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The first signs of fall - and something 'Nutty' in the garden
Soon enough, fall and sights like this will be upon us. Look around a bit – the first signs are already here.Craig Turk photograph

Soon enough, fall and sights like this will be upon us. Look around a bit – the first signs are already here.

Craig Turk photograph

Have you sighted in your bow yet? Or maybe you’re going to opt for a crossbow this year – something that’s legal for all archers this fall, though one must buy the specific license. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014


RMEF to host annual banquet Aug. 9 in Rhinelander

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation North Country Chapter will host its fourth annual banquet Saturday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m., at the Quality Inn, 668, Kemp St., Rhinelander.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Reader photos

Al Denninger, Rhinelander, photographed this 350-pound black bear.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cieslica boats 45-incher
For years, James Cieslica, of Plato Center, Ill., has enjoyed time spent at his aunt and uncle Nancy and Frank Wackerlin’s cabin on a Vilas County lake.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

The Ojibwa called it Neeshoda Spee. The early white settlers named it The Big Two Hearted River. Earnest Hemingway immortalized the stream in a short story by the same name he published in 1925. Wifee Poo and I blundered into finding the historic river in June of 1992. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heat exhaustion: Be prepared
Oneida County Health Department wants to remind people that ...
Wednesday, July 23, 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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New trails will help bicyclers navigate the Northwoods

Steve Petersen, Northern Highland State Forest superintendent said there are some new bike routes in the works, or soon to be, expanding riding opportunities in and around the NHAL State Forest. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deer hunters reminded that 2014 will have a crossbow season

Assembly Bill 194, which was passed by the Assembly last fall and later signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker allows for the expanded use of crossbows for hunting.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Northwoods Almanac

It seems like summer just got here, but on July 20, Callie and I were hiking on Powell Marsh when we were surprised to see and hear three greater yellowlegs, a shorebird that nests in central Canada and southern Alaska. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet the WinMan Trail crew

Summer construction on the WinMan trail system is well underway. Anyone who is interested in trail design, construction and maintenance is encouraged to attend the Meet the WinMan Trail Crew day. The event will take place on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. and will begin at the County Highway W trailhead.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Historically speaking – fads, traditions and eras come and go, some last for decades and die slowly while others only last for a small portion of a generation. (Subscriber accesss)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fishin' in the dark

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


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