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Wisconsin Sports Shows / 2018 WI Sport Show - Eau Claire
« Last post by mudbrook on October 16, 2017, 12:08:58 PM »
Join us March 16-18 for the 2018 Wisconsin Sport Show!
Presented by the Eau Claire Leader Telegram
Chippewa Valley Expo Center



5150 Menard Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Event Hours

3 PM to 8 PM Friday
9 AM to 6 PM Saturday
9 AM to 4PM Sunday

Admission
$7 in advance or $9 at the door. Advanced tickets will be available January 15th, 2018 here on the site.

Special Admission Offers
Freedom Friday!
All active and retired military receive their individual admission for just $5! Friday only from 3 PM to 8 PM.
Senior Sunday!
All individuals 62 years of age and older receive their individual admission for just $5! Sunday only from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Proof of age and military status may be requested.


This year's event will feature exhibitors, demonstrations, presentations and special guests.
Sport Show participating organizations will include:

Fishing! Charters, Equipment, Retail, Demonstrations and Presentations
Canadian and North American Lodges
Hunting Displays, Presentations, and Outfitters
Fishing Seminars presented by Scheels
Boats and Pontoons
ATVs, Motorcycles, RVs and other recreational vehicles
Docks and Lifts
Hunting Dog Demonstrations
Many retail opportunities
Live chainsaw carving demonstrations and sales
Conservation and Wildlife Organizations
Free Parking
Fun for the whole family!
http://www.wisportshow.com/


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Wisconsin Fishing / Minocqua area fishing report
« Last post by mudbrook on October 16, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
Minocqua Area Fishing Report

   Some real fall weather reached the Northwoods!  Cold nights, some wind, rain, as a result – some falling water temps.
 
Musky:  Good-Very Good – Not a great season for numbers, but some very nice fish.  While suckers have accounted for the majority of fish, artificials, especially jointed cranks (48”) and 8” twitch (45”) have popped some nice fish.
 
Walleye:  Good-Fair – One day good, next day UGGHH!!  Daily changing weather seems to be changing the bite.  Base of drop offs best using 1/8-3/8 oz jigs to vertically present large fatheads to medium chubs and suckers.  Depths of 22-35’ best.
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good-Very Good – Start by working gravel bases drop-shotting 3” Gulp Alive Minnows, as well as, 4” chubs and suckers.  On some wind swept shores anglers finding Smallies as shallow as 3-6’ using large Colorado Bladed spinnerbaits.
 
Northern Pike:  Good – Some above average sized Pike on large spinnerbaits and medium sized twitchbaits meant for Musky along 8-12’ weed beds.
 
Crappie:  Good – Showing up deep near sunken wood in 18-26’.  Medium fatheads working over wood piles/roots best.
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Best on subtle plastic presentations.
 
Yellow Perch:  Fair
 
Bluegill:  Fair

 
Water temps fell into the low 50’s on many lakes.  A few reports of turn-over on lakes north of the Lakeland Area.  Unfortunately, the forecast for this week calls for temps to hit upper 60’s –to low 70’s – this will put a temporary halt to the cool down,but the new moon period should help the bite.
 


Kurt Justice
Kurt’s Island Sport Shop
www.kurtsislandsports.com

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Post your Whitetail Pictures HERE / Carter John Benson First Deer
« Last post by mudbrook on October 11, 2017, 11:22:05 AM »
My Grandson 10 year old Carter harvested his first Deer this last weekend, how proud we are of him. It just doesn't seem possible that he is old enough to take a deer this year, but he did it in grand style. He shot a very nice doe on Sat. evening and an 8 point Buck Sun. Great job Carter!









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General Hunting Dog topics / Hunting Dog Killed in Burnett County
« Last post by mudbrook on October 10, 2017, 12:11:22 PM »
Hunting Dog Killed in Burnett County



Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Bluetick hound on 10/01/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to help reduce conflicts.

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Trail Reports and ATV News / Burnett County Forest & Parks
« Last post by mudbrook on September 27, 2017, 11:17:09 AM »
Fall riding season begins tomorrow, Sept. 16

From September 16 - November 30 of each year the Burnett County Forest Woods Trails & County Forest Roads are open for ATV/UTV use.  What this means is that you can ride your registered ATV/UTV on any woods trail, snowmobile trail, and ATV trail that is located on County Forest Lands, as long as it is not bermed, gated, or signed as closed and is at least eight feet wide.  (A good rule of thumb is that if you can drive your truck down the trail, then you take your ATV/UTV down it.)  NO off trail use is allowed and operation on private lands is illegal unless you have permission from the private landowner.

It is VERY important to note that all of these trails are currently multi-use trails.  This means that any street legal, licensed vehicle can use these trails during this time, (cars and trucks for example). It's also important to note that these trails are no longer being maintained during this time of year.  For these reasons we call the State-Funded Summer Use ATV Trail System closed, even though you can still ride the majority of these same trails because they are located on County Forest Lands and township roads that currently allow for the use of ATV/UTVs during this time of year. 

Some township ordinances allow for ATV/UTV use of the town roads and others do NOT allow it.  It is the rider’s responsibility to contact the township in which you plan to ride in and get the current rules pertaining to ATVs/UTVs and the town roads.  Please contact the individual townships for their rules and regulations.

All ATVs and UTVs must display either a Wisconsin registration or an ATV trail pass to ride on our trails.  Only machines meeting the state definition of an ATV/UTV are allowed on these trails.  Please refer to the WI DNR website for these definitions.

Caution: Groomers and trail maintenance vehicles may be on the trails at any time.

It is your responsibility to know where you are and whose property you are on.  Please be careful, be respectful to other trail users, and ride safely.

Contact Information
If you need any maps, or if you need any other information, please contact Burnett County Tourism at 1-800-788-3164 or feel free to email them at Bctour@sirentel.net.

To contact Burnett County Forest & Parks, please visit their website at www.burnettcounty.com/trails
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Great Lakes Fishing / Green Bay Fishing Report:
« Last post by mudbrook on September 27, 2017, 11:15:19 AM »
Green Bay Fishing Report: September 26, 2017
Door Co.
A few smallmouth bass have been caught from the piers at Murphy Park, Egg Harbor and Ephraim but action seems to be slowing down. Bass fishermen getting out to the Strawberry Islands and Washington Island have been doing well when the wind permits. Casting the weeds in Fish Creek with crankbaits has been productive for Northern Pike. Chinook are just starting to move in for the fall run. Action in Baileys Harbor and Fish Creek as well as other area streams will pick up as we head into October.
Chaudoirs Dock – Anglers on the hunt for walleye weren’t doing so hot over the past week out of Chaudiors dock. About every other boat came back with a few fish for the cooler. While they were out they also caught a nice variety of other fish like, freshwater drum, catfish, white bass, white perch and few whitefish. No perch anglers were interviewed. During the week there were 5-7 trailers in the lot and 7-10 on the weekend
Sugar Creek - No angler’s observed
Rites Cove - No angler’s observed
Little Sturgeon Bay – During the week the mix was mostly walleye and perch anglers but with the uncharacteristically warm weather pleasure boaters and bass fishermen snuck out on the water. The walleye anglers didn’t do too well and only a few boats brought back any fish at all. Perch anglers on the other hand did alright. There were a few boats that came back empty but the majority of those out fishing for perch took home 7-15 fish. During the weekend bass anglers caught less than a handful of fish for half a day on the water. During the week there were 10-12 trailers in the lot and over 20 during the weekend.
Sawyer Harbor – Over the previous week there was a blend of anglers and pleasure boaters out on the water. A few went fishing for walleye and all but one came back with empty live wells. The Perch anglers on the other hand were surprisingly consistent with their catch. Most boats were harvesting over 15 fish and a few even hit their limit. Some fish were measured and had lengths from 8-11 inches. A few bass anglers were also interviewed and all of them averaged less than 10 fish for half a day out on the water. While out anglers also caught a few gobies as well as a few nice northern pike. The parking lot averaged around 8 trailers in it during the week and 15 during the weekend.
Brown/Kewaunee Co. - Bay side from Sturgeon Bay area south
Bayshore - Over this past week walleye fishing hasn’t been overwhelmingly successful but it has been consistent. Most boats were harvesting 2-5 fish for half a day worth of fishing and throwing back a couple fish that were short. They were also catching freshwater drum, white perch, and catfish. Yellow perch anglers were having trouble locating fish but when they did they were putting at least 10 per boat in the cooler. Most fish measured were 9-11 inches with a few that broke 13 in. Anglers using night crawlers were catching far more round goby’s than those that were using minnows. During the week the parking lot was about a third full and almost full on the weekend.
Suamico – Boat anglers were targeting walleye and musky with little luck. Anglers after musky reported not having any luck, while walleye anglers reported bringing in 2-4 fish per trip. Again, the warm weather over the weekend brought out more recreational boaters than anglers with around 45 trailers in the lot.
Longtail Lauches- no anglers or trailers
Metro launch – An average of 8 trailers were observed at the beginning of the week and nearly 60 trailers over the weekend with the warm weather. At the beginning few boat anglers reported targeting walleye and caught approximately 6 fish for a half day out. This weekends unseasonably hot weather brought out more recreational boaters than anglers, though the anglers which were out had fairly consistent luck as anglers earlier in the week.
Fox River Mouth – High trailer counts all week which ended up resulting in high number of interviews from pleasure boaters. With the nice weather we have had lately the public is getting on the water and enjoying the sun. As for anglers, walleye has been the main target with anglers launching from the mouth and running a couple miles north usually. Walleye angler have had a tough time finding decent numbers of walleyes and they are also struggling to keep the non-target fish off their lines, many times white perch or freshwater drum will hit their baits before a walleye has time. Shore anglers from the river mouth have still been doing good catching freshwater drum with the occasional channel catfish mixed in. The river’s water temperature is quite high right now with many anglers reporting 82-85 degree surface temperatures.
Fox River- Almost all of my interviews from the upper portion of the river came from pleasure boaters with most of the anglers targeting fish out in the bay right now. Fish species that have been caught by anglers in the upper portion have been, freshwater drum, and channel catfish.
Fox Point Launch – Few trailers observed, no interviews taken
Fairgrounds – Few trailers observed, no interviews taken.
Duck Creek - Few trailers observed, no interviews taken
Voyager Park – Few anglers observed, no interviews taken.
Red River - No anglers observed
Oconto Co.
Blue gill and crappie still top the list that fishermen are after below the Dam at Stiles on the Oconto River, live bait is working the best. Anglers floating the Oconto River report catching good numbers of small mouth using small crank baits and plastics. Walleye anglers fishing from the Pensaukee River mouth to Oconto Park II report having success in about 15 feet of water trolling with large cranks and crawler/harness. The perch bite has been decent at times with most fish being caught early morning using minnows or crawler chunks, staying mobile has been the rule. A few pink salmon and Kings have been observed below the Dam at Stiles.
Genoas Beach - Anglers reported targeting mostly musky with little luck. Some said they were saw one or two fish, but were unable to reel any in. Some (3-5) walleyes were also caught by a few anglers with freshwater drum, gobies, and white bass as well. The parking lot had much less trailers as normal, averaging around 10 throughout the week and weekend.
Marinette Co.
Anglers floating the Peshtigo River report catching goodly numbers of small mouth and pike casting cranks and plastics to structure and current breaks. Perch anglers are having some success fishing the lower part of the river using minnows and crawler chunks. A few salmon have been seen in the Peshtigo River. Perch anglers out of Little River are having success fishing in and around the weed beds using crawler chunks and minnows, lots of small fish being reported. Perch are also being caught at Red Arrow Beach using the same techniques. Some walleye and small mouth are being caught in the Menominee River mainly from Stephenson Island up to the Dam at Hattie Street. A variety of presentations are being used. King salmon have been observed jumping at the Hattie Street Dam.
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Great Lakes Fishing / Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report
« Last post by mudbrook on September 27, 2017, 11:13:45 AM »
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report

Milwaukee Fishing, Multi Species Action!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing Report 9/25/2017 Hello all thank you for reading my reports. Join us in Milwaukee! To get my fish reports and how to videos first go to http://www.jimhirt.com By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers. When I post you will get it fast!

How

The fishing was good last weekend. We are finding colder water and schools of baitfish in 30 to 100 feet of water The temp break was down 25 feet to 47 degrees. Chinook numbers were down this last weekend with some five to seven pound Lake Trout picking up the slack. Lakers were active on the bottom in 90 feet of water. Coho are still coming on flasher flies on the wire divers 3 set 130 feet on the line counter. Brown trout were solid on 2,3,4,5,6 and 8 color lead core on boards with regular size Vulcan spoons. The OL Sherbet color was best all season. Chins went for Vulcan spoons in blue/silver or green/silver. Downriggers on the bottom with size 0 dodgers and Spin n Glows are taking the Lakers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the lead cores for exciting Rainbows. I hope this helps.

Lake Trout action was a big part of our catch all week on magnum spoons 100 to 130 down or Spin n glows.

Brown Trout action was hot on small spoons on lead core.

Rainbow Trout were slow hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 40 feet.

Coho have slowed down most of them came 70 down on Magnum Reapers Fish N Chips spoons or flasher flies.

Where!

Bait fish are in 30 to 100 I fished anywhere inside of 100 feet in Whitefish Bay. Near shore action on McKinley pier has improved the black Chinooks and a few Browns being caught. Head northeast and set lines in 30 feet. Troll northeast have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing! Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at http://www.bluemaxcharters.com Copyright© 2017, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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General Hunting Dog topics / Hunting Dog Killed in Bayfield County
« Last post by mudbrook on September 27, 2017, 11:12:05 AM »
Hunting Dog Killed in Bayfield County

Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black and Tan Hound on 09/21/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to help reduce conflicts.
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Price County Tourism Department - Calendar of Events – http://www.pricecountywi.net/calendar.aspx?CID=23


1.   Phillips Farmers Market

September 26, 2017, 3:00 PM?-?5:30 PM @ Corner of Maple St & Avon Ave, 1/2 block off Highway 13, Phillips - across from the Pick ‘n Save store 195 S. Avon Avenue Phillips WI 54555

Items vary from week to week and depend on time of year and may include early bedding plants, rhubarb, herbs, maple syrup, honey, cranberry products, berries, greens & lettuce, vegetables, perennials & potted plants, apples, onions, garlic, peppers, and more. Local vendors interested in participating can come every Saturday or just one for a small fee. Contact the manager to participate.

2.   Park Falls Farmers Market

September 27, 2017, 2:00 PM?-?5:15 PM @ Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 1185 4th Avenue S. Park Falls WI 54552

Items vary each week depending on what fruits and vegetables are in season, plus a variety of other items are available, for instance, eggs, syrup, honey, jams, relishes, meat, and plants. Quest cards/Food Stamps can be used for food purchases at the market for both foods and vegetable plants & seeds and “Market Dollars” are accepted by all vendors. They are available for purchase at the market and are a great idea for gift giving or incentives. WIC coupons and senior market coupons are also accepted by most of our vendors. Eat smart, eat local, be healthy! New vendors at the market are always welcome – contact the Market Manager.

3.   Southern Price County Farmers Market

September 30, 2017, 8:00 AM?-?12:00 PM @ Catawba Farm Supply / C-Store, CatawbaW9149 U.S. Hwy. 8 Catawba WI 54515

Fresh produce when in season, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, houseplants, trees & shrubs, pumpkins, melons, rhubarb, berries, apples, sweet corn, and craft items.

4.   58th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM @ Downtown Ogema, 1859 School House Road Ogema WI 54459

Craft show & flea market at the town hall & school 10am-4pm, softball & horseshoe tournaments at Pioneer Park, food booths, parade at 11 a.m., “Run to the Peak” race to Timm’s Hill, kids games & prizes at the school yard 11am-3pm, chicken BBQ at the Ogema School 11:30 a.m., plus other food and refreshments, Ultimate Frisbee, Ogema Public Library open house & book/video sale, Pioneer House Museum open, wreath and Christmas tree contest (ribbons & cash prizes), lasagna dinner at First Lutheran Church 4-6 p.m., evening show/program 7 p.m., and the Ogema Fire Company’s annual Fireman’s Dance at the fire hall 8 p.m. - midnight.

5.   Phillips Farmers Market

September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM?-?12:00 PM @ Corner of Maple St & Avon Ave, 1/2 block off Highway 13, Phillips - across from the Pick ‘n Save store 195 S. Avon Avenue Phillips WI 54555

Items vary from week to week and depend on time of year and may include early bedding plants, rhubarb, herbs, maple syrup, honey, cranberry products, berries, greens & lettuce, vegetables, perennials & potted plants, apples, onions, garlic, peppers, and more. Local vendors interested in participating can come every Saturday or just one for a small fee. Contact the manager to participate.

6.   1st Annual Colors of Fall Festival

September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM?-?6:00 PM @ Flambeau View Greenhouse, 16872 N. River Road Park Falls WI 54552

This event begins with music and sidewalk sales in downtown Park Falls from 10am-noon then enjoy the fall-decorated houses and beautiful fall colors along the river in the Fall 4 Run/Walk (reg. 11am across from 1st National Bank / noon start) which ends at Flambeau View Greenhouse where festival activities (noon-4pm) await you offering craft beer sampling, live music, arts & crafts, pumpkins, scarecrows, fall flowers, kids activities, hay rides, hot cider & donuts. Have family and friends join you at the greenhouse for festival activities after the run/walk. Activities being held downtown include a Chili Challenge (4-6pm free samples) with nine (9) restaurants cooking up their special recipes, music, and a kids' corner with pumpkin decorating and face painting (1-4pm). Plus there will be a raffles for great prizes. The run/walk participants will also be the judges of the best fall-decorated house along the route. Everyone welcome! Fun for the Whole Family!

1.   "Seraph Brass" presented by the Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

October 3, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Chequamegon High School, 400 N. 9th Street Park Falls WI 54552

A dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America's top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to eight (8) different concerts.

2.   Park Falls Farmers Market

October 4, 2017, 2:00 PM?-?5:15 PM @ Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 1185 4th Avenue S. Park Falls WI  54552

Items vary each week depending on what fruits and vegetables are in season, plus a variety of other items are available, for instance, eggs, syrup, honey, jams, relishes, meat, and plants. Quest cards/Food Stamps can be used for food purchases at the market for both foods and vegetable plants & seeds and “Market Dollars” are accepted by all vendors. They are available for purchase at the market and are a great idea for gift giving or incentives. WIC coupons and senior market coupons are also accepted by most of our vendors. Eat smart, eat local, be healthy! New vendors at the market are always welcome – contact the Market Manager.

3.   POPS Garage Sale

October 5, 2017, 8:00 AM?-?October 7, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Lions Pavilion, 730 South Street Prentice WI  54556

Large selection and variety of items. The shelves are restocked daily with new items. This fundraiser is sponsored for Power of Positive Students (POPS).
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General Hunting Dog topics / Hunting Dogs Killed/Injured in Price and Sawyer Counties
« Last post by mudbrook on September 27, 2017, 11:06:04 AM »
Hunting Dogs Killed/Injured in Price and Sawyer Counties

Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a Plott/Walker Hound in Price County on 09/22/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Worcester.

Wildlife Services also confirmed that wolves killed a Walker Hound in Sawyer County on 09/23/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Round Lake.

More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to help reduce conflicts.

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