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  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More shooting ranges exist in your area than you probably realize. Search for them and find what they have to offer with the popular Where To Shoot app developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.   Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play, Where To Shoot puts North America's most comprehensive direc...
  • 5/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
    From ducks to deer, May and June are prime months to see wildlife with their offspring. While many people may mistake a baby animal as being orphaned and take it into their homes, the best place for a baby animal is with its mother. Join us for a live chat on Thursday, May 21 at noon to discuss what you should do if you find a baby anima...
  • 5/20/2015 10:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman According to current forecasts, this week starts out wet and cool (lows in the low 30s), with mild temperatures and a few rain showers to follow. In general, somewhat typical spring weather. “Fishing slowed with the cold front,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, but find warm water, green weeds, and baitfish and gam...
  • 5/15/2015 3:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Although the Chequamegon Bay area is certainly known for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing, there is plenty to experience and enjoy even if your particular passion in life isn’t hauling in a trophy fish. Ashland is home to a full-service, 121-slip marina, conveniently located in the center of town.  While the...
  • 5/15/2015 3:00:00 PM
    By Mike Yurk bassinmajor@yahoo.com In the twenty years I have lived in northwestern Wisconsin I thought I had seen it all on the opening day of Wisconsin’s fishing season. The fishing season began last Saturday. Over the years I have seen sleet storms and rain on opening day. I remember one year the ice came off the lake, I was going to fi...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Winter surveillance in 2014-15 for white-nose syndrome in bats has been completed, with 75 bat hibernacula visited for disease surveillance throughout Wisconsin. In total, 14 sites in eight counties have been confirmed with either the disease-causing fungus or white-nose syndrome. Bats at sites in Grant, Crawford, Richland, Door and Dane...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Much of the state has received needed rain in the last week, which has finally reduced wildfire danger, but later last week there were still some areas with very high danger levels. The rain has not substantially increased water levels on rivers and many are slightly lower than average for spring paddling, including both forks of the Flambeau, the...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    The first whooping crane chicks have hatched in the wild in Wisconsin in 2015! Learn about the birds that have hatched so far and other developments during a live online chat Tuesday, May 19 at noon. The live chat features partners from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, which is trying to help establish a self-sustaining flock of whooper...
  • 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 ...