The dog days of August are upon us and there was some great walleye fishing this past week.
August 8, 2023
The bad news was that only one of Jody White’s spots produced.
The good news was that spot yielded a three-day total of 71 pounds, 15 ounces that won him the Bassmaster Open at St. Lawrence River.
“I wish I had more spots that produced,” he said. “I wish I did something cool. I wish I dodged and weaved. But I had one spot and it worked.”
Deer hunters looking to put some meat in the freezer this fall will want to circle Monday, Aug. 14, on the calendar. That’s the day the DNR will begin releasing bonus antlerless “tags,” which the agency is now calling harvest authorizations.
I’ll stick with tags for the purpose of relaying information to readers – it just takes less time to type it out. All bonus tags are available over-the-counter, so to speak, since most of those tags will be sold online through the DNR’s Go Wild licensing system, but they also are available at retail license locations.
A warrant has been issued for one of two suspects charged in a Waupaca County deer poaching case.
Travis J. Vander Heiden, 37, now of Pampa, Texas, had an adjourned initial appearance scheduled for July 25 in front of Waupaca County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Huber, but Vander Heiden failed to show up in person or by phone.
The seventh annual Gordon MacQuarrie Pilgrimage, a chance to relive the tales of “The Old Duck Hunters Association, Inc.,” is slated for Aug. 25-26, in and around the Barnes area of northwestern Wisconsin.
“The trailer tires are low on pressure, and we do not have an air compressor. You can run to Fleet Farm and air them up on your way out.”
I do not remember whether it was Kendal Kolpien or Mike Boldt, at Schmidt Boat Lifts and Docks, who said this to my daughter, Shannon Honl, and me as we were picking up the three kayaks and two trailers that we purchased from them in mid-March. The reason that I do not remember who said what is because my mind began to reel with panic as these words were uttered.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Warden Phil Brown, of Bayfield County, while on patrol noticed something a bit out of the ordinary in the passenger seat of a vehicle.
The odd passenger clearly was not belted in, but then it didn’t have to be. This passenger was one of several small spruce trees that had been pulled from the Brule River State Forest where Brown was patrolling at the time.