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Waterfowl hunting seasons set
Northern Wisconsin duck hunters will have a 60-day season running from Sept. 27 to Nov. 25.                 —STAFF PHOTO

Northern Zone duck hunt slated Sept. 27-Nov. 25

Waterfowl hunting season structure for 2014, recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), was approved last week by the Natural Resources Board.

In 2014, Wisconsin will be divided into three duck hunting zones, each with 60-day seasons. There will be split seasons in the Southern and Mississippi River duck and goose zones.

Waterfowl breeding populations in 2014 are mostly good to

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:28 PM
 
Proposed trout regulations aim to simplify existing rules

The public will have an opportunity to provide input on proposals to simplify existing inland trout fishing regulations at 10 public meetings that will be held throughout the state beginning Sept. 3.

Beyond simplifying the rules for anglers, communities that serve as home to Wisconsin’s 13,000 miles of trout streams will likely see additional economic benefits as a result of proposed extensions to the spring and fall seasons and elimination of the current five-day closure, according to Joanna Griffin, trout coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“Wisconsin’s trout fishing regulations and seasons were last reviewed in 2003 and much has changed, including improved fish populations,” said Scot Stewart, DNR district fish supervisor. “Guided by public input, we’ve developed draft rules that support the continued health of

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:27 PM
 
Be prepared all the time

Gear upkeep vital for hooking muskies: Bucher

By Joe Bucher
Special to the News-Review

A big muskie is just as likely to strike early in the morning, when you’re fresh from a good night’s sleep and a big breakfast, as it is at the very end of the day, when you’re tired and hungry.

Even after four decades of muskie hunting, it never ceases to amaze me how sudden and unpredictable this sport can be. Muskies are apt to hit in any weather, at any time of day and on any given spot.

No matter how much you try to predict their behavior,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:56 PM
 
Giving back
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, attendees were catching bluegills off the public fishing pier on Maple while awaiting the arrival of another guided pontoon. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Giving back
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, a father-son team found a large sunfish in the mix. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
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