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The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, attendees were catching bluegills off the public fishing pier on Maple while awaiting the arrival of another guided pontoon. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
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The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, a father-son team found a large sunfish in the mix. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Grouse society sets St. Germain banquet

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its eighth annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet Thursday, Aug. 28, at Whitetail Inn, located at 9083 Highway 70 West in St. Germain.

The banquet will include a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The evening will feature live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door prizes, including a selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectibles.

According to Jed Lechleitner, individual

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Marksmanship event scheduled Sept. 6-7

Learning proper safety and rifle marksmanship skills will be the focus of a Project Appleseed two-day event coming this Sept. 6-7 to the North Woods.

Sponsored by the Eagle River Chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League, the event will be held at the C.W. Caywood Shooting Range located in Arbor Vitae.

Project Appleseed is a program that instructs citizens on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:48 PM
 
Experimental panfish regulations eyed for 10 Vilas lakes, Three Lakes Chain
Anglers may be asked to keep fewer and smaller panfish under a DNR?proposal for 110 lakes.      —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has introduced new experimental panfish bag limits on 110 lakes statewide, including 10 lakes in Vilas County, the entire Three Lakes Chain of lakes and 16 other water bodies in Oneida County.

Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries section chief , said the goal of the changes is to improve the average size of panfish in lakes that are not achieving their potential.

He said the proposed rules follow three years of angler surveys,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:47 PM
 
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