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Dick Ellis Blog:
5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 8/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
    Summers make for long, busy Wisconsin River days for Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Supervisor Mike Green of Columbia County and Ryan Schmudlach, owner of the Wisconsin Canoe Company in Spring Green in neighboring Sauk County. The two men work to help make sure everyone is safe while enjoying the always popular Wisconsin River....
  • 8/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin experienced a fairly dry week, with some localized rains, especially in the north and northeast. Most rivers are running low and sandbars are open on many portions of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway and ready for any late-summer campers. The dry conditions have caused fire danger levels to increase, especially in central Wisconsin whe...
  • 8/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
    The August Natural Resources Board meeting will be streamed live and will be available on demand. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  To view the live stream or webcasts on demand, do one of the following: Click the webcast link at the top of the August Board a...
  • 8/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
    08/6/2015-Reported by Jim Stroede  Entering late summer the fishing remains good overall.  In my boat we've been picking up some nice walleyes, bass, and northern pike. Early morning has been the key time here lately.  Musky action is picking up too, some good fish have been caught locally. Good luck and good fishing,&nb...
  • 8/8/2015 11:30:00 AM
    Deer season is right around the corner – learn more about antlerless tags at an Aug. 5 chat  Join DNR staff for an online antlerless tag chat on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 12 p.m. (dnr.wi.gov, keyword “chat”). Or, brush up on the rules at dnr.wi.gov, keyword “deer.”
  • 8/8/2015 11:30:00 AM
    2015 Gold Seal Awards contest underwayMADISON – What Wisconsin state park offers the best beach to take Fido? How about the best park for get a workout, seeing wildflowers or family camping?  -  Read Full Article Second phase of DNR land sales parcels available for review MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural...
  • 8/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
    On August 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old female Plott bear hound and a 4 year old male Plott bear hound of the same hunting party.  The attacks occurred in the town of Summit, Douglas County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the ca...
  • 8/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
    On August 2, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a two-year-old Bluetick bear hound.  The attack occurred in the town of Alvin, Forest County.  More information and a caution area map are available at the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wol...
  • 8/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
    One-of-a-kind attraction earns Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris national recognition for Shaping Retail’s Future   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – More than one million visitors have experienced Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a new national destination attraction in downtown Memphis. Located inside a massive transformed spor...
  • 8/3/2015 2:20:00 PM
    Wow it’s been a crazy week in the Central Wisconsin area. Water temperatures have pushed up into the upper 70 degree range and the bite has taken a drastic turn. The walleye bite has been phenomenal this past week with several trips producing giant river walleyes in the 5 to 8 pound range.  The most produ...
  • 8/3/2015 2:15:00 PM
    Join us to celebrate the launch of Wisconsin's new bald eagle license plate,the conservation success it honors, and the foundation it will lay for thenext success.The striking new design features a photo selected from more than 2000entries from amateur and professional photographers alike. This EndangeredResources specialty plate will be unveiled d...
  • 8/3/2015 2:10:00 PM
    ~ 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.  Summer smallmouth fishing has been sweet!  The fish have settled into their typical summertime patterns, utilizing deep weeds, current...
  • 8/3/2015 2:10:00 PM
    Dick Ellis Great nephews Grant Ellis, Sammy Klick and Tate Ellis win the good fight July 31 while fishing with Grandpa Jim.
  • 8/1/2015 1:35:00 PM
    7-31-2015: the following item has been updated on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August agenda: 5.A.1. info brief (green sheet) posted
  • 8/1/2015 1:35:00 PM
    If you can only attend DF one day/night---it has to betonight! DeerFest , 92.5 and Budwesier present A Night Of Country Music at DeerFest. Kari & Billy of Drury Thirteen fame will highlight the night, and trust us, their hit song Whitetail Ridge will quickly become one of your favorites! A Night of Country Music at DeerFest...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    7-29-2015: the following items have been updated on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August agenda: 2.A. Modified 5.B.2. Added
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3674  [EDITOR'S NOTE: Media tours of the new Explorium at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will be available during the week of Aug. 3-7. To schedule a visit, please contact Bret Owsley, DNR Horicon area supervisor at 920-210-2451.] HORICON, Wis. -- Whether you like history,...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3672  GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Parents looking for opportunities to get their children outside this summer can introduce them to the sport of kayaking at a Kids in Kayaks program at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area on Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. This one-session class introduces ...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3670  GRANTSBURG Wis. - A trapper education workshop will be held at the Department of Natural Resources Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area north of Grantsburg on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015. First-time trappers are reminded that they are required to complete a trapper e...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3669  GRANTSBURG, Wis. -- Women 18 or older can take part in a unique outdoor experience that introduces them to basic firearm safety, handling, and target shooting during an upcoming workshop at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. WILD Women Workshop: Firearm Safety will be held from 9 a.m. to ...
  • 8/1/2015 1:25:00 PM
    FISHING SEASON DATES: Download the fishing season dates for 2015-2016 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.   NAMEKAGON RIVER INFORMATION: For up to date river levels and conditions for the Namekagon River, click here. 07/29/2015-Reported by Jim Stroede  Walleye fishing has slowed down some in ...
  • 7/31/2015 11:35:00 AM
    Special Needs Picnic, DeerFest Arrive! The New Berlin Gobblin’ Longbeards and the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club will host a Wheelin’ Sportsmen Special Needs Picnic Sunday, August 2, at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club on Big Muskego Lake.  This event is for people with disabilities and offers trap shooting, fis...
  • 7/28/2015 1:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman Forecasts indicate the string of warm days, mild nights – and thunderstorm chances – will continue in the North Woods. Keep an eye out for severe weather, but get out there – it is almost August and summer is quickly waning! “Fishing is generally good, despite very windy conditions,” says Pat at Happy Hoo...
  • 7/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    MADISON -- Camping fees for Wisconsin state parks, state forests, statetrails, and state recreationareas<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html> will increase beginningon July 28, 2015.The fee increases were enacted as part of the 2015-2017 biennial statebudget. The legislation calls for the fee increases to go into effect assoon a...
  • 7/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    DeerFest Hours Friday, July 31st: 2pm to 9pmSaturday, August 1st: 10am to 6pm and A Night of Country Music (free to all Saturday DF attendees, $10 charge after 6pm) 6pm to Midnight.Sunday, August 2nd: 10am to 4pm Friday Highlights: Schwai’s Fish and Shrimp FrySaturday Highlights: A...