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Turkey shoot set in Conover

The Stateline VFW?Post 8400 of Land O’ Lakes will hold its annual turkey shoot and raffle Saturday, March 1, at Club 45 in Conover.
Shooting is set to begin at noon and will end at dusk. All shooters are welcome.
Competitors will display their marksmanship using only open sights.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:56 PM
 
Due to deep snow and cold, DNR keeping eye on deer herd
With 25 inches of snow on the ground and sub-zero temperatures much of January, DNR?wildlife biologists are keeping a close eye on the deer herd.                             —STAFF PHOTO

With deep snows and cold temperatures persisting since November, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife officials are paying close attention to winter’s impacts on the state’s deer herd.
Wildlife managers across the state, and especially in the far north, have received several calls from concerned citizens, according to Kevin Wallenfang, state big game ecologist.
“After a tough winter that had an impact on deer numbers in 2013, this certainly isn’t what any of us had hoped for,” he said.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:39 PM
 
Phelps fishing tourney attracts 180 anglers
Cole Wells of Green Bay caught this 241?2-inch northern pike during the 28th running of  the Phelps Lions Club’s Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament on Lac Vieux Desert.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

More than 180 anglers recently participated at the Phelps Lions Club’s 28th annual Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament on Lac Vieux Desert in Vilas County.
“Despite the terrible blizzard conditions, fish were still caught,” said Lions Club President Mike McAdams. “Not as many as in previous years, but enough for us to award those anglers.”
There were contests for $100 each in the morning and afternoon for the largest fish caught in each category.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Whitetails Unlimited sets banquet Feb. 13

The North Country Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited Inc. (WTU) will sponsor a fundraising banquet Thursday, Feb. 13, at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.
Tickets are $35 for a single ticket. There is a Feb. 11 deadline for tickets, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. This event will feature a dinner, auction, door prizes, sporting equipment, limited-edition wildlife and outdoor art, firearms and Whitetails Unlimited collectibles.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Muskies Inc. plans banquet in Eagle River

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host its 36th annual awards banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 12, at Eagle River Inn & Resort.
A social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be family-style, with all the trimmings. Hors ­d’oeuvres also will be served.
Awards, raffles and auctions will follow. The banquet will be open to the public and only 200 tickets will be sold, according to chapter president Bill Jacobs.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM
 
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