Joel Taylor from Safe Hunters of Tomorrow presents Tom Schenk, Associate of the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation, with a check to help fund the upcoming WI Musky On A Fly outing which is on October 5-8. If you are interested in helping fund this Rusk County event for combat wounded, purple heart recipients, please visit www.wwiaf.org or contact Tom Schenk at 715-312-0509. Please write “WI Musky On A Fly” in the comment section of the donation form.
Proposals to simplify Wisconsin’s inland trout fishing regulations and to improve panfish populations on 100 lakes statewide received overwhelming support by voters at the 2015 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 13. Voters also strongly supported increasing the possession limit for small game, setting a 9 a.m. opener for the first day of the pheasant season, and expanding waterfowl hunting opportunities by increasing the areas where hunting is allowed from boats and blinds.
Beginning in 2005, the Wisconsin DNR began offering Learn to Hunt Bear opportunities. The Learn to Hunt Bear Program (LTHB) is an opportunity to expose novice hunters to the hunting experience and recruit new hunters into the sport. The Conservation Congress is one of the statewide conservation organizations that are specifically issued a bear harvest tag through the LTH Bear Program. Each year the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is awarded a tag with the express intent of awarding it to a deserving individual with the desire and interest in learning more about hunting bear.
The 2015 Department of Natural Resources Annual Spring Fish & Wildlife Public Hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Annual Spring County Conservation Meeting was held at the Ladysmith High School Auditorium on April 13. During the meeting there were questions asked of the general public regarding different DNR related topics and ideas. Audience members were given a white answering ballot, in which they were able to fill out in pencil stating whether they were for or against the different proposed questions.
A whopping 127 children registered to fish in the Hawkins 2015 Youth fishing contest on March 7 at the Hawkins Mill Pond. Every participant received a free hotdog and wax bait which were donated by Ross’s Sport Shop in Phillips. Every competitor was also entered into a drawing. Area businesses and volunteers made generous donations, including 2 girls and 2 boys bicycles, allowing every child who entered to win a prize. All entry fees went to a 100 percent payback for fish caught.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will seek to maintain a three walleye daily bag limit on most lakes and rivers in the Wisconsin Ceded Territory through a proposed emergency rule that will be considered by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board at its April 8 meeting.
Illinois’ David Whitehurst was deer hunting northeast of Rice Lake on Nov. 21, 2004, when he and his friends saw ambulances race by about 1:20 p.m.
As Dan Small finishes his 30th one-year contract as host of “Outdoor Wisconsin” on Milwaukee Public Television, he knows he could easily find enough interesting topics for another 1,300-plus weekly episodes and 30 more such contracts.
If deer hunting is just about setting records for license sales, body counts and success rates, it’s time to declare the 1990s as Wisconsin’s golden age and move onto a new era with different standards and expectations.
Huston Dennis reads his essay as one of the area winners of the VFW youth Patriots Pen Contest. In his essay, Dennis wrote American veterans gave us our freedom, and they are still fighting. He went on to write, the men and women in the Armed Forces are brave, and they don’t give up. Beside Dennis is Rusk County Veterans Services Officer Ron Moser.
Tony veteran Elmer Wishard drops a wreath off the County G bridge during a Monday Memorial Day observance program. Memorial Day services were held throughout Rusk County on Monday including Ingram, Glen Flora, Tony, Bruce and Exeland.
Members of the American Legion Moore-Long Post 64, Disabled American Veterans DAV Chapter 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hollowpeter-Bathke Post 2490 and AmVets Vacho-Lybert Post 127 conduct one of the many Memorial Day observances in Rusk County Monday morning. This event was at the County G bridge in Ladysmith, where about 75 people turned out despite a steady drizzle. A ceremonial wreath was dropped into the swift current of the Flambeau River below and a salute was fired in memorial of those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremonies in the city, at the bridge and at Riverside Cemetery, were followed by a potluck lunch at the VMA building. Watch videos of the observances at www.ladysmithnews.com and on the newspaper’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.