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Fishin' in the dark
Cheryl holds an 18-inch rainbow that was part of a night fishing adventure.Craig Turk photograph

Cheryl holds an 18-inch rainbow that was part of a night fishing adventure.

Craig Turk photograph

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band makes it sound like a romantic adventure. I don’t know about the romantic part, but I do like occasionally fishin’ in the dark. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, July 17, 2014


NLDC Bird Club completes chimney swift project

It’s all to help a little bird that can’t perch like a normal bird. That’s why North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club got together to build a vertical home for the chimney swift. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

School of 'gills

Bradford Paulson, of Mukwonago, has a cabin with his parents in Lake Tomahawk.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Outdoors Briefs
Outdoor news, info and events.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Having spent nearly seven decades living Up North, I can truly and sincerely say the decade of the ‘50s was my favorite. It is my opinion the decade of the 50s was the time our nation reached its greatest grandeur – at least for folks living in the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A nest full

Patti Rozinski, of Appleton, was on an Arbor Vitae area lake June 21 when she spotted and photographed a nest full of eaglets.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hunting gadgets

A drawer full of extra ammo, bow string releases, deer calls, knife scabbards and such was my undoing. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Popp takes first in inaugural Northwoods Muskie Open

On June 28, the Northwoods Chapter of Muskies Inc. held its inaugural “Northwoods Muskie Open” muskie tournament, sponsored by The Musky Shop.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Northwoods Almanac

In mid-July, many people wonder why the woods become so quiet. It’s relatively simple – male birds sing loudest and longest during their initial breeding and territory establishment, and then to maintain their pair bonding and their territories. But once nesting has been successfully completed, most birds will only occasionally sing, if at all, and the woods become oddly silent. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fish are biting in the Northwoods

Things are looking good for area and visiting anglers. The fish, for the most part, have been cooperative.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Quite frequently, vacationers and even a few local residents seek different or unusual activities to enjoy that are often overlooked by the seekers or may be “best kept secrets. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Independence Day past

The Fourth of July marks an important day in American history and many observe it by celebrating in grand style. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Osfar, Raley win Eagle River PMTT event

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center along with local Professional Musky Tournament Trail sponsors, welcomed 218 professional muskie anglers to the Eagle River area over the weekend of June 21-22.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Doebler recalls successful wolf season

For 16-year-old Megan Doebler, it was a chance she appreciates because she knows it’s a fairly rare one. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Musky Hunt to be held Aug. 22-24

This year more than 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather in Lake Tomahawk for the 38th annual World Musky Hunt. The hunt will run from August 22 through August 24. Contestants will be fishing with their selected Guides on the Lake Tomahawk Chain of lakes.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kayak fishing group seeks members, sponsors

One area group seeks to enjoy and promote a quiet water sport and is looking for others who are interested in the same.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

It’s easy to let time slip by and miss out on keeping in touch with old friends. And the older I get, it seems easier to keep putting off going to visit old friends. Recently I prodded myself into rekindling my relationship with a neighbor, who I became acquainted with nearly seven decades ago, but had not visited in almost a decade! Subscriber access


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sightings

I saw a turkey just days ago alongside State Highway 47, a bit south of Lake Tomahawk.

Maybe this doesn’t seem remarkable, but this stretch of highway has yielded many turkey sightings during previous years, and very few this year. Subscriber access


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A fish story with picture to prove it

Now, dear reader, I am aware most fisherman are notorious liars, or at least great exaggerators. However, the story you are about to encounter is true; I have pictures to prove it.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Moose killed in collision

According to DNR wildlife biologist Sam Jonas, a yearling bull moose was struck and killed by a pickup truck on State Highway 47 south of Mercer Thursday, June 12, at about 10:45 p.m.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blue-green algae blooms appearing in southern lakes

Those heading out to lakes are advised to be on the lookout for blue-green algae blooms beginning to form on lakes and ponds across the state. Reports show blooms are forming on southern lakes and will gradually appear northward as the summer months continue.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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