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Spring Classic taking entries

There is still time to register two-person teams for the 34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Tournament set for Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The event will be hosted by the  Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and  the tournament headquarters will be Hiawatha Hideaway on Duck Lake, according to tournament director Scott Samuels.

“Registrations are pacing ahead of last year’s successful Classic, and we look forward to an even larger turnout this year,” said Samuels. “Despite the increased numbers, there is still time for you and your partner to register and you don’t have

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:49 PM
Plum Creek DU plans spring dinner June 10

The Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter of Sayner will hold its 33rd annual spring dinner Tuesday, June 10, at Sayner Pub in Sayner with tickets priced at $20 per person.

The dinner will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet including Sayner Pub’s famed pizza, spaghetti and mostaccioli, along with salads, garlic bread and desserts.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. with major raffles, blue-light specials and a silent auction running throughout the evening.

Among the major raffle items will be the 2014 DU rifle of the year,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
Conover sets fishing event in town park

The Conover Lions Club and Muskies Inc. will host Take A Kid Fishing, Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m.

Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, according to the club. The lake is located inside the park.

Fishing poles and bait will be furnished

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
Free youth fishing seminars set at Hi-Pines thru summer

Free fishing seminars for children age 5 to 13 will be held each Tuesday from June 17 through Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Hi-Pines Campground located at 1919 Highway 45 N. in Eagle River.

All children will be given information about fishing, a goody bag and prizes. Prizes could include a rod and reel, tackle box, lures and other fishing items.

Topics cover fish identification, size limits, license requirements,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:47 PM
County forest, Ruffed Grouse Society team up to improve wildlife openings
Volunteers with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and employees with the Vilas County Forest teamed up last week to improve 10 wildlife openings on the county forest. The group picked rock prior to seeding.            —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Vilas County For­est­ry, Recreation & Land De­partment, in cooperation with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, renovated 10 wildlife openings on the Vilas County Forest last Wednesday.

The wildlife openings, located in the town of Conover, average one to one and one-quarter acres, ac­cording to Vilas County Forest­er Larry Stevens.

“The last time the wildlife openings were renovated

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:54 PM