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Fall Classic planned Oct. 5

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., in association with the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the Fall Classic of Champions on the Three Lakes Chain.

This year’s catch-and-release tournament will be a one-day event taking place Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Northernaire Resort and Spa in Three Lakes, which also will serve as tournament headquarters.

According to chapter public relations director Scott Samuels,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:32 PM
Prospects good for grouse hunters, but good habitat will be key: DNR
Upland bird hunters will be taking to the forests of Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties in search of ruffed grouse starting this Saturday, Sept. 14. Wildlife experts say finding quality habitat — generally younger forests — will be the key to locating birds.                       —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Prospects are good for the ruffed grouse season, which opens with the start of shooting hours this Saturday, Sept. 14, for hunters willing to search out the best habit.

The grouse season in zone A in northern Wisconsin runs through Jan. 31, 2014. Hunters interested in pursuing grouse in southeastern Wisconsin, in Zone B, have a short

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:37 PM
Archery deer hunt starts Saturday
For Wisconsin archery deer hunters, there may be a chance of harvesting a buck in velvet when the archery deer season opens this Saturday, Sept. 14.                   —STAFF PHOTO

A?hint of color change and cooler evening temperatures are a signal to many bow hunters that the opening of Wisconsin’s archery deer season is just around the corner.

The archery deer season is set for start at dawn this Saturday, Sept. 14.

“For those of us who love to bow hunt, it’s an exciting time of the year

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:36 PM
Youth waterfowl hunt set this weekend

Regular goose season starts Sept. 16 in North

The popular two-day youth waterfowl hunt will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, followed by the regular Canada goose hunting season in the Exterior and Horicon zones, which kicks off Monday, Sept. 16.

The youth waterfowl hunt offers youth age 12 to 15 — or those 10 and over hunting under the mentored hunting law — the opportunity to learn skills from an adult without some of the pressure that might be encountered during the regular season.

Normal season bag limits apply. All license and stamp requirements

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:35 PM
Ruffed Grouse Society to host fundraiser dinner in Boulder

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter and Rib Mountain Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) have teamed up to host a Hunt for Habitat Dinner at Gooch’s A-One Bar and Grill Saturday, Oct. 5.

Gooch’s is located at 6215 Highway M?in Boulder Junction. A social hour at 5 p.m. will kick off the event, and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Registration costs $20 and all proceeds from the event will benefit Wisconsin Drummer Fund habitat projects.

Drummer Fund projects are designed to benefit habitat for ruffed grouse,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:32 PM
Big turnout
More than 140 sportsmen and -women attended the annual Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) banquet at Whitetail Inn this year, a fundraiser for an organization dedicated to promoting forest management and the young forest habitat needed by grouse, American woodcock and many other species.Volunteer Jean Drew and avid RGS?supporter Roger?Brown hold one of many guns that were raffled. —Staff?Photo By?KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:31 PM
Fall wild turkey hunt opens this Saturday
Fall turkey hunters can take to the woods and fields of the North Woods for the turkey season starting this Saturday. Hunters can take hens or toms in the fall season.                                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have noticed a large increase this year in the number of applications for the fall turkey hunt.

One likely factor is that those individuals who purchased a conservation patron license were able apply online and were not required to file a paper application as in the past.

However, there has also been a significant increase

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:20 PM
Angler instructors can attend workshop

A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) angler education instructor workshop will be held in Eagle River Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Hi-Pines Campground.

The workshop, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., is designed for teachers, informal educators, camp staff, guides and fishing club members who want to include fishing and aquatic education in their classroom or program.

Jim Heffner, a certified  instructor from Eagle River, said participants will learn how to effectively teach young people and adults about the sport of fishing.

“Area guides and fishing enthusiasts who participate in our

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:19 PM
Wildlife stamp winners named

Close to 30 pieces of wildlife artwork were on display for the combined judging of the designs to be featured on the 2014 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps.

The judging took place Aug. 24 at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo. There were eight entries for the wild turkey stamp, seven for the pheasant stamp and 13 for the waterfowl stamp, all submitted by artists from around the state of Wisconsin.

A woodland scene of a strutting gobbler,

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:25 PM
Ottawa center changes hours for fall, winter

The Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center of  Watersmeet, Mich., recently began its fall/winter operating schedule.

The visitor center is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and is closed on weekends.

The Ottawa Visitor Center provides a source of information about the local area and recreation opportunities.  The visitor center also serves customer-service needs by offering fuelwood permits, bough permits, and Christmas tree permits.

This expanded service allows

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:25 PM