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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:30 AM
The annual banquet for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) has been set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in the commons area of the Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
  • Bonus spring turkey harvest authorizations on sale March 16
    Starting March 16, spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations go on sale for each of the seven spring turkey hunting zones.
  • Bear application period delayed
    The opening of the bear permit application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will be delayed this year while the new 2021 zone structure works its way through legislative review. The application period, which normally opens in March, will open shortly after the review process is completed in late spring/early summer.
  • Find Your Adventure: apply for the 2020 elk hunt starting March 1
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will accept applications for the 2020 elk hunting tags March 1 — May 31. This fall marks the third elk hunt in state history.
  • High school shooting clays event scheduled for Harshaw this May
    The Harshaw Sports Club and the Chequamegon High School S.E.a.L shooting team will once again hold a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth clay event at the Sports Club on Rocky Run Road. (subscriber access)
  • First year of ruffed grouse west nile study results in
    With drumming surveys dropping and concerns about ruffed grouse populations, questions were raised as to what impact west nile virus, found in Wisconsin in recent years, may have to do with that decline. Recently, the first year results of the three-year study were released. (subscriber access)
  • The 24th annual Fundraiser Banquet of the Minocqua Gun Club will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Minocqua Gun Club.
  • Local author Bill Rutherford highlights legendary local trapper
    Local author Bill Rutherford is about to put his second book into print featuring a local trapper. Chet Dumask is a lifelong resident of the Winegar/Presque Isle area. Rutherford’s book, “Fearless,” highlights Dumask’s trapping and hunting career, for which he has been nationally recognized. Rutherford’s first book, “Winegar Reflections,” also highlighted the Presque Isle area, which is important to him. This book, though, is even more special to the author. (Subscriber access)
  • Lead toxicity still an issue for raptors
    According to Amanda Walsh from Northwoods Wildlife Center, the rehabilitation center has taken in six bald eagles since October 2019, all of whom had some lead toxicity, and some of which needed to be euthanized, as the levels of lead in their system were too high to be treated. (subscriber access)
  • Each year, questions for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring hearings come before the Natural Resources Board (NRB) before passing on to be voted upon by citizens and stakeholders of Wisconsin. Larry Bonde of the WCC brought those question from the WCC to the NRB recently. (subscriber access)
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for its annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award.
  • 2019 deer season preliminary numbers show harvest is down
    Several Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff presented the preliminary 2019 deer harvest number to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) last week. DNR information and outreach services supervisor Mark Rappe told the board license sales were on track with recent history at 794,712 in 2019 as compared to 806,442 in 2018. (subscriber access)
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) big game section chief Bob Nack talked with the Natural Resources Board (NRN) last week regarding quotas for the 2020 bear season. Hunter interest in bear hunting has been strong in the state. Wisconsin is a destination for bear hunting for many, with over 120,000 applications for permits received by the department every year. (subscriber access)
  • This year the Natural Resource Board (NRB) is proposing six questions to the state’s stakeholders regarding the deer hunting season framework. The questions were the main topic of discussion of big game within the state at last week’s NRB?meeting. (subscriber access)
  • Last week the Natural Resources Board approved spring hearings questions from the department and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, as well as putting forward some of their own questions. (subscriber access)
  • Science on Tap look at animals ‘From Beaver to Bear’
    Recently Department of Natural Resources wildlife research team leader Dave McFarland gave a Science on Tap presentation entitled, “From Beaver to Bear — Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Research Program in the Northwoods. He spoke about a variety of research programs the DNR is currently undertaking and the strength of having an organization the size of the DNR to complete those projects. (subscriber access)
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