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 News from Wisconsin Outdoor

  1. We're getting ready for a makeover

    Beginning June 26, enjoy an all-new digital experience for wisconsinoutdoorfun.com on your desktop or laptop computer.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  2. DNR: Wolf season quota set at 156

    The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  3. The National Archery in Schools state tournament was held in April at Wausau West High School gymnasium. More than 1,250 students from 55 schools attended the event. T'xer Zhon Kha/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Young archers to compete in Madison in July

    The 6th annual National Archery in the Schools World Tournament will take place in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center July 11 to 13. The event will showcase archers from all around the world and is open to the public.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  4. Deer out early in the morning enjoying the bright sun. Submitted by Roger Small

    DNR Deer Management Assistance Program off to a solid start

    Wisconsin's new Deer Management Assistance Program has completed its first enrollment period.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  5. A mourning dove grazes on the ground beneath the bird feeders outside Bob and Jane Kuhn's kitchen window. Submitted by Bob Kuhn

    Early teal, extended dove seasons approved

    The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved an early teal hunting season and an extended dove season.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  6. A northern long-eared bat Photo by Dave Redell

    DNR Secretary applauds listing of northern long-eared bat

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its prudent decision to provide a six-month extension for the final listing determination on the northern long-eared bat.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  7. Two Rivers fishing report for June 25, 2014

    Captain Erik Jaklin of Cool City Charters in Two Rivers offers a fishing report for Lake Michigan.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  8. Hayward lakes fishing report for June 24, 2014

    The week ahead looks to include mild highs and cooler nights, with a warming trend developing late in the week. As always, the forecast includes rain and thunderstorms chances, but with most showing low percentages.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  9. John Carlson with a musky that ate a Lake X Lures Fat B at about 6 a.m. on the morning of June 21, 2014. Submitted by John Carlson

    Phillips area fishing report for June 24, 2014

    It's getting warm out and live bait is becoming tricky to keep alive right now. One reason for this is that today's live bait originates farther away than it did in the past.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  10. Pete Skibba and Shawn Kruzitski will try to put together a big limit of bass to win for the third year in a row at the Wisconsin River Series event on Lake Nokomis to be held on Saturday, June 28. Submitted photo

    Skibba and Kruzitski attempt three-peat on Lake Nokomis

    Pete Skibba and Shawn Kruzitski will try to put together a big limit of bass to win for the third year in a row at the Wisconsin River Series event on Lake Nokomis to be held on Saturday, June 28.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  11. Winners at the Professional Musky Tournament Trail event in Eagle River in June 2014 included, back row left to right, Ty Sennett, Hayward and Jason Hamernick, Forest Lake, MN in third place, Tim Rutzen, Three Lakes and Tyan Bock, Three Lakes in second place, front row left to right, Nate Osfar, Marathon and Matt Raley, Arbor Vitae in first place. Contributed photo

    Eagle River musky tournament winners go back-to-back

    More than 200 professional musky anglers traveled to the Eagle River area on June 21 and 22 for a Professional Musky Tournament Trail event. The group represented musky anglers from around the United States.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  12. Andy Kalbach with a nice catfish from the Wisconsin River while guided by Phil Schweik. Contributed photo

    Gary Engberg column: How to land catfish during warm weather

    Summer is here and it will soon be that time of year when fish are hard to find and often harder to catch. When you have temperatures in the 80s, it can make comfort on the water and good fishing a difficult thing to find.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  13. Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event names winners

    'TheWashington Island Marathon is epic,' said Hawaii out-rigger paddlerWendell Martin, finishing in 4:37:13. 'I love this race, though some paddlers don't want to tear themselves up with this challenging of a race so early in the season.'

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  14. Dan Shambeau and his wife Sandy, R-L, have brought the new sport of FootGolf to Eastwin Valley Golf Course in Two Rivers. Nate Woelfel/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Eastwin Valley brings new sport to area

    Imagine you’re playing a round of golf, about to tee off when all of a sudden a soccer ball flies through the air. It might seem out of the ordinary at just about any golf course in Manitowoc County, just not Eastwin Valley.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  15. Blogger Brian Otten gives pickleball a try

    I've tried just about every sport that involves a net. That includes basketball, tennis, fishing and ping pong. And soccer has a net in the goal.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  16. Read fishing reports from around Wisconsin

    Need help landing that big catch? Read ice fishing reports from around Wisconsin.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  17. The Union Sportsmen's Alliance held a 'Take Kids Fishing Day' event held in Eau Claire on June 7 and 8. Contributed photo

    'Take Kids Fishing Day' events held in western Wisconsin

    Two educational projects the Union Sportsmen's Alliance looks forward to each year are its 'Take Kids Fishing Day' events held in La Crosse and Eau Claire.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  18. The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster was held on trails at Levis Mound in June 2014. Steve Meurett/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Steve Meurett recaps the Wild Ride Buzzard Buster

    Endurance mountain bike racers descended on Levis Mound this past week for the reiteration of the classic Buzzard Buster mountain bike race.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  19. Operation Dry Water to target impaired boaters

    Get smart, be skilled and stay sober enjoying Wisconsin's waters.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  20.  Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris to teach kids to 'read water' for trout

    Anyone can cast a fly or a spinner in a hole or waterway. If you don't know where to throw your panther martin or wooly bugger you may be wasting 85 percent of your time while on the water.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  21. Tour of America's Dairyland cycling races coming to Oshkosh

    Hundreds of cyclists will converge on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this week.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  22. Janesville moms take log rolling class at pool

    Carleen Courtney and Gabrielle Berget Perez have come up with a new idea for mom's night out.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  23. Catch up on Patrick Durkin's columns from the weekend

    Patrick Durkin shared a pair of columns over the weekend.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  24. Hidden Valleys guide highlights the best of southwestern Wisconsin

    The 2014 Hidden Valleys guide is an excellent resource for many vacationers making travel plans, with thoughts of warm weather and summer.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  25.  Submitted by Jeff Evans

    Hayward fishing report for June 22, 2014

    The walleye and smallmouth fishing on our inland lakes continues to be nothing short of fantastic.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  26. Live chat: Experts to answer questions on shoreline projects

    Piers, ponds and shoreline riprap are some of the most common enhancements people want to make to their shoreline or shallow water areas.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  27. Kayakers discover the rapids of Lower Cato Falls

    Although known for its disc golf, Lower Cato Falls County Park is gaining popularity in the kayak community for another feature: its waves.

    • Jun. 22, 2014
  28. Duffy Kopf with a Wisconsin River muskie. Gary Engberg/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Gary Engberg offers tips for muskie fishing on the Wisconsin River

    I happen to live on the Lower Wisconsin River, about five miles downriver from the Prairie du Sac Dam, which is the last dam on the river before the confluence with the Mississippi River some 85 miles downriver.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  29. DNR: More anglers drain water to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species

    This summer, thousands of Wisconsin anglers will leave the boat landing with a free ice pack to go with their daily catch.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  30. DNR: Disabled deer hunters are encouraged to sign up for hunt

    Eligible hunters interested in participating in the 2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are reminded to contact a land sponsor and enroll before the Sept. 1 deadline.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  31. Master Naturalist student Katie McKiernan holds a brown thrasher that Jim Bryce just mist netted and banded in the Moquah Barrens. If another bird bander recaptures this bird all of its data can be tracked through a national database. Photo by Emily Stone

    Blogger Emily Stone introduces new Master Naturalists

    Last week, ten students, two instructors, and a dozen natural resource professionals wove together the story of Wisconsin's natural history. The students all finished the course as certified '

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  32. DNR wardens, local patrols target impaired boat drivers

    Get smart, be skilled and stay sober enjoying Wisconsin's waters.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  33.  Submitted photo

    New mobile app informs visitors about Vilas County trails

    Visitors to Vilas County now have another tool to help them explore the county's network of recreational trails.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  34. Visitors to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle try out vintage bikes. Photo courtesy of Mike Morbeck

    Old World Wisconsin's cycling exhibition opens

    Old World Wisconsin's newest interactive experience, 'Catch Wheel Fever!,' opened to the public this past weekend to great enthusiasm from guests. The hands-on experience captures the excitement of the 1890s cycling craze that swept the nation.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  35. Larry Zins with a stringer full of walleyes. Gary Engberg/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Gary Engberg previews fishing tournament dedicated to someone special

    My partner, Tony Puccio, and I have aired our radio show, Outdoor Horizons, for going on 15 years and for years we could always depend on getting a phone call from the late Larry Zins after our Saturday morning show.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  36. Alan Nighbor holds Shannon Nighbor's trout during a fishing event held on May 31 at Wilderness Springs Trout Farm in New London. Contributed photo

    Group assists disabled anglers pursue trout

    On Saturday, May 31 more than 30 disabled anglers and assistants gathered at Wilderness Springs to fish for big rainbow trout. The group fished in two nice-sized ponds both with shaded areas beneath trees in which they could see deep into the water.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  37. DNR outdoor report: Water levels on the rise again

    Heavy rains resulting from strong storms, including several confirmed tornadoes in southern Wisconsin, put a damper on outdoor recreation in the last week and once again have waters on the rise.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  38. DNR: New southern zone bobcat hunting and trapping season offered

    Wisconsin will offer a southern zone bobcat hunting and trapping season beginning in fall 2014. State wildlife officials say the creation of a southern management zone will make new opportunities available for people to hunt and trap bobcats.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  39. Guerra grabs first win in 2014 WORS season

    The Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS), sponsored by Trek Bicycles, has maintained its popularity in the cross country mountain biking scene for over two decades.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  40.  Submitted by Jeff Evans

    Hayward fishing report for June 19, 2014

    Man, this has been one heck of a week!

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  41.  Submitted by Anthony Larson

    Blogger offers greetings from the heart of the Driftless Region

    It seems that ever since the movie 'The Heart of the Driftless,' a video about fly fishing, came out a flurry of writers, photographers and bloggers came out of the wood work to claim the heart of the Driftless as their own.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  42. Brazilian film crew wants to shoot mayflies

    A Brazilian film crew has asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for permission to shoot the annual mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  43. Race to be held in Beloit for first time

    Beloit will host a Tour of America's Dairyland race on Monday and the Rock River Times previews the event in a recent story.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  44. Hayward's Musky Festival returns for 65th year

    Terrell Boettcher of HaywardWI.com reports on the annual Musky Festival which runs from Thursday to Sunday and offers live music, shopping and fishing seminars and tournaments.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  45. Phil Schweik shares his weekly outdoor report

    It has been another great week of fishing on the lakes and rivers in central Wisconsin. In addition where many lakes up north have restrictions on walleye bag limits, we are still seeing a five fish daily limit on the Wisconsin River and its impoundments.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  46. Wisconsin DNR warns of algae blooms

    The Wisconsin Department of Resources is urging boaters, anglers and swimmers to be on the lookout for blue-green algae in their favorite lakes.

    • Jun. 19, 2014

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