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Latest reduced bag limits
are bad news for tourism

Daily walleye bag limits of less than three fish on 345 lakes in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties are the devastating result of spearing declarations made by Chippewa bands this spring.

 

In the tri-county area, there will be a three-walleye bag limit for sport anglers on just one lake, a two-fish bag limit on 209 lakes and a one-fish bag limit on 136 lakes, according to information released Monday by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 

One-fish and two-fish bag limits for walleye anglers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:36 AM
 
Lodge taking steps for safe pier system

Letter to the Editor:

Over the years, I have experienced numerous requests from our guests at Wild Eagle Lodge for the replacement and expansion of our pier system. With the current system, visitors often have no other option than launching and removing their boats each time they plan an excursion on the Chain of Lakes.

We have a total of 76 condos and currently

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:35 AM
 
Hats off to our local pharmacist for not selling tobacco products

Letter to the Editor:

CVS Pharmacies recently received a lot of media coverage for its decision to discontinue selling tobacco products by Oct. 1, 2014.

Covered far less in the media is the fact that our own Health Care Pharmacies in Land O’ Lakes, St. Germain and Wall Street in Eagle River have also refused to sell tobacco products for more than 25 years. While their decision isn’t likely to garner as many headlines, it is equally deserving of our recognition.

We, from the Northwoods

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:35 AM
 
Environment must remain a priority

Letter to the Editor:

Any self-respecting native Wisconsinite knows something of the legacy of one of our best, the great Gaylord Nelson — governor, U.S. senator, Wisconsin senator, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in 1995 for his work on environmental issues, the founder of Earth Day in 1970, served in Okinawa in WWII and was a Wisconsin native!

He also worked with the Wilderness Society and played a role in the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. What a legacy!

I recently visited the ice caves along the

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 AM
 
Trolling plan was political maneuver

Letter to Editor:

The Department of Natural Resources Spring Fish and Wildlife public hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress meeting took place last week.

The big issue on the agenda at the Vilas County hearing in St. Germain was motor trolling. I would guess at an attendance of nearly 200. I have been to many of these in the southern part of the state and they are often an exercise in patience as some strange positions are articulated by people who like to hear their own voice.

I was impressed with our group

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 AM
 
Grateful for fundraiser, acts of kindness

Dear Editor:

My husband, Jeff, and I would like to recognize Sunshine for Humanity for sponsoring the April 12 dinner-dance fundraiser held at The Rock to help with the substantial medical bills incurred as a result of Jeff’s sudden illness. The support of all those who made the event possible and all who attended is greatly appreciated!

The April 12 fundraiser was just one more way the Eagle River community has shown its support. We appreciate those who established the Jeff Hyslop Medical Fund at First National Bank, and all who have or will contribute. Every contribution

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 AM
 
Duck, Lynx lakes already dangerous

Letter to the Editor:

There is a time when one needs to review policies that hurt rather than enhance our natural resources. The proposal to add several lengthy docks on both Duck and Lynx lakes is one of these times.

These lakes are small and have been taxed in recent years with the building of many condominiums. With the building of these places, infractions occurred (with previous owner) where the natural landscape and waterscape were altered due to stump and tree removal.

How can these developers be allowed

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:33 AM
 
Supports a ban on plastic bags

Dear Editor:

I say, let’s hear it for Bill Henderson! His letter about banning the use of plastic bags in Eagle River stores should be a wake-up call for well-meaning readers who think that individuals can do nothing to solve important problems.

Why stop using

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:33 AM
 
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It’s great that our schools
support shooting sports

It is great news for gun safety instruction, public awareness of the shooting sports and America’s outdoor heritage that both the Northland Pines and Three Lakes school districts will soon have a school-sanctioned trapshooting club.

 

Pines has had such a club for a couple of years now, overseen by tech-ed teacher and shooting coach Tim Lehman. That program, the first in the area, is open to both middle school and high school students.

 

The Three Lakes School Board approved the formation of a trapshooting club last month,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:01 AM
 
Past concerns still valid for more piers at lodge

Letter to the Editor:

We wish to strongly object to the Wild Eagle Lodge pier proposal scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has tentatively approved the placement of five piers with a capacity of 68 boat slips on the beds of Duck and Lynx lakes.

A similar but even smaller proposal was denied a

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:00 AM
 
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