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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