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Hunter safety program required to obtain license
The Department of Natural Resoures (DNR) held a test-out as part of its hunter safety program at the St. Germain Community Center Oct. 19, 21 and 23. Isaac Olson (left) of Rhinelander got instruction from DNR instructor Dan Church, who gave a lesson on trigger and safety operation.                                —Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Hunter knowledge of firearms and safe weapons handling cannot be taken for granted. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a program in place to certify that hunters have been trained in gun and field  safety.

The certification is necessary for hunters to obtain ap­propriate hunting licenses.

Persons born on or after January 1, 1973, are re­quired

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:18 PM
Ladies shooting league sets first event Nov. 9

The Eagle River chapter of a national ladies shooting league will have its first event this Saturday, Nov. 9.

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a women-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for pistol, rifle and shotgun sports.

The league is designed to take beginners to whatever skill level they wish to achieve,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:18 PM
Deer Hunt Wisconsin to air on public TV

Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 is the 22nd annual hour-long special designed to help hunters prepare for the upcoming firearms deer season set to run from Nov. 23 through Dec. 1.

Host Dan Small will interview Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp and other DNR staff to discuss research on Wisconsin’s deer herd, efforts to recruit new hunters, the impact of deer on forest habitat, new regulations and a forecast for this year’s hunt.

Viewers will learn how they can share photos and video of their

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:18 PM
Wolf hunt now closed in Zone 2
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

Zone 2 in northeast Wisconsin includes all or parts of Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Iron, Florence, Forest, Marinette and Oconto counties.

The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-’14 wolf harvest season.

Wolf Harvest Zone 2 is the first zone to be closed this season.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:21 AM
Holiday hunt in North not in new rules: DNR
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Rumors of a holiday deer hunt in the North Woods and changes in how hunting zones are geographically defined were discussed at a public hearing in Eagle River last week on proposed rule recommendations for deer hunting.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation warden David Walz and wildlife biologist Michele Woodford presented the Deer Trustee Report and what proposed rule changes mean for deer hunters in Wisconsin.

This was the first of 35 hearings throughout the state which were designed to inform the public about proposed rule changes and gather input from those present.

One issue that emerged at the Eagle River meeting was a discussion on a

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:20 AM