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February 5, 2024

Nature Smart: Moose in Yellowstone

It was one of those dark and cloudy winter days in Yellowstone National Park where the clouds are so heavy and low, you feel like you can reach up and touch the cloudy sky.
I had just an hour before sunset, although in the overcast conditions it was hard to tell the difference between day and night.

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Backyard and Beyond: ‘Wondrous Things’ from winter

Carla Randecker titled her amazing photo of a wintry sky, “The wondrous things you can see if you pay attention.”
While such a combination of sun halo and “sun dogs” isn’t rare, all the meteorological conditions – ice crystal shape, orientation and clarity – must be aligned to create this effect. Such sights often come before a storm, but Randecker said that didn’t happen this time, just high winds. She always carries her smartphone because she never knows what she might see while, in this case, feeding her chickens.

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Star Watch: The Gemini Twins are bright and relatively easy to find

For those brave souls willing to venture out on clear, cold winter nights, there are some great star-gazing opportunities.
Some of my favorites, maybe because they’re easy to find, are the constellation Orion and the stars and constellations that surround it.

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Moose, Island lakes in Iron County, Wis., a great place to ‘get lost’

An adventurous angler would have to be mighty intentional about finding two of Iron County’s most secluded lakes, Moose and Island. They are so far back in the sticks it’s highly unlikely anyone would run into those lakes by accident. The good news is this – the intentional angler’s intent would be rewarded with some decent fishing across the board, from panfish to muskies.

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Wisconsin’s Sporting Heritage Council languishing… for now

What’s happened to the Sporting Heritage Council?
The council was created in 2011 to give advice to the governor, legislature, and Natural Resources Board on hunting, fishing, and trapping issues. It also is supposed to focus on recruitment and retention of these participants, and increase access to outdoor opportunities. The council used to meet several times a year, but the last meeting was held Oct. 18, 2023.

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Wisconsin Mixed Bag: Legislators seek to suspend antlerless deer hunting in northern part of state

A group of Republican lawmakers has introduced a bill that would prohibit hunters from killing antlerless deer in northern Wisconsin for four years in an attempt to preserve female deer and grow the region’s herd.

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