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County land & water conservation committee considers PFAS, enhanced wake resolutions

The Oneida County land and water conservation committee delved into a pair of hot-button issues during its February meeting — PFAS and enhanced wakes.

Poster Contest Winners

The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a reception for the winners of its environmental poster contest Monday, Feb. 19 at the Oneida County Courthouse.

The Lake Where You Live

This lake country we live in includes two Great Lakes, each within a reasonable driving distance. I’m a Lake Michigan boy, but I find something even more captivating about Lake Superior.

Nicolet College to host Musky Seminar

Final details are in place for the Outdoor Adventure program’s annual Musky Seminar at Nicolet College, to be held on March 23 and April 6, 2024.

Fish Like a GIRL

Whether it is a tackle bag, a tackle box or a whole boat, this is the time of year when we, as anglers, go through everything we carried around all year last year.
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The Lake Where You Live

I’ve enjoyed good fishing for bluegills this winter, and as I’ve pulled them up through the Birch Lake ice I’ve been struck by their simple beauty.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces national recovery plan for gray wolves

Over the last two decades, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has repeatedly indicated the gray wolf is no longer in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Verified wolf threat in Arbor Vitae

Early Monday morning Nick Krueger was awakened by his hunting dogs barking outside.

The Lake Where You Live

I can’t claim not to enjoy this (so far) incredibly mild winter after the way the season beat us into abject submission well into April last year. But this winter is definitely weird, especially as it relates to life on my lake, and probably yours.

Fish Like a GIRL

Groundhog Day! It always reminds me of the movie with Bill Murray. Lately the weather has been reminiscent of that as well. Still too warm.
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The Lake Where You Live

I borrowed the headline from a poem by Janet Taliaferro, written in tribute to the late Rob Hagge, who passed away on Jan. 6.

Rapidly changing weather brings unsafe ice conditions

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging the public to practice ice safety on all of Wisconsin’s waterbodies and remember that no ice is safe ice.

Ice anglers can help prevent the spread of AIS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and UW-Extension are asking anglers to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers while fishing this winter.

Fish Like a GIRL

“Hey! Why can’t you just be nice?” It’s usually a comment more than a question, and I cannot be the only bird watcher who has ever posed it to a “bully” bird outside the window.

The Lake Where You Live

It’s hard to think about spring when it’s zero degrees outside and your lake is nothing but a sheet of white.
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