. Sunny days offer ideal apple picking and pumpkin patching weather. There are, however, the occasional cold rains. (Subscriber access)


Friday, October 31, 2014

The Lake Where You Live

I had never fished in snow before last Saturday. A brother from the Madison area visited for a weekend to soak big suckers for muskies (another first for me), and the morning found us periodically turning our faces away from wind-driven flakes. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
I hope you were among the fortunate souls who spent last weekend at their lake homes or cabins. I met several such folks as I took a solo paddle, my last of the season, around the shoreline of Birch Lake, at Harshaw. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Germain Town Lakes Committee share flea concern
The Town of St. Germain Lakes Committee held a meeting Oct. 8 to discuss funding, awareness building and invasives. The particular focus was the quick spread of spiny water flea and uncertainty about future invasive management strategies. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DNR continues to improve and upgrade customer services
Communication is the key in all personal and professional relationships and here at the Department of Natural Resources we continue to do our best to make it faster and easier for you to get what you need from us. (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spiny water fleas threaten to invade Oneida County waters

The discovery of the invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in Trout Lake has caught the attention of resource managers, anglers, and lake-front property owners. (Public access)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

World Musky Hunt announces 2014-15 board members
World Musky Hunt announces 2014-15 board members (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Champions crowned at River Series Championship
The Wisconsin River Series presented by Minn Kota and Humminbird could not have asked for a better fall weekend than Sept. 27 and 28 for the River Series Championship on Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (Public access)
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Invasive species confirmed in Trout Lake

The aquatic invasive species known as spiny water flea has been confirmed in Trout Lake in Vilas County. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Plaid Clad Rambler
Studying animal behavior and trends is an essential element of wildlife management; conservation isn’t just a numbers game, after all. To be ethical outdoorsmen we must suspiciously consider buzzwords and how they shape our behavior. (Public access)
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rhinelander musky tournament reels in success

Anglers had to fight the weather as much as the leviathan at this year’s Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge Sept. 20-21. The 34th annual tournament started off with prime conditions – overcast and cool – but gave way to sun-soaked sky and warm weather followed by overnight showers and windy rain on Sunday morning. (Public access)


Thursday, September 25, 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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