Lake Marion saga appears headed toward conclusion

(Facebook/Lake Marion Project)MAZOMANIE, Wis. — Jim Craney has a panoramic view of Lake Marion from the hillside home he built in 1969. Craney, who spent 38 years in facilities management with UW-Madison and grew up in Mazomanie, can watch the sun rise and bicyclists pedal below on Highway KP and the adjacent half-mile paved trail that opened in 2016 and…

Monarch migration stronghold turns 105

Located in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this essential stopover habitat for birds and other migratory species consists of five islands and is framed by two states — Wisconsin and Michigan.

Ice conditions blamed for Wisconsin fisherman’s death

TOWN OF LINN, Wis. — Officials say dangerous ice conditions on Geneva Lake are to blame for the death of an ice fisherman. Town of Linn police say Michael Zielinski had gone out on the ice around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His wife called police when she couldn’t reach him by cellphone later in the day. Police deployed its drone and Zielinski’s…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Jan. 13, 2017

District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, contacted a muskie angler in November who observed some ducks on Big Sand Lake and discharged his firearm from open water – and 50 yards from shore. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Price received a complaint in November that a hunter was observed standing over a deer while wearing…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 13, 2017

Banquet/Fundraiser Jan. 18, 2017: Lower Wisconsin River WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dorf Haus Supper Club, Sauk City. For more info call Gene Hausner, 608-588-7780. Jan. 21, 2017: Wisconsin West WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Jan. 27, 2017: Lake Koshkonong/Rock Valley WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Janesville….