By Dean Bortz Editor Stevens Point, Wis. — If a research report that linked the transfer of CWD to saliva started the balling rolling on talks of a feeding and baiting ban, then DNR chief warden Randy Stark’s 16-page report on deer hunting violations linked to baiting and feeding gave that ball a push. Now, …
December 28, 2006
By Tim Eisele Correspondent Stevens Point, Wis. — The DNR will increase the number of spring turkey hunting permits for the 2007 hunt to 206,415. The DNR issued 201,207 permits for the 2006 hunt. Last spring, the DNR issued 160,952 permits via the drawing and then sold 39,917 permits over the counter. At the end
By Kevin Naze Correspondent Park Falls, Wis. — A state wolf expert believes a record nine wolves shot during the gun deer season may be just a percentage of what is being illegally killed in northern Wisconsin. Adrian Wydeven, of the DNR, said four of the nine wolves killed wore radio collars. Three other signals
BIG SIX LAKE MILLE LACS East – The Three Mile Gravel and Sloppy Joe’s remain the best options for walleyes in 19 to 22 feet of water. There is a short window of activity each evening in shallower water. The best perch reports are coming off Big Point in 14 feet and on the shallow
By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Cleveland, Ohio — Responding to a variety of criticism over a plan to practice firing new artillery over portions of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard last week withdrew the plan, and promised to work with fishing, environmental, and other groups to develop something more satisfying to the public.
ASHLAND AREA A few guys are poking around on some inland lakes on 3-5 inches of ice, but conditions were not good last week. Guys were taking boats out on Chequamegon Bay last week, and they’re doing very well on splake and browns. One guy caught an 8-pound whitefish last week. There are a few
Staff report Albany — A series of informational meetings on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) will be held across the state next month, DEC officials have announced. The sessions will be used to provide anglers, live bait dealers and others with information on VHS as well as the federal and state regulations established in response to