Fishing en NRB Approves Buck-Only Hunts, Expands Trolling <p>Deer hunting season will be buck-only this fall for many northern counties. &nbsp;</p><p>The state Natural Resources Board has approved DNR staff recommendations for a zero quota antlerless deer hunt in 19 counties and four tribal reservations.&nbsp; State officials say the restrictions are necessary to let population levels in the northern forest recover…after a harsh winter took its toll on the deer herd.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:47:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18977 at NRB Approves Buck-Only Hunts, Expands Trolling Muskie Season Set to Open <p>Musky season opens tomorrow. State officials are predicting a normal opener, despite the late spring.&nbsp;</p><p>Tim Simonson from the DNR Bureau of Fisheries Management says spawning for muskies has generally already happened.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“Yeah one of the reason that we open the season later in May is to allow the fish to spawn.&nbsp; Usually about 50-55 degrees water temperature, they’re peaking.”&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 22:54:19 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18791 at Muskie Season Set to Open Northwoods Fishing Season Off to Slow Start <p>Heading into the second weekend of fishing season, conditions look slightly more favorable than they did for the opener.</p><p>Mel’s Trading Post Owner Mitch Mode says more and more lakes are opening up. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Well things are looking better, we’ve had some warm weather this week, we’ve had some rain.&nbsp; Rain certainly helps break up the ice.&nbsp; Warm weather starts to drive the water temperature up, and everything comes around water temperature.”</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:21:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18105 at Northwoods Fishing Season Off to Slow Start Beware the Perils of Thin Ice <p>Intrepid ice fishermen are already hitting the frozen lakes.&nbsp; But unstable conditions can make it dangerous.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Antigo </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Recreational safety warden Jeff </span>Dauterman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says ice thickness can vary even within the same lake…and visual checks are not reliable.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:35:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11477 at Beware the Perils of Thin Ice DNR Wants Your Thoughts on Walleye <p>The DNR is looking for public input on walleye stocking. &nbsp;State officials are holding a meeting in Rhinelander next week. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s one of a series of meetings where the DNR is hoping for feedback on its walleye management goals.&nbsp; Steve Hewett&nbsp;from the DNR&rsquo;s fisheries program says it&rsquo;s also a chance to talk with the public about which lakes are stocked and why.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8913 at DNR Wants Your Thoughts on Walleye