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Fishing tourney seeking judges

Paul’s Pro Am is seeking judge boats to verify fish on the Eagle River Chain Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22.

Judges may fish for species other than muskie during the tournament.

Judges will be paid $125 and given a free meal Sunday after the tournament.

Hours will be from 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:24 PM
Anglers encouraged to register muskies in 50th annual Marathon
Dick Albers of Green Bay caught this 44-inch muskie on a Vilas County lake Aug. 2. The well-marked fish was caught on a nightcrawler and 6-pound test line.                 —Contributed Photo

The 2013 Vilas County Musky Marathon has registered some nice fish to celebrate its 50th year, according to Janet Christianson of the Vilas County Tourism & Publicity Department.

“We encourage any angler releasing a muskie caught in Vilas County waters to be a part of the 50th year of this very special event,” said Christensen.

The Vilas County Musky Marathon,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:02 PM
DNR proposes stocking increase for pheasants

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to release 75,000 pheasants on 92 public properties across the state in 2013.

These stocking levels are up from 54,000 pheasants released on 70 public properties in 2012.

“The additional properties stocked this year will allow hunters to explore and find success on properties they may not have hunted in the past,” said Bob Nack, DNR Poynette game farm manager. “There’s certainly something special about a fall pheasant hunt, and being able

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:02 PM
Ruffed Grouse Society to host banquet Thursday

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its seventh annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet this Thursday, Aug. 29, 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.

According to Jed Lechleitner, individual membership and

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:02 PM
More walleyes on target for lake stocking this fall

State fish hatcheries have finished stocking the first of two waves of walleye to go out this year and the number of fish stocked far surpassed original estimates, state fisheries officials say.

Four state fish hatcheries equipped to grow cool-water fish such as walleye and muskie sent more than 2.3 million walleye out the door earlier this summer, 560,000 fish more than originally expected.

These fish were 1 to 3 inches long when they were transferred into their new homes. They are the small fingerlings that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has traditionally stocked the most of because growing the fish to the “large fingerling” size of 4 to 7 inches would cost significantly

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:01 PM