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Conover sets fishing event in town park

The Conover Lions Club and Muskies Inc. will host Take A Kid Fishing, Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m.

Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, according to the club. The lake is located inside the park.

Fishing poles and bait will be furnished

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
Free youth fishing seminars set at Hi-Pines thru summer

Free fishing seminars for children age 5 to 13 will be held each Tuesday from June 17 through Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Hi-Pines Campground located at 1919 Highway 45 N. in Eagle River.

All children will be given information about fishing, a goody bag and prizes. Prizes could include a rod and reel, tackle box, lures and other fishing items.

Topics cover fish identification, size limits, license requirements,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:47 PM
County forest, Ruffed Grouse Society team up to improve wildlife openings
Volunteers with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and employees with the Vilas County Forest teamed up last week to improve 10 wildlife openings on the county forest. The group picked rock prior to seeding.            —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Vilas County For­est­ry, Recreation & Land De­partment, in cooperation with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, renovated 10 wildlife openings on the Vilas County Forest last Wednesday.

The wildlife openings, located in the town of Conover, average one to one and one-quarter acres, ac­cording to Vilas County Forest­er Larry Stevens.

“The last time the wildlife openings were renovated

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:54 PM
Plum Creek DU sets 33rd annual dinner

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, May 27, 2014 1:51 PM
Outdoor Women to hike Luna, White Deer lakes

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. to hike around Luna and White Deer lakes, which are located about 21 miles southeast of Eagle River.

Participants should meet at the Luna Lake boat landing parking lot.

The hike will take place on moderate

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:50 PM
Kids Fishing Day slated at Lost Lake Campground

The Eagle River-Florence Ranger District will hold its fourth annual Kids Fishing Day Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Che­quamegon-Nicolet National Forest’s Lost Lake Campground.

Registration for this free event begins at 10 a.m. In the event of hazardous weather, the event will be held Sunday, June 8.

Many local sponsors contributed to this event, providing all of the poles, bait and tackle. Families also may take their own equipment.

This family event is part of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:50 PM
Muskie season opens Saturday
Muskie anglers will be pounding the water starting this weekend as the muskie fishing opener is Saturday, May 24. Anglers are reminded there is a 40-inch minimum size limit for muskies on most North Woods lakes.                                —STAFF PHOTO

DNR says it’s now ‘fish of 3,000 casts’

The northern zone muskie season opens May 24 with water temperatures warming up quickly and anglers likely to reap the benefit of more than 20 years of improvement in muskie sizes and numbers.

“We had a late ice out, but it’s warming up quickly,” said Steve Avelallemant, longtime Department of Natural Resources (DNR) northern district fisheries supervisor. “I think it will be a pretty normal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:36 PM
10th annual Callie Rohr Canoe Race planned on Wisconsin River June 14-15

Jeff and Marcia Rohr, owners of Rohr’s Wilderness Tours in Conover, are preparing for the 10th annual Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, to benefit children’s brain cancer research.

The Rohrs have raised more than $111,000 over the last nine years and have funded four cancer research programs. This year’s proceeds will go to Dr. Tadanori Tomita’s research program connected with the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago,

“It’s a great feeling to know that our donated monies are making a real contribution to finding a cure,” said Marcia Rohr.

Brain tumors are the No. 1 cause of medical

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:36 PM
June 7-8 billed as Free Fun weekend

For two days in June, Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can enjoy some of the country’s best outdoor recreation for free.

On June 7 and 8, people can fish for free anywhere in Wisconsin, hike or bike state trails for free, ride public all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails for free, and, new this year, enjoy free admission to state parks and forests on both days as well.

“Free Fun weekend is a great way for friends and

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:34 PM
State parks, forests and trails provide economic boost for communities: report
Wisconsin’s state parks and forests offer a variety of activities, including camping and hiking. The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest in Vilas and Oneida counties offers numerous campgrounds.                                             —Contributed Photo

Wisconsin’s state parks, outdoor recreation areas, forests and trails serve as important drivers of local economic vitality, according to a recent report that estimates that total spending by Wisconsin state park visitors is more than $1 billion a year.

The report also found that the State Park System conserves important environmental resource areas that are public legacies.

“Our state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas are

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:11 AM