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3/5/2020
In the near future after 100,000 copies of our March-April 2020 issue are on the streets throughout Wisconsin I will be adding to this blog, but wanted to post these photos now of 11 bluebirds on a tree in our backyard. The photos are referenced in OWO’s Badger Birds (Tom Carpenter column) in the new issue as being posted in this blog and I don’t want readers traveling to this website and being…bluebird-less. I don’t t...
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  • 2/13/2015 1:35:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler I have been watching the weather on days I like to fish and partly cloudy are the best.  The mornings during the first three hours have produced very good fishing.  Ice is thick in most places with a few springs along the shoreline keeping water open if you’re fishing the backwaters of the Wisconsin River.&nb...
  • 2/13/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Annual bird conservation meeting will focus on supporting private landownersCHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. – Interested landowners can join experts from around the state to learn more about how they can help birds in their own backyards.  -  Read Full Article DNR historical photos available onlineMADISON -- Gypsy Rose Lee holding a...
  • 2/13/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3489 FITCHBURG, Wis. -- The public is invited to an informational meeting on state, local and federal response efforts to the discovery in October 2013 of the New Zealand mudsnail in Black Earth Creek, Dane County. The meeting is set forFebruary 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cross Plains Public Libr...
  • 2/13/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   Our DNR crew had been out checking water clarity a couple of weeks ago (January 27) and at that time water clarity was very good.  Due to ice conditions at that time, the crew checked clarity at numerous spots along the East and North shore of Lake Winnebago.  Here are the wat...
  • 2/10/2015 12:40:00 PM
    Kevin Fassbind earns title of Last Angler Standing 2/7/15-Madison, WI Thirteen anglers and 7 scorers showed up at 7AM for the second annual Ice Duels on Monona Bay.  The weather was perfect, the Bluegill’s were biting and everyone was eager to fish the only head to head, double elimination ice fishing tournament in America. ...
  • 2/10/2015 12:35:00 PM
    Following a chilly week, temps got nice enough over the weekend to get anglers out on the ice. Many experienced good, though not great fishing- but after the way things were in mid-January, good is pretty darn nice.Northern Pike: Good. Action is picking up. Fish of all sizes doing well on large baits (suckers & shiners) in weeds of 6-12', wit...
  • 2/10/2015 12:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman Mild temperatures to start this week give way to a brief “cooling” spell through from mid-week through the weekend, with (at this time) light snow with no major accumulation. Get out and enjoy winter – it is winding down already! “Walleye anglers continue to do well,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. &ldqu...
  • 2/10/2015 12:30:00 PM
    What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, travel on the ice was almost impossible with the amount of snow and slush we had. Right now, travel is very easy on the ice which is a good thing when wanting to chase finicky mid-winter fish. I always like to say, stay mobile and always continue to look for the right fish you want to catch. S...
  • 2/5/2015 8:05:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for February 5, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow in southern Wisconsin allows ski trails, and a few snowmobile trails to open; most candlelight events...
  • 2/5/2015 7:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is calling on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations. CBD recently claimed that Idaho’s wolf population is on the verge of endangered status when, in reality, the Idaho Department of ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    February is one of those months that can make for some tough fishing. Fish are settled in their winter haunts, and some are not to overly aggressive. Location is a big factor to help get bites  The walleyes are sitting in deep water at this time of year. Some are suspended chasing open water baitfish, while some are still cruising the bo...
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    Save the date!!!!   The conference will be held on April 18th, 2015 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids.     Click below to download the conference flyer and registration form. 2015 Hunter Education Conference Flyer & Registration Form Conference Agenda 
  • 2/5/2015 7:50:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – Kids 15-years-old and younger are invited to discover the joys of ice fishing at the 24th annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Clinics on Saturday, Feb. 14, at park lagoons in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. The free clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive instruction on the proper...
  • 2/5/2015 7:45:00 PM
    MADISON - From managing the successful Lake Winnebago sturgeon fishery tooverseeing implementation of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, Ron Bruch'swork with the Department of Natural Resources has created numerous benefitsfor anglers while improving fish and wildlife habitat throughout the state.A 38-year veteran of DNR who started with the departm...
  • 2/5/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Down to just four weekends of the gamefish season left! Luckily things did improve some this past week, not great, but definitely better than that two week "dead zone" we had a couple of weeks ago.Walleye: Good. The bite is improving, especially for the after dark crowd. Sandgrass flats or humps of 18-28' producing #'s of nice eaters for anglers ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Thick ice, above average water clarity likely to greet 2015 sturgeon spearersOSHKOSH, Wis. -- With cold snouts full of wiry barbels and a row of bony plates called scutes along their backs, lake sturgeon aren’t exactly cuddly.  -  Read Full Article  Efforts underway for Wisconsin Bikeways ProjectMADISON -- The public...
  • 2/5/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman It is February in the North Woods – lows are hovering slightly above/below zero, highs are single-digit into the teens, and snow of varying proportions is a daily possibility. This is a good winter – enjoy it! “Walleye fishing is best during dark,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish near bottom along weed ed...
  • 2/5/2015 7:25:00 PM
    One of the most frustrating things about ice fishing is seeing the fish on your electronics and the best you can do is get them to follow your bait around a little. What do most of us do when this happens? We down size, Size 16 and 18 micro jigs with one spike or a micro sized plastic should do the trick, right? Well.... Maybe your going the wrong ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:20:00 PM
    MADISON - With the 2015 sturgeon spearing season some two weeks away,Department of Natural Resources fisheries experts will be available toanswer your questions during a live online chat on Tuesday, Feb. 3 startingat noon.Sturgeon spearing opens on February 14 at 7 a.m. and DNR fisheriesbiologists expect another season with...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
    Muskie Expo Chicago was a huge success as we are receiving a strong Buzz for Milwaukee too. We only have four booths left so if you are waiting here is a last minute chance. Gone is gone. $550 per booth. 6.8 million live within 100 miles of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee land metro’s median household is $56,213. We attract Muskie enthusiasts fro...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  It's mid-season ice fishing and there are a lot of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.   “We've...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for January 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow conditions continue to be good in far north for snowmobiling and skiing but conditions marginal in the south A mi...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Cedar Creek conducts its winding business through Ozaukee County. It loafs across the western county line in a family-run affair, smaller, and evenly-split between farmland and private residence. Further to the east, it incorporates the towns of Grafton and Cedarburg, where the breed of housing and business along the banks becomes ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Do you have what it takes to be the “Last Angler Standing? Ice Duels is a competitive ice fishing tournament that pits anglers in head to head, 30 minute matches in a double elimination format. Sitting back to back, you have 30 minutes to outfish your opponent while a scorekeeper scores your fish before you release it.  Bluegill and cra...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule designed to support recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Feb. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ashland High School. The public hearing will cover the 2014-15 emergency rule adopted by the Natural Resources Board at...