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Muskies Inc. sets banquet

Northwoods Muskies Inc. will hold its annual kickoff banquet at The Pointe Resort in Minocqua Saturday, April 5. The public is welcome to attend.

The fundraiser will feature a spaghetti dinner, raffles, a live auction and guest speaker Ken Jackson.

Ticket cost for the evening will be $20 for adults and $10 for children.

To register, email info@northwoodsmuskies.­com. For more information, visit northwoodsmuskies.­com.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 AM
 
DNR seeks angler feedback on expanding trout seasons
Anglers might be able to spend more time on streams as trout seasons might be expanded.                       —STAFF PHOTO

Moving the start of the early trout season to Jan. 1 and expanding the early season to all inland waters to provide more fishing opportunities are among the options Wisconsin anglers can weigh in on during the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings, held April 14 at sites in all Wisconsin counties.

The six advisory questions on trout topics, spring hearings questionnaire questions 22-27, are the latest step in a comprehensive review of trout fishing in Wisconsin launched in 2011.

The questions are designed to help gauge support for possible season changes,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:46 PM
 
Predator hunt
 Northern Waters Angling and Archery recently held its sixth annual Northwoods Predator Hunt. Twenty-eight hunters participated this year and four coyotes were harvested. Mitch Ellis and Pete Blicharz took first place with three coyotes, weighing in at 79 pounds, including a 27-pound coyote. Jim Randall and Clint Kittleson took second with one more coyote weighing in at 25 pounds. Whitetails Unlimited helped sponsor the event with door prizes for participating hunters.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:45 PM
 
Land trust plans snowshoe outing

The Northwoods Land Trust will be hosting a free guided snowshoe hike and bonfire this Saturday, March 22, at 5 p.m. at the Dugan Squash Lake Nature Preserve west of Rhinelander.

“The public is invited to help celebrate the beginning of spring at this beautiful property,” said Conservation Specialist Trisha Moore.

The event will include snowshoeing across a small bay on Squash Lake to the esker peninsula, where participants will enjoy a bonfire with food and drinks provided.

Moore said that interested participants should meet at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:45 PM
 
No lead lures allowed in 3 Vilas lakes

Beginning April 1, the use of tackle containing lead will no longer be allowed on three research lakes in the Northern Highland-American Le­gion State Forest in Vilas County.

The three lakes — Escanaba, Pallette and Nebish — will restrict the use of lead-containing jig heads, split-shot and weights less than one ounce, or any lead-containing items smaller than one inch in any dimension.

A limited supply of non-lead alternatives will be available free of charge at the Escanaba Lake Research Station, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The purpose of this new regulation is to protect loons and other water

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:44 PM
 
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