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Chamber plans 28th annual Musky Open in Eagle River

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc., will hold the National Championship Musky Open at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River Aug. 16-18.

More than 1,100 anglers participated in this event in 2012 and the chamber expects that many again this year, according to Events Coordinator Kim Emerson.

The National Championship Musky Open is a catch-and-release tournament for all ages and skill levels.

“In 2012, we had 56 youth anglers and 72 husband-and--wife

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:33 PM
 
Muskie Country fishing tourneys planned

The Muskie Country Tournament Circuit (MCTC) will host two qualifying tournaments on the final weekend of July with an Eagle River Chain event Saturday, July 27, followed by a Sand/Dam Lake Chain tourney Sunday, July 28.

The events will mark the 201st and 202nd tournament that the World Muskie Tournament (WMT) Series has hosted since its inaugural season in 2001.

During the 13 seasons of the WMT Series, the Eagle River Chain and the Sand/Dam Lake Chain have played important roles for the tournament competitors and for the tournament series, as both locations have hosted the season-ending Invitational Championship

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:32 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:33 PM )
 
Aug. 1 application deadline nears for wolf hunting and trapping permit
Wisconsin will see its second modern day wolf hunting and trapping season this fall.                         —Contributed Photo

Those interested in obtaining a wolf hunting or trapping license or a preference point for the 2013 season must apply by Thursday, Aug. 1.

The season is set to begin Oct. 15 and will run in each zone until the zone is closed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or the last day of February, whichever occurs first. The department has the authority to close hunting zones when quotas are met or earlier if deemed

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:29 PM
 
Guides/Kids Day a big hit
Youths attending the 33rd annual Guides/Kids Day at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River last Thursday had an opportunity to get fishing tips from the best in the business — real North Woods fishing guides.       —Staff Photo By COURTNEY BOLTE

Sixteen guides take 29 youths on the water

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with the Eagle River Guides Association, held its 33rd annual Guides/Kids Fishing Day last Thursday at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River.

It was a fun-filled day for all who attended, according to Kim Emerson,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:59 PM
 
Deer Trustee action team proposals to be meeting topic this Saturday

The public is invited to attend — in person or online — a meeting this Saturday, July 20, to discuss the Deer Trustee Report action teams’ implementation proposals.

“Four action teams have been hard at work since March, reviewing the report recommendations, discussing research materials and background data to build the framework for their implementation proposals,” said Eric Lobner, Deer Trustee Report implementation coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Some of the recommendations include:

— limit the use of sex-age-kill accounting style models to monitoring deer population size and trends at the state and regional levels; reduce the number of deer management units;

— resolve the baiting and feeding issue outside CWD affected areas;

— continue to conduct research on

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:59 PM )
 
Land & Water Conservation Dept. offering forestry equipment rentals

The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department, along with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, announced it has several pieces of forestry equipment to rent out to landowners and/or contractors.

Available is a portable timber bridge, tree planter, and anchor chain (aka scarifier).

The portable timber bridge is mostly used by loggers to cross a small stream or wetland. It is 25 feet in length and breaks down to fit on a trailer.  New decking has been installed and it is ready to go.

“The pull-behind tree planter is great behind an all-terrain vehicle or

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
 
Marine sets open house

Eagle River Marine, located at 437 West Division St. in Eagle River, will have an open house this Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The open house will feature demonstration rides on SeaDoos, the only watercraft in the industry with a brake.

The store will have summer items on special, including life vests, wetsuits, ropes,  tubes and skis.

For more information about the marine or open house, call (715) 479-7700 or visit eaglerivermarine.com.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
 
Trout Unlimited plans work day

The Northwoods Chapter of Trout Unlimited serving Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence counties will hold a work day Saturday, July 20, on Brule Creek under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The event is open to members and nonmembers of the chapter alike.

The group will remove tag alders and clear debris from some old

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
 
Outdoor women plan hike, paddle

The Outdoor Women’s group will meet Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River for a 1/3-mile hike on the interpretive trail followed by a one-hour public lecture at 7 p.m.

Ecologist Sandy Gillum will deliver the lecture, titled  “Discover the Wonders of the Loon.”

Hikers should meet in front of the main building at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Jozwowski at (715) 337-2111.

The group’s August outing is set for Sunday,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:54 PM
 
Application deadline is Aug. 1 for fall turkey, wolf seasons
Those hunters interested in pursuing turkeys this fall must apply for a permit by Aug. 1. The fall season will run from Sept. 14 to Nov. 21 in Zone 7.                                —STAFF PHOTO

Those planning to participate in the fall turkey, wolf, bobcat, fisher, otter or Canada geese (Horicon Zone) seasons must have their permit applications in by midnight, Aug. 1.

In addition, sturgeon spearers have until Aug. 1 to apply for a 2014 Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing lottery tag.

Permit applications can be purchased from authorized

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 5:41 PM
 
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