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Big turnout
More than 140 sportsmen and -women attended the annual Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) banquet at Whitetail Inn this year, a fundraiser for an organization dedicated to promoting forest management and the young forest habitat needed by grouse, American woodcock and many other species.Volunteer Jean Drew and avid RGS?supporter Roger?Brown hold one of many guns that were raffled. —Staff?Photo By?KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:31 PM
Fall wild turkey hunt opens this Saturday
Fall turkey hunters can take to the woods and fields of the North Woods for the turkey season starting this Saturday. Hunters can take hens or toms in the fall season.                                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have noticed a large increase this year in the number of applications for the fall turkey hunt.

One likely factor is that those individuals who purchased a conservation patron license were able apply online and were not required to file a paper application as in the past.

However, there has also been a significant increase

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:20 PM
Angler instructors can attend workshop

A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) angler education instructor workshop will be held in Eagle River Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Hi-Pines Campground.

The workshop, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., is designed for teachers, informal educators, camp staff, guides and fishing club members who want to include fishing and aquatic education in their classroom or program.

Jim Heffner, a certified  instructor from Eagle River, said participants will learn how to effectively teach young people and adults about the sport of fishing.

“Area guides and fishing enthusiasts who participate in our

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:19 PM
Wildlife stamp winners named

Close to 30 pieces of wildlife artwork were on display for the combined judging of the designs to be featured on the 2014 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps.

The judging took place Aug. 24 at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo. There were eight entries for the wild turkey stamp, seven for the pheasant stamp and 13 for the waterfowl stamp, all submitted by artists from around the state of Wisconsin.

A woodland scene of a strutting gobbler,

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:25 PM
Ottawa center changes hours for fall, winter

The Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center of  Watersmeet, Mich., recently began its fall/winter operating schedule.

The visitor center is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and is closed on weekends.

The Ottawa Visitor Center provides a source of information about the local area and recreation opportunities.  The visitor center also serves customer-service needs by offering fuelwood permits, bough permits, and Christmas tree permits.

This expanded service allows

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:25 PM