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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 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 ...
  • 5/7/2015 2:10:00 PM
    By Jim Onarheim Fishing Opener 2105! WOW!!! What a nice weekend. I had two groups that I had in camp that caught and released over 170 walleyes on Moose Lake. The one group consisted of 6 guys, they caught over 100 walleyes on Saturday. They kept 15 for a shore lunch and released the rest. The other group caught 71 walleyes and did the same thing,...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Hayward, WI - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was presented with a Henry Big Boy Steel .44 Magnum rifle at the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 1, 2015. The rifle was manufactured at Henry Repeating Arms’ plant in Rice Lake, WI. It features custom serial number WGF50 in honor of the event. Andy Wickstrom, General Man...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Updated on 5-1-2015: info briefs (green sheets) have been posted for the following items on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.B.5. 6.A.
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    Open house meetings will help guide design of state bikewaysMADISON – The public will have an opportunity to help identify and develop a network of mapped bicycle routes in Wisconsin at a series of upcoming open house meetings.  -  Read Full Article  Public comment sought on proposed multi-discharger phosphorus varia...
  • 5/7/2015 2:05:00 PM
    The Youth Outdoor Expo is May 20 and 21, 2015 at the MacKenzie Center, W7303 Cty. Hwy. CS, Poynette, WI.  The archery tent is always a favorite, for students and chaperons, and we are again in need of volunteers for both days.   Busses are expected to show up around 9 am and the event wraps up around 3:30&...
  • 5/7/2015 2:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman Hayward hosted the 50th Annual Governors Fishing Opener this past weekend and sunny skies, warm temperatures, and cooperative fish all combined for an outstanding game fish opener – perhaps the best on record. Forecasts indicate warm temperatures continue this week, but include numerous chances for much-needed spring rains. &ldq...
  • 5/7/2015 2:00:00 PM
    What a difference a year makes, Last season we were wondering if our favorite lake would be ice free for the fishing opener and this year some lakes have had open water for a month already and the walleye finished their spawn weeks ago. Most anglers that hit the water for last weekends opener were reporting some good fishing, Crappie and other Panf...
  • 5/1/2015 12:50:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Wisconsin general inland fishing season opens Saturday May 2  Wisconsin's general inland fishing season opens this Saturday, May 2, and fisheries biologists are reporting opening day anglers shou...
  • 5/1/2015 12:50:00 PM
    May May 9-June 20. Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, Kohler-Andre State Park. May 15 deadline. May is Clean Air Month. Celebrate with DNR’s Air, Air Everywhere Poetry Contest! May 30 deadline. 2015 Invasives Species Awareness Month Video Contest. August August 18. Pr...
  • 5/1/2015 12:45:00 PM
    Birds, wildflowers, bicycling and paddling can all be experienced this spring at Horicon Marsh.  Visit here for more information about some of the great events taking place this spring and summer!
  • 4/30/2015 2:30:00 PM
      It’s been another fantastic week in Central Wisconsin. With turkey season in full swing and fishing getting better and better daily it doesn’t get much better than this. The number one fishing topic this week has to be the OPENER.  With the 2015 open water fishing season upon us, anxious anglers will be headed to t...
  • 4/30/2015 2:20:00 PM
    Updated on 4-29-2015: info briefs (green sheets) have been posted for the following items on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May agenda: 3.A.1. 3.A.2. 3.A.3. 3.B.1. 3.C.1. 6.B.1. 6.B.2. 6.B.3. 6.B.4.
  • 4/30/2015 2:20:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3588     MADISON, Wis. — A project to increase walleye production at the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery as well as separate projects for improvements at Black River State Forest and Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area gained approval from the State of Wisconsin Building Commission Wednesday...
  • 4/30/2015 2:00:00 PM
    Electronic deer and bear registration will provide additional convenience to hunters while keeping time-honored traditions aliveMADISON -- After a successful 2014 pilot program, deer and bear hunters in Wisconsin will be able to electronically register their harvest during 2015 hunting seasons.  -  Read Full Article  From ...