WITH SENATE approval last month of an all-ages crossbow hunting bill, it is inevitable that one of the biggest changes in state archery deer hunting will hit Wisconsin in 2014.
Combine voice vote approval in the Senate with the 95-0 vote on a similar version of the bill in the State Assembly, and despite some amendments made by the Senate, some form of this bill is a shoe-in for passage.
THERE?WILL be a moment this Saturday, maybe during a break from hunting grouse or after catching a walleye, that I’ll think about how appropriate it is that we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day.
That’s what we will celebrate on Sept. 28, a tribute to sports that allow anyone to walk in the footsteps of America’s first environmentalists — the very people who established the conservation ethic of the nation.
This week, we are again running a two-page spread to promote
IT?WAS the final hour before dark, our window of fishing opportunity, and we took it on an evening over the Labor Day weekend because the grandson was itching for some boat time.
Alexander is making the slow transition from bobbers and bait for panfish to some casting for game fish, or at least that was the plan for this short trip. Attached to his 3-foot rod was a small topwater bait with no hooks on it — for everyone’s protection.