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Jim Tait  Jan. 2017

home : outdoors January 24, 2017

'It's a big one!'
Contributed photographLeo Rotar bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of gun-deer season in Marshfield.
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Leo Rotar bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of gun-deer season in Marshfield.
Eleven-year-old Leo Rotar, a fifth-grader at Minocqua J1 School District, was happy to have a successful hunt this year on his uncle's land near Marshfield. His plan at the beginning of the season was to shoot a buck, and that is exactly what he did, bagging a 9-point buck. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 30, 2016


Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Committee looks to send shoreland petition to county board
The Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Committee covered a variety of topics this month and one of those was a petition brought to the committee by John Richter of the Wisconsin Shoreland Initiative. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Stella Fire Department to hold predator hunt
The Town of Stella Fire Department will be holding a Predator Hunt on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. Registration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Stella Town Hall and the contest will begin for each participant as soon as they register. Registration will be $10 per person with a 100 percent payback for heaviest and lightest coyote in each class. There will be two classes, Callers and Houndsman.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Bear Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District meeting discusses lake management plan
The Bear Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District meeting was held Saturday, Jan. 14, with several topics on the agenda including discussing the lake management planning that is currently underway. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Fish like a girl
In 2010, the Department of Natural Resources put together a 15-year CWD Response Plan to outline how they would handle CWD in the state, both in areas already known to have CWD and in areas where it was newly found. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
One of the favorite winter-time conversation topics for those of us who are brave, or maybe stupid enough, to live in Northern Wisconsin all winter long, is the weather. Actually, I've noted weather is a favored topic year-round. Seems most of us, myself included, are never totally satisfied with any current weather pattern for any length of time. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

the lake where you live
I've never understood why or how climate change became a partisan issue - left versus right. After all, whether climate is changing is a matter of science, of data, not political persuasion. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Snowmobile safety
Mike MacKenzie goes over safety instructions with his own snowmobile outside while Renn Karl provides classroom instruction inside during a Wisconsin Snowmobile Safety Course on Thursday, Jan. 12, at North Lakeland School in Manitowish Waters. Three area snowmobile clubs, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters Sno Skeeters and Presque Isle Sno-Bunnies, provided the student registration fees for the course.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Free lottery helps landowners learn about their property
Would you like to know more about the plants and animals that call your property home?
Friday, January 20, 2017

Area snowmobile trail report
The following were the most recent trail reports from area clubs as of press time. These reports can give an idea of what shape the trails were in midweek, but riders should keep in mind that trail conditions can change daily. With warm weather in store for most of the week, it is likely that trail conditions in some areas could decline. Always use caution when riding and check the most recent trail conditions on the following club websites:
Friday, January 20, 2017

The North Lakeland Education Foundation presents the 8th annual Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe & Skate
The North Lakeland Education Foundation presents the 8th annual Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe & Skate from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, headquartered at the NL Ice Hockey Hut behind North Lakeland School and utilizing the ice rink and school forest trails.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Organizers excited by turnout at inaugural Arctic Warrior Race
The inaugural Arctic Warrior Race took place on Little St. Germain Lake last weekend, headquartered out of the Black Bear Lodge. The event consisted of an 8K snowshoe race, a 1K Little Warrior race and an 8K obstacle course race. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Area ski trail report
Here are some of the last available reports from area ski trails. Keep in mind most of these reports are from last weekend. See www.SkinnySki.com for the most up-to-date trail conditions. Skiers should keep in mind that the mild weather this week could have caused some trails to degrade since this writing.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Youth Conservation Congress builds future natural resources leaders
In 2009, the Youth Conservation Congress (YCC) was born, to be established and overseen by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC). The idea came to the public during the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring hearings that year. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

4-H learning about winter birds project session on Jan. 21
The Oneida County 4-H program is sponsoring an experiential learning session from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21 focused on winter birds in Wisconsin. This session is open to youth in kindergarten through second grade, which is considered 4-H Cloverbud age.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Surviving winter in the Northwoods
Naturalist and author John Bates tells stories of how various animal species have adopted different paths to surviving winter in the Northwoods during a North Lakeland Discovery Center sponsored Nibbles and Knowledge program on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Camp Jorn YMCA in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Can CWD be transmitted to humans?
The short answer is - it is unknown. The long answer involved a myriad of research that has looked to answer this very question over the past decade. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Mann Lake aeration system causes open water hazards
Last summer, the Friends of Mann Lake, Inc. were able to install an aeration system on their lake to prevent the winter fish kills that had plagued the lake for years. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Aquatic invasive species a concern for ice anglers
Once the lakes freeze over and anglers hit the ice, most give little thought to aquatic invasive species. In the summer, it is top of mind, with volunteers manning the launch ramps and reminding boaters to remove weeds from their trailers and boats. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Fish like a girl
I suppose it is like most diseases - will we every truly know from where it came? And, does it really matter? Knowing its origins may help us to better understand it, true. But, I do not think it is an imperative matter. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
Throughout history most every human invention has evolved into something much more efficient than the original models, and the equipment fishermen use for ice fishing is a classic example. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017


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