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7/16/2019
Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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7/16/2019 The weather is hot, and so is the fishing

Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Str... More


5/8/2019 Wisconsin Spring has Sprung… in More Ways than One

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 Ou... More


3/8/2019 Turkey Hunting with a .410 & TSS Shot

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 whe... More


2/12/2019 The Monsters of Winnebago

John Eiden took advantage of one big opportunity opening morning on Winnebago when he speared this 171 pound, 84-1/2 inch sturgeon while holding vigil with his father, John. Good buddy Scott Heitman and I took our traditional ride north from the Milwaukee suburbs to the ice of Winnebago Saturday ... More


1/19/2019 Sport Shows- Cabin Fever Breakouts

It seems a bit untimely or at least premature, with this office in the path of up to 8-inches of snow starting at 6 pm tonight, January 18th, but let’s talk winter breakout and spring fever, shall we?  If you missed the All Canada Show in Milwaukee or Green Bay (I did not), there are stil... More


12/19/2018 Merry Christmas, Healthy New Year

John Volkman’s hunting buddies Todd Schnetzer, Bob Matzke and Ben Hoida (L to R) with a nice day of late season goose hunting near Neenah. We said goodbye to the 2018 waterfowl season with trip to Neenah to tap into the duck and goose hunting expertise of buddy John Volkman and few of his g... More


11/24/2018 The Buck Stops Here…and so Does the Turkey

Lori and Taylor Ellis do not pardon the Thanksgiving bird. As I embark on my work-out of three sit-ups to make sure I have plenty of room in my version/excuse for a stomach hanging over my belt for the 22 pound Thanksgiving bird, Lori and Taylor are preparing that gobbler for the feast.  Alt... More


11/2/2018 Hunting the Rut

Hunting the Rut     Oh the things we see during the rut. After watching these bucks clash during a North Dakota bird hunt in late October, Ellis snapped this shot of the victor looking for more as the half-rack headed for the hills. We believe the antler was lost in the fight. If you... More


10/10/2018 Falling Fast Into Autumn

Dick’s Note: Hunting the “Western Edge” of North Dakota. In late October, OWO staff will be traveling to Dickinson, North Dakota for a public land, wild pheasant hunt. Make sure to look for complete coverage on our website beginning with the short Dickinson video posted now on our... More


9/19/2018 September Bliss Means Bears, Deer, Doves...and Fish

Let them go, and they will grow. What is that slogan of Quality Deer Management (QDM)…Let em go, let em grow?  Even though there’s not a lot of deer hunting going on in Brookfield, this photo sent to OWO from buddy Dean Pavletich and taken near Brookfield Square verifies that gr... More


8/27/2018 Calling All Shooters

A Military rifle exhibit will be one of the attractions offered at the public fundraiser to assist veterans at the Daniel Boone Conservation League facility September 22. If you like the shooting sports and you like our veterans, you will love the 3rd Annual Daniel Boone Conservation League Publ... More


7/30/2018 Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic in the Books - DeerFest This Weekend

Approximately 40 row trollers gathered at the Skyview Lodge in Presque Isle prior to participating in the BEC.  The 15th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic (BEC) held July 14th on lakes surrounding Presque Isle in northern Wisconsin drew approximately 40 rowers to a tournament that boasts... More


7/13/2018 Dog Days Are Great Days

Lots of fishing and even preparations for fall hunting going on out there in Wisconsin’s Big Outside during the Dog Days of summer. Mike Martino with a 20" Coho taken on a silver and black trolling spoon in 150' of water. The Coho was tough...but Mike was tougher! My first revelation ... More


6/22/2018 Planning Your Out-of-State Hunting Trip

Now is the time when Wisconsin hunters are planning their trips to other states to hunt mule deer, elk, pheasants or whatever pulls us, usually westward. In 2016, my brothers Steve and John Ellis and I traveled near Craig, Colorado to hunt mulies and elk. A return trip including brother Jim Ellis sl... More


6/7/2018 Vets Shoot! Moms & Kids Fish!

Veterans of the Field U.A., places these vets in the field as often as possible to participate in as many shooting and hunting sports as possible. Veterans of the Field UA, an unincorporated nonprofit association formed in 2013 to take disabled veterans trap shooting or hunting or simply give the... More


5/24/2018 Remember the Fallen

Morel Mushrooms Cooperate Lori Jurcek and husband Chuck score big during their first search for morel mushrooms. Remember the fallen who allow us to do whatever we choose this Memorial Day and every day.  This is the one date dedicated to those who died for you. I’ve written this befo... More


5/17/2018 Birds of a Different Color

Ellis took this photo of an Oriole breakfasting at a grape jelly bowl on his deck railing. You know what is really a fun and easy thing to do at this time of year in Wisconsin? Attract birds that we really don’t see all the time, like Orioles and Cardinals and many more migrators that the e... More


5/5/2018 OWO Fishing Issue Hits the Streets

Phil Schweik and 52-inch musky with a 25-inch girth. 100,000 copies of On Wisconsin Outdoors May-June Fishing issue are hitting the streets as this is being written, including columns from the Great Lakes, streams, and lakes of Wisconsin north to south.  That issue is also posted now on this... More


4/17/2018 Surf & Turf Time for Anglers, Hunters

Springtime means fun time when open water river fishing competes with turkey hunting for our hours spent in Wisconsin’s great outdoors. Personally, we walleye fished the Wolf, leave this week for our gobbler hunt in southwest Wisconsin, and as a bonus took advantage of spring break to work the... More


3/18/2018 Of Kats & Fish…

Ice angler Jay Hintzke, a New London, Wisconsin-based well driller, shows a 17- inch male walleye taken through the ice during the early spring run on the Wolf River near Johnny’s Little Shop of Bait. On Wisconsin Outdoors is badgering our friend and owner of Johnny’s Liittle Shop of ... More


2/26/2018 OWO March-April Hits the Streets

On Wisconsin Outdoors’ March-April issue is being printed today, with 100,000 copies slatted to hit the streets of Wisconsin this week.  Kwik Trip continues to open new stores for your travel needs, and don’t forget to pick up your OWO when your gassing up and loading up with othe... More


2/12/2018 Sturgeon spearing opener results in lower harvest

Joseph Orlando with the largest sturgeon speared opening weekend, at 147.3 pounds. Hanging out at Wendt’s Landing opening morning with camera and notebook on the west shore of Lake Winnebago to greet successful sturgeon spearers at that registration station has proven to be an annual event ... More


1/31/2018 Moose Lake Offers a Clear Choice

Dillon Raap fights the morning’s biggest pike on Moose.  Clear as can be in fact, Sunday morning, with no snow at all on the 83 acre Waukesha County gem, and a great opportunity to actually watch hooked fish fight the good fight beneath 8-inches of ice. Call it a window of opportunity,... More


1/15/2018 To Freeze or Not To Freeze?

That is the question for sane and insane sportsmen alike  across time when deciding whether or not the final days of deer season are really worth “weathering” some of the most vicious temperatures Mother Nature can spit our way.  The answer, for Scott Heitman, his son Ty Kinzig... More