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10/28/2022
New direction needed at DNR Dick Ellis Candidate for governor Tim Michels indicated in October that if elected he would break up the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to serve 1) business and 2 ) the hunting and fishing, or sporting community. “It’s not my opinion that the DNR is broken,” Michels said. “It’s what I hear everywhere I go.” Better days. John and Jim Ellis with a memorable opening mornin...
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  • 3/22/2023 4:15:00 PM
    By NRA-ILA. Mar 21, 2023 Texans are paying for so-called "Red Flag” gun confiscation orders in New York. North Carolinians are bankrolling Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs) in New Jersey. Louisianans are footing the bill for gun confiscation orders in Maryland. Thanks to the 2022 federal gun control omnibus bill, titled the Bipart...
  • 3/22/2023 4:10:00 PM
    Letter to the Editor: Saturday February 18, 2023 the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) held a listening and sharing session in Solon Springs, Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (W-DNR) DRAFT Wolf Management Plan.  This was an opportunity for people to share their personal experiences with wolves and concerns with the...
  • 3/22/2023 4:10:00 PM
    By Jacob Sullum. Feb 28, 2023 "New York's Gun Laws Sow Confusion As Nation Rethinks Regulation," says the headline over this morning's lead story in The New York Times. But after implicitly (and correctly) blaming state legislators for the "confusion," the Times identifies a different culprit in the subhead: the Supreme Co...
  • 3/22/2023 4:10:00 PM
    Annual DeerFest Event returning to Oshkosh for expansion.     DeerFest 2023, July 21st-23rd, Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, WI   DeerFest, one of the largest "All-Deer Festivals, will return to its original location to better support an interactive experience packed with new and returning vendors. &nb...
  • 3/22/2023 4:10:00 PM
    Notification: Between The Bluffs Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival Tickets Go On Sale March 4th   Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival Tickets Go On Sale ...
  • 3/22/2023 4:05:00 PM
    By NRA-ILA. Feb 14, 2023 Joe Biden gave another State of the Union (SOTU) speech last week, and, as most anticipated, it included an attack on our right to keep and bear arms. Biden has hammered away at this theme throughout his term in the White House, and there was nothing in his latest broadside against gun owners that showed any more insight, ...
  • 3/22/2023 4:05:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to report any black bear den locations they find across Wisconsin in order to help with an ongoing study on black bear reproduction. The Black Bear Litter and Diet Survey will begin its second year of data collection in March and is looki...
  • 3/22/2023 4:05:00 PM
    Steve Suman   Winter returns to the North Woods just in time for the American Birkebeiner Ski Race week February 22-26. The forecast predicts up to 20 inches of snow through Wednesday evening, and more in the following days. Temperatures in the next week include highs from 12 to 32 degrees and lows from -10 to 10 degrees, with strong winds. ...
  • 2/20/2023 10:10:00 AM
    Feb. 17, 2023 Harvest Update ATTENTION STURGEON SPEARERS: Today, spearers reached between 90-99% of the harvest cap on the Upriver Lakes. Spearers with tags for the Upriver lakes can continue to spear until 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18, 2023. Spearers with tags for Lake Winnebago may continue to harvest sturg...
  • 2/16/2023 9:00:00 AM
    Feb. 15, 2023 Harvest Update Only 11 fish were harvested today between Lake Winnebago and the Upriver lakes. This is the first time we’ve seen harvest this slow since 2019 when we had a few days with only 10 fish harvested. Eight fish were harvested from Lake Winnebago (0 juvenile...
  • 2/15/2023 9:30:00 AM
    Feb. 14, 2023 Harvest Update  With warmer temperatures continuing to prevail today, only 72 fish were harvested throughout the system, with 58 from Lake Winnebago (5 juvenile females, 27 adult females, 26 males) and 14 from the Upriver lakes (0 juvenile females, 3 adult females, 11 males).  Upri...
  • 2/15/2023 9:25:00 AM
    By Rob Morse. Jan 31, 2023 I write about armed defense every week. We've covered many stories where young men and women defended themselves or their family. We've talked around the issue of teenagers and guns, but let's look at it directly. When should we teach our children about firearms? The obvious answer is to teach your children when it is th...
  • 2/15/2023 9:25:00 AM
    Feb. 12, 2023 Harvest Update  The second day of the 2023 Winnebago Sturgeon spearing season was considerably slower than yesterday. Continued warm weather today likely caused spearers to leave the ice early. Because of this, only 261 fish were harvested throughout the system (42 juvenile females, 93 ...
  • 2/15/2023 9:25:00 AM
    Steve Suman   Beautiful weather for mid-February in the North Woods, with 40-degree highs and single-digit to 20s lows. A couple more days to enjoy it, and then it is back to true winter weather. Wonderful break, however, so enjoy it while you can!   “Quiet Lakes’ angler interest picked up last week,” says Greg ...
  • 2/15/2023 9:25:00 AM
    Introducing the Henry Homesteader 9mm: A Semi-Auto Carbine Delivering American Heritage and Ingenuity Ideal for home, property, and livestock protection Read & Download Press Release » HENRY REPEATING ARMS1...
  • 1/31/2023 11:50:00 AM
    Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report January 30, 2023 Steve Suman Somewhat “cooler” weather arrived in the North Woods ‑ officially -23 degrees Sunday night and a high of +1 degree Monday, and Wind Chill advisories are in effect. Temperatures moderate a bit Saturday, making outdoor recreation more feasible, not to mention safer. Be safe,...
  • 1/19/2023 9:50:00 AM
  • 1/18/2023 12:10:00 PM
    The Wisconsin DNR today published the 2023 Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Regulations. The 2023 sturgeon spearing season will open on Saturday, Feb. 11 and will run for 16 days or until any of the pre-determined harvest caps are met. If harvest caps are met early, a closure notice will be posted to the DNR’s Winnebago System Stu...
  • 1/18/2023 12:10:00 PM
    Steve Suman  Mild temperatures early this week will make for ‘comfortable’ winter sports activities, though Monday’s rain will negatively affect ice and trail conditions. Daily high and low temperatures drop about 10 degrees later in the week, with some snow in the forecast. Check conditions, dress accordingly, and use cauti...
  • 1/13/2023 10:30:00 AM
    On this Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers and longtime supporter of our men and women in uniform, is announcing recent donations made to the Fraternal Order of Police, the National S...
  • 1/13/2023 10:30:00 AM
    Steve Suman   This week’s forecast offers a mix of precipitation and cloudy skies, with temperatures running slightly warmer than January averages, and Friday showing sunshine. Check the events calendar below and start making plans ‑ no shortage of activities and events around Hayward during the winter months!   “Winter ha...
  • 1/13/2023 10:25:00 AM
    Steve Suman   Happy New Year! (Too late? Heard it too much?) Some milder days in the past week settled some snow and ice cover, which made for somewhat better travel everywhere. This week starts mild as well ‑ though with new snow accumulations up to five inches though Wednesday. Highs remain in the 20s, but nighttime lows return to single d...
  • 1/13/2023 10:25:00 AM
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  • 1/13/2023 10:25:00 AM
    By Amy Swearer. Jan 4, 2023 The right to keep and bear arms has a prestigious and gloried history. Titans of constitutional law such as St. George Tucker and Joseph Story referred to this protection as the "true palladium of liberty"—the bulwark that preserves all other inalienable rights. They, like the Founders, understood that the Second...
  • 1/13/2023 10:25:00 AM
    Early inland streams catch and release season for trout opens on Jan. 7. Dress warm and make sure to have a 2022-2023 general fishing license and inland trout stamp, which are both good until March 31, 2023. All regulations apply.   Do you know the physical differences between Wisconsin’s four species of inland trou...