Monday, June 5th, 2023
Monday, June 5th, 2023

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Greg Seubert

Sturgeon make annual splash along Wisconsin’s Wolf River

The Wolf River walleyes had to wait a little bit this spring.
Doug Peterman and Doug Schramm drove two hours from their Sheboygan County homes in mid-April to take advantage of the Wolf River’s walleye run. They found an open dock on the river a few miles west of New London and settled in for a few hours of fishing.
That didn’t last long, as several lake sturgeon – some of them more than 6 feet long – swam under the dock. Peterman and Schramm set their fishing rods down and peered into the river as the sturgeon continued upstream on their annual spawning run.

Trout brings anglers to northeastern Wisconsin

The kids showed up in northeastern Wisconsin and the area’s streams and trout cooperated.
Several families headed to Fireman’s Park in the northern Oconto County community of Mountain May 6 for the first day of Wisconsin’s inland fishing season.
While others headed to their favorite trout stream or launched their boat in a lake in search of walleyes, the park’s small pond off Hwy. 32 also received its share of anglers.

Ample CWD chatter at Wisconsin’s Waupaca County meeting

It wasn’t an action item on the agenda, but chronic wasting disease (CWD) generated plenty of discussion May 2 at Waupaca County’s Deer Advisory Council meeting in Manawa.
The council met to recommend deer management goals for the county’s 2023 hunting seasons to the DNR. The council’s recommendations include setting an antlerless quota of 8,550 deer, offering three Farmland Zone permits per license, making 2,500 private land and 500 public land bonus antlerless permits available, and holding a holiday hunt, which will run Dec. 24 until Jan. 1, 2024.

One Waupaca County, Wis. poaching suspect pleads not guilty to 51 charges

One of two men facing charges in a Waupaca County, Wis. deer poaching case has pleaded not guilty to 51 felony and misdemeanor counts, and has a trial tentatively scheduled for August.
Meanwhile, the other suspect doesn’t have an attorney, has yet to enter pleas on 51 misdemeanor counts and won’t appear in court again until early June.

Top muskie anglers share their knowledge during Wisconsin event in Stevens Point

He didn’t know it then, but one fish changed Josh Teigen’s life.
That fish? A 42-inch muskie he caught as a 7-year-old while fishing with his dad near his home in Bayfield County, Wis.
Teigen, now a fishing guide, turned up at Stevens Point’s Fleet Farm April 20 as part of the store’s Musky Days.
“We were fishing on the Pike Lake Chain, which is where I grew up in Iron River,” he said. “I caught the 42-incher on a Suick. I remember that fish T-boning it right by the boat. That’s what got me hooked.”

CWD anchors discussion at Waupaca open house in Wisconsin

A response plan that includes more testing is in place now that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has turned up twice in Waupaca County’s wild white-tailed deer herd.

The fatal, infectious nervous system disease that kills deer, moose, elk, and reindeer turned out to be a major discussion topic April 3 during the county’s first spring hearing open house at Waupaca High School.

Defendants in Wisconsin’s Waupaca County deer poaching case delay appearances

Two men facing more than 100 felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a deer poaching case in Waupaca County appeared in court electronically to ask that their initial appearances be delayed.
Eric A. Feavel, 40, of Menasha, and former Appleton resident Travis J. Vander Heiden, 37, now of Pampa, Texas, were scheduled to make their initial appearance on the charges April 11 in Waupaca County Circuit Court in Waupaca.

Turning decoys into works of art

Bill Koelpin, Jr., didn’t have to look hard to find a little artistic inspiration. All he had to do was ask his father, Bill Sr.
“My father was a world-champion carver, painter, and bronze sculptor,” Koelpin said while standing next to his artwork at the Wisconsin Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, held March 10-11 in Oshkosh. “He started as a duck carver, then he went into painting, and he’s well-known for his prints.”

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