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June 18, 2018

Northwoods Wildlife Center releases two successful rehabs
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David Jalbert of the Northwoods Wildlife Center releases a female mallard last month after a speedy recovery. The mallard took to the sky as if she had never been injured.
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David Jalbert of the Northwoods Wildlife Center releases a female mallard last month after a speedy recovery. The mallard took to the sky as if she had never been injured.
Recently Northwoods Wildlife Center released two more animals back to their natural environments. The center rehabilitates many different kinds of animals from across the Northwoods. The latest release was a common snapping turtle and an adult female mallard duck. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018


Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament set for June 23 and 24
This year will be the 30th annual Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament on the Moens Lake Chain in Rhinelander. This is a catch and release tournament that is an annual favorite for many musky anglers. Dave Brunette, one of the organizers, is the son-in-law of the late Charlie Baker. Baker was the Oneida County Veterans Service Officer. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin raffle tickets on sale now
The Musky Clubs Alliance is once again holding its annual raffle. This year's grand prize is a 2018 Ranger boat model 1880 Angler and trailer. The boat is powered by a 150-horse power Mercury outboard. Places two through 10 will receive musky fishing reels. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Fish like a girl
Those of you who fish as much as I do have probably seen them many times: the "people in the blue shirts" at various launch ramps throughout the Northwoods. They are volunteers and, sometimes, interns from the UW system. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

traveling trails less traveled
During the previous 15 years, as a freelance columnist for The Lakeland Times, I've frequently mentioned the fact the up-north region we refer to as Northern Wisconsin is almost entirely dependent on tourism as our economic base. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

the lake where you live
The sun had set on Birch Lake. My brother and I and two of his sons sat around a campfire in a little clearing down the hill from the house, close to the water. Now and then, amid the crackling of the firewood, came soft sounds from the lake.

Splish. Sloop. Swish. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Vegetable plant diseases: Is there a fungus among us?
Recently, I received a text message from a friend featuring a picture of a brown, withered bean plant leaf. The message simply said, "What is wrong with this (explicative) bean plant?!?" (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

CWD found in two Wisconsin counties recently
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed 21 whitetails from a deer farm in Iowa County tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Licia Kuckkahn Johnson wins Non-Formal Educator of the Year
For the last 12 years at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, Licia Kuckkahn Johnson has worked to educate young and old about the natural resources of northern Wisconsin. Her dedication to her work, and to the NLDC has earned her the honor of Non-Formal Educator of the Year from the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. (subscriber access)
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Friday, June 8, 2018

Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department to hold free workshops
The Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department will be holding a free workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. next Friday, June 15 at the Vilas County Courthouse Conference Room B. The workshop is entitled "Healthy Lakes and Controlling Erosion: Tips for Waterfront Landowners." (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Harshaw Sports Club nationally sanctioned shoot a success
The Harshaw Sports Club hosted the first nationally sanctioned youth clays tournament held in northern Wisconsin last month. The Chequamegon/Phillips "S.E.a.L" High School shooting team was the co-hosting the event. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Scott Spoolman amazes with info about Wisconsin State Parks
It is no surprise why Scott Spoolman was able to gather such a large crowd to hear him speak about the topic of his latest book. The language in "Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History," is filled with knowledge and reverence of 28 state parks and natural areas in the Wisconsin, and that enthusiasm carried over to his June 4 discussion at the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Fish like a girl
Last weekend I had the opportunity to fish Lake Winneconne for the first time. Fishing in the southern part of the state, to me, is a lot different than fishing up here. I grew up with our clear northern lakes as well as the darker flow ages. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

traveling trails less traveled
Once upon a time, many thousands of years ago, a huge, slow moving bulldozer ground it way south out of what is now Canada. This bulldozer was made of ice, in some places over a mile thick, and as it nudged ever southward, it pushed or carried with it millions of tons of sand, gravel, rock and gigantic boulders that were scrapped off what is now called the Canadian Shield. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

the lake where you live
No doubt you enjoy the occasional meal of fresh perch or panfish caught from your lake. But how do you prepare the fish for the pan? (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Boulder Junction fishing experts offer free fishing seminars
Boulder Junction fishing guides are ready to share some of their best fishing secrets at the free fishing seminars this season. All seminars begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public. Locations change throughout the season, so check the schedule. No reservations are necessary, just come, learn, ask questions and then catch some fish. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Garden Club Cleans Hwy j
Woods and Blooms Garden Club of Mercer cleaned up Highway J recently. Pictured, from left, are Phyllis VanBeynen, Hedda Patzke, Pat Christie, Teri Farina and Shari Younger.
Friday, June 8, 2018

Hawks hoedown held at Torpy Park June 30
From 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 is the 5th annual Hawks Hoedown sponsored by Lenz Truck Center. This year's event will be outdoors at Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua with a summer party atmosphere featuring campfires and s'mores, beer-wine-brats-burgers, music by Lincoln Boys Band, and a live auction with auctioneer Tara Nolan of T Nolan Yoga. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Float Your Boat Trivia Rally on June 23
Grab a crew, load a boat and set sail for fun at the Float Your Boat Trivia Rally on June 23 on the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Tour the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest on July 9
With support from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, Partners in Forestry Cooperative and the Northwoods Alliance Inc. have embarked on a series of exciting public events to promote forest land conservation in the northwoods region. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Trapp brothers inducted into International Snowmobile Hall of Fame
Lifelong Woodruff residents and brothers Wayne and Lynn Trapp share a singular passion: Snowmobiling. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 1, 2018


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