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6/30/2021
WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Waushara, Waupaca, Grant all passed unanimously, Adams, 16 for, 2 ag...
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6/30/2021 WOLVES – WHY 350 (OR LESS) IS THE MAXIMUM FOR WISCONSIN

WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, For... More


5/12/2021 A Kisting Fix

Cutline: Across the seasons, from the Mississippi to Winnebago in Wisconsin and south to the Florida Keys, Steve Kisting of West Bend catches fish.  In order, Florida Keys Snook, Redfish and Tarpon, and Wisconsin perch and walleyes taken on both the hardwater and open water.    &nb... More


5/3/2021 OWO Wolf Management Questions/Answers Submitted to DNR

Publisher Note: As stated in the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, the following questions were submitted to the DNR personnel leading the wolf management effort by OWO for reader review. ----------------------------------------------------------  March 12, 2021   To:  ... More


3/8/2021 Wolf Hunt Meets Harvest Goal

DICK ELLIS Are state population numbers far understated? Wisconsin hunters took just three days to harvest 216 wolves during the February hunt, reinforcing the belief of thousands of Wisconsin sportsmen that the official stated population of 1195 wolves is significantly below the actual count. ... More


2/15/2021 Visiting the Winnebago System on sturgeon spearing season day 2

On Wisconsin Outdoors saved 2000 papers from our 100,000 January/February press run specifically to give us an excuse to tour the Winnebago system and drop papers at registration stations, restaurants and taverns as spearers and onlookers celebrated day 2 of the season. If you have not participated ... More


2/4/2021 They’re Coming After Our Guns

The following Bill has been introduced into the House by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas):  https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/text More


1/22/2021 Sturgeon spearing season begins February 13

Paul Wojahn of Oshkosh, right, speared this near 74-inch sturgeon weighing in at 117.8 pounds during the 2019 season on Winnebago fishing the inside of the island near Wendt’s. Paul was spearing with his father-in-law, Tim Miller, of Oconomowoc. The information below is courtesy of Wisconsi... More


12/7/2020 THIS IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN AN ELECTION. THIS IS ABOUT TRUTH, LIES, AND WHO WE ARE AS A NATION.

On November 4, most of the country sensed that something was wrong. The previous day, Election Day, in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia vote counting was stopped late at night, poll watchers were told to go home, and vote counting was resumed. By morning the big lead that Donald Trump ... More


11/17/2020 IN WISCONSIN, WE NEED AN AUDIT OF OUR NOVEMBER 3 ELECTION RESULTS; NOT A SIMPLE RECOUNT.

With the results of the November 3 election still to be determined it’s very important that we all look very closely at things that occurred prior to, and on Election Day.The Democrat led Wisconsin Election Commission, chaired by Ann Jacobs, ignored court orders to remove 209,000 names from Wi... More


11/6/2020 How The Wisconsin Elections Commission Destroyed Fair Elections In Wisconsin

Guest perspective by Dan O’Donnell   How The Wisconsin Elections Commission Destroyed Fair Elections In Wisconsin The bipartisan body tasked with administering elections has instead spent the past year tilting the scales f... More


10/27/2020 NO TOMORROW-OUR TURN TO SAVE AMERICA

This link will connect you with a special 8-page OWO Blog. Will your vote November 3rd help save America from its greatest enemy? Or allow her to die? More


5/21/2020 Dear Taylor

Publisher’s Note: As referenced in the May-June 2020 print issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, the Ellis column Memorial Day-Trading it all… directs the reader to this website for stories of Americans in battle during World War II and Vietnam.  Posted in the April 30 Ellis Blogs on t... More


4/30/2020 Tanks in a Mine Field

Publisher’s Note: As referenced in the May-June 2020 print issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, the Ellis column Memorial Day-Trading it all… directs the reader to this website for stories of Americans in battle during World War II and Vietnam.  Immediately posted below, Tanks in a Mi... More


4/7/2020 Turkey season on as usual, new decoys ready for the test

The 2020 Spring Turkey Season will proceed without changes to the season dates or management zones under the Safer at Home order, according to DNR media releases received at OWO April 6. All current regulations for the season apply. Licensed hunters should hunt the zone and period stated on their ... More


3/5/2020 Blue Birds Mean Happiness

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) i... More


1/21/2020 To the Hunt…For a Cause

On occasion, On Wisconsin Outdoors is asked to participate in various events to help raise funds for the disabled, blood drives, children in need of healthcare, wounded veterans or many other worthwhile campaigns that people in Wisconsin get behind with a passion. Silent auction winner John May w... More


1/3/2020 Fabulous Wisconsin Winter Trip Ideas

Ellis Blogs 1-3-2020 Fabulous Wisconsin Winter Trip Ideas Hurley up here, Wisconsin snowmobilers!  This northern Wisconsin gem in Iron County already has ideal snow conditions, groomed trails and is waiting to welcome you with open arms. According to Rita Franzoi, Marketing Director of Event... More


10/9/2019 Bluegills to big game, Autumn brings it all

Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, th... More


9/5/2019 To The Hunt…

Mourning Doves serve as door to new seasons Micah and I will walk again into a new hunting season this afternoon like we’ve walked together into eight Septembers before. Mourning doves are calling us now, more as a way to shake the dust off and welcome a new autumn than anything else. Later i... More


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