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December 13, 2007

Boulder Junction Area

Most of the lakes are ice-covered and fishing had been pretty good, but a heavy snowfall started to produce some slush in spots as of late last week. A cold spell that was forecast should freeze down the slush. In the meantime, anglers found good walleye and northern pike action, along with a few bluegills

Madison Area

Ice was starting to form in quite a few areas last week. Cherokee Marsh had 3 to 4 inches of ice as of last week, with fishermen catching quite a few panfish. Lake Waubesa had ice on the north end of the lake, with fishermen venturing out a short distance. Lake Kegonsa had ice at

State Roundup

Dean Bortz Wisconsin Editor ONCE AGAIN, OUR YOUNG hunters, anglers, and trappers challenged the judges as they selected winners in the annual Wisconsin Outdoor News Youth Writing Contest. The winning entries can be found on pages 25-27 in this issue. Junior and senior division entrants submitted more than 110 entries this year. Everyone at Wisconsin

Chippewa Falls Area

There was some ice on small lakes and bays in the area, but the big lakes were still open as of last week. In some places there is snow on an inch or two of ice, so anglers have to be very careful. Some guys were still fishing open water on the Chippewa and Eau

Green Bay/Appleton Area

Panfishing has been pretty good on area lakes, including Shawano Lake for walleyes and bluegills and the Oconto breakwater for perch. At Oconto Falls, anglers are catching panfish and northern pike. The Machickanee Flowage is offering up some decent panfish action. Most of the lakes are ice covered and can be walked on, but use

Locked bucks saved from watery peril

Richfield, Wis. – A group of Washington County DNR employees saved two trophy bucks from a watery death on Friday, Nov. 16, the day before the gun deer season began. DNR Conservation Warden Bob Lee received a call at 8 a.m. on Nov. 16 from a resident who found two big bucks with locked antlers

October Zone T in ’08: still unknown

Madison – The biggest question among hunters following the nine-day gun deer season is whether or not the ratio of antlerless to antlered deer killed in 2006 and 2007 is high enough to prevent the return of Zone T antlerless deer seasons in October of 2008. The answer is still unknown. That’s the word from

Would dedicated funding lead to better deer management?

I must admit to being somewhat mystified by Editor Rob Drieslein‘s column last week about using real-time monitors to locate deer. Although I’m a techno-dinosaur (and just fine, thank you), it wasn’t the technology of trail cameras or similar gadgets that tripped me up. If you want to be a wildlife voyeur, that’s fine by

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