Submit your Email to receive the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newsletter.

Our Sponsors:

Daves Turf and Marine

Archie Monuments

Kwik Trip

Amherst Marine

Manitowish Waters

Aurora Health Care

Bob's Bear Bait

Kwik Trip

Dick Ellis Blog:
10/9/2019
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, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
...Read More or Post a Comment Click Here to view all Ellis Blogs

OWO

Waukesha Truck Accessory store and service, truck bed covers, hitches, latter racks, truck caps

Kwik Trip

OWO

Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/Summer.jpg

OWO

OWO

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

/Content/files/Sponsors/BuckysBanner-nov-dec2012.png

Bob's Bear Bait

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/AdvertiseBrown.png

OWO

OWO

What to Find On OnWisconsinOutdoors.com

As usual, media releases, reports and stories of high interest came in from the world of Wisconsin’s outdoors over the past week and we posted them throughout www.onwisconsinoutdoors.com. We’ll give you a sneak peek of a few of them here and link to some of the more compelling news.  This is only a small glimpse of what’s been posted since last Friday. Stalk the site and read what’s of interest to you personally.

It’s sturgeon spearing time again on the world’s finest fishery for this prehistoric giant; that means Winnebago. Some very big fish – “with the heft of heavy weight boxers” - are cruising below the thick ice of Lake Winnebago as the 2014 sturgeon spearing season approaches.

“This frigid winter, while it's been wreaking havoc on motorists and pedestrians, is setting the stage for what could be a record-busting year for spear fishermen” the report states. The season opens at 7 a.m. Feb. 8. Link to the full story on this website under “Outdoor News”.

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 elsewhere in the nation.  Rabbit hunters; get all the details under “Small Game Hunting” on this website.

Two dogs, a hound and a beagle, were killed by wolves in separate incidents in January.  The hound, an 8-year old Running Walker Cross, was killed in Clark County while the beagle was depredated in Price County.  The entire report, with more details, including caution area maps, can be found on this website in several spots including “Trapping”. 

The Natural Resources Board approved emergency rules to begin implementing Deer Trustee Report recommendations, authorizing a new deer program and regulations that will be in place prior to the 2014 deer hunting season. Read the entire report under “Deer Hunting”.

Kids 15-years-old and younger can discover the fun of ice fishing at the 23rd annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinics on Saturday, Feb.8, at park ponds and lagoons in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

The free clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants receive instruction on the proper use of equipment and techniques, knot tying, safety and much more. The clinics last 45 minutes and begin every hour on the hour starting at 9 a.m., with the last one starting at 2 p.m. If the weather and ice conditions allow, kids will be able to fish after receiving the classroom instruction.

"These clinics are an excellent way to introduce youngsters to the sport of fishing and a perfect opportunity for families that want to enjoy some of the outdoor recreational activities that Wisconsin has to offer," says Matt Coffaro, Department of Natural Resources urban fish biologist. "It's the dedication of volunteers from the local fishing clubs that make it all work."

Read On Wisconsin Outdoors’ writer John Luthens story on rabbit hunting under “Small Game Hunting”. Check out “Inland Fishing” or “Fishing Reports” to read ongoing weekly reports and view photos from OWO top guides. They’re on Wisconsin lakes and rivers all day, every week. Check out the gun world under “Firearms”.  And wallow a while under “Outdoor News” to see what’s really going on out there.

As for me, I can’t wait to get back in the saddle.  Had my first appointment yesterday with surgeon, Nicholas Webber since December 26 hip replacement surgery.  Way ahead of recovery schedule. No cane, no pain.  Look for a story in the March-April issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors on this journey. And watch out Mr. Tom Turkey.  I will be working those bluffs and after you in less than three months.

Again, I’m sorry that this global warming is lingering.

Thanks for connecting with On Wisconsin Outdoors.  Shoot Straight.

Dick Ellis