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Guides/Kids day planned July 10
Glenn Matula, left, of the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., presented a $500 check to Bill Hassey, Guides/Kids Day coor-dinator, to support the fishing program.         —STAFF PHOTO

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 34th annual Guides/Kids Day Thursday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youths age 7 to 12 may register at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10 to 11 a.m. to fish with a North Woods guide or at the trout hatchery in Watersmeet, Mich.

Parents are asked to stay with their children until they

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:45 PM
Boating class starts June 30 in Eagle River

The Department of Natural Resources will offer a boating safety class at Northland Pines High School from June 30 to July 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Successful completion of the program will result in certification allowing participants to operate a motorboat or a personal watercraft upon reaching 12 years of age.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1989,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:45 PM
Turkey harvest increases 10%

Despite a long and severe winter, Wisconsin turkey hunters registered a total of 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season — a 10.7% increase from the 2013 spring season.

“I think many hunters were pleasantly surprised by the number of birds they were seeing in the field, given the prolonged winter weather,” said Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “It certainly appears that impacts were localized, with winter flocks inhabiting areas without access to food likely seeing the greatest impacts.”

Zone 1 produced the highest overall turkey harvest at 12,188 birds,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:44 PM
Oneida platbooks available for sale

The recently published 2014 Oneida County Platbook, the sale of which is sponsored by the Oneida County 4-H Leaders Association, is now available for a cost of $35.

The hardcopy of county land ownership maps may be purchased at the UW-Extension office located in the basement of the Oneida County Airport or at the Oneida County Clerk’s office at the courthouse.

Platbook sales have been the primary fundraiser

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:43 PM
Boat landing donation
 The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. recently donated $2,000 to the town of Lincoln for a new roll-out pier at the Braywood landing on Catfish Lake. The 50-foot aluminum pier is 4 feet wide, has boat bumpers and an 8-foot handicapped-accessible approach and features a non-skid surface. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Lincoln Town Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, Bob Jacobs of Muskies Inc., and Bill Hassey, town of Lincoln supervisor.       —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:41 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:36 PM )
Wolf trapper classes planned this fall

The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will partner to offer a series of advanced wolf trapper education courses in September and October 2014.

These courses will cover a number of topics, including basic season framework, wolf ecology, trapper ethics and responsibility and hands-on trap set demonstrations.

Five training sessions will be offered throughout the state:

—?Saturday, Sept. 13, at

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:41 PM
Wardens to target impaired boaters during state operation June 27-29

“Get smart, be skilled and stay sober enjoying Wisconsin’s waters.”

That’s the state theme for June 27-29 when Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation wardens will join local boat patrols for Operation Dry Water, the annual national boating safety campaign dedicated to increasing public awareness about sober boat operation by removing impaired drivers.

Roy Zellmer, DNR boating safety administrator and conservation warden,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:41 PM
New Heiting book takes readers deer hunting in the North Woods

Steve Heiting’s obsession for hunting whitetailed deer in the big woods of the upper Great Lakes states and Canada has resulted in a new book.

Heiting, who hails from St. Germain and is the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine, has written, edited or contributed to 20 different books about muskie fishing. Now he made boot tracks in a different direction with the release of his first hunting book, “Hunting Northwoods Bucks.”

“Hunting Northwoods Bucks” is a 200-page softcover book packed

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:40 PM
Malyuk, Baratka win Classic with eight fish in two days
Spring Classic director Scott Samuels, left, presents an $8,700 check to winners Markus Malyuk and Jason Baratka. They registered eight fish in the event.       —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Markus Malyuk of Phillips and Jason Baratka of Marshfield caught eight fish that topped 30 inches to win the  34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Tournament on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes last weekend.

The two anglers were part of an 87-team field that competed in the tournament, sponsored by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. Last year, there were 74 teams in the two-day event.

The tourney paid $14,000 in cash prizes for first through 10th places,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:27 AM
Trapping class slated June 28 in Sugar Camp

The Wisconsin Trappers Association will hold its District 3 Rendezvous Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 the Sugar Camp Town Hall, located at 4056 Camp Four Road.

The event is free to all ages and will feature vendors, raffles, food, demonstrations and games.

Vendors will include Tom Olsen Trapping Supply, Clarks Willow Tree Fur,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:27 AM