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Sayner-Star Lake Lions plan Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tourney

The 12th annual edition of the Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be hosted by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Saturday, Feb. 8, with $700 in cash and thousands more in merchandise prizes to be awarded, according to event organizers.

The entry fee for the tourney is $25, and tickets are now available from Lions Club members; Up North Traders,?Sayner?Mobil Express and the Sayner Pub all in Sayner; at Island City Lanes in Minocqua; and 70 West Body Shop in Eagle River.

Fishing will take place entirely on Plum Lake from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with awards and prize giveaways beginning at 4 p.m. at the Sayner Recreation Building. Fish registration will return to the lake this year at the south shore public pier access.

Cash prizes will be awarded in northern pike, walleye, perch, crappie and bluegill categories.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:34 PM
Women shooters to hold meeting

Area women are welcome attend the meeting of the Eagle River Chapter of A Girl and A Gun women’s shooting league Thursday, Jan. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Eagle River Inn. Coffee and treats will be served.

A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for pistol, rifle and shotgun sports.

The league is designed to take beginners to whatever skill level they want to achieve, and provide experienced shooters with more opportunities. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:33 PM
Northern time
As the temperature drops in January and the ice thickens, anglers have less luck fishing for walleyes and start pursuing northerns.                            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:28 PM
Predator hunt set in Conover

Northern Waters Angling and Archery in Conover will host its sixth annual predator hunt Friday, Feb. 7, beginning with a registration meeting at 6 p.m. at Northern Waters.

Ending ceremonies will be held at Northern Waters at noon Sunday, Feb. 16. All animals should be brought in at this time for photo opportunities and door prizes.

Whitetails Unlimited and Miller Beer of the Northwoods of Eagle River will help sponsor this tournament and will donate door prizes.

The tournament is made up of two-man teams,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:22 PM
Trappers class set in Michigan

The ninth annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the community center in Hermansville, Mich. beginning at 9 a.m.

The all-day event will feature free admission, free trapping supplies for youths, and trapping and fur-handling demonstrations.

Rich Clark from North American Fur Auctions and Willow Tree Fur will prepare raccoon, mink, muskrat and other furs for market. He also will answer questions on properly handling additional kinds of furs.

Local trappers demonstrate how to trap various furbearers,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:19 PM