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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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  • 7/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
      Wildlife and natural areas topic of July 7 open house http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3639  SPOONER, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to review and provide comments on a draft master plan for three wildlife area properties in Burnett County at an upcoming open house meeting, or comment by mail, or...
  • 7/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
    Join the MacKenzie Center for two exciting events in July: Apex Predators Wildlife Tour: Tuesday, July 7, 6pm-8pm.  Spend the evening getting up close and personal with some of our apex predators in our Wildlife Series. This special evening costs just $5 per participant; registration is required. Sign-up here. A...
  • 7/1/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Cool nights and warm days are making for great conditions for outdoor activities in central Wisconsin.  Water temperatures continue to stay in that low to mid 70 degree range which is perfect for fishing. July 1st is a new chapter in Wisconsin’s Fishing Rule book with trolling opening up. Please make sure you check you...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman A wet and stormy start to the week, but the forecasts predict a generally sunny and mild week ahead. However you spend it, enjoy a fun July 4 Independence Day celebration! “July Fourth weekend is this weekend and it is time for summer to really show!” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish muskies around weeds and drop-off...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    The Furbearer Advisory Committee, consisting of WDNR staff, tribal representatives, other agency representatives, and user groups, met on May 27 and 28.  This committee reviews and makes recommendations on the management of numerous furbearers including beaver, otter, fisher, coyote, muskrat and mink. The committee advises the Wildli...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    New early teal, goose and mourning dove seasons regulation booklet availableMADISON – The Department of Natural Resources released a revised three-in-one regulations booklet for the 2015 early Canada goose season, early teal and mourning dove seasons which all begin Sept. 1. The department set out to revise the regulations for the three ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:25:00 PM
    By Captain Adam Cochart Fishing remains good out of the port of Algoma, Wisconsin.  Anglers are finding good king numbers inside 200 feet of water working the top 50 feet of the water column with flashers and flies along with some early morning glow spoon action.   Deeper out on the lake over 200 feet the steelhead action has be...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva has been the best it’s been in the last five years.  The bass, both largemouth and smallmouth are still shallow and available for the catch. Smallmouth bass are being caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers or Texas rigged plastic worms in green pumpkin color.  Look for the fish in 10-12 ft of water.  ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3638  EAGLE, Wis. - A dam that formed the trout pond at Paradise Springs in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest failed earlier this week and the pond has drained. Water had undermined the water control structure for the dam and is flowing under it and through the outlet. Department...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
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  • 6/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
    It was another great week in central Wisconsin and with lots of upcoming outdoor activities a person just doesn’t know where to start.    I know for starters I am personally attending the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge Musky Tournament in Eagle River run by theP.M.T.T.  This should be a blast...
  • 6/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be outstanding.  The bass, walleye and northern are all biting well.  This should continue as long as the stable weather continues. Walleyes are located in 22-24 ft of water off main lake points.  They are aggressively hitting jigging Rapala’s or ¼ oz Echo tails.  Fire Tiger and...
  • 6/25/2015 9:20:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 25, 2015 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rains continue to keep water levels high across state Rain in the past week has continued to keep water levels high ...
  • 6/25/2015 9:15:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources owns and maintainsthousands of miles of roads, and as a result of Wisconsin State Statute23.116<https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/23/116/2>, will berequired to inventory and map all roads located on department property.Each map will designate which roads are open to the ...
  • 6/25/2015 9:15:00 PM
    1,000 of Hunting Related Items At NO RESERVE Jon’s Sport Shop will host a DeerFest Live Auction onSunday, August 2nd. Auction preview will begin at10am with live bidding to begin at 11am. 1,000’s of items will include salesman’s samples, clothing, boots, scopes, range finders, bows and guns. All ite...
  • 6/25/2015 9:15:00 PM
    All ATV-UTV riders on public and private properties are urged to 'helmet your head' before enjoying the day's ride in Wisconsin's great outdoors, a DNR safety/conservation warden says. Read more:  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=412
  • 6/25/2015 9:15:00 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.  The smallmouth fishing is great with plenty of fish around, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. &ldquo...
  • 6/25/2015 9:10:00 PM
    Henry Repeating Arms’ newest donation, in support of the NRA, is a a one-of-a-kind Henry Repeating Arms 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew custom wrapped by SkinzWraps of Dallas, Texas. It is available for auction on Gunbroker.com <http://henryrepeating.cmail20.com/t/r-l-ajljdhd-iykiuuflt-r/> . Bidding is live now until August ...
  • 6/25/2015 9:10:00 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. {ENTER REPORT HERE} For up to date fishing reports and to plan your trip, please v...
  • 6/25/2015 9:00:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will roll out a series of new episodes featuring heart-pumping elk hunts in seven different states on its award-winning television showRMEF Team Elk presented by Cabela’s. “Season five of Team Elk will continue to deliver thrilling elk hunt adventures and conservation suc...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3632  MADISON -The state Natural Resources Board approved an amendment to the Columbia County Planning Group master plan at their June 24 meeting in La Crosse that will allow for the construction of an approximately 10 acre shooting range on Mud Lake Wildlife Area which is scheduled to beg...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    MADISON - A proposed amendment to the master plan of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest that allows the exclusive use of an additional 225 acres to provide accessible trails and hunting opportunities for veterans at the Camp American Legion property located in Lake Tomahawk, Oneida County was approved by the state Natural Resources ...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    Boating this weekend? Wardens will be talking safety on the water Beer on board? Bad idea when it comes to safe and fun boating for all on Wisconsin’s thousands of river miles and lakes. That will be among the messages Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens and local lake patrols will deliver statewide this we...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3634  MADISON - Final updates to rules intended to improve how the state permits air emission sources were approved by the state Natural Resources Board today. The rule updates [PDF] followed board-approved public hearings on the proposed changes in 2014 and listening sessions held by the...
  • 6/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
    John Luthens  It didn’t hit us right away. We were almost home from the airport before it started to sink in. We had just ushered the better half of the family, namely, my wife and daughter, into the friendly skies and thus into a week and a half adventure to sunny San Diego. Due to the four-letter word of work and the six-letter words ...