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Fish Like a GIRL

This is Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the little critters that provide a third of all of our food. It is interesting to think about — one of every three bites of food we put in our mouths is made possible by pollinators.

The Lake Where You Live

We live in a connected world. We’re connected by technology. By transportation. By communication. By our basic humanity.

UMBC anglers rise to the challenge on Lake Mohawksin

Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk is an early stop for not only the Wisconsin Bass Team Trail (WBTT) but the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) Central Division.

Fish Like a GIRL

One thing most non-tournament anglers don’t understand about fishing tournaments is how much of a mental game it is. When we break it down, it is really us against an animal which is said to have a brain the size of a pea. But I cannot count the number of …

The Lake Where You Live

I often wonder how turtles evolved the practice of laying eggs far inland from the lakes they inhabit, so that their newly hatched young have to struggle their way back to the water, most of them dying of the way from predators or desiccation.
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Fish Like a GIRL

By now, most readers know that for me summer means not only fishing and tournaments but also gardening, which I can now do on a little bit bigger level than I could when all I had was a small balcony garden. Last year was a complete trial year for me …

The Lake Where You Live

If you live on a lake and you’re also an angler, you surely have a couple of friends you also call fishing buddies. I have a few, two of them brothers who live about four hours away, one (Charles) who also owns a seasonal place here on Birch Lake, and …

Fish Like a GIRL

As I write this, our first big tournament of the year is in the books. Spring tournaments are always dicey. It can be hard to know what stage the fish are in, and that can also change pretty quickly. It also changes from place to place, lake or flowage.

Four new counties have CWD in wild deer herd

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deer herd health specialist Erin Larson provided the members of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) with an update on chronic wasting disease (CWD) numbers from the 2023 deer season during the group’s May meeting.

The Lake Where You Live

“One gray night it happened; Jackie Paper came no more…” The lesson of the Peter Paul and Mary song “Puff the Magic Dragon” is that little boys grow up, and in some ways it’s sad.
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‘The fish of 10,000 casts’: Anglers begin pursuit of the elusive musky

This Saturday, May 25, is the opening day of musky season in Northern Zone which includes the Northwoods.

Free Fun Weekend June 1-2

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to head outdoors for the 12th annual Free Fun Weekend June 1-2.

The Lake Where You Live

The fishing season’s opening day started cool and rainy. If you’re like me you don’t feel obligated to fish on the opener; on such a day I chose to stay on land.

Oneida County Deer Advisory Council recommends fewer antlerless tags

The Oneida County Deer Advisory Council met at the Woodruff Town Hall last week to make a recommendation as to the number of antlerless tags that will be made available for the 2024 deer season.

The Lake Where You Live

Presentations at last month’s Wisconsin Lakes Convention put a fine point on the value of natural shorelines.
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