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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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Featured Trips By Dick Ellis

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  • 1/24/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Reader Note:  Although 2013 ice is not yet ready, last week’s “Dick’s Trips” from the 2005 files showed the potential of deep water perch fishing on Lake Mendota.  This journey was taken in 2007 and shows the equally impressive potential for Monona Bay Bluegills. To keep tabs on both fisheries, connect with D&S...
  • 1/17/2013 10:50:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  The following “Dick’s Trip” column took place in 2004 near Whitewater with three rabbit hunters and their beagles.  Like all columns from the archives, make sure of current regulations if you try the journeys yourself. John Hansen took one more step along the brambles marking the lip of the ...
  • 1/17/2013 10:10:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis January 17, 2013 Reader Note:  This perch story on Lake Mendota took place in 2004. As always, make sure of regulations if you go including bag limits.  Contact D&S Bait and Tackle in Madison at 1-608-241-4225 for fishing conditions, or directions to angler access points on Lake Mendota and other Madison area lakes. Con...
  • 1/3/2013 10:00:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  The following Dick’s Trip column to Richland County was taken in the new year of 2006 to study grouse mortality with a UW-Richland Center Assistant Professor of Biology. A broken but steady mortality signal carried more bad news over the steep bluff and valley country of Richland County to Scott Walter&rsquo...
  • 1/3/2013 9:25:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  This column night ice fishing targeting walleyes on the Eau Claire Chain in Bayfield County took place with the New Year in 2005.Like all Dick’s Trips columns, make sure to check regulations when planning your own trip. One thin flashlight beam in the distance cut a hole through the black over the Eau Claire...
  • 1/3/2013 9:00:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  This Dick’s Trip grouse hunting with Ruffed Grouse Society Regional Biologist Gary Zimmer was taken in Price and Sawyer Counties in 2005. For the Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse, 10 inches of snow forecast for much of state’s northern regions in mid-December meant that a grand gift from nature was building on ...
  • 11/6/2012 11:50:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  We usually post “Dick’s Trips” that were taken the same month years before.  This journey from June of 2008 is being published now in November so that persons looking forward to an extraordinary isolated river trip in spring or summer of 2013 with guide Jason Gaurkee can begin planning. Conta...
  • 10/26/2012 12:30:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  This trip took place in 2004.  Be sure to check current regulations when planning your own trip. Connect with Flyway Fowling Guide Service, Captain Todd Lensing and the Grandview Motel at 608-734-3235, grandviewmotel@centurytel.net or www.flywayfowling.com.  Connect with the Ferryville Tourism Council in...
  • 10/18/2012 4:35:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note: This column with Wisconsin trapping expert Arnold Groehler took place on Horicon Marsh in 2009. The new column “On the Trapline with Arnie Groehler” will kick off weekly with OnWisconsinOutdoors.com with the new trapping season. With a subtle twist of the paddle, Arnold Groehler manipulates the small skiff t...
  • 10/11/2012 1:35:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  For information on lodging, dining, entertainment or public hunting areas in reen County, contact Executive Director Pam Christopher the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at 608-325-7648 or thechamber@tds.net or www.monroechamber.org. Tom Huber took a step back from the edge of the Green County woodlot and let Mocha fini...