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Dick Ellis Blog:
4/21/2016
The surf and turf games are erupting nicely all over this fine state.  April is for breaking out, and a great month to be alive and an outdoorsman in Wisconsin. Good buddy Jim Olsson is back at his usual antics terrorizing the fish and game of Wisconsin.  The photo below is of Jim with his 27 pound monster Tom taken with bow and arrow during the season one after his Jake decoy got the dander up on the local brute.  He probably...
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  • 4/27/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Explore Wisconsin County-by-County at http://www.onwisconsinoutdoors.com/ExploreWI Join us in the Minocqua area, Nature’s Original Water Park(TM). With thousands of lakes, rivers and streams, plus hundreds of miles of trails, there is plenty to do year-round. Find out why we were named the “5th Best Fishing Town in Ameri...
  • 4/27/2016 12:00:00 PM
    Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA)  Purple Heart recipients to enjoy central Wisconsin turkey hunt Wausau, Wisconsin, May 13 - 15, 2016: Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is holding yet another great hunting and fishing event near the city of Wausau, Wisconsin, for Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by Mr. Todd Bohm and fam...
  • 4/27/2016 11:55:00 AM
      Taking a closer look  Denny Murawska Years ago something occurred that struck me as a revelation. It had to do with a certain bird that flew into the yard and perched on a nearby tree. I don’t remember what I was doing at the time, but an almost urgent voice from my wife, Susan, prompted me to come quickly to see something. Thi...
  • 4/26/2016 7:15:00 PM
    Lake Michigan stocking efforts contribute to diverse angling opportunitiesMILWAUKEE - After stocking more than 2.6 million fish into the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan in 2015, the Department of Natural Resources is relying on recent harvest data and survey research to implement its Lake Michigan stocking plans for the coming year. - Read F...
  • 4/26/2016 7:15:00 PM
    Teyanna Loether, 68th Alice in Dairyland Incredible and edible, they are indeed: contained within a delicate shell is an egg-cellent way to pack in protein, with 6.1 grams in each egg. At just 17 cents per serving, eggs are also the least expensive form of high-quality protein on the market. Good news for eggs: the federal dietary guidelines...
  • 4/26/2016 7:10:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, U.S. Forest Service and other partners permanently protected 800 acres of prime elk habitat while also improving access to approximately 5,500 acres of surrounding public land in southwest Montana. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been instrumental in our ability to secure...
  • 4/26/2016 7:10:00 PM
    It is gypsy moth season again It is the time of year again to watch for and manage gypsy moth, an invasive species that eats the leaves of hundreds of different kinds of trees and shrubs. Although they are not very picky, gypsy moth caterpillars prefer oak leaves and when populations of the pest are high, they can eat all of the leaves off...
  • 4/26/2016 7:10:00 PM
    GET OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER AND HELP US LEARN MORE ABOUT RARE PLANTS   We are offering four free training sessions this spring to teach you the techniques you'll need to become a Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program volunteer. Learn how to register for training and what it takes to become a volunteer by cli...
  • 4/26/2016 7:10:00 PM
    Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers when firearms they made or sold lawfully after background checks are used illegally in crime. Instead, voters ...
  • 4/26/2016 7:10:00 PM
    Steve Suman If you own a weather rock, expect to see it wet and swinging in the wind for much of this week – and maybe coated with sn*w on a few days. Just telling it as the forecast shows it! Hang in there – the current extended forecast (for what it is worth) shows exceptionally good weather through most of May! “The ice is of...
  • 4/26/2016 7:05:00 PM
    It has been another great week in Central Wisconsin for outdoor sports.  Fishing has been very good for several species and the turkey hunters have been shooting some really nice Toms.  The water temperatures this past week have moved into the upper 50’s to lower 60 degree range. The walleye spawn is over and the crappies and bass h...
  • 4/26/2016 6:55:00 PM
    By Gary Greene Back when I was eleven, I watched in awe, as the older brother of a friend of mine made his own arrows.  He had a fletcher that would glue one feather on an arrow at a time. After attaching the three untrimmed turkey feathers to his arrow, he would brush on paints to the arrow crest creating his very own unique color pattern to...
  • 4/26/2016 6:50:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Timely rain brings reprieve from high to very high fire danger; 14 Work*Play*Earth Day events this weekend  Timely rain this week has brought a reprieve, at least temporarily, to the high to...
  • 4/26/2016 6:50:00 PM
    HORICON, Wis. - Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at theHoricon Marsh Education and VisitorCenter<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/wildlifeareas/horicon/education.html>April 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. for a hands-on walking tour of various nest boxeslocated around the marsh.Participants will learn more about cavity nesting ...
  • 4/26/2016 6:45:00 PM
    WOODRUFF, Wis. -- Warm winds fanning Wisconsin's dry and dead vegetation is expected to increase fire risk statewide in late April, just in time for Wildfire Prevention Week when the Department of Natural Resources forest protection experts launch a new "live status wildfire occurrence" web page. Catherine Koele, DNR wildfire prevention specialist...
  • 4/26/2016 6:45:00 PM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility webpage has been updated with the latest weir information along with the latest fishing information from the Root River. The Facility is closed for the season. Please visit the page for this updated information. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/lakemichigan/RootRiverReport.html
  • 4/25/2016 11:00:00 AM
    From ducks to deer, opossum to owls, now is prime time to see wildlife with their offspring.  While many people may mistake a young animal as being orphaned and take it into their homes, the best place for them is with their mother.   Join us for a live chat on Tuesday, April 26 at noon to discuss what you should do i...
  • 4/20/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Wisconsin elk reintroduction project highlights strong partnershipsMADISON - With year two of Wisconsin's elk reintroduction efforts now complete, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new home in Jackson County. - Read Full Article DNR: Keep Wildlife Wild; enjoy view of wildlife from afarMADISON -- There's excitement in Wisconsin's w...
  • 4/20/2016 11:50:00 AM
    Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts: The 2016 lake sturgeon run on the Winnebago System tributaries continues to move swiftly with day 2 of the run now in the books.  This run has been very intense and we literally had fish spawning on 4 different rivers, while also spawning from Shawano all the way downstream to New London on the Wo...
  • 4/20/2016 11:50:00 AM
    HORICON, Wis. - The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is happy toannounce the kick-off of a 2016-2017 photographycontest<http://www.horiconmarsh.org/uploads/2016%20Photo%20Contest%20Rules.pdf> [EXIT DNR].This year's the photo contest will be better than ever, with more time totake photos, more categories, and more prizes. Photographe...
  • 4/20/2016 11:50:00 AM
    MADISON – Organizations interested in promoting their county’s agriculture industry and other businesses are encouraged to consider hosting the 71st Alice in Dairyland Finals in May, 2018. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting bids from a Wisconsin county or counties to host th...
  • 4/20/2016 11:45:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast predicts a fairly mild, wet week ahead, but spring rain showers are certainly better than “other” forms of precipitation – and do believe we can handle the high temperatures around 60 degrees. Perhaps spring has (finally, really, truly) arrived in the North Woods! “This is the official/unofficial d...
  • 4/20/2016 11:45:00 AM
    Plan to join us Memorial Day Weekend for our Inaugural Antique & Classic Wooden Boat & Car Show at Little Bohemia Lodge. Stay for adventure, relaxation, romance, business or pleasure….. Shop, dine and play….. All will enjoy their time in beautiful Manitowish Waters! Find all your travel information at ManitowishWaters.org ...
  • 4/18/2016 8:05:00 PM
    Online chat focuses on ways you can help prevent wildfires   Did you know that approximately 4,000 wildfires burn each year in Wisconsin, and most of them happen in the spring? Burning debris is the number one cause of wildfires in our state. Learn what you can do to prevent wildfires. Join our forestry fire crews for a live, online...