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Group to hike Raven Trail

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet to hike the Raven Nature Trail east of Woodruff Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting point will be at 8368 Woodruff Road.

Participants may take along spring flower guides and bird references to help others learn to help identify flowers and birds.

Attendees also should also take a snack to share with others following the hike.

All new and former participants are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Norma at (715) 477-1984.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:18 PM
 
Leftover tags still available for spring turkey season

Though the 2014 spring turkey season is officially under way in Wisconsin, there are still tags available and a number of public hunting lands to enable hunters to give the season a try.

“With such a large number of public hunting lands available and almost 38,000 leftover turkey tags left for the spring season, 2014 is an excellent year for first-timers and seasoned veterans alike to head out and turkey hunt,” said Scott Walter, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) upland wildlife ecologist.

No additional permits are available in turkey management Zone 7

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:17 PM
 
DNR officials report fish kills on some North Woods lakes
While an aerator is keeping the water open on a portion of Thunder Lake, the DNR reports a winter fish kill on the lake, including bluegills, walleyes and crappies.        —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

With more than two feet of ice still covering some lakes in the North Woods, state fish biologists are expecting an increase in fish kills due to low oxygen levels in some shallower lakes.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fish biologist John Kubisiak in Rhinelander said he has heard reports of dead fish on Thunder Lake, Sweeney Lake and Buckskin Lake, though none of them are severe at this time.

“Thunder Lake has a big aerator and Buckskin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:00 AM
 
Hunters donate venison

Hunters, meat processors and food pantries helped the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners donate more than 90,000 pounds of venison to those in need in 2013.

“We are very proud to be part of this community-based program,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “Anytime we can have a safe, successful deer hunt and donate valuable food to our pantries it’s a win-win for Wisconsin.”

More than 2,000 deer were donated through the DNR deer donation program and processed packages of ground venison were distributed to food pantries statewide.

The number of deer donated decreased by 27%

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:59 AM
 
Hunters ask DNR questions on transporting deer, using tags
By News-Review Staff

In a new twist this year, the annual spring deer herd status meetings were also held in conjunction with the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings in all 72 counties in the state last Monday.

The herd status meetings, held locally in Rhinelander for Oneida County residents and in St. Germain for Vilas County residents, provided an early opportunity for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the current status of the deer herd and ask other deer management questions.

In addition, local wildlife biologists presented

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:59 AM
 
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