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Boating safety class set in St. Germain

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a boating safety class June 17-19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Germain Community Center.

Any person born after 1989 is required to take this course to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) alone at any time. A boating safety certificate is mandatory for children ages 12-15.

Children who are 11 years old may take the class,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 PM
 
Northland Pines graduate accepts DU internship in Washington, D.C.
TAYLOR RIDDERBUSCH

Ducks Unlimited (DU) Governmental Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., has announced that Taylor Ridderbusch of Eagle River has accepted a summer internship in the public policy office.

Ridderbusch is a 2011 graduate of Northland Pines High School and will be a senior at Carthage College in Kenosha this fall. He is studying political science, with an emphasis in environmental policy and a Spanish minor.

Steve Kresl, DU senior regional director for northern Wisconsin

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:28 PM
 
DNR approves buck-only hunt for 19 North Woods counties
Deer hunters in 19 northern Wisconsin counties will have a buck-only hunt in 2014. That means antlerless deer will be off limits except for youth hunters, disabled hunters and qualified military personnel. This deer is still losing its winter coat.                       —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER

The Natural Resources Board approved last week the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) recommendations for the 2014 deer hunting season, including a buck-only hunt in the North Woods.

With board approval, antlerless quotas, antlerless permit levels and an updated chronic wasting disease (CWD) affected area have been established for 2014.

“With the severity of this past winter, recommending a buck-only hunting season for much of northern Wisconsin is a first step in allowing the deer population to recover,”

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:50 PM
 
DU plans banquet June 19

The Headwaters Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will host its 40th annual banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation Thursday, June 19, at Eagle Waters Resort, with the early-bird deadline of June 9.

The traditional-style DU banquet will feature a sit-down dinner, firearms giveaways,  outdoors gear, art raffles and a silent auction. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be $65 each or $110 for a couple. Those who return their reservation by Monday, June 9, will receive one free chance on a $140 DU debit card good on most raffles at the banquet.

There also will be a pre-event

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Spring Classic taking entries

There is still time to register two-person teams for the 34th annual Spring Classic of Champions Muskie Tournament set for Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The event will be hosted by the  Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and  the tournament headquarters will be Hiawatha Hideaway on Duck Lake, according to tournament director Scott Samuels.

“Registrations are pacing ahead of last year’s successful Classic, and we look forward to an even larger turnout this year,” said Samuels. “Despite the increased numbers, there is still time for you and your partner to register and you don’t have

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:49 PM
 
Plum Creek DU plans spring dinner June 10

The Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter of Sayner will hold its 33rd annual spring dinner Tuesday, June 10, at Sayner Pub in Sayner with tickets priced at $20 per person.

The dinner will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet including Sayner Pub’s famed pizza, spaghetti and mostaccioli, along with salads, garlic bread and desserts.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. with major raffles, blue-light specials and a silent auction running throughout the evening.

Among the major raffle items will be the 2014 DU rifle of the year,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
 
Conover sets fishing event in town park

The Conover Lions Club and Muskies Inc. will host Take A Kid Fishing, Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m.

Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, according to the club. The lake is located inside the park.

Fishing poles and bait will be furnished

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:48 PM
 
Free youth fishing seminars set at Hi-Pines thru summer

Free fishing seminars for children age 5 to 13 will be held each Tuesday from June 17 through Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Hi-Pines Campground located at 1919 Highway 45 N. in Eagle River.

All children will be given information about fishing, a goody bag and prizes. Prizes could include a rod and reel, tackle box, lures and other fishing items.

Topics cover fish identification, size limits, license requirements,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:47 PM
 
County forest, Ruffed Grouse Society team up to improve wildlife openings
Volunteers with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and employees with the Vilas County Forest teamed up last week to improve 10 wildlife openings on the county forest. The group picked rock prior to seeding.            —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Vilas County For­est­ry, Recreation & Land De­partment, in cooperation with the Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, renovated 10 wildlife openings on the Vilas County Forest last Wednesday.

The wildlife openings, located in the town of Conover, average one to one and one-quarter acres, ac­cording to Vilas County Forest­er Larry Stevens.

“The last time the wildlife openings were renovated

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:54 PM
 
Plum Creek DU sets 33rd annual dinner

The Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter of Sayner will hold its 33rd annual spring dinner Tuesday, June 10, at Sayner Pub in Sayner with tickets priced at $20 per person.

The dinner will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet including Sayner Pub’s famed pizza, spaghetti and mostaccioli, along with salads, garlic bread and desserts.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. with major raffles, blue-light specials and a silent auction running throughout the evening.

Among the major raffle items will be the 2014 DU rifle of the year,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:51 PM
 
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