Sunday, October 1st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

May 2, 2023

A life of fishing and teaching: Bob Kerans is the 2023 Illinois Outdoor News Person of the Year

You walk into the special room at Bob Kerans’ Decatur, Ill. home and you instantly recognize where those little “fishing kits” he creates and hands out to perspective fishermen are crafted and commingled.
The tools for assembling lures and flies are stationed and organized appropriately. Photographs, trophies, and mounted fish from adventures-past line the walls and fill the spaces – each piece a sort of inspiration for a man whose goal is no longer spending time on the water himself, but instead encouraging others to embrace rods, reels, hooks and, most importantly of all, time in the outdoors.

Former DNR biologist explains air rifle deer hunting concept to Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Keith Warnke, a former DNR biologist, represented the Air Gun Sporting Association at the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) annual meeting on large-bore air rifles and their potential use in deer hunting.
Warnke went to a meeting after retiring from the DNR and happened to meet up with an acquaintance who runs the Air Gun Sporting Association. That group is looking to get a law passed to allow the use of large-bore air rifles in deer hunting in Wisconsin. Warnke was asked to help with this statute change. Wisconsin allows the use of air guns for hunting for small game.

Exploring Manitowoc County’s Collins Marsh in Wisconsin

“What kind of swans do we have?” I asked of a woman who was scanning Collins Marsh with her binoculars.
I have no idea what prompted me to go up to a total stranger and ask this question. I was attending the Northeast Wisconsin Dog Show Classic in Manitowoc in support of my friend, Janice Wavra, who was there showing her wire fox terrier, Snooty. I took my Airedale, Major, along for the ride.

Wisconsin DNR releases 3,500 public comments on wolf plan

Wisconsin wildlife officials recently released thousands of public comments on a new wolf management plan, some calling for the restoration of a statewide population limit and others urging a total hunting ban.
The comments broadly reflected all sides of the long-running debate over how to best handle the growing number of wolves in Wisconsin. DNR estimates released in September put the statewide population at more than 1,000 animals.

On the Trail with Dean Bortz: Turkey hunting and all that other jazz

Hang on tight. We’re going to end up out in the weeds for a little bit this week. This one’s going to be less about turkey hunting and more about what a person might do when the Wisconsin weather takes the vinegar out of the hunter.

This is the first year in a long time where I did not kill a turkey in Zone 7 during the first season, where I mostly hunt in Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Ashland, and Price counties.

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