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Fish Like a GIRL

For most of my adult life, I have been a dog person. I have had retrievers, a springer spaniel, a husky and, most recently, a beagle and a rat terrier. As a child I had a retriever growing up, but I remember when I was very young always “needing” to …

Rhubarb cookies

As many saw — I inadvertently left off the amount of flour to use in this recipe when it was first printed. I would like to say — I was just testing all of you bakers out there! Because baking is science, after all, right?

Lakeland local lands 52-inch musky

Northwoods-native Tyler Sauvola landed a monster 52-inch musky on his first cast recently.

Invasive species awareness

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin. Much awareness has been brought to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in recent years.

National Championship Musky Open tournament set for Aug. 16-18 in Eagle River

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc., are proud to bring the National Championship Musky Open to the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River, Aug. 16-18.
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Plan ahead for a successful Fourth of July weekend outdoors

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public to plan ahead this Fourth of July weekend by making camping reservations and purchasing their 2024 annual vehicle admission stickers and state trail passes online.

DNR announces new Spongy Moth Resource Center

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension are teaming up to launch a new Spongy Moth Resource Center. The website, which replaces the state’s former interagency spongy moth information webpage, makes it easier for Wisconsinites to …

Northwoods Yard & Garden

Growing apple trees without having them produce flowers is frustrating and has been a common complaint this season. Oftentimes, it is difficult to determine an exact single cause but consider a variety of factors in troubleshooting why apple trees fail to bloom.

How anglers handle fish is important for their survival

The lakes of the Northwoods are one of the main draws for vacationers, and some of the most important reasons residents live in the Northwoods.

Preliminary 2024 tribal harvest data available

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released tribal fish harvest data for the 2024 spearing season. In the spring of each year, the tribes exercise their treaty-given rights to harvest fish by spearing in lakes in the Ceded Territories. The tribal harvest season begins shortly after ice-out. The six …
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Life jackets save lives

With summer here in the Northwoods, the allure of boating draws many to the picturesque lakes and rivers. However, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial to remember the importance of following safe boating guidelines.

Fish Like a GIRL

This column was inspired by a recent discussion at the Lakeland Times office. Brian Jopek and I were just shooting the bull over how expensive everything is these days. We were the “old salts” in the discussion, which included staffers Trevor Greene, Brett LaBore and Mikey Rottier.

The Lake Where You Live

I came down to the pier on a recent mid-June evening to enjoy one of the year’s latest sunsets. I brought my fly rod, hoping to do more than just practice casting, ideally to find some surface-feeding panfish that I might entice to take an imitation insect fashioned out of …

Lazy Time for Bucks

If you’re at all curious what the lifestyle of a mature buck is this time of year in the Big-woods, the picture pretty well shows you at least the stage of how the antler development is progressing. What is comical, is the fact that even during mid-summer they will still …

Oneida County land and water conservation committee looks at clear-cutting, comprehensive plan

The Oneida County land and water conservation committee took up the matter of clear cutting along shorelines of lakes within the county.
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