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6/14/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoor Columns

6-14-2012 On Wisconsin Outdoors is building.  You know that since our website launch in January that we have been posting outdoor stories, reports, photos and news each week under “Inland Fishing”, “Fishing Reports” “Outdoor News”, “Upland Game” ... More


6/7/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoor Columns

6-7-2012 In an effort to bring the wolf population down to long-ago pre-established numbers not to exceed 350, the DNR is planning Wisconsin’s first modern hunting and trapping season. The department is looking for feedback on a preliminary proposed range of harvest quotas totaling between 14... More


5/31/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoor Columns

5-30-2012 Due to lies told by bloggers who claim that Dr. James Kroll will shut down public lands to deer hunting, Kroll submitted a column for publication to “On Wisconsin Outdoors” and other media entitled “Where I Stand”. Read it here under “Deer Hunting”. Dr.... More


5/24/2012 Remember Memorial Day First...

5-24-2012 First things first as we approach this most solemn of days; remembering our fallen. Because everything we are about to talk about… the Wisconsin trips we have taken and those we are about to… could never have been possible without the freedom earned and kept by the ultimate ... More


5/17/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

5-17-2012 John Luthens is fast becoming one of my favorite outdoor writers.  Of course, I could say that about 20 of my friends out there in the fields of Wisconsin, but Luthens has this easy style that lets you live vicariously through him if you maybe are restricted to a desk until the weeke... More


5/10/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

5-9-2012 The Bob Ellis Rowtrolling Classic will be held Saturday, June 16th with a starting point in Presque Isle. Connect with www.row-troller.com or call 608-220-0989 for information. The late Ellis, the great musky angler and pioneer among other things of fishing deep water for suspended fish wh... More


5/3/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

5-3-2012 So we’re two days away from opening day, when a million of us give or take an unwelcome Bear fan or 1000 are floating on their favorite Wisconsin lake, trying to figure out just where both those walleyes swam that the Indians left. (Let’s see you rip that many people in one sen... More


4/27/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

4-27-2012 Last Friday, April 20, found my brother John Ellis and me hunkered down on a Grant County finger connecting two woodlots and splitting two rolling agricultural fields.  Our world, and Wisconsin turkey season 2, was turning pink and the winds were rising as John set his lone decoy in ... More


4/19/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

4-19-2012 Most Wisconsin springs will bring its share of uncertainty regarding water temperatures and unstable weather as Wisconsin anglers and hunters do their best to plan assaults on spawning walleyes and crappies or hope the week they’ve drawn during the 6 split turkey seasons cooperate. ... More


4/6/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

4-6-2012 A note from professional guide Jim Hudson to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce came across our  OWO wire too this morning suggesting a promotional push so that the rest of Wisconsin knows about the fabulous Coho fishing in the Ashland Area.  “Lots of folks interested,” ... More


3/29/2012 Latest On Wisconsin Outdoors Columns

3-28-2012 Each week, this Blog acts as your guide to lead and link you to the columns, photos, fishing reports, stories and other outdoor “stuff”  that we’ve posted over the previous days.  Many of them come to us from the outdoorsman…and the occasional chick&hell... More


3/21/2012 New Wisconsin Fishing, Hunting, Outdoor New and Outdoor Report Articles

3-23-2012 We posted many new columns, photos and news items important to the fields and streams of Wisconsin over the last two days.  Until you’re familiar with traveling this new website allow me to serve as your guide and point you the places where you can find the new “stuff&rdq... More


3/19/2012 TRIBAL HEAD MAULSON CLAIMS SPEARERS NEED MORE FISH.

3-19-2012 Smaller, two-walleye bag limits for non-tribal sport anglers on many northern Wisconsin lakes is likely in 2012 after an impasse in negotiations between the DNR and the Lac du Flambeau band of Chippewa Indians. A strong response from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp including background to the i... More


3/12/2012 Iron Mining, Deer Hunting Forums & Fremont Walleye Fishing

3-12-2012 Two items came across the On Wisconsin Outdoors wire from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp that we’re linking to on this website under “Outdoor News”.  The first, regarding the Iron Mine proposed for far northern Wisconsin that died with the ballot this week, sends the mes... More


3/7/2012 A heavy heart today boys

3-7-2012 We were with Mom when she died Sunday.  A great long life raising seven kids with Dad who we lost six years ago. My sister said it simply best; we could not have asked for a better mom, or Dad.Thanks Mom.  You leave me with….No excuses.With much love,Dick We talked last w... More


3/2/2012 Wisconsin Walleye Runs Coming Soon

3-2-2012 CHECK IN OFTEN WITH THIS BLOG.  WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF GUIDES AND OTHER EXPERTS SCATTERED ACROSS WISCONSIN. WE INTEND TO KEEP THE FINGER ON THE PULSE OF FISHING AND HUNTING AT LEAST TWICE EACH WEEK.  DICK Old Man River is calling.  Very soon, walleye runs are going to be in fu... More


2/24/2012 A Little Bit of Surf & Turf Today

2-24-2012 Well, turf & surf anyway. Remember when the spring turkey application deadline was looming in December? I have it locked away safely in the noggin after all these years, especially since I missed the deadline last year, and a few times before that. December 10. Every year. Like Christ... More


1/25/2012 New Wisconsin Ice Is Nice

1-25-2012 Based on conversations this week with Wisconsin guides all over the state, even big water like Big Green and lakes of the Madison Chain are ready for safe ice travel or nearly ready.  We’re always talking to our guide friends, mainly trying to mooch a free trip under the guis... More


1/18/2012 On Wisconsin Outdoors Launches New Website!

WE’VE CREATED A MONSTER ... Now, can you help us feed him? 1-18-2012 Technically, OnWisconsinOutdoors.com is the result of six months of website development as we worked to shape the best internet vehicle to complement our 50,000 distribution hunting and fishing newspaper.  Re... More


2/8/2012 Ice Fishing Gets Underway

I talked to Guide Zach Burgess on January 2nd, who in addition to open water charters for walleye and perch targets Green Bay whitefish on the hardwater out of Algoma.  Burgess said “we’re finally making ice” with cold temperatures expected to add enough to the three or four e... More