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Waterfowl surveys reflect good breeding populations
State and national waterfowl breeding surveys show that waterfowl populations are good to excellent in Wisconsin, including the local Canada goose numbers.               —STAFF PHOTO

Waterfowl breeding populations in 2014 are mostly good to excellent in Wisconsin and North America, according to recent surveys by state, federal and Canadian wildlife officials.
The surveys were conducted by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey showed the highest North American duck population estimate in the 59-year history of the survey.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:36 PM
Nearly 600 already registered for Musky Open Aug. 15-17
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc., will hold the 28th annual National Championship Musky Open at the Vilas County Fairgrounds and on 72 area lakes Aug. 15-17.
A record 1,222 anglers participated in this event in 2013 and the chamber expects to top 1,000 men, women and youths again this year, according to chamber Executive Director Kim Emerson.
The National Championship Musky Open is a catch-and-release tournament for all ages and skill levels.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:35 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:39 PM )
Ottawa National Forest plans Wilderness Act celebration

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a celebration Saturday, July 26, at the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet, Mich., in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and designated the first federal wilderness areas.
Wilderness designation aims to protect some of the most pristine area in the United States for future generations.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:35 PM
Registration now open for annual World Championship Musky Classic

Registration is now open for the 38th annual World Championship Musky Classic (WCMC) fishing tournament slated Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-7.
This fishing tournament is supported and sponsored by the Presque Isle, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters and Winchester communities.
Each community has a designated number of lakes that are available for the tournament, which is open to all anglers of all ages. Clubs and teams also are welcome.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:34 PM
Resting time
This small buck and doe were bedded in a wooded area near the Eagle River Golf Course, taking a break after a night of feeding. Antlers on bucks are developing and are in full velvet at this time.  	       —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:51 PM