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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 1/20/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Register by January 25 for February 1 event (SAUKVILLE, WISCONSIN) – Local hunters won’t only be hunting for rabbits during the annual Bell Family Rabbit Hunt and Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis on Feb. 1; they’ll also be hunting for a cure for a disease that is believed to have a higher prevalence rate in Wisconsin than elsewh...
  • 1/20/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to:http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. Be sur...
  • 1/20/2014 9:30:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: This report is about the Ashland side of the Bay. People are walking out from shore to ice fish and using snowmobiles. They are checking their way with a spud. If you are thinking of venturing out to Ice Fish in other areas you should call a...
  • 1/15/2014 11:35:00 AM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to:http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. Be sur...
  • 1/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
    By Jim Weix Hunting season is over and the endless gray cold days just keep dragging on. Looking for a change of scenery? Maybe it is time for a fishing trip and I’m not talking about standing on the ice. Instead of insulated boots, I’m thinking sunshine and flip flops. Forget your deer hunting outfit and wear shorts and a T-s...
  • 1/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
    MADISON - Proposed guidelines for how the state will decide which water bodies get stocked with walleye in 2014 and 2015 under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiativeare now available online and are the subject of a public comment period until Jan. 31. "Wisconsin means good walleye fishing and it's only going to get better with the walley...
  • 1/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman The North Woods finally received a reprieve from the frigid weather, with the Sunday afternoon temperature reaching into the mid-30s. The forecast predicts a return to the cold this week, though not as extreme, and good chances for snow nearly every day. Wisconsin’s second annual winter Free Fishing Weekend i...
  • 1/15/2014 11:10:00 AM
    It was a great weekend to be outdoors with the warm temps, but the fish didn't cooperate quite as well as the weather. Fishermen were still able to catch fish but like most times the high pressure system bite was a tough one. We did have some good reports of Northern Pike action, Look for the pike near the shallow weedy...
  • 1/14/2014 12:00:00 PM
    by John Ellis With the Green Bay Packer season coming to an end it’s time for the first annual grading of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sports writer Bob McGinn. “It’s one thing to be confident. It’s another to be smug” said Bob in a January 11, 2014 article grading the Packers. With that in mind, let’s ...
  • 1/13/2014 10:25:00 AM
    The Minocqua area fishing report from Kurt’s Island Sports Finally! A break in the weather so we can get out and fish! With temps in the balmy mid 20s this weekend, anglers got back out on the ice. While not as many anglers participated as expected, those that got out were greeted with some good fishing. Perch:  Good- Very Good. ...
  • 1/13/2014 10:15:00 AM
    ~Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and Fishing Guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715-682-3232 http://riverrockinn.net Reports: The fishing has been excellent on Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior following the recent Snowfall and the Holidays. Snow accumulation on the ice is much greater in the Bay due to str...
  • 1/13/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. ...
  • 1/13/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Cold weather puts freeze on outdoor activities across the state, but warm up in forecast for weekend A prolonged period of frigid temperatures dropping down into the double-digit subzero range at night and...
  • 1/8/2014 7:00:00 PM
    Great walleye fishing on area lakes with some big walleyes coming through the ice.  Most action has been on tip-ups baited with large golden shiners but we are catching a few fish by jigging with Northland Buckshot Spoons. The crappie bite has been fantastic with limit catches and fish up to and over 12 inches being the norm.  Mo...
  • 1/8/2014 7:00:00 PM
    The brutally cold weather of the past week has really put a damper on both angling pressure and fish activity.  Sub-zero high temperatures and windy conditions have kept most anglers off of the ice, with a few of the coldest days seeing virtually no fishing activity on many lakes.  Some diehard panfish and walleye anglers did make...
  • 1/8/2014 6:55:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The weather has been nice and cold for making good ice.  The fish have been biting in most of the backwaters from Lone Rock to Boscobel.  Just make sure you have at least wax worms and red worms.  For some reason certain lakes one bait works better than others.  Small jigs of about any color seems ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:50:00 PM
    Last week I took my youngest son out on the ice. Three-year old Don had a blast as I got him on a bite of smaller Crappie and Bluegills. It didn't matter to Don that most of the fish were small and he had just as much fun watching them swim back down the hole as he had reeling the fish in. Most of the Crappie on this day came on dead ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:45:00 PM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:45:00 PM
    The extreme cold conditions have brought mix results to our area anglers. When fishing this past week the afternoon into late evening provided the best walleye activity. Smaller size minnows saw the most activity. Jigging off of gravel bars in 8- 14ft of water. Pike activity was spotty with fish taken on larger shiners on tip-ups in 3-6 ft. of wate...
  • 1/8/2014 6:35:00 PM
    Believe it or not, winter fishing makes up nearly 1/4 of the annual catch in Wisconsin. People enjoy it for the solitude of being out on a frozen lake and the challenge of the sport. Fishing action can be fast and furious when winter seals the lakes under ice. Typically, the season in Price County lasts from December through March. Walleye, crappie...
  • 1/8/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman Yes, it is cold in the North Woods (-20 Monday night, but it is winter), however, trails and conditions are some of the best ever for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The forecast for the week ahead shows temperatures becoming “less cold” through the week and – get this – highs in t...
  • 1/8/2014 6:20:00 PM
    As can be imagined, not much for fishing participation this past week with either high winds through Saturday or brutal cold temps (down to -31 degrees including 2 days of school closings) through Tuesday.  A few people did get out and actually caught fish, but, if you didn’t have a permanent shanty with a good heater, you stayed home. ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:15:00 PM
    Frequently Asked Questions - January 6, 2014 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by wardens and the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Question 1: I recently complete...
  • 1/4/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Warden Blotter: Athletic raccoon drags clues; road hunters' illegal buck kill; AR-15 & the shining skunk; and, Learn to Hunt Dane, Jefferson and Rock counties Wardens Mike Dieckhoff and Bryan Harrenstein of Janesville received a citizen call of a raccoon in a trap that stumbled into a person’s back yard. Upon investigation, the trapper&...
  • 1/4/2014 6:35:00 PM
    Age brings change Joel “Doc” Kunz I started fishing at age 6 or 7, when I was brave enough to venture to the small quarry where the older kids played as I sat on a small rock outcropping catching perch and bluegill. My first trip home with a pail bottom covered with golden beauties taught me a couple of valuable lessons. First, make s...