Beckie Gaskill

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Two recent wolf depredation incidents reported close to the Northwoods

In recent months, there were two wolf conflict incidents reported to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services that were close to the Northwoods. The first was called in on May 15 and took place in the town of Fifield.

Upper Midwest Bass Challenge takes on Willow Flowage

On Sunday, June 23 Central Division anglers of the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series found themselves on the Willow Flowage.

2023 fish stocking totals available

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released fish stocking totals for 2023. According to their press release, the department raises millions of yearling and fingerling fish each year and stocks them into Wisconsin waters. In 2023, over six million fish were stocked.

Lake Nokomis provides tough conditions for Wisconsin Bass Team Trail anglers

Saturday, June 29, was the second stop for anglers in the Wisconsin Bass Team Trail. They took on Lake Nokomis on a tough, seriously windy day.

Riders reminded to use caution when operating ATVs/UTVs

So far this year, 17 people have been killed in ATV/UTV accidents, according to a recent press release from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Two of those happened on a frozen waterbody when the vehicle broke through the ice. One of those was in Price County, and the other was on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Iron County.

Fish Like a GIRL

This week, I have been working on some curriculum for a kids class I am helping to teach called Nature Explorers’ Camp. I get to spend a couple afternoon with a bunch of kids to teach them about stream monitoring and all of the cool critters we can find in our streams.

WinMan Trails continues with improvements, updates for summer of 2024

The WinMan trails are a popular destination for many residents and visitors of the Northwoods alike. With year round silent sports trails available, it is a place the entire family can go to enjoy the outdoors and get in some exercise.

What is a prop bait?

A prop bait is just what it sounds like. A top water bait with a prop, much like a boat motor prop, attached to either the front or the back. Many “old school” prop baits have the prop in the front of the bait, such as the larger one in the picture that accompanies this story.

Natural Resources Board sets deer season framework

On June 26 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deer program specialist Jeff Pritzl spoke to the state’s Natural Resources Board (NRB) about recommendations coming from the County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) regarding the 2024 deer hunting season.

Lynn Feldman’s years of service give her a place in the 4-H Hall of Fame

Lynn Feldman was recently inducted to the 4-H Hall of Fame. Her involvement in 4-H began in 1989 when her son turned five in 1989. She had always wanted to be a part of 4-H as a child, but it was not to be.

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