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Groups can apply for tourney applications

Organizers of fishing tournaments planning events for 2015 may now apply for their permits, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

New this year, the applications will be reviewed as they come in and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, state fisheries officials said.

“We’re awarding permits on a first-come, first-served basis to improve the process for organizers and DNR biologists,” said Jon Hansen, the DNR fish biologist who works on tournament issues. “So get your applications in for both 2014 and 2015 as soon as you can to ensure your spot.”

There is a cap on the maximum amount of tournament fishing pressure allowed

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:47 PM
 
Class offered for ski patrol

Outdoor enthusiasts age 16 and older may enroll in an Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course being offered at Minocqua Winter Park.

The class will meet weekly on a time and day yet to be determined. An organizational session will be held May 3 at 9 a.m.

The course will run approximately 20 weeks with sessions of three to four hours each, with additional home study required.

Instructors from area ski patrols

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:14 PM
 
Artist Virgil Beck to be guest at 36th Muskies Inc. banquet
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host its 36th annual awards banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 12, at Eagle River Inn & Resort.

Renowned wildlife artist Virgil Beck will be a special guest at the banquet, according to chapter public relations director Scott Samuels.

Beck, a Wisconsin native,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:13 PM
 
Forest Service closes trails during spring breakup

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV), horse and bicycle trails are closed and will remain closed until further notice due to the spring breakup.

During this time period, the use of wheeled motorized vehicles, mountain bikes, horses or other pack or saddle animals is prohibited on national forest system trails.

The temporary closure of trails during spring breakup will reduce rutting and erosion of trails which often occurs when the soil is saturated, according to Forest Service officials. They say pro­tecting recreation trails during this time period reduces the likelihood

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:08 PM
 
Musky Marathon ends 50-year run
Linda Thorp, left, chairwoman of the Vilas Tourism & Publicity Committee, presents a plaque to Sonnet Uhlenbrauck, Appleton, for her first-place 44-inch muskie.     —Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Janet Christianson of the Vilas County Tourism & Publicity Department presented the 50-year history of the Vilas County Musky Mara­thon to the county board last Tuesday.

Christianson noted the 2013 Musky Marathon was the last such event in which one species of fish — the mighty muskie — would be targeted.

“The Tourism & Publicity Department is working on

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:06 PM
 
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