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Black, minority Trump supporters censored by Gannett, other media at 2020 RNC Convention. Expect the same as Milwaukee hosts 2024 RNC Convention. Look back four years Wisconsin, to compare and contrast Gannett’s corrupt coverage of the 2020 Republican and Democratic National Conventions to know what to expect July 15-18 when the nation’s eyes rest on Milwaukee, home of the 2024 RNC convention.  The DNC will showcase its conventi...
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  • 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
    This past week fishing was up and down.  The earlier half of the week the fish were very active and by mid-week fishing was slow.  Largemouth bass fishing has been the most consistent bite on the lake.  The fish are in the weeds or in the shallows spawning.  Most of the fish are being caught in 8-10 ft. of water.  The best...
  • 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
    Walleye fishing has been very good this week.  There are two patterns that are effective.  The first pattern is casting crankbaits down the weed lines.  The other is fishing lindy rigs or split shot rigs using leeches or nightcrawlers.  Most of the success is during the first hour of daylight or the first few hours after sunset....
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been busy stocking over 700,000 catchable-sized brook, brown and rainbow trout in waters across the state. DNR hatchery staff raised the fish at the Nevin Fish Hatchery, Osceola Fish Hatchery and at St. Croix Fish Hatchery. The DNR is also working with local fishing clubs to raise an add...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
                    With a few days of warmer weather last week, fishing has improved greatly.  Even though a cold front came through mid week, it didn’t affect the fishing much.               &nbs...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    This past week fishing has improved dramatically.  The fish are starting to go into their early summer patterns and the weather is also starting to act like early summer.  The largemouth bass are in the shallows and can be easily caught on either artificial lures or live nightcrawlers.  The best depth is in the 5-6 ft. range around ...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The North Woods is enjoying some wonderful spring weather, though warmer temperatures are more to the liking of some people. This week, highs are in the low to mid-70s, lows in the 40s, and most days (though not all) have some sunshine ‑ near perfect for just about any recreational activity. Get out and take advantage!   ...
  • 6/17/2022 12:50:00 PM
  • 5/26/2022 8:00:00 PM
    Travel Wisconsin, Office of Outdoor Recreation Launch Wisconsin Trail Report for Hiking, Biking Travel Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation, has launched the Wisconsin Trail Report for its second year. The Wisconsin Trail Report lists current conditions for hiking and biking trail networks throughout ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:55:00 PM
    Wonderful ways with Whitefish SUZETTE CURTIS Wisconsin is full of beautiful and interesting places to visit, and they are all within a day’s drive of where we live. My husband and I love to take weekend “mini” vacations around our state, with one of our favorite destinations being Bayfield.  Our last trip to Bayfield was in...
  • 5/26/2022 7:50:00 PM
    Winter aromatherapy DENNY MURAWSKA On the most bitter days of cold, I watch birds at my feeder and cannot help but feel pity for them. No warm beds to return home to, no respite from the numbing winds. They carry on with what appears to be total normalcy. I learned long ago that a number of grouse species thrive mostly on the needles of conifer...
  • 5/26/2022 7:45:00 PM
    Enough is Enough DAN MOERICKE Just enough for dinner. Tom Newcomb was a Northwoods fishing legend. Son of the much revered Dr. Kate Newcomb, he was born and raised on the Rice Creek Flowage just west of Boulder Junction. Dr. Newcomb is renowned in the Boulder Junction area for spearheading the construction of much needed medical facilities. Her ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:35:00 PM
    Six Ugly Flies JERRY KIESOW Six ugly flies. Will they catch fish? We’ll find out this spring. While at my fly-tying work space  recently a thought came to me. “What if I used the odds and ends around me to create some flies of my own design? Who knows? They might catch some fish.” I started this venture with a simple ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:30:00 PM
    State Park Admissions, Fishing Licenses And Trail Passes Waived MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to join us for the 10th annual Free Fun Weekend, June 4-5, 2022. State park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes are waived for all visitors. Grab your family and frien...
  • 5/26/2022 7:30:00 PM
      NOTES FROM THE FIELD: January/February/March 2022 A tremendous view from the 11th Annual North Carolina OBX Waterfowl Hunt in Currituck, NC.Photo courtesy of WWIA Guides Matt Brannon and Jason Gaudette....
  • 5/26/2022 7:25:00 PM
    As part of our ongoing 25th Anniversary celebrations, we are proud to shine a light on what makes us who we are today including a commitment to industry-leading customer service. From day 1, Henry Repeating Arms has deliver...
  • 5/26/2022 7:25:00 PM
    And they're not gunmen either—a completely sexist term You may think you're getting news, when you're being filled with prejudice Mass media is on a non-stop campaign to vilify and outlaw America's hardware of liberty—firearms. In a self-defeating mantra, the very tools needed to preserve freedom of the press, and all o...
  • 5/26/2022 7:25:00 PM
    BARRON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the 2022 northern zone muskellunge (musky) season begins May 28, 2022 and runs through Dec. 31. During the open season, anglers can catch musky on open waters within the northern muskellunge management zone. All regulations and license requ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:25:00 PM
    By Jim Geraghty. May 25, 2022 On the menu today: Yet another horrific school shooting, and yet another call for legal changes that, had they been in place before the shooting, would not have changed the outcome. A few months ago, the National Institute of Justice, the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, and The Violence Proj...
  • 5/26/2022 7:20:00 PM
    By NRA-ILA. May 24, 2022 On May 17, the Department of Justice announced the release of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives publication titled the National Firearms in Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA). The report is the result of the Biden-Harris Administration's April 2021 "Initial Actions to Address the Gu...
  • 5/26/2022 7:20:00 PM
      Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce the latest addition to its youth model lineup with the Single Shot Youth Shotgun in .410 Bore. Delivering the same quality materials and craftsmanship as its full-siz...
  • 5/26/2022 7:20:00 PM
    Thoughts From A Competitive Shooter Serena Juchnowski is a highly-published outdoor writer, competitive shooter, and Distinguished Rifleman from Ohio. If you read about guns in magazines or online, chances are that you have...
  • 5/26/2022 7:20:00 PM
      Few groups in America have been called upon to rise above and beyond the call of duty quite like our communities' Emergency Medical Services professionals. This week, we celebrate these hard-working men and w...
  • 5/26/2022 7:20:00 PM
    Carved into the limestone walls of Washington D.C.'s National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial are more than 22,000 names. All of which memorialize an officer fallen in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1786. ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:15:00 PM
                With the warmer weather forecasted for the next week, fishing will improve greatly.             Smallmouth bass are starting to move shallow in preparation for spawning.  Sunday there was a bass tournament out on the lake ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:15:00 PM
                    The Un-official start of summer is here.  Happy Memorial Day!  While this weekend’s weather has been warmer than the recent days, we will need a consistent pattern of warm weather to improve the fishing dramatically.     &...