Saturday is opening day of Wisconsin’s annual gun deer season. For many families the hunt is about much more than taking a deer - it’s a time of family bonding, camaraderie and tradition. In today’s History Afield, Writer Bob Willging has the story of a famous World War II combat pilot, who made deer hunting with his family a priority while home on leave in 1943.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is again taking comments on whether to add the northern long-eared bat to the endangered species list. Some groups are questioning estimates of the bat’s fragility.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says populations of the northern long-eared bat are dropping precipitously due to the deadly fungal disease white nose syndrome. It’s wiped out millions of bats in the eastern U.S. and was found to have spread to Wisconsin earlier this year.
Northwoods business leaders are invited to a meeting in Rhinelander to talk about cutting through government red tape.
The Governor's Northern Summit is set for Minocqua on December 4 and 5. All the cabinet secretaries and staff, along with Governor Walker will be on hand to talk about what they are working on to spur economic development.
Two days prior to that event, a meeting is set at the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Dana DeMet...
An event that has been around for nearly half a century returns to the streets of downtown Tomahawk on Friday.
Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett attended the Annual Venison Feed when she worked for the TV show Discover Wisconsin....
"....the Tomahawk Venison Feed is a blast. I got to film it years ago. They serve about 1800 venison burgers, free...they encourage donations of course...people come out in bright orange, and crazy hats with antlers. It's just a fun party in the streets of downtown Tomahawk.."
Many people gather firewood from fallen or dead trees on their own lands or from national forest or state-owned property. In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz says in some cases, managers may choose to leave those trees alone for the benefit of wildlife.
Northland Pines School District has a new vacation this school year. Students and teachers will have the whole week off at Thanksgiving for deer season.
Last year, nearly 200 students in the Northland Pines middle school and high school were absent from school on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, many of them to take part in the 9-day deer hunting season. That’s nearly 15% of the district student body. This year, the Northland Pines School District responded by adjusting its vacation schedule accordingly. As superintendent Dr. Mike Richie explains,