Wisconsin Outdoor News

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – July 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 9: Iowa county Chapter #227 DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Joe Phillipps, 608-574-3317. Aug….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team Warden Tim Ebert, of Minocqua, contacted a person in June along the shoreline of Trout Lake placing a box in his vehicle. Ebert found that the person was in possession of marijuana plants and had been planting them along the shoreline. The person was arrested. Warden Ebert responded to a complaint on Boom Lake of young…

Day of free food, music and tours aimed at celebrating outdoor community in Wisconsin

During the last two years, since moving its world headquarters from Middleton to Barneveld in Iowa County, Vortex Optics has held a free block party for anyone who wants to attend. Three of the company’s main product lines are binoculars, rifle scopes and rangefinders. Because the Vortex Optics headquarters here is not set up as a retail outlet, this celebration…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – July 12, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 9: Iowa county Chapter #227 DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Joe Phillipps, 608-574-3317. Aug….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL TEAM Sauk County Team Warden Michael Williams, of Sauk County, participated in several outdoor educational events throughout the county in May. Wardens Williams and Royce attended Outdoor Safety Days at the Sauk County fairgrounds where they presented ATV safety talks to students from area schools. In addition, wardens Williams and Rich Maki attended Youth Conservation Days at Devil’s Lake…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Wardens Phil Brown, of Ino, and Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, contacted a couple in May about feeding bears. The two individuals believe they are helping the bear by feeding them illegally. One individual has been warned once and cited twice for illegal feeding of wildlife and has not stopped. Enforcement action was taken, along with attempting…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – June 28, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 15: North Central WI Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center, Weston. For more info call Craig,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – June 14, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  June 23: Green Wings DU Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Berlin Conservation Club. For more info call Nancy Gleisner, 262-939-0950. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Aug. 15: North…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

AMERY AREA Panfish reports have improved on the shorelines of Big Round, Balsam, Wapogasset, and Magner lakes. Minnows or leeches are producing walleyes on the 10- to 12-foot weed edges of Magner, Wapogasset, Balsam, and Lower Turtle Lake. Suckers have been turning muskies below the dam on the Apple River, and bass are active in shallow water on most lakes….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Peshtigo Team Warden Jacob Cross, of Shawano, completed a joint investigation in April with the Iowa DNR on a license fraud case related to deer hunting. Working with Iowa game wardens, Cross took enforcement action, including seizure of a large 9-point buck that had been shot illegally in Iowa. Warden Clark Delzer, of Shawano, contacted a fisherman in…

Listen to nature’s sounds and decipher the meanings

These prairie flowers, shooting stars, release pollen from a bumblebee buzzing. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Most animal sounds, usually called vocalizations and regardless of origin, carry meanings. Sometimes they are calls to others of their kind, attracting mates, sounding alarms, finding food, and in some cases acquiring food. Insects are common pollinators, which are attracted to a plant offering something including…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Warden Phil Brown, of Iron River, received a complaint in April from the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher of an individual who trespassed and shot a turkey from the road. Through an investigation and evidence at the scene, Brown located the responsible individual who illegally baited turkey and shot across the road at a turkey on…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – May 31, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  June 23: Green Wings DU Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Berlin Conservation Club. For more info call Nancy Gleisner, 262-939-0950. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. July 27: Lake Eau Claire Assoc. Banquet, 10 a.m., Hickory Hills golf Course. For more info call Lori Bechtel, 612-991-8331. Season Dates June…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee County, assisted with the emergency response to the flooding in March that occurred in northern Manitowoc County involving concerns with an ice jam and the Shoto dam. Several wardens assisted during this event with preparedness to operate boats for water rescues. Warden Moore received a call about an owl that…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

ASHLAND AREA The sun was shining on Chequamegon Bay May 4 – which did a lot for peoples’ attitudes – and until the wind picked up, fishing was excellent. Trolling remains outstanding for cohos, brown trout, and splake from Long Island out toward the islands. Most trollers are flat-lining crankbaits in shallower water (40 feet) or following the mudlines. Anglers…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – May 17, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers  May 11: Bayfield County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m. Iron River Community Center, Iron River. For more info call Jim Klobucher, 715-292-4403. July 27: Wisconsin Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 9-4 p.m., Community Center, Mountain. For more info call Steven O’Mary, 715-927-0204. Aug. 15: North Central WI Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center, Weston. For more info call…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team  Warden Joshua Loining, of Rice Lake, received a complaint in March of snowmobiles running a stop sign near Rice Lake where the snowmobile trail crosses a bridge. The stop signs were partially covered and barely visible. Loining cleared the stop signs to the best of his ability and contacted 15 snowmobilers who missed the stop sign…