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July 20, 2018

'Saving Our Lakes and Rivers': Wake-surf hot topic among public concern
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Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association president Bob Martini speaks during the Vilas Lakes and Rivers Association and Oneida Lakes and Rivers Association lakes group meeting last Friday at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
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Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association president Bob Martini speaks during the Vilas Lakes and Rivers Association and Oneida Lakes and Rivers Association lakes group meeting last Friday at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
Lake and river association advocates, leaders and members from six northern Wisconsin counties came together Friday to discuss "Saving Our Lakes and Rivers." (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018


Camp Jorn partners with Winman Trails for mountain biking experience
Campers staying at Camp Jorn YMCA had the opportunity to try out a new activity: mountain biking. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

Fish like a GIRL
I took a rare day off to do some prefishing for an upcoming tournament on Tuesday. The tournament is not until next month, but when my fishing partner called and asked if I felt like taking a day to just do some random fishing, I jumped at the chance. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

traveling trails less traveled
The sport of fishing is comprised of numerous puzzle parts, one being, an urge to fish new bodies of water, that years ago for me meant searching out remote lakes with difficult launch sites where few other anglers fished. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

the lake where you live
Lake living is great. It can also be full of conflict - chiefly between those who enjoy quiet pursuits and those who like the motorized activities. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

42nd annual World Musky Hunt set for August
The 42nd annual World Musky Hunt will be held Aug. 23-25 in Lake Tomahawk. This year over 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather for the annual event. Contestants will be fishing with their selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes. This year seven teams will be a mix from a retired military team, and an all-brother team from Chicago, two Kwik Trip teams and other teams from throughout the state. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

First of three Presque Isle kids' fishing contests a success​
Ten kids ranging in age from 4 to 12 took part in the first day of Presque Isle's kid's summer fishing contest yesterday, co-hosted by the Presque Isle Lions Club and the Presque Isle Chamber. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

lemonade proceeds go to wildlife center
Anika and Ainsley Roehrich sold lemonade and donated the money to the Northwoods Wildlife Center. The Center will use the proceeds to purchase things they need to help injured or orphaned animals. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

RUN FREE
The Northwoods Wildlife Center recently released a coyote back into the wild after rehabilitating it. The Wildlife Center cares for and rehabilitates various types of animals, including coyotes. They also keep certain animals, who are not able to be rehabilitated, and use them for educational purposes for both children and adults. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Gardening gone wild: Finding edible treasures in the Northwoods
Going from "farm to table" is a phrase that has been thrown around in social circles and news media to decoratively describe the age-old tradition of growing food in your backyard. What is also age-old, and increasingly popular, is the lost art of bringing food from "woods to table," or foraging in the wilderness for edible treasures. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Vilas County boat decontamination unit ready to hit the launch ramps
Lake health is important to most Northwoods residents and visitor alike. Stopping the spread of invasive species is important to lake health. Through a partnership with UW-Oshkosh, Vilas County has been able to procure use of a pressure washer as a boat decontamination unit to help with this fight. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Fish like a girl
Every week, we are treated to laughs and life lessons in the column of Leon "Buckshot" Anderson. His "Traveling Trails Less Traveled" is found every week in the Outdoors section and, I have to admit, is always one of my favorite reads of the week. While all of our columnists in the Outdoors section are very informative and a treat to read, Buckshot's storytelling style is often unparalleled. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

traveling trails less traveled
A recent discussion with a visiting angler concerning the Five Lakes Project in Vilas County prompted me to produce this column to inform others about this unique, pristine and highly interesting project concerning this group of five lakes, the beginnings of which began way back in 1946. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

the lake where you live
Birch Lake, where I live, just grazes the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. I can get to the site off the end of a town road and have visited it several times to enjoy the shade of enormous hemlock trees on a hilltop. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

For the birds
Naturalist and author John Bates gives a presentation on "Fostering and Sustaining Wild Birds with Native Plants" during the North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club's summer program series on Monday, June 4, in Manitowish Waters. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

RASTA receives Recreational Trails Act Grant
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association has received two Recreational Trails Act grants from the Wisconsin DNR to reroute and construct approximately 5,900 feet of single-track mountain bike, hiking and snowshoe trails at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Vilas County educational presentations
Everyone is welcome to attend these free and informative presentations scattered throughout Vilas County this summer. Come to one or come to all. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Mercer students use new bike trails
Mercer students, led by physical education instructor Adam Miller, utilize the new Mercer bike trails earlier this season on bikes funded by the Mercer Education Foundation. Students enjoying this activity are, from left, Samantha Barton, Jalina Manuwal, Aurora Summerhill, Kadence Knipp April Klopatek, Payton Towne, Josh Klopatek, Hana Joustra and Ivy Delgado. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

What's the buzz?
Last fall, the staff of the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department, and several citizen volunteers, planted seeds for a pollinator garden. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Rhinelander High School trap team hosts GNC shoot
Last weekend 10 high schools from the Great Northern Conference brought 187 kids to the Hodag Sports Club to compete in a regional trap shoot. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Northwood Alliance tackles Wildcat Falls project
Established in 1981, the Northwood Alliance has spent nearly four decades working to establish sustainable forest initiatives all over the state of Wisconsin and Michigan. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018


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