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World renowned dog sledder to hold program at Ottawa

The Ottawa National Forest will hold a program on dog sledding at its visitor center Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1 p.m.
Patty Lewison — a local musher and member of the Wisconsin Trail Blazers Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Race Association — will be on hand to provide a dog-sled demonstration and answer questions.
Participants will meet Kea, Lewison’s lead sled dog, and check out sledding equip­ment close up.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:48 PM )
 
DNR offers tree seedlings PDF Print E-mail

The Wisconsin State Nursery Program sells high-quality native tree and shrub seedlings to landowners to plant on their Wisconsin land.
The seedlings may only be used for conservation purposes including forest products, wildlife habitat and erosion control.
“Trees help in so many ways,” said Pat Murphy, state nursery program team leader for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The minimum order is 300 seedlings and must be ordered in increments of 100 of each species. Larger orders receive price reductions.
To learn more, contact the Wisconsin State Nursery Program at (715) 424-3700, or go to dnr.wi.gov and search the keywords, “tree planting.”

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:36 PM
 
Ice fishing tournament planned on Plum Lake
Northern pike and four other species will be the target for anglers in the 12th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, on Plum Lake in Sayner.             —STAFF PHOTO

The 12th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be hosted by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Saturday, Feb. 8, with $700 in cash and thousands more in merchandise prizes to be awarded, according to event organizers.

The entry fee for the tourney is $25 and tickets are available from Lions Club members; Up North Traders, SaynerMobil Express and the Sayner Pub, all in Sayner;

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:32 PM )
 
Conover to host jamboree

The Conover Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department will hold its fifth annual Ice Fishing Jamboree Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Pioneer Lake.

Participants may access Pioneer Landing Road off of Chicago Ave. Registration will take place between 7 and 8 a.m. The fee will be $25.

A soup and sandwich lunch will be

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM
 
Outdoor women set next outing in Washburn

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet Sunday,?Feb. 9, at 1:15 p.m. to hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski at the Washburn Trails northwest of Rhinelander.

Participants should meet at the shelter and take a treat or beverage to share.

Cross-country ski lessons will be offered. Participants may call (715) 477-1984 to reserve a spot.

Both former and

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM
 
Third annual snowshoe event to celebrate new Tara Lila trail
Experienced and novice snowshoe enthusiasts are invited to attend the Snowshoe Celebration at the Tara Lila trail off of Sundstein Road near Eagle River Feb. 1.               —STAFF PHOTO

The third annual Snowshoe Celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Tara Lila trail off Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

The event will honor the new Red Tara Trail south of Sundstein Road, the fifth snowshoe/hiking trail to be added on the property in the past three years.

The free family event will include guided snowshoe tours, snowshoe demos, youth activities,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:42 PM
 
Fishing tourney slated Saturday

The Phelps Lions Club recently announced that the dinner location has changed for its 28th annual Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament, slated for this Saturday, Jan. 25, on Lac Vieux Desert.

The registration cost of $50 at the event includes an evening meal at the Derby Track Loft in Eagle?River. A cash bar will open at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30. Meal-only tickets will cost $15.

A briefing will begin at 8 a.m. at the west shore boat landing and the fishing will begin immediately after. The tournament is scheduled to end at 4 p.m.

There will be $100 awards

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:40 PM
 
Fishing event set in Minocqua

The ninth annual Northwoods United Way Ice Fishing Jamboree will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, on Lake Minocqua at Stack’s Bay off Brunswick Road.

Registration costs $25 for adults and $5 for children and will take place on site at 7 a.m. followed by fishing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest walleye, northern pike, bass, perch, bluegill and crappie.

There also will be a $1,500 prize for catching a marked fish.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:40 PM
 
Winter Free Fishing Weekend set Jan. 18-19 across state
The Winter Free Fishing Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, is a perfect time to take someone new out fishing and introduce them to the sport.                             —STAFF PHOTO

Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a fishing license this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19, during the second annual winter Free Fishing Weekend.

“It will be a great time to discover what ice fishing is all about — fun, friends, family and, of course, the fish,” said Theresa Stabo, Wisconsin’s angler education director.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Hunters kill 257 wolves

While Wisconsin wolf hunters reached the state goal of killing more than 250 wolves during the recent Wisconsin wolf hunting and trapping season, wolf hunters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan fell short of their goal by 20 animals.

In Wisconsin, the 2013 season ended with a statewide kill of 257, six more than the 251-wolf quota the DNR set with input from University of Wisconsin biologists. The 2012 hunt ended with a kill of 117, one more than the quota.

The higher number in 2013 upset many animal protection groups and some scientists,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:36 PM
 
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