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Buettell, Eggleston win fifth Fall Classic tourney
Local anglers John Eggleston (left) and Matt Buetell won the fifth annual Fall Classic of Champions fishing tournament. Among their catches was this 423?4-inch muskie.	—Contributed Photo

Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the fifth annual Fall Classic of Champions.

The event was held on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, and, despite inclement weather, more than 30 anglers participated.

The fish were in a cooperative mood

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:04 PM
Bull moose sighted near city
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Several people reported seeing a bull moose just north of the city of Eagle River last week, an animal that likely wandered down from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Butch Simac of Eagle River said he saw the bull moose, with about  40-inch-wide antlers, near the  Northern Lakes Concrete plant off of Silver Lake Road last Wednesday.

David Olson emailed a note to the News-Review Saturday that he had a trail camera photograph of a bull moose, likely the same animal, at 3945 Eagle Pines Road at 7:15 a.m. last Thursday. Eagle Pines Road is on the north side of Eagle Lake.

“My parents

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:03 PM
Oneida to offer ATV course

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Oneida County ATV Association will sponsor a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety course.

The course costs $10 and will be held at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center located at 2000 East Winnebago Street in Rhine­lander.

The class is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 and

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:06 PM )
Jovanovic took wolf in first hunt
Conover taxidermist Ron Lax, left, and Mike Jovanovic kneel next to the wolf Lax mounted for Jovanovic, who shot the wolf during last year’s wolf hunt. This year’s wolf season starts next Tuesday, Oct. 15.                      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDDERBUSCH

Second Wisconsin wolf season starts Oct. 15

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Mike Jovanovic of Con­over was one of the first Wisconsin hunters to harvest a wolf in the state’s first modern day wolf season last year.

Jovanovic called in and shot a 64-pound wolf on the first morning of the 2013 season.

“It was a different feeling, a different emotion,” said Jovanovic about shooting a wolf. “They are a beautiful, majestic animal and it’s something you are not going to eat.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:25 PM
Hearing set Oct. 22 in Eagle River on proposed rules from deer report
Proposed rules relating to the Deer Trustee Report will be addressed at 35 upcoming public hearings.  —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The state Natural Resources Board has scheduled public hearings to be held by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife experts on proposed rules relating to implementation of the Deer Trustee Report.

From Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, the DNR will host public hearings on the proposed Deer Trustee Report rules at 35 locations statewide.

In this area, the hearings will be held in Eagle River

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:24 PM
Rifles OK’d for hunting statewide

Three years after the idea was first proposed in a citizen resolution during voting at Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring meetings, rifles will be allowed statewide for firearm deer hunting as of Nov. 1, unless a local municipality has enacted a more restrictive ordinance.

“Hunters are strongly urged to check with local officials to see if rifles will be allowed for the November nine-day gun-deer hunt,” Scott Gunderson, assistant deputy secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said of the law change which will not be in effect when the youth

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:23 PM
DNR sets public hearing to discuss walleye initiative

Public meetings are set for mid-October in Rhinelander, Hayward and Ocono­mo­woc to discuss Wisconsin’s walleye fisheries and get people’s opinions on what considerations the state should use in coming years to decide how to allocate the increased number of large walleyes for stocking made possible under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.

“There are a lot of lakes that can really benefit from the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative,” said Steve Avelallemant, longtime lead fish supervisor in northern Wisconsin for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We want to know what considerations we should use to decide where to stock these larger walleye.”

The public meetings are among the initial efforts by DNR’s fisheries management program

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:23 PM
Whitetails Unlimited sets banquet Nov. 16

Whitetails Unlimited (WU) will sponsor a banquet Saturday, Nov. 16, at Gateway Lodge, located at 4103 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

The event will feature a buffet dinner, auction and a wide array of prizes including firearms, outfitter packages, hunting- and outdoor-related equipment, artwork and collectibles available only at WU events.

Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward local projects that uphold WU’s mission.

A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:22 PM
Vojta harvests possible state record black bear
John Vojta of St. Germain harvested this black bear Sept. 13. The skull had a green score measurement of 24.
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

John Vojta of St. Germain harvested a 586-pound black bear Friday, Sept. 13, while hunting over bait on private land about five miles west of Port Wing in Bayfield County.

A taxidermist measured the skull and determined its green score at 24 inches. While there will be some shrinkage, the skull measurement could put the bear in the state record book.

The current record is 235?16 for a bear skull

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:13 PM
Fall Classic set Saturday in Three Lakes

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. in conjunction with the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host the Fall Classic of Champions on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes Saturday, Oct. 5.

Registration for this year’s catch-and-release tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northernaire Resort in Three Lakes, which also serves as tournament headquarters.

According to Chapter Public Relations Director Scott Samu­els, the Fall Classic will see several changes designed to make the event more appealing to anglers and guests.

The tournament is now

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:13 PM