HAYWARD – You know it’s autumn in the Northwoods when you pause between casts to pluck red, brown and yellow leaves from your muskie bait’s treble hooks.
Hunters and landowners in northern Wisconsin are reminded to be on the lookout for feral pigs as they head out into the woods for fall hunting seasons. These pigs have a number negative impacts on the landscape, including disease, habitat degradation, competition with native wildlife for food sources, crop damage, threats to human safety, and many more.
Twenty-three elk were transported to Wisconsin from Kentucky as part of a plan to restore Wisconsin’s elk population. They are now free to roam the Black River State Forest in Jackson County. The gates to a seven-acre acclimation pen are open, allowing the elk to roam as they please.
Waterfowl hunting season structure for 2015, recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, was approved by the Natural Resources Board.
Wisconsin’s first crossbow season for white-tailed deer helped generate a record archery buck kill of 46,201 and a record 275,417 licensed bowhunters in 2014.
A good friend called the other day, dazed and amazed that he couldn’t find even one 50-round box of .22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition at Hayward-area stores so he could teach his grandson to shoot.
In order to remain eligible for funding under two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant programs and provide a framework for comprehensive fish and wildlife conservation and management in the state, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, together with many partners, has drafted updates to the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting to share and discuss 2014-15 Wisconsin wolf population data.
LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 02: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 2, 2013 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)
Flambeau Falcon senior Rowdy Kochevar placed first in the 182 pound category during the conference tournament.
Lumberjack junior Dustin Roach pinned his Chetek-Weyerheauser/Prairie Farm opponent in the first round on Thursday night during a dual meet.