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Inside the den
Tim Ginnett, professor of wildlife ecology at UW-Stevens Point, places a radio collar on a sow black bear as part of the Wisconsin black bear research project that took place at Treehaven March 5. The sow had four cubs.                          —Contributed Photo

Bear study provides hands-on learning

TOMAHAWK — State researchers were happy to find a healthy female black bear resting in her den, but the discovery of four cubs, rather than two or three, was a pleasant surprise.

Tim Ginnett, professor of wildlife ecology at UW-Stevens Point, along with Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists, local educators and others, gathered information March 5 about a female bear and her cubs residing in a den.

The den was located at Treehaven, a natural resources education,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:14 PM
 
Anglers battling shack issues can call DNR

This winter is not going anywhere fast and neither are some ice shanties, regardless of what the Wisconsin laws say.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) understands the ice shanty removal issues anglers in parts of Wisconsin are facing and is ready assist by taking calls from anglers who want their conservation wardens to know their shanty removal status.

Statewide ice shanty removal dates:

—?Inland waters south of Highway 64 by March 3:

—?Lake Michigan, Green Bay and Lake Superior,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:12 PM
 
Fish, game hearings set April 14; statewide trolling back on ballot
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A proposal to allow trolling statewide and advisory questions on panfish management will be among the questions at the annual Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring fish and wildlife public hearings and annual Conservation Congress county meetings scheduled for Monday, April 14.

There will be 72 public hearings, one in each Wisconsin county, starting at 7 p.m. where people interested in natural resources management have an opportunity to provide their input by non-binding vote and testimony to the DNR and the Conservation Congress on proposed hunting and fishing rule changes and advisory questions.

The hearings in this area will be at St. Germain Elementary School for Vilas County,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:11 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:14 PM )
 
Muskies Inc. opens registration for Spring Classic tournament

Registration brochures have been sent out for the 34th annual Spring Classic Muskie Tournament June 14-15.

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. again will host the event on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

Tournament Director Scott Samuels said it’s important to get applications in early because Muskies Inc. will be drawing for team starting positions.

“We want to make the process fair to everyone,” he said. “Therefore, all applications received prior to April 20 will go

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:11 PM
 
Pines shooting team receives $10,000 endowment grant
From left, student Brandon Hart, shooting coach Tim Lehman and student Austen Haugen display a $10,000 check from Midwest USA Foun-  dation for the Northland Pines shooting program. The endowment will yield $500 per year for the club’s use.         —Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

The Northern Highlands Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) observed its 13th anniversary and presented an endowment grant to Northland Pines School District (NPSD) in the amount of $10,000 in support of its shooting team program at the annual banquet held at  Whitetail Inn in St. Germain March 1.

The endowment is administered by Midwest USA Foundation Inc.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:02 PM
 
Michigan increases fines for poaching big bucks

New state laws designed to deter poaching of antlered bucks, especially those with trophy-sized racks, and to reduce recreational trespass are now in effect in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced last week.

The new Michigan laws make several changes to the fines and restitution payments for poaching deer, including a progressive pen­alty system.

For any deer with or without antlers, the base restitution will be $1,000; for any antlered deer, there will be an additional restitution of $1,000 plus; for antlered deer with eight to 10 points, an additional $500 will be assessed for each point; and for antlered deer with 11 or more points,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:01 PM
 
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
 
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