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Land & Water Conservation Dept. offering forestry equipment rentals

The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department, along with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, announced it has several pieces of forestry equipment to rent out to landowners and/or contractors.

Available is a portable timber bridge, tree planter, and anchor chain (aka scarifier).

The portable timber bridge is mostly used by loggers to cross a small stream or wetland. It is 25 feet in length and breaks down to fit on a trailer.  New decking has been installed and it is ready to go.

“The pull-behind tree planter is great behind an all-terrain vehicle or

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
Marine sets open house

Eagle River Marine, located at 437 West Division St. in Eagle River, will have an open house this Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The open house will feature demonstration rides on SeaDoos, the only watercraft in the industry with a brake.

The store will have summer items on special, including life vests, wetsuits, ropes,  tubes and skis.

For more information about the marine or open house, call (715) 479-7700 or visit

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
Trout Unlimited plans work day

The Northwoods Chapter of Trout Unlimited serving Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence counties will hold a work day Saturday, July 20, on Brule Creek under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The event is open to members and nonmembers of the chapter alike.

The group will remove tag alders and clear debris from some old

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
Outdoor women plan hike, paddle

The Outdoor Women’s group will meet Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River for a 1/3-mile hike on the interpretive trail followed by a one-hour public lecture at 7 p.m.

Ecologist Sandy Gillum will deliver the lecture, titled  “Discover the Wonders of the Loon.”

Hikers should meet in front of the main building at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Jozwowski at (715) 337-2111.

The group’s August outing is set for Sunday,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:54 PM
Application deadline is Aug. 1 for fall turkey, wolf seasons
Those hunters interested in pursuing turkeys this fall must apply for a permit by Aug. 1. The fall season will run from Sept. 14 to Nov. 21 in Zone 7.                                —STAFF PHOTO

Those planning to participate in the fall turkey, wolf, bobcat, fisher, otter or Canada geese (Horicon Zone) seasons must have their permit applications in by midnight, Aug. 1.

In addition, sturgeon spearers have until Aug. 1 to apply for a 2014 Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing lottery tag.

Permit applications can be purchased from authorized

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 5:41 PM