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Meeting for predator hunt set at Great Escape Jan. 3

The fifth annual predator hunt will be held Jan. 3-12, beginning with a meeting at Great Escape in Phelps Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.

Hunting will begin immediately after the meeting and is slated to end at noon Sunday, Jan. 12. Entry forms are available at Great Escape.

The entry fee is $40 per team, plus three nonperishable items, which must be taken to the meeting.

Entry forms may be mailed to Rick Brown,

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:32 AM
 
Fishing tourney set on Nokomis

Amvets Post 724 and the NCO?Club, both of Rhine­lander, will hold their sixth annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Highway N boat landing on Lake Nokomis. The fundraising event will sup­port troops overseas, wound­ed warriors and veterans.

Prizes will be awarded for the three longest walleye, northern pike, crappie, perch and bluegill. Fishing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration on the lake from 7 to 9 a.m.

Registration fees cost $15 for adults and $5 for children 9 years and younger. Registration forms are available online at amvetpost724.com.

There will be a large warming tent, food, beverages, raffles, prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:31 AM
 
Peaceful scene
An angler’s track and a portable ice fishing shack made for a unique scene as the sun set on a North Woods lake one evening last week. The photo was taken by Brad Babich. There are about 12 inches of ice on most lakes.
Monday, December 23, 2013 11:52 AM
 
Officials say cougar killed in Michigan

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) law enforcement officials have confirmed a cougar was illegally killed last week in the Upper Peninsula’s Schoolcraft County.

Acting on a tip that a cougar had been illegally killed at a hunting camp in the county, DNR conservation officers and Special Investigations Unit detectives were able to successfully recover evidence and identify and apprehend two suspects from Bay County.

Upon completion of the DNR’s investigation,

Monday, December 23, 2013 11:51 AM
 
Walleye stocking records shattered as first year of initiative ends: DNR

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocking records for large fingerling walleye were shattered last week as the last load of walleye produced in 2013 under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative was delivered to Smith Lake in Sawyer County.

The lake was the 100th water body to receive the 6- to 8-inch walleye, often called large fingerlings or extended-growth walleye.

In all, 440,481 large walleye fingerlings were stocked in Wisconsin in September, October and November. That’s more than four times as many larger walleye as is typically produced and stocked in Wisconsin, and it was made possible through a two-year funding initiative

Monday, December 23, 2013 11:50 AM
 
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