Subscriber Login

Forgot Your Username?
Forgot Your Password?
Survey to help DNR develop future trout fishing regulations

Results from the most comprehensive survey ever of Wisconsin trout anglers provide a clearer picture of the people who pursue the wily trout, the fishing methods and baits they use, their opinions of fishing regulations, and the kind of fishing experience they’re looking for, state researchers say.

“What we found is that there is no single profile of a trout angler in Wisconsin, and that trout fishing in Wisconsin may not fit the popular image often portrayed in the media,” said Jordan Petchenik, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resource sociologist

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:42 PM
Vilas seeking photos for fishing sweepstakes

Vilas County Tourism & Publicity has announced its Catch the Action Kids’ Fishing Sweepstakes, which will run through Sept. 15.

Entrants could win a family fishing vacation in Vilas County by entering for the sweepstakes online at and sharing a photo of a child’s catch, along with where and when the fish was caught.

There’s no better place to take your family on a fishing trip than Vilas County, according to Vilas County Tourism & Publicity Director Cindy Burzinski.

“With more than 1,300 lakes — as well as numerous family-friendly?hotels,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:42 PM
Outdoor women plan canoe, kayak outing

The Outdoor Women’s Group will hold a canoe/kayak outing on the Wisconsin river Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 1:15 p.m.

The group will meet at the put-in and take-out location at the Oldfield Park landing at the corner of Highway G and Adams Road northwest of Eagle River.

Participants should take along a treat to share following the paddle. Paddlers should also take along their own water and a personal flotation device.

Anyone needing a canoe paddling partner may call Norma Yaeger at (715) 477-1984 by Aug. 1. All new and former participants are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:41 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:11 PM )
Waterfowl surveys reflect good breeding populations
State and national waterfowl breeding surveys show that waterfowl populations are good to excellent in Wisconsin, including the local Canada goose numbers.               —STAFF PHOTO

Waterfowl breeding populations in 2014 are mostly good to excellent in Wisconsin and North America, according to recent surveys by state, federal and Canadian wildlife officials.
The surveys were conducted by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey showed the highest North American duck population estimate in the 59-year history of the survey.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:36 PM
Nearly 600 already registered for Musky Open Aug. 15-17
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc., will hold the 28th annual National Championship Musky Open at the Vilas County Fairgrounds and on 72 area lakes Aug. 15-17.
A record 1,222 anglers participated in this event in 2013 and the chamber expects to top 1,000 men, women and youths again this year, according to chamber Executive Director Kim Emerson.
The National Championship Musky Open is a catch-and-release tournament for all ages and skill levels.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:35 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:39 PM )