No Antlerless Deer Hunting for Archers in the U.P.

Jun 16, 2015
Warren Lynn

Archers will not be allowed to take antlerless deer in the U.P. with their buck tags this fall. That’s due to a new decision by the Michigan DNR, designed to boost a deer population cut down by three harsh winters in a row. The DNR has already closed all antlerless hunting on public land. Only three private deer management units are open to antlerless hunting.  DNR spokesperson Ashley Autenrieth says this is the last step they can take to prevent these deer from being harvested. The DNR estimates 4000 – 6000 deer stand to be saved by these measures.

Trees for Tomorrow Honors CCC

Jun 15, 2015

An Eagle River school became the 64th site in the nation to house a Civilian Conservation Corps worker statue. The outdoor education school Trees for Tomorrow unveiled the 500 pound bronze statue at a ceremony yesterday. The statue is of a CCC boy with his work gear around him, looking out over the campus, most of which was built by the CCC. Trees for Tomorrow Operations Manager Cheryl Todea says they installed the statue to honor those veterans and teach their visitors.

Tomahawk Police to Carry Naloxone

Jun 15, 2015

Tomahawk is joining the ranks of Madison and New York Police Departments in an effort to prevent heroin overdose deaths. Tomahawk police will carry EVZIO auto-injectors, which are pre-filled with the single-use doses of the drug Naloxone and function much like EpiPens. Naloxone temporarily blocks the effects of opioids like heroine and oxycodone so the recipient can breathe more regularly.


DNR Wardens are heightening their presence on the Minocqua-Tomahawk chain of lakes this summer to enforce catch-and-release rules for walleye newly in place this year.  

As DNR Warden Dave Walz explains, a collaborative plan with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission calls for extra monitoring to ensure no fish are taken.  

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Room tax receipts were up ten percent in the Rhinelander area in the first quarter of this year.

Chamber Director Dana DeMet says that’s a significant increase from last year.

“That would indicate a really strong showing over the winter months, he says. "Plus you compare that, the 2014 winter was one of the biggest on record.  So even though we had more snow, colder temperatures in 2014, 2015 actually shaped up to be a better winter in terms of tourism numbers.”

A Lac du Flambeau native is teaching a workshop at Bayfield’s Big Top Chautauqua, as part of a series of workshops focusing on traditional Native American skills.

Lake Superior’s Big Top Chautauqua is making an effort to provide more Native American cultural programming, accessible to more people.  

Acclaimed musician and Lac du Flambeau tribal member Darren Thompson says he’s looking forward to offering a flute workshop later this month.  

A Wisconsin woman was named one of 30 Finalists for the 2015-2016 White House Fellowship. Dr. Luxme  Hariharan is a pediatric cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and international health fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Eye Institute. Dr. Hariharan is a UW-Madison Alumn. She’s focused her career on treating children’s vision problems, including developing childhood-blindness prevention and screening programs.

While the rising cost of eggs nationwide has some cutting back, there will be no shortage at Lincoln County’s annual Dairy Breakfast Sunday. Egg prices have skyrocketed across the Midwest due to the Avian Flu. The breakfast staple was taken off the menu for Dane County’s dairy breakfast last Saturday due to supply and cost.

What do you think of when you hear these words: “school lunch.” Can you picture the tray, the milk carton? Whatever your opinion of school cafeteria food, it provide important nutrition for school children, especially those whose homes are food-insecure. Now school is out. WXPR’s Emily Bright looked at what the end of school lunch means for them.

It’s the last week of school at Northland Pines, and Tina Labeau is offering elementary schoolers a choice of fruit and vegetables to go with their twisted chicken alfredo lunches.

National Get Outdoors Day

Jun 13, 2015
Warren Lynn

National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be waving its fees in most day use areas. Public affairs officer for the Chequamagon-Nicolet National Forest Hillary Markin says it’s a perfect day to explore outside. "You can find some new places maybe you haven’t been," says Markin. "Looking for a new hiking trail to go explore or a new boat ramp to launch on or a new lake to go fish? check out our website to find a place for you to go out and play this weekend."