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Proposed panfish rules for 110 lakes get mixed review at Minocqua meeting
Max Wolter of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources explained the proposed new panfish fishing regulations that could affect 110 lakes across Wisconsin. His comments came at a meeting Tuesday at Minocqua.      —Photo by Dean S. Acheson
By Dean S. Acheson
Special to the News-Review

About two dozen people gathered at the Minocqua Public Library  last Tuesday to hear an update and give input on a proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to enact new panfish regulations on 110 lakes in Wisconsin, including a handful in Vilas and Oneida counties.

The proposed regulations would reduce daily panfish bag limits or limit the number of large fish taken on those lakes over a six-year period.

DNR fisheries biologist Max Wolter of Sawyer County

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:14 PM
Boosted by a record turnout of 151 hunters and habitat-minded supporters, the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) raised $11,500 last Thursday night at its eighth annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Officials say the funds will go to the RGS Drumming Fund and be available for Wisconsin wildlife clearing and forest habitat. Pictured, chapter committee member Eric Brunner and RGS senior biologist Gary Zimmer of Laona display a traditional wooden cooler complete with RGS logo. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:13 PM
Bear permits jump in Zone D as hunting season set to start
With bear populations growing in northern Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources increased permits in Zone D. The bear season starts Sept. 3.                       —STAFF PHOTO

In an effort to help address human-bear conflicts in an area of northwestern Wisconsin that has had serious conflicts in recent years, state wildlife officials significantly increased the number of bear harvest permits in that area for the upcoming bear hunting season.

The bear hunting season opens next Wednesday, Sept. 3, with bait hunters going first.

The goal is to reduce the bear population in an area designated as bear Zone D in response to a high level of bear related complaints from residents last year,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:38 PM
Trout group schedules 40th banquet

The Northwoods Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence counties) will hold its 40th annual conservation banquet Thursday, Sept. 18, at Chef Rene’s at Timber Ridge in Minocqua.

The banquet is the main fundraising event for the chapter, which uses money raised at this banquet to help restore and maintain trout fishing in the North Woods area.

In the past year, the chapter has worked and funded many projects, including habitat improvement on the Deerskin River, Elvoy Creek, Brule Creek and Oconto River.

The chapter also worked with wounded

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:37 PM
Gun show set this weekend

The Eagle River Gun Show will be held at the Eagle River Sports Arena this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31.

The show will feature the buying, selling and trading of guns, knives, ammunition and sporting collectibles.

Hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Sports Arena is located on Highway 70 east of Eagle River.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:37 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:37 PM )