Beckie Gaskill

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State’s updated walleye management plan now available

Walleye are the state’s most sought after game fish. They are part of Friday night fish fries across Wisconsin and provide endless hours of angling enjoyment to many sportsmen and women.

Could venison be a possible pathway for PFOS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Fall boat-care tips to make sure the season starts off great next year

For many fishing season is coming to an end. As visitors close up their cabins and cottages, year-round residents take some last trips to enjoy a more quiet time on their favorite lake. Areas once busy with boat traffic and skiers is now fishable once again, making for a few great memories before the sun sets on another fishing season.

Fish Like a GIRL

I cannot believe summer is gone already and we are into fall. I welcome the cool, crisp mornings and the occasional blanket of fog hanging low over everything. Before I realized it, suddenly NaNo Prep is right around the corner — and here I sit without an idea or a plan for this year.

Deer hunt 2023 kicks off with archery and crossbow season this weekend

The 2023 deer hunting season is finally ready to kick off. Archery and crossbow season starts this weekend. Hunters have spent countless hours in the woods scouting and preparing to harvest that big buck or get some meat for the freezer.

Deer donation program open to all hunters

Once again Wisconsin’s Deer Donation Program is open to hunters who may be looking to donate their deer meat and provide nutritious meals to those in need. Since the program’s inception in the year 2000, over 94,000 deer have been donated, which equates to approximately 3.8 million pounds of ground venison. Venison is processed and distributed to food pantries across the state.

Public comment for permanent wolf rule brings few surprises

A meeting was held Tuesday evening regarding the permanent rule to be put into place for the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) proposed wolf rule WM-03-21.

Tips for processing deer and limiting exposure to CWD

Many hunters prefer to process their own deer. However, with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in the Northwoods for the last several years, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have put together some recommendations for hunters to be sure they minimize any possible risk of exposure to the always-fatal neurological disease affecting cervids such as white tailed deer.

Fall brings user groups together in the woods, on the water

Silent sports enthusiasts enjoy being out to view the fall colors. With the heat of summer being replaced by cooler temperatures and the smells of autumn in the air, there is arguably no better time to hit the trails in the Northwoods.

Tree stands call for an extra level of safety

Hunting from an elevated position has many benefits. But it also comes with a need for extra precautions.

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