Larry Polenske

Wisconsin city to hire sharpshooters in bid to control growing deer herd

West Bend, Wis. — The city of West Bend will hire sharpshooters in an attempt to control a growing deer herd in the city. On Sept. 10, the city council approved a recommendation from the West Bend Deer Management Committee to contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Wildlife Services (APHIS-WS) to kill a…

Wisconsin Fishing Expo to have a quiet side, too

Madison — The Midwest’s largest consumer fishing show will have a quiet side this year with an entire wing of the Wisconsin Fishing Expo at the Alliant Energy Expo Hall in Madison dedicated to kayaks and other silent watercraft. The expo runs Feb. 23-25. Jeff Bast and Dan Durbin, of Slinger, now run the expo. This is their third year…