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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 ...
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  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Nate Baron of Ashland-based Up North Guide Service shows off a smallmouth bass he caught in Chequamegon Bay on a recent Sunday afternoon.  (Photo courtesy of Nate Baron) ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is ...
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    Priorities for water quality protection set through 2017MADISON -- Projects to protect Wisconsin waters against degradation, revise bacteria water quality criteria and develop guidance for blue green algae are among the priorities established by citizens statewide through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ triennial standards revi...
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    Updated on 5-12-2015: the info brief (green sheet) has been posted for the following item on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.B.4.
  • 5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
    NECEDAH, WI - The first wild whooping crane chicks have hatched in Wisconsin and are lifting hopes that a record number of Wisconsin nests may yield more chicks this year and increase the chances they’ll survive and eventually help build a self-sustaining population of endangered whooping cranes in eastern North America. A chick hatched on M...
  • 5/12/2015 9:55:00 AM
    The key to finding the delicious morels, according to OWO contributing writer Wayne Morgenthaler from Richland County, is to find an elm tree that is dying.  “You can tell by the bark that is peeling off,” Wayne says. “Not all elms produce mushrooms but the ones located on a hill side with good drainage are the best.  ...
  • 5/12/2015 9:50:00 AM
    MADISON -- After over a month in JacksonCounty, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new surroundings withhelp from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and theirpartners.Prior to arriving safely in Wisconsin March26<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/documents/Jacksoncountyelkrelease.pdf>, the elk were held for 45 da...
  • 5/12/2015 9:50:00 AM
    Steve Suman The chilly, wet start to this week modifies somewhat by the weekend when highs again reach the 70s. The first couple of days this week ... well, just ignore them and maybe they will go away! “Walleyes moved to traditional spring/summer locations,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Cast crankbaits over flats and along weed e...
  • 5/12/2015 9:45:00 AM
    MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through May 22 for individuals with experience and interest to fill two positions -- the angling and deer positions -- on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state l...
  • 5/12/2015 9:40:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  It's certainly getting busy on the water around here and the fishing has been great!  “We've had some gorgeous weather up on the big...
  • 5/12/2015 9:35:00 AM
    OWO Field reporter Wayne Morgenthaler in Richland County filled a bread bag full of morel mushrooms this week and likes the rainy weather to keep them coming.  If you have not tried wild Wisconsin morels, find an experienced “guide” who knows how to identify safe shrooms, and then enjoy. There is nothing like it.
  • 5/12/2015 9:35:00 AM
    Some very nice weather brought out lots of anglers for the opening of Wisconsin's inland fishing season. In the north, walleye anglers found action to be generally good, with some decent catches of walleye in 12 to 18-inch size reported. Northern pike action was only fair, but some s surprisingly good bass action was reported, with smallmouth being...
  • 5/12/2015 9:35:00 AM
    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA, Wis. -- Rapidly warming water temperatures, the stress of spring spawning and a resulting fungal infection have contributed to a fish die off in Waukesha County's Pine Lake. The lake is a popular destination for anglers and boaters, who along with community residents have voiced concern over the die off, which started in mid-A...
  • 5/12/2015 9:30:00 AM
    WAUPACA, Wis. - People interested in learning how to fish can attend a free "Learn 2 Fish with Us" event on Saturday, May 16 at Hartman Creek State Park. Learn 2 Fish with Us is a not-for-profit company founded by Greg Karch, a certified angler educator and instructor. Learn 2 Fish with Us has hosted more than 100 fishing clinics educati...
  • 5/12/2015 9:25:00 AM
    MANITOWOC – Teyanna Loether of Sauk City has been chosen as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. As Alice, Loether will work as a communications professional for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Her job will be to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in Wisconsin. &l...
  • 5/7/2015 2:15:00 PM
    The 2105 fishing season started off with a bang last week with anglers enjoying near perfect conditions.  In addition to the great fishing, turkey hunters also enjoyed another outstanding week of hunting. The walleye bite was on fire with lots of fish in the 15 to 20 inch range being caught along with some real dandies in the mid to upper 20i...
  • 5/7/2015 2:10:00 PM
    By Jim Onarheim This year’s Governors Fishing opener was held in Hayward WI. This year’s event was something special because it was the 50th annual. Fifty years ago Governor Warren Knowles started the Governors Fishing opener because of his love for hunting, fishing and the great Wisconsin outdoors. Because Wisconsin Indianhead Count...
  • 5/7/2015 2:10:00 PM
    July 31st to August 2nd Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Eva Shockey, Matt & Taylor Drury, Chris Brackett and Headhunters TV Highlight Celebrity Appearances. The “Most Attractive” Celebrity line-up ever, over 250 booths and displays, bow testing from all of the leading archery and cross bow companies, FREE trophy rack ...
  • 5/7/2015 2:10:00 PM
    By Jim Onarheim Fishing Opener 2105! WOW!!! What a nice weekend. I had two groups that I had in camp that caught and released over 170 walleyes on Moose Lake. The one group consisted of 6 guys, they caught over 100 walleyes on Saturday. They kept 15 for a shore lunch and released the rest. The other group caught 71 walleyes and did the same thing,...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Hayward, WI - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was presented with a Henry Big Boy Steel .44 Magnum rifle at the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 1, 2015. The rifle was manufactured at Henry Repeating Arms’ plant in Rice Lake, WI. It features custom serial number WGF50 in honor of the event. Andy Wickstrom, General Man...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Updated on 5-1-2015: info briefs (green sheets) have been posted for the following items on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.B.5. 6.A.
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Open house meetings will help guide design of state bikewaysMADISON – The public will have an opportunity to help identify and develop a network of mapped bicycle routes in Wisconsin at a series of upcoming open house meetings.  -  Read Full Article  Public comment sought on proposed multi-discharger phosphorus varia...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    The Youth Outdoor Expo is May 20 and 21, 2015 at the MacKenzie Center, W7303 Cty. Hwy. CS, Poynette, WI.  The archery tent is always a favorite, for students and chaperons, and we are again in need of volunteers for both days.   Busses are expected to show up around 9 am and the event wraps up around 3:30&...
  • 5/7/2015 2:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman Hayward hosted the 50th Annual Governors Fishing Opener this past weekend and sunny skies, warm temperatures, and cooperative fish all combined for an outstanding game fish opener – perhaps the best on record. Forecasts indicate warm temperatures continue this week, but include numerous chances for much-needed spring rains. &ldq...
  • 5/7/2015 2:00:00 PM
    What a difference a year makes, Last season we were wondering if our favorite lake would be ice free for the fishing opener and this year some lakes have had open water for a month already and the walleye finished their spawn weeks ago. Most anglers that hit the water for last weekends opener were reporting some good fishing, Crappie and other Panf...
  • 5/1/2015 12:50:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Wisconsin general inland fishing season opens Saturday May 2  Wisconsin's general inland fishing season opens this Saturday, May 2, and fisheries biologists are reporting opening day anglers shou...