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New Heiting book takes readers deer hunting in the North Woods

Steve Heiting’s obsession for hunting whitetailed deer in the big woods of the upper Great Lakes states and Canada has resulted in a new book.

Heiting, who hails from St. Germain and is the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine, has written, edited or contributed to 20 different books about muskie fishing. Now he made boot tracks in a different direction with the release of his first hunting book, “Hunting Northwoods Bucks.”

“Hunting Northwoods Bucks” is a 200-page softcover book packed

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:40 PM
Malyuk, Baratka win Classic with eight fish in two days
Spring Classic director Scott Samuels, left, presents an $8,700 check to winners Markus Malyuk and Jason Baratka. They registered eight fish in the event.       —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Markus Malyuk of Phillips and Jason Baratka of Marshfield caught eight fish that topped 30 inches to win the  34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Tournament on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes last weekend.

The two anglers were part of an 87-team field that competed in the tournament, sponsored by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. Last year, there were 74 teams in the two-day event.

The tourney paid $14,000 in cash prizes for first through 10th places,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:27 AM
Trapping class slated June 28 in Sugar Camp

The Wisconsin Trappers Association will hold its District 3 Rendezvous Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 the Sugar Camp Town Hall, located at 4056 Camp Four Road.

The event is free to all ages and will feature vendors, raffles, food, demonstrations and games.

Vendors will include Tom Olsen Trapping Supply, Clarks Willow Tree Fur,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:27 AM
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