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Turn journaling into phenology

Morel mushrooms begin appearing about when upland sandpipers return from Argentina. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Morel mushrooms appear when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear, someone once proclaimed. That was an old adage using phenology to correlate one event with another.  Even though this adage is no longer as accurate as it may have been, it points out…

Trolling tips for Green Bay walleyes [video]

Jarod Higginbotham, of Yakima Baits, shares some trolling tips for walleyes on Day 2 of a Green Bay fishing trip. Action on Day 2 was steady because of some of the changes Higginbotham made on the trolling rigs. We caught a few catfish, walleyes and sheepshead throughout the day. Then suddenly, during our last 10 minutes of fishing, we boated…

Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated

Hunters will see several changes in the state’s 2018 Canada goose season. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone. A Canada goose season in…

Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter for the 2018 annual award

Would an ethical hunter shoot this turkey even though the season had opened a few minutes earlier? Is it a gobbler?A four-member committee just finished selecting the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin DNR Ethical Hunter Award. Next month, the presentation will be made at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, where the company moved recently from Middleton. Vortex Optics…