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3/5/2020
In the near future after 100,000 copies of our March-April 2020 issue are on the streets throughout Wisconsin I will be adding to this blog, but wanted to post these photos now of 11 bluebirds on a tree in our backyard. The photos are referenced in OWO’s Badger Birds (Tom Carpenter column) in the new issue as being posted in this blog and I don’t want readers traveling to this website and being…bluebird-less. I don’t t...
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  • 1/21/2020 11:25:00 AM
    Ice Anglers Urged to Use Caution, Check DNR Website for Possible Event Schedule Changes    People can fish without a license on Jan. 18-19 during Winter Free Fishing Weekend.Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Theresa Stabo, R3 coordinator, 608-577-6332, Theresa.Stabo@wisconsin.govJanuary 16, 2020 at 2:43:01 pm MADISON, Wis. - The Wi...
  • 1/15/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Fun for the whole family awaits this winter at Horicon Marsh.Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Elizabeth Herzmann, DNR Natural Resources Educator, 920-387-7893, Elizabeth.Herzmann@wisconsin.govJanuary 14, 2020 at 3:31:21 pm HORICON, Wis. - The ducks, geese and cranes may have migrated south for the winter, but the opportunities for fun an...
  • 1/15/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Anglers All reports: We have had reports that the Ashland side of the Bay has up to a foot of ice. There are some anglers using ATV's, snowmobiles and walking out. We encourage you to always bring your ice bar and have flotation with you for safety. Be cautious and check your way. The ice off of second landing has produced some nice catches of...
  • 1/15/2020 8:55:00 AM
    If you or a special little one are a fan of super heroes, dogs, or both, check out former OWO copy editor Heidi Rich's first published book, "The Adventures of Super Sophie: Cocoa Needs a Vet." Email Heidi at heidir.writes@yahoo.com to place your order. Books are $10 each. Be sure to let her know if you want an autographed copy!
  • 1/15/2020 8:55:00 AM
    01/07/2020 Weekly News Update January 7, 2020 (View in Browser) Bald Eagle Watching Events Take Off In January MADISON, Wis. -- Bald eagle lovers can watch eagles perching or soaring above the Wisconsin River, see rehabilitated eagles be released into the wild and view eagles up close indoors during live raptor shows at t...
  • 1/15/2020 8:55:00 AM
    Published January 14, 2020     Celebrate Pattison State Park Turning 100 At Winterfest Protect Your Trees from Disease DNR Joins UW-Extension to Host Regional CAFO Update Meetings Beginning Jan. 28   Index Next   Celebrate Pattison State Park Turning 100 At Winterfest Centennial Celebration Starts Jan....
  • 1/15/2020 8:55:00 AM
            Bonnier Events continues to grow its event portfolio - including the addition of most recent Riyadh Car Show in Saudi Arabia - and is looking for passionate events professionals to join our team.Bonnier Events produces the world's leading enthusiast events in Motorsports,...
  • 1/15/2020 8:55:00 AM
    January 13, 2020 Steve Suman The forecast this week predicts cold and snow, but not much accumulation. Cold temperatures without heavy snow will help firm lake ice, swamps, and marshes for trail grooming. It is a busy weekend ahead! This weekend, Jan. 18-19, is Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend when both residents and non-residents do not n...
  • 1/15/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Published January 10, 2020   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   A snowy owl near Goose Pond Sanctuary State Natural Area in Arlington.Photo credit: Caitlyn Schuchhardt Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at w...
  • 1/8/2020 7:05:00 PM
    Fishing Report January 7, 2020 Anglers All reports: We have had reports that the Ashland side of the Bay has 6-9 inches of ice. There are some anglers using ATV's, snowmobiles and walking out. We encourage you to always bring your ice bar and be cautious and check your way. The ice off of second landing has produced some nice catches of Perch...
  • 1/8/2020 7:05:00 PM
    Accidents and tragedy put a pall over ice fishing and outdoor activities this past week as reports of two ATV’s and three snowmobiles broke through the ice.  Two of the snowmobilers did not survive which had effects from where it happened (Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk) to up here and to the families and hometowns of those who passed. To cla...
  • 1/8/2020 7:05:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished January 7, 2020     Bald Eagle Watching Events Take Off In January Bald Eagle Numbers Soar 27 Percent in Southeastern Wisconsin 'Eagle Eyes' Find Previously Unknown Nest Locations   Index Next   Bald Eagle Watching Events Take Off In January Bald Eagle Watching Days Happening Jan. ...
  • 1/8/2020 7:05:00 PM
    We are super excited to announce Jim & Eva Shockey will appear at DF 2020 July 31st to August 2nd.  We're headed to ATA tomorrow and will work on additional guest appearances as well. DF 2020 will also add two new features with "Free Bow Friday" allowing anyone who brings their bow to the event FREE ADMISSION on Friday.  We wil...
  • 1/8/2020 7:00:00 PM
      Today we are proud to announce the launch of two Guns For Great Causes initiatives in an effort to raise money for 4-year-old Beckett Burge of Princeton, TX and 3-year-old Sadie Kreinbrink of Ostrande...
  • 1/8/2020 7:00:00 PM
    January 6, 2020 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates a few chances for snow, with some subzero night temperatures good for ice building and trail grooming, and moderate daytime highs. This is about as comfortable as it gets for winter activities, though some people might find it too warm! Get out and enjoy all of the outdoor a...
  • 1/3/2020 10:45:00 AM
    Rothschild, WI -  The 2020 Central Wisconsin Sports Show promises to be a “Can’t Miss” event for fishermen, boaters and hunters.  The 10th annual Total Outdoor Show is scheduled for February 14th - 16th at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild (Wausau), WI and combines the best fishing, hunti...
  • 1/3/2020 10:40:00 AM
    Raptor Research Project member Laura of the University of Minnesota works with an Eagle in Ferryville. During Eagle Day to be held in 2020 on March 7 (Photo by Sherry Quamme).  When you plan your winter getaways you should think of Ferryville, WI 54628 and especially Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Ferryville Tourism Council and Friends of P...
  • 1/3/2020 10:40:00 AM
    Iron County is THE snowfall capital of Wisconsin with an average of 180 – 200” of snow per year.  As of December 17, 2019, the North Iron County area has received a total of 101”.  With that snowfall amount, the Snowmobile Trails were opened officially on December 5.  And the riding has been excellent.  Recen...
  • 1/3/2020 10:35:00 AM
    19th Intermediate & Advanced Muskie Fishing School To Be Held Saturday March 14, 2020 at Waunakee HS   Contact: capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, Geoff Crandall crandall@msbnrg.com (608-219-0164 mobile) or Steve Reinstra at mpd339r@charter.net or 608-770-7131.   The Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. announced today that the 19th a...
  • 1/3/2020 10:30:00 AM
    Learnabout rare plants, animals and natural communities.Readabout recent conservation workReportan observation of a plant or non-game animal. [exit DNR]Donateto the Endangered Resources fund and your gift is doubled. Read about our recent conservation efforts to help protect Wisconsin’s rare and endangered species and State Natur...
  • 1/3/2020 10:30:00 AM
    December 30, 2019 Steve Suman The forecast calls for snow early in the week, with somewhat cooler temperatures. How this change affects ice and trail conditions depends on how much snow falls and how low the temperatures drop. Happy New Year! “There is a lot of snow and slush on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and...
  • 1/3/2020 10:25:00 AM
    Ice fishing this season has gotten off to a rocky start but anglers are putting in their time and they are finding a few nice fish.  Ice conditions around the state vary drastically and it has impeded accessibility on many of the northern lakes. But with some caution and careful planning determined anglers are getting out on the ice. The ...
  • 12/25/2019 11:05:00 AM
    December 23, 2019 Steve Suman   The Hayward area has warmer temperatures on tap for this week, but a number of days show chances for a “wintery mix” that includes rain, freezing rain, snow – and various combinations of the three. If you are traveling, keep an eye on the weather, pay close attention to road conditions, and ...
  • 12/25/2019 11:05:00 AM
    On behalf of President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, and the more than 450 employees of Henry Repeating Arms we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous start to the New Year. We can't wait to show you what we have in sto...
  • 12/22/2019 6:20:00 PM
    Published December 20, 2019   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Ice jam on the Flambeau River.Photo credit: DNR This weekend's Winter Solstice officially marks the beginning of winter, but areas of the north have already endured plenty of winter-like weather. There have been ov...