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Still fishing
The cold temperatures, deep snow and slush on lakes haven’t kept all anglers off the ice, proven by this hearty angler as he pulled a northern through the ice. The game fishing season comes to an end this Sunday, March 2.                               —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:39 PM
Deadlines near for removing ice shelters

The deadlines for ice anglers to remove ice fishing shelters are approaching, reminds Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials.
For inland Wisconsin waters, ice fishing shelters must be removed by the first Sunday following March 1 for waters south of Highway 64 and by the first Sunday following March 12 for waters north of Highway 64. For 2014,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:39 PM
Outdoor women plan outing at planetarium

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Kovac Planetarium on Highway 8 east of Monico.
This outing is open to spouses and guests, and reservations are required by Wednesday, March 5.
The group is limited to 25 participants and the fee will be $8 per person.
To learn about the planetarium,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:39 PM
Early trout season opens March 1

Wisconsin’s early catch-and-release trout season opens March 1 on streams, but it might take some work to reach during the earliest days of the season, state fish biologists say.
The early catch-and-release trout season opens this Saturday, March 1, at 5 a.m. and runs until midnight Sunday, April 27.
Most trout streams are open to early fishing with the exception of most Lake Superior

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:38 PM
Turkey shoot set March 1

The Stateline Veteran’s of Foreign Wars 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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:38 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:14 PM )
Three Lakes Lions to hold 61st Fishing Derby Saturday

The Three Lakes Lions Club will hold its 61st annual Ice Fishing Derby and raffles this Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the grounds of the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Superior Street.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest and the second-largest northern, walleye, bass and total panfish weight.

There also will be separate $50 prizes for the largest fish of any kind caught by a child 12 years old or younger. Youths, supervised by a parent, are welcome to participate.

There is no entry fee to participate in the derby,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:51 PM
Elk group schedules 15th banquet

The Northern Highland Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its 15th annual fundraiser banquet at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain Saturday, March 1.

There will be limited tickets available for the banquet, which includes a prime rib dinner, raffles and live and silent auctions. The committee will raffle approximately 30 firearms at the fundraising event. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the fund­raising banquet will benefit elk and other wildlife. For more information or to reserve banquet tickets, phone (715) 614-3611 or visit

Meanwhile, the Northern Highland Chapter,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:51 PM
More than 120 fish registered in 50th Vilas Musky Marathon
Al Trzebiatowski of Presque Isle won the Men’s Released Division at the Vilas County Musky Marathon, registering this 543?4-inch fish. He caught the muskie in late June using a homemade jerk lure.  —Contributed Photo

The final standings for the 50th annual Vilas County Musky Marathon have been released as another year of memories was added to the long?running fishing event.
According to Janet Christianson of Vilas County Tourism & Publicity, a total of 122 muskies were registered by anglers in four divisions during the May through November Mara­thon.
“It is important to note that while many anglers do take the opportunity to register their muskie in the Marathon, the number registered does not represent the total number of muskies caught during 2013 in Vilas County,” she said.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:02 PM
Outdoor women set ski outing PDF Print E-mail

The  Outdoor Women’s Group will meet at ABR Trails southeast of Ironwood, Mich., for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m.
Participants should take a sack lunch and beverage to eat in the warming lodge.
Group lessons will be available with advance sign-up. Trail fees will be $12, or $9 for seniors, and rentals also are available.
All new and former participants are welcome. To reserve a spot or arrange carpooling, call Norma at (715) 477-1984 by Monday, Feb. 17.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:01 PM
Hunters harvest 4,633 turkeys
Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 4,633 birds during the fall season.                  	        —STAFF PHOTO

Wisconsin wild turkey hunters registered a total of 4,633 birds during the fall 2013 wild turkey season, a decrease of 34% from the 7,054 turkeys registered during the 2012 season.
Success rates also decreased, from 12.9% in 2012 to 7.1% during the 2013 season.
“The late spring and wet June last year translated into poor overall reproductive success for turkeys, so with fewer young birds out there we expected to see a bit of a drop in harvest during the fall season,” said Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:57 PM