Dave Carlson

Wisconsin lake project clears hurdles, raises questions

Chippewa Falls, Wis. — For all the publicity it has generated – good and bad – over the past decade, a still-developing and very expensive private lake project in the heart of the Chippewa County Forest for the most part remains an act behind the curtain. That’s partially because its developer, business entrepreneur and philanthropist landowner Leland Christenson, of Strum,…

Mississippi River is becoming go-to perch destination for Minnesota anglers

Alma, Wis. — From late-winter into early spring, thousands of Midwest ice anglers seeking jumbo yellow perch have traditionally traveled to lakes of northern Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the big bays of the Great Lakes. Pssst. That kind of traveling may no longer be necessary. While those hotspots still produce impressive catches of perch, traditions can – and…

In Wisconsin, Pheasants Forever recruiting millennials to conservation

Green Lake, Wis. — Today’s so-called “millennials,” while not typically joiners, are being targeted by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever leaders to bolster the group’s conservation goals impacting wildlife and other natural resources. Millennials, roughly 80 million persons in the country ages 19 to 35, would provide fresh new faces at a time when aging hunter/angler/trapper numbers are declining –…