E-Editions | Subscriptions | Contact Us | About Us | Classifieds | FREE Classified – Items Under $50 | Photos | FREE E-Editions
The Lakeland Times | Minocqua, Wisc.

Mulleady Realtors

home : outdoors June 26, 2017

Online deer hunter surveys show some similarities, some differences, to previous survey results
Once all of the harvest numbers were in after last fall's 9-day gun deer hunt, the Department of Natural Resources put out the harvest numbers as they received them. Those numbers showed a 30 percent increase in buck harvest in the Northern Forest Zone. Many hunters felt those numbers could not possibly be right. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017


Upper Midwest Bass Challenge anglers take on a finicky Boom Lake
Neither the post-spawn, post-front conditions nor the wind and rain could keep over 70 anglers from the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) from the water last Sunday as they took on Boom Lake, what is perennially known as a finicky fishery at best. For many, last weekend was the first time they had seen the fishery. The UMBCS has been held on the west side of the state for many years until tournament director Gregg Kizewski moved to St. Germain just last year. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Dead Pike Lake Association gets nod from Natural Resource Board
For 17 years the Dead Pike Lake Association has attempted and failed to address water quality issues due to iron floc. Within the last year Dead Pike Lake was put on the Wisconsin Impaired Waters list due to high levels of phosphorus, but the iron floc is even more concerning to many residents and stakeholders of the lake. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Disabled Veterans bass tournament moves to Lake Tomahawk
This will be the second annual Disabled Veterans tournament put on by Kris Hanes, a veteran himself and member of the Portage County Bass Anglers. Hanes held the inaugural tournament last year on Shawano Lake in Shawano and this year decided to move the tournament to the Northwoods. This is a team tournament with each veteran fishing with a boater partner.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Fish like a girl
Recreational Opportunities analysis gives public chance to weigh in

A Recreational Opportunities Analysis (ROA) has been going on across the Northwoods with public input to help the Department of Natural Resources determine best fits for state lands and various recreational purposes. According to DNR Trails and Capital Development coordinator Cameron Bump, the analysis phase has given the department a chance to hear from stakeholders regarding the way they use state lands and where opportunities may lie for the future. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
The weatherman promised us a nice weekend for our annual camping/canoeing/trout fishing adventure, something daughter Anna and grandson Josh and I have enjoyed for 23 years. Anna and I introduced Josh to the joys of outdoor living in 1993 when he was just a tot, and now at age 28 he has become a seasoned veteran concerning our annual tri-sporting event. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

The lake where you live
Fishing friends and I have a name for those slender, tube-shaped plants that spike up in clusters in shallow water along lakeshores. We call them pencil reeds. And we're wrong. They are really not reeds at all but rushes of various kinds, in many cases hardstem or softstem bulrushes.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Rhinelander High School trap team competes at state shoot
The Rhinelander High School trap shooting team competed at the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League state shoot at the Wisconsin Trap Shooters Home Grounds last weekend in Rome, Wisc.

The Hodags finished 36th in the 52-team field. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Wisconsin ruffed grouse survey results indicate an increase in breeding grouse
Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed in spring 2017 showed statewide drumming activity increased 17 percent from 2016, based on data collected to monitor breeding grouse activity.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions
Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life jacket on the water.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Healing trail will be first of its kind in the country
Much research has been conducted regarding the healing powers of nature. In Japan, doctors even write prescriptions giving a patient 15 minutes of time in the outdoors each day to help them heal from major afflictions. Other research points to a healing rate up to 30 percent quicker in individuals who spend time outdoors. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

The 37th annual Spring Muskie Classic anglers boat 30 fish over the weekend
The 37th annual Spring Muskie Classic was held on the Eagle River Chain last weekend, put on by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Funds from the Spring Classic are used for projects on area lakes such as the new restroom on Eagle Lake at the landing as well as improvements to the launch ramp itself such as pouring of concrete pads at the ramp and the pier. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

Roadside Pollinator Program going strong in Three Lakes
Interest in pollinators and creating pollinator gardens has become stronger in recent years as more evidence shows declining populations of many species of bees and butterflies pollinating the plants from which we harvest food. As habitat for pollinators decreases, population numbers continue to as well. For that reason, many have shown interest in pollinator gardens. These gardens are created specifically to attract pollinators. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

Fish like a girl
Recently the Department of Natural Resources updated its wolf population estimates, which show populations around the state are still rising. With the rise in wolves has also come a rise in indemnification for attacks on livestock, pets and hunting dogs. In 2016, the DNR reported just over $200,000 was paid out due to depredation and injury to those animals by wolves. So far, only halfway through 2017, that number has already climbed over the $196,000 mark. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
Let me begin by confessing I don't fish very often anymore, and when I do it's usually with someone very special, like family members or long-time friends and/or former clients. And I must add, I only fish when the weather is right, not so much right for catching fish, but right in the sense there is no rain, strong winds, cold temps or storm warnings in the forecast.(subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

The lake where you live
Last year a new couple bought a cottage along my private road here on Birch Lake. I asked the husband, "Why this lake?" He replied, "The water is so clear."

That speaks volumes about the importance of lake water quality. We'd all rather live or vacation on a lake that's clean and clear, with a healthy fishery, no nuisance weeds and algae, no invasive species, and great Northwoods scenery.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Steel workers donate for 4H
Pictured are Tom Olcikas from the United Steel Workers Union, his son Nick, as well as Cole and Kaden Worrall, Family Fishing Fun Day participants. The United Steel Workers Union donated $500 for the event, which took place at Hodag Park Saturday, June 3. The money was used to purchase minnow buckets given away to youth attendees. There were 350 youth and adult participants this year for the 20 hands-on stations related to the sport of fishing set up by various community organizations and businesses. Organizers of the event include Nick Olcikas, John Kubisiak, Tom Melnarik, and the Oneida County 4-H program.


Friday, June 16, 2017

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month
Not only is June a glorious month to explore the richness of Oneida County's natural resources, work in the garden, and observe wildlife, but June is also Invasive Species Awareness Month. Anyone who spends time outside is affected by invasive species. Increasing public awareness and empowering citizens to take simple steps to help prevent the introduction and spread of terrestrial, aquatic and wetland invasive species is more critical than ever before.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring walleye tourney results are in
The results are in for the 26th annual Spring Walleye Tournament, which took place May 19 through 21. 
Friday, June 16, 2017

Clean Boats Clean Waters training held at Crescent Lake
Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) is a program with which most anglers and boaters are familiar. The program includes volunteers and interns from UW-Oshkosh who man boat landings all over the state to talk to boaters about invasive species. Almost anyone who has launched a boat at a public landing in the last few years has, at some point, encountered a CBCW volunteer. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 9, 2017

Health Department warns against boating under the influence
Oneida County Health Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Boating is often a part of experiencing the Northwoods, and everyone should be aware of the danger of boating under the influence.

Friday, June 9, 2017


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE











American Investigator





Life | Snow/Trail Conditions | Road Conditions | Wisconsin Lottery | Facebook

Lakeland Printing, Inc. • P.O. Box 790 • Minocqua, WI 54548

The Lakeland Times • The Northwoods Super Shopper
Phone: (715) 356-5236 • Fax: (715) 358-2121

Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Software © 1998-2017
1up! Software
, All Rights Reserved