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July 15, 2018

Mercer's 'Conservation on Tap' covers early foresting traditions
Evan Verploegh/Lakeland TimesA large crowd gathered on a beautiful night in Mercer at The Pines for Conservation on Tap. Jim Bokern discussed the rich history of Northwoods conservation at the June 12 event.
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A large crowd gathered on a beautiful night in Mercer at The Pines for Conservation on Tap. Jim Bokern discussed the rich history of Northwoods conservation at the June 12 event.

The Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department (ICLWCD) and Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance (ICLRA) teamed up to host a Conservation on Tap program at The Pines Restaurant in Mercer on Tuesday, June 12. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 22, 2018

Gaskill receives award
Beckie Gaskill, outdoors reporter for The Lakeland Times since October 2015, is presented a 2018 Conservation Steward Award from Vilas County supervisor Jay Verhulst at Tuesday's meeting of the Vilas County board in Eagle River. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Seedlings transplanted for courthouse pollinator garden
Last fall the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a seed planting party at the courthouse. The seedings are destined for the pollinator garden at the Oneida County Courthouse. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 22, 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)

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

Red Bull 400 revives Copper Peak
Copper Peak is an awe-inspiring sight. Pictures and videos do not quite do the towering ski jump justice as it overlooks lush forests, or on the case of May 12, thousands of spectators. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Fish like a girl
While the recent tragedy in Las Vegas to many may not seem to be an "outdoors" issue, to me anything gun-related has the potential to become an issue to outdoorsperson such as myself. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 6, 2017

Fish like a girl
I came in to the office recently to discover a book on my desk called "Heaven on the Headwaters." (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Tori Brigham bags first bear
Ten-year-old Tori Brigham comes from a family of hunters. It is no surprise, then, that she decided she wanted to learn to hunt, too. That is just what she did, through the Learn to Hunt Bear program, put on by the DNR. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 14, 2016

Science on Tap: 'Hook, Line and Thinker'

A healthy crowd packed Minocqua Brewing Company’s Divano Lounge April 3 for Science on Tap. The topic was fisheries. “Hook, Line and Thinker! The Science Behind the Future of Recreational Fishing in the Northwoods,” was the presentation.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Treed on the trailside

Brothers Steve and Mike Seiwert, of Park Ridge and Arlington Heights, Ill. got a special surprise while cruising the trail between Phillips and Hazelhurst Feb. 23. 

The Seiwerts came upon a handful of parked snowmobilers watching a small black bear in a tree.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Northwoods northern tops 40 inches
Charlie Allen.Charlie Allen.

Charlie Allen recently laid claim to a trophy few are able to boast. The 16-year-old LUHS student hauled in a Northwoods pike over 40 inches in length.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Getting through the winter: It's somewhat of a mystery
The gray tree frogThe gray tree frog

Animals do many different things to get through the winter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Discussing human impact on the Northwoods
Tim Kratz (left) and Tom Steele.Tim Kratz (left) and Tom Steele.

Minocqua Brewing Company was the site of some lively discussion the evening of Feb. 6. A large crowd filled the barroom for “Science on Tap” – a new community outreach effort.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Huck hauls hefty walleye from Manitowish Chain
Gary Huck.Gary Huck.

A full moon weekend saw an afternoon bite on the Manitowish Chain that led to one angler’s biggest walleye to date. And a bit of deja vu all over again.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Minocqua racer was youngest Eagle River World Championship qualifier

Matt Ritchie and his team put up a good fight to get in with snowmobile racing’s big boys.

Ritchie, at 17, qualified for the world championship race at the Amsoil Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby Jan. 20.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mercer School Senior Class Ice Fishing Tournament is a success

The Mercer School senior class hosted its second annual Mercer School Senior Class Ice Fishing Tournament Jan. 12 on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

Contestants competed in four different categories – walleye, northern, crappie and perch – and had youth (10 and younger) and adult divisions.

Friday, February 1, 2013

AMVETS ice fishing tournament benefits military members

A sloppy start didn’t keep anglers away form the ice of Lake Nokomis and the AMVETS Post 724 and NCO Club Ice Fishing Tournament last Saturday.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bullion family enjoys several generations of ice fishing
Sawyer Bullion caught this 32-1⁄2-inch northern.Sawyer Bullion caught this 32-1⁄2-inch northern.

The Bullions of Hazelhurst have been ice fishing for decades. Kieth Bullion said his love for ice fishing was spawned by a move to the Northwoods.

“We moved up here in 1963. We bought the Log Cabin Inn – a resort on Garth Lake,” Kieth recalled. “It became a tradition –­ ice fishing. Well, fishing in general – fishing and hunting.”

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eagle River youth hunter bags opening day deer
Brock Walkowski, 11, took this buck.Brock Walkowski, 11, took this buck.

Opening day of gun season is a special time in the Northwoods for those that take to the deer woods. For 11-year-old hunter Brock Walkowski of Eagle River, the special day would end early and end well. He would put a tag on his first deer.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fifield-Park Falls 48th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count held
A pine grosbeak (female).A pine grosbeak (female).

Local bird watchers conducted the 48th annual Fifield-Park Falls Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Dec. 15, counting all birds seen or heard within a 15-mile diameter circle centered on the Fifield Post Office. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

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