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History of fish management a topic at Lakes and Rivers Convention

This year’s Lakes and Rivers Convention was filled with informational sessions on various topics. Fish management is a topic near and dear to the hearts of many in the Northwoods, and this was the focus of more than one presentation at the convention.

Buzz baits make for topwater fun

Most anglers agree that there is nothing quite like a top water bite. Catching fish that are exploding toward the surface of the water is a heart-pounding experience.

Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet slated for June 20

The Headwaters Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow has been an integral partner in the study of the lack of walleye recruitment on the Minocqua Chain, but their work goes far past the chain. To support this work, the chapter holds a banquet each year.

DNR seeking landowners to host fall deer hunt for hunters with disabilities

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for landowners to host hunters with disabilities for the Gun Deer Hunt For Hunters With Disabilities, which will take place Oct. 5-13.

Fish Like a GIRL

Most readers know by now, summer means not only fishing and tournaments to me, but also gardening, which I can now do on a little bit bigger level than I could when all I had was a small balcony garden.
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Help prevent the spread of invasive species

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks the public to take simple precautions to avoid spreading invasive plants and animals in June, which is Invasive Species Action Month, and all year long.

The Lake Where You Live

If you live on a lake and you’re also an angler, you surely have a couple of friends you also call fishing buddies. I have a few, two of them brothers who live about four hours away, one (Charles) who also owns a seasonal place here on Birch Lake, and …

Help protect turtles during nesting season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to help nesting turtles by following a few easy actions throughout the nesting season.

Support walleye research while you fish at Escanaba Lake

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that after 20 years of limited harvest, Escanaba Lake in the Northern Highland Fishery Research Area will have an open walleye season this year starting on Saturday, June 8.

Big cats of Wisconsin presentation June 19 in St. Germain

The Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club will host Licia Johnson for a presentation titled, “Big Cats of WI: Bobcats, Cougars, and Lynx,” on Wednesday, June 19, at the St. Germain Community Center at 7 p.m.
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DNR confirms cicadas emerging in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today confirmed the emergence of cicadas in Wisconsin.

Northwoods Yard & Garden

Oak wilt is a serious tree disease, often misdiagnosed, that property owners with oaks should be aware of in the event it appears in your neighborhood.

Northwoods Almanac

Baltimore orioles construct elegant hanging nests which are often very hard to find. But Bev Engstrom, a wonderful photographer in Rhinelander, not only found one, she was able to watch and photograph its construction from beginning to end, a process that took seven days.

Fishing a jika rig for finicky fish

A jika rig is simply another way to present a bait to a fish. The technique came out of Japan years ago. It has not caught on as well as some of other presentations such as the Texas rig. Nor is it talked about as much. But it is still …

Free Fun Weekend is here!

The first weekend in June used to be Free Fishing Weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expanded that several years ago to Free Fun Weekend. Now not only are fishing license fees waived, but fees for state park admissions are free and trail passes are not needed for …
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