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Muskie tourney set in Minocqua on 6 lake groups

Northwoods Muskies Inc. Chapter 61 will hold its inaugural Northwoods Musky Open Fundraising Tournament Saturday, June 28.

A total of six lake groups surrounding the Minocqua, area have been designated for tournament waters for this family- and conservation-oriented event.

Prizes will be awarded for top three places with more than $1,000 in gift cards from The Musky Shop. A junior angler prize will be awarded for the longest muskie caught by a youth 16 years or younger.

The angler catching the longest musky of

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:26 AM
Wild game feed
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its annual game feed last Saturday night, raising thousands of dollars for conservation projects, fish stocking, boat landing repairs, hunter’s safety and habitat-related projects. About 130 attended. Pete Lawonn and other board members served up pheasant, venison and other wild dishes. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:25 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:45 PM )
PMMT tourney to visit Eagle Chain
By News-Review Staff

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) sponsors, will host the professional muskie tournament on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22.

The lakes are in top-notch condition, which could help this year’s event shape up to be one of the best ever, according to PMTT?spokesperson Duane Landmeier.

“Water levels have been near normal, and weed growth is super even

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:22 AM
Outdoor women set hike in Star Lake

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet Sunday, July 6, to hike the Star Lake Interpretive Trail, located off Highway K northwest of Star Lake near the state forest campground.

Participants should take along a treat to share with the group following the hike.

The trail is easy to moderate,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:22 AM
Spring Classic set this weekend
Anglers will be throwing muskie baits this weekend in the 34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Release Tournament on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Last year they registered 33 muskies more than 34 inches. 	—STAFF PHOTO

34th annual event planned on Eagle Chain

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The 34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Release Tournament sponsored by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will take place on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes this Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15.

Those still interested in fishing the Spring Classic can register at Hiawatha Lodge this Friday evening, June 13, according to tournament director Scott Samuels. Registration opens at 5:30 on Friday.

“We have approximately 80 boats registered,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:31 PM
Ducks Unlimited banquet set June 19 in Eagle River

The Headwaters Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will host its 40th annual banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation Thursday, June 19, at Eagle Waters Resort.

The traditional-style DU banquet will feature a sit-down dinner, firearms giveaways, outdoors gear, art raffles and a silent auction. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be $65 each or $110 for a couple.

There will be a pre-event raffle for a gun

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:31 PM
Boating safety class slated in Eagle River

The Department of Natural Resources will offer a boating safety class at Northland Pines High School from June 30 to July 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Successful completion of the program will result in certification allowing participants to operate a motorboat or a personal watercraft upon reaching 12 years of age.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, must have a certificate to operate a motorized watercraft in Wisconsin waters.

The class will meet in Room 1409 at the high school,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 PM
Boating safety class set in St. Germain

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a boating safety class June 17-19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Germain Community Center.

Any person born after 1989 is required to take this course to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) alone at any time. A boating safety certificate is mandatory for children ages 12-15.

Children who are 11 years old may take the class,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 PM
Northland Pines graduate accepts DU internship in Washington, D.C.

Ducks Unlimited (DU) Governmental Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., has announced that Taylor Ridderbusch of Eagle River has accepted a summer internship in the public policy office.

Ridderbusch is a 2011 graduate of Northland Pines High School and will be a senior at Carthage College in Kenosha this fall. He is studying political science, with an emphasis in environmental policy and a Spanish minor.

Steve Kresl, DU senior regional director for northern Wisconsin

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:28 PM
DNR approves buck-only hunt for 19 North Woods counties
Deer hunters in 19 northern Wisconsin counties will have a buck-only hunt in 2014. That means antlerless deer will be off limits except for youth hunters, disabled hunters and qualified military personnel. This deer is still losing its winter coat.                       —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER

The Natural Resources Board approved last week the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) recommendations for the 2014 deer hunting season, including a buck-only hunt in the North Woods.

With board approval, antlerless quotas, antlerless permit levels and an updated chronic wasting disease (CWD) affected area have been established for 2014.

“With the severity of this past winter, recommending a buck-only hunting season for much of northern Wisconsin is a first step in allowing the deer population to recover,”

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:50 PM