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Eyes on the prize

Despite blistering cold temperatures on Saturday and blustering winds Sunday morning, more than 290 fishing enthusiasts came out to the 39th annual Rhinelander Lions Club Fisheree and Winter Festival ice fishing tournament on Boom Lake Feb. 14-15. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

WinMan Windigo gives racers reason to run

The second annual WinMan Windigo Snowshoe Stomp was held Feb. 15 on the North Lakeland Discovery Center’s WinMan Nordic Trails in Winchester. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Minocqua Public Library to host climate change course

The Minocqua Public Library is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Library Services to deliver a four-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. (Subscriber access)


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Friday, February 20, 2015

LAMBO discusses area trails, fall mountain bike event

The Lakeland Area Mountain Biking Organization (LAMBO) met Feb. 12 for its monthly board meeting to discus its ongoing efforts to build an organization that promotes mountain biking and silent sports in the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

The Plaid Clad Rambler
Lent began on Wednesday, and with it, 40 days (or 46, depending on one’s observance) of fasting, abstinence and fish fries. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 20, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
Quite frequently, during the depths of winter, while folks are socializing out in public, conversations center on comparing the severity of winters past to winters present. During one of my recent excursions to a local watering hole the assembled multitude began relating memories of winters spent in the Northwoods years ago. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 20, 2015

The Lake Where You Live

Mention a “eutrophic lake” and many people will picture a stagnant pool, matted with algae, murky, bad smelling and generally unpleasant to be around. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Four and an oddball: Sen. Tom Tiffany
Every week, The Lakeland Times catches up with movers and shakers in the Northwoods to ask them four reoccurring questions about their favorite things to do in the outdoors and one “oddball” question. (public access)
Friday, February 20, 2015

Know A Club: Sno-Bunnies

The Sno-Bunnies was formed in 1976 out of a core group of a dozen local riders in the Presque Isle area. Shortly thereafter, the group combined with a club in Winchester and has since been called the Presque Isle-Winchester Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club. (Public access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Local Fishing Report

I had two parties in here over the weekend that did pretty well around the end of the day between 5:30-6:30 p.m. They caught some walleyes, but, besides that, it’s hard to give a true update because there weren’t that many people who were out over the weekend. Seems to be a lot of smaller walleyes coming off Lake Tomahawk yet, though. (Public access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Outdoors Calendar, Feb. 21-28
Featuring local outdoors events in the Northwoods. (Public access)
Friday, February 20, 2015

Invasive species open house to be held Feb. 18
Preventing and managing invasive species costs the nation billions of dollars and threatens recreation, tourism and the economy of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, according to a recent press release by the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP). (Subscriber access)
Monday, February 16, 2015

Reps. introduce wolf bill
U.S. Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) have introduced a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act. (Public access)
Monday, February 16, 2015

Cruiserfest brings thousands to Minocqua

The 16th annual Cruiserfest brought thousands of spectators and snowmobilers to Minocqua Feb. 6-7, event coordinator Michelle Bird said. Most importantly, “everybody was safe,” she said. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

DNR Fisheries Bureau director Ron Bruch retires

From managing the successful Lake Winnebago sturgeon fishery to overseeing implementation of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, Ron Bruch’s work with the Department of Natural Resources has created numerous benefits for anglers while improving fish and wildlife habitat throughout the state. (Public access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Gov. Walker cripples NRB

Governor Scott Walker released his proposed 2015-2017 state budget Feb. 3. Walker’s recommendations will be debated, revised and voted on by the legislature this spring. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Know a Club

The Sno-Skeeters Snowmobile Club of Manitowish Waters was founded in 1968 with just a dozen members. The club has since grown to more than 200 members. (Public access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

The Plaid Clad Rambler

Someday, I will be one of the oldest Americans who can recall a time before Internet infiltrated our lives. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
Like many folks who enjoy fishing and eating freshly caught fish, I have been following the ongoing series of articles in The Lakeland Times concerning the “walleye problem(s)” in the Minocqua Chain of Lakes with a great deal of interest. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 13, 2015

NYDHC scholarship applications due March 3

High school seniors who have participated in the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge will have until March 3 to submit their applications for the NYDHC scholarship and Jeremy Ritchie Memorial Scholarship. (Public access)


Friday, February 13, 2015


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