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Guides/Kids day planned July 10
Glenn Matula, left, of the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., presented a $500 check to Bill Hassey, Guides/Kids Day coor-dinator, to support the fishing program.         —STAFF PHOTO

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 34th annual Guides/Kids Day Thursday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youths age 7 to 12 may register at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10 to 11 a.m. to fish with a North Woods guide or at the trout hatchery in Watersmeet, Mich.

Parents are asked to stay with their children until they

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:45 PM
Boating class starts June 30 in Eagle River

The Department of Natural Resources will offer a boating safety class at Northland Pines High School from June 30 to July 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Successful completion of the program will result in certification allowing participants to operate a motorboat or a personal watercraft upon reaching 12 years of age.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1989,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:45 PM
Turkey harvest increases 10%

Despite a long and severe winter, Wisconsin turkey hunters registered a total of 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season — a 10.7% increase from the 2013 spring season.

“I think many hunters were pleasantly surprised by the number of birds they were seeing in the field, given the prolonged winter weather,” said Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “It certainly appears that impacts were localized, with winter flocks inhabiting areas without access to food likely seeing the greatest impacts.”

Zone 1 produced the highest overall turkey harvest at 12,188 birds,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:44 PM
Oneida platbooks available for sale

The recently published 2014 Oneida County Platbook, the sale of which is sponsored by the Oneida County 4-H Leaders Association, is now available for a cost of $35.

The hardcopy of county land ownership maps may be purchased at the UW-Extension office located in the basement of the Oneida County Airport or at the Oneida County Clerk’s office at the courthouse.

Platbook sales have been the primary fundraiser

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:43 PM
Boat landing donation
 The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. recently donated $2,000 to the town of Lincoln for a new roll-out pier at the Braywood landing on Catfish Lake. The 50-foot aluminum pier is 4 feet wide, has boat bumpers and an 8-foot handicapped-accessible approach and features a non-skid surface. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Lincoln Town Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, Bob Jacobs of Muskies Inc., and Bill Hassey, town of Lincoln supervisor.       —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:41 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:36 PM )