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Kurt Krueger

In the Outdoors

Kurt Krueger can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Bond Flowage: a scenic, quality retreat
Steve Krueger and Bill Larson pose with some dandy walleyes that fell to a jig and minnow on a recent trip to the wild Bond Flowage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.                                        —Photo By The Author

By Kurt Krueger

BACK in the day when a group of us were fighting to keep piers off the undeveloped shorelines of the Bond Flowage, my personal experiences on that waterbody were quite limited.

All the scribbler knew for sure was that there were few places left with miles of natural, scenic shoreline where a person could recreate in wild country. Darn few.

My appreciation for the few people who put together

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:16 AM
Scouts plan to help protect area turtles
By Kurt Krueger

THE?LOWLY turtles that flourish in this land of lakes, known only by names like painted and snapper, are going to get some help from several Girl Scouts in the area.

Because turtles are often hit by motorists as they cross roads and highways to find suitable nest sites for laying their eggs — mostly in June — the Scouts are mounting an awareness campaign that will include signage on some of the most heavily used roads occupied by turtles.

Just like those deer crossing signs that motorists

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:35 PM
Trollers win, but not without limitations
Motor trolling will be legal statewide starting with the 2015 fishing season, but the rules here will generally be one line per angler and no more than two trolling anglers per boat.                               —STAFF?PHOTO

By Kurt Krueger


WITHOUT surprise to anyone, the Natural Resources Board finalized last week a rule that motor trolling will be legal on all inland waters starting in spring 2015.

The proposal won overwhelming support at the spring fish and game hearings, where the yes votes were 3,646 compared to

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:21 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:23 AM )
Fishing took center stage for the holiday
Grandson Alexander isn’t 5 yet, but he’s learning to cast and haul in crappies on his own in Krueger family tradition. 	—Photo By The Author

By Kurt Krueger

AFTER the winter we just experienced, right up until the snow flurries and frosty nights of two weeks ago, a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend with temperatures in the high 70s is just what the doctor ordered.

There were lines at most boat landings throughout the weekend because hundreds of thousands trekked north for all sorts of reasons, including their first decent opportunity to open the cabin, put in the pier and clean up the yard.

And while fishing is always a key element to May tourism,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:57 PM
Starting to bring wolf numbers in line
A smaller but sustainable wolf population is what the DNR is working diligently and effectively to achieve in Wisconsin.         —Contributed Photo
By Kurt Krueger

WOLF hunters and trappers harvested 257 wolves last fall and helped bring Wisconsin’s estimated wolf population to less than 700 animals, the latest word on the subject from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

David MacFarland, the DNR’s large carnivore specialist, said the late-winter wolf count indicates there are a minimum of 658 to 687 wolves distributed across the state.

He said that population is within the range predicted

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:42 AM

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