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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.
TAYLOR RIDDERBUSCH

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
 
DU plans banquet June 19

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, with the early-bird deadline of June 9.

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. Those who return their reservation by Monday, June 9, will receive one free chance on a $140 DU debit card good on most raffles at the banquet.

There also will be a pre-event

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Spring Classic taking entries

There is still time to register two-person teams for the 34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Tournament set for Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The event will be hosted by the  Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and  the tournament headquarters will be Hiawatha Hideaway on Duck Lake, according to tournament director Scott Samuels.

“Registrations are pacing ahead of last year’s successful Classic, and we look forward to an even larger turnout this year,” said Samuels. “Despite the increased numbers, there is still time for you and your partner to register and you don’t have

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:49 PM
 
Plum Creek DU plans spring dinner June 10

The Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter of Sayner will hold its 33rd annual spring dinner Tuesday, June 10, at Sayner Pub in Sayner with tickets priced at $20 per person.

The dinner will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet including Sayner Pub’s famed pizza, spaghetti and mostaccioli, along with salads, garlic bread and desserts.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. with major raffles, blue-light specials and a silent auction running throughout the evening.

Among the major raffle items will be the 2014 DU rifle of the year,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
 
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