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Predator hunt set in Conover

Northern Waters Angling and Archery in Conover will host its sixth annual predator hunt Friday, Feb. 7, beginning with a registration meeting at 6 p.m. at Northern Waters.

Ending ceremonies will be held at Northern Waters at noon Sunday, Feb. 16. All animals should be brought in at this time for photo opportunities and door prizes.

Whitetails Unlimited and Miller Beer of the Northwoods of Eagle River will help sponsor this tournament and will donate door prizes.

The tournament is made up of two-man teams,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:22 PM
 
Trappers class set in Michigan

The ninth annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the community center in Hermansville, Mich. beginning at 9 a.m.

The all-day event will feature free admission, free trapping supplies for youths, and trapping and fur-handling demonstrations.

Rich Clark from North American Fur Auctions and Willow Tree Fur will prepare raccoon, mink, muskrat and other furs for market. He also will answer questions on properly handling additional kinds of furs.

Local trappers demonstrate how to trap various furbearers,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Names sought for ethics award

Nominations for the 17th annual La Crosse Tribune/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hunter Ethics Award will be accepted through Jan. 15.

Bob Lamb, the retired outdoors editor of the La Crosse Tribune, founded the award with retired DNR conservation warden supervisor Steve Dewald and retired UW-La Crosse instructor Jerry Davis.

Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller joined the award committee last year.

Schaller said the award is about recognizing sportsmen and

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Hunting in state parks, walleyes lead resource stories during 2013
Department of Natural Resources fish technicians stocked large fingerling walleyes in lakes across the state through the Walleye Initiative program.                           —Contributed Photo

From the first winter free-fishing weekend to the first year of expanded hunting in state parks to the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, here is a look back at the natural resources issues and highlights of 2013.

 

January

Wisconsin’s first winter Free Fishing Weekend was Jan. 19 and 20. Residents and nonresidents alike could fish anywhere in Wisconsin for free. No licenses or trout stamps were needed.

Hunter-supplied numbers indicated that 366,747 deer were harvested

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:34 AM
 
Number of ice anglers on rise
A growing number of Wisconsin anglers are taking up the sport of ice fishing.                                             —STAFF PHOTO

As ice fishing gets under way in the North Woods,  state fisheries officials say there are a growing number of ice anglers drilling down into this favorite winter sport.

“The colder weather in recent weeks has frozen smaller lakes much earlier than last year, so we’re looking forward to a nice, long season,” said Mike Staggs, Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:33 AM
 
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