Submit your Email to receive the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newsletter.

Our Sponsors:

Laborers’ Local #113

Septic Rejuvenating Specialists LLC

Pier of d'Nort

Manitowish Waters

Cap Connection

Pier of d'Nort

WWIA

Kaestner Auto Electric

Golden Eagle Log Homes

RJ Millwork Inc.

Daves Turf and Marine

Kwik Trip

Dick Ellis Blog:
5/21/2020
Publisher’s Note: As referenced in the May-June 2020 print issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, the Ellis column Memorial Day-Trading it all… directs the reader to this website for stories of Americans in battle during World War II and Vietnam.  Posted in the April 30 Ellis Blogs on this website Tanks in a Mine Field is the eye witness story of 709th Tank Battalion gunner John “Mike” Kunnen during the bloody battle of t...
...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

Outdoor News

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 >>

  • 9/9/2020 3:40:00 PM
                What a difference a week makes!  It’s like a light switch, once Labor day hits, the Lake Geneva area goes quiet.  The boat launch in Williams Bay has an average of 4 or 5 boats in the water.  Just a note, the Williams Bay boat launch will close for the season Se...
  • 9/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
    Second update for August 31   Date-regulated waters opening for wild rice harvest: Polk County Rice Lake (Alden Town) - open September 1 Wild rice is an annual aquatic grass that produces a seed that is a delicious and nutritious source of food for wildlife and people. The seed matures in August and September wit...
  • 9/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
    The 2020 Wisconsin Groundwater Coordinating Council's report to the legislature is now available for review. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Groundwater Coordinating Council shared key recommendations for protecting and preserving groundwater resources with the Wisconsin legislature in its August 2020 a...
  • 9/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
    NEWS RELEASE: New Restrictions On PFAS-containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1 08/31/2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 31, 2020Contact: Melanie Johnson, DNR policy director, Office of Emerging Contaminantsmelaniel.johnson@wisco...
  • 9/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
    Second Lake Whitefish meeting set for Sept. 22. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a second virtual meeting later this month to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p....
  • 9/8/2020 10:40:00 AM
    Parting Shot: The U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Give Us Our Freedom by Charles C.W. Cooke - Saturday, August 29, 2020 Defenders of the right to keep and bear arms might be forgiven for wondering whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s copy of the United States Constitution is missing a few pages.  It has been twelve years since the Cou...
  • 9/8/2020 10:40:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters and trappers across Wisconsin are in the final countdown to the fall season openers. To help get ready, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has pulled together the 2020 fall forecast series, which details everything Wisconsinites need to know ahead of the game. Forecasts can be found at the l...
  • 8/31/2020 12:35:00 PM
    With the stable weather fishing remains very consistent on Delavan Lake.  The only problem has been excessive boat traffic.  You really want to get out early in the a.m. or late afternoon to avoid some of the traffic and the excessive heat. Walleye fishing has slowed a bit.  You are still able to catch a few fish everytime out but t...
  • 8/31/2020 12:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The forecast indicates another mostly warm week with a mix of sunshine and thunderstorms. At this time, it shows Monday night with the only possibility of severe weather. As is always the case, make plans and follow plans, but watch for changing conditions. Fishing is often extremely good before a storm – but do NOT take ...
  • 8/31/2020 12:35:00 PM
    The heat and humidity are at least consistent.  We have had many many days of really hot weather and no rain for quite a while.              Northern Pike are still biting on the thermocline.  I’m finding bigger fish 35 ft and deeper.  The smaller fish are readily ava...
  • 8/31/2020 12:30:00 PM
      MADISON, Wis. – The second meeting to engage stakeholders who have an interest in lake whitefish has been set. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 22, at 6 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. Members of the public can access the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom or by calling 312-626-6799 and using me...
  • 8/31/2020 12:30:00 PM
    Reports have been improving as we passed through a new moon phase and anglers saw better action. Water temps remain in the low to mid 70’s and patterns became clearer as more anglers probed about to figure them out. Bluegill: Good-Very Good.   Happens every year about the third week or so of August. Flying ants appear all over, fal...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    Update for August 24   Date-regulated waters opening for wild rice harvest: Bayfield County Totagatic Lake - open August 26; closed August 27; and re-opens August 28 Burnett County Mud Hen Lake - open August 27 Washburn County Rice Lake - open August 26 Wild rice is an annual aquatic grass that ...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    On August 17, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog in the Town of Sugar Camp, Oneida County. On August 19, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On August 20, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a tra...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    DNR Seeks Input On Proposed ATV/UTV Route Connections In Northern Highland – American Legion State Forest SUGAR CAMP, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking input on proposed plans for improved access to ATV/UTV routes and trails in and around the Northern Highland – American Legion ...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters can once again head to Wisconsin’s fields and marshes on Sept. 1  when the mourning dove, early teal and early Canada goose seasons open. To view a full list of waterfowl hunting seasons, consult the 2020 Wisconsin Hunting Regulations. Mourning Dove In 2020, the mourning dove hunting season will ...
  • 8/23/2020 2:30:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – People are connecting with Wisconsin’s great outdoors more than ever as the state continues to navigate the COVID-19 public health emergency. For those who need a place for space, Wisconsin has lots to offer. With 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, and roughl...
  • 8/23/2020 2:30:00 PM
    Dear Hunters and Wildlife Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, My name is Randy Johnson, and I was recently hired as the state’s large carnivore biologist, responsible for overseeing bear, wolf and cougar programs. I’m originally from a small farming town in southwest Minnesota, and have been an avid outdoor user my entire life, including hunting...
  • 8/23/2020 2:25:00 PM
    On August 12, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On August 15, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Eisenstein, Price County. On August 15, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depred...
  • 8/23/2020 2:25:00 PM
    LAKE MICHIGAN OUTDOOR FISHING REPORT - AUGUST 19, 2020 FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff. REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps whi...
  • 8/23/2020 2:25:00 PM
    WOODRUFF, Wis. –  A master plan variance to open additional ATV/UTV routes and trails and establish a permanent snowmobile trail within the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area is now available for public comment. The proposed variance aims to provide better motorized recreational access to the property in two segments. A 1.3-mil...
  • 8/23/2020 2:25:00 PM
    SUPERIOR, Wis. – Starting this week, visitors to Pattison State Park in Douglas County will find all trails reopened, with seven new and improved boardwalks. In 2018, Little Manitou and the East Beaver Trail at Pattison State Park were closed due to a severe flood. Damage included downed trees, deep gullies and some areas scoured down t...
  • 8/23/2020 2:20:00 PM
    August 17, 2020 Steve Suman   The forecast shows a hit-and-miss week for sunshine and possible rain showers, but with no expectations of severe storms. Most daily highs are in the mid-70s to low 60s, so great weather –again – for outdoor recreation. While it might be difficult to believe (perhaps even more difficult to accept), ...
  • 8/23/2020 2:15:00 PM
    Countdown To Deer Season!   With just under a month before opening day, the best time of year in Wisconsin is almost here! Start putting your hunting plans into action during the bonus antlerless harvest authorization sale beginning Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Harvest Authorization Purchasing Made Easy Review the list of units with bo...
  • 8/23/2020 2:15:00 PM
    These seem to be the dog days of August.  Fishing just so-so.  A good day here, followed by a tough couple days there. Bluegill:  Good – Best outside coontail edges, suspended down 8-12’ over 16’.  Tiny jigs, small leeches below small slip-floats best. Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Work wacky worms...