Wisconsin – Dean Bortz

Some good news, and some other news

Want some good news? I know I sure could stand a little bit of good news, so let’s assume you’d like the same. and we’ll begin with ice fishing and ice conditions. We’re now seeing some very good ice conditions across most of northern Wisconsin, including the areas of western Oneida and Vilas counties that I see on a daily…

Stewardship land access rule hearing set

The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on the Stewardship Fund land access rule on Wednesday, March 24 at 10 AM in 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol. The rule is referred to, or is named, Clearinghouse Rule 09-077, and is described, for the purposes of this hearing, as “Relating to ensuring that lands…

State Roundup – May 29th, 2009

HEY, GOT KIDS WHO WANT TO FISH? Three Wisconsin boat dealers, along with folks from the Angler and Young Angler Tournaments (AYA), want to get kids away from the TV, video games, or the computer and onto the water this summer. With that goal in mind, the dealers and AYA have organized three one-day tournaments this June – June 14…

State Roundup – April 15, 2009

THE SPOONER COUGAR apparently did not care for its Wisconsin reception. Neither the cat nor any sign of it has been seen since the day it was last seen on March 5. Should the opportunity present itself, wildlife crews would like to get a collar on it. “We would like to learn more about this animal, including localized and long-distance…

Wisconsin Round Up – March 13, 2009

CORRESPONDENT KEVIN NAZE did some checking on that Oconto County turkey case last week, but charges had not been filed as of Feb. 25, according to Oconto County D.A. Jay Conley. He told Naze that he expected criminal charges to be filed this week in the poisoning deaths of about 200 turkeys in north-central Oconto County earlier this winter. “It all came…