Fun Side Activities For Your Next Outdoor Trip

If you’re getting ready for your next outdoor adventure then you’re probably looking for fun activities to enjoy on your trip. We understand how hard it can be to try and narrow down what to do from the wide array of options available, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a compilation of some of the best activities that will help you reconnect with nature and turn your ordinary outdoor trip into an exhilarating adventure. Continue Reading

Public Land Deer Hunting 

Public Land Deer Hunting 

By: Jordan Marsh 

It’s no secret that Wisconsin is a top tier and destination deer hunting state. Hunters from across the country venture to Wisconsin every fall to chase the elusive whitetails that fill the landscape. The Badger State has had plenty of Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young deer taken being that it’s one of the highest harvesting states of those records every season. The nine-day gun deer season is about as big of a tradition as the holidays.  As the woods turn into blaze orange, businesses literally shut down, and the sight of seeing a hunter’s “trophy” in the back of the truck is just the daily norm. We are fortunate to live in a state with a good population of whitetails, but we are even more fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to access hundreds of thousands of acres of public land.  Continue Reading

Sixgun Black Bear

Sixgun Black Bear

The blasting bellow of the big .44 surprised me when my right index finger instinctively tightened on the trigger; the bear’s violent reaction and subsequent zero to 30 mph rush, while just a blur, clearly indicated I had connected. Straining to hear the tell-tale moan of a dying bear yielded only the cacophony of a yapping pack of distant coyotes. My black bear quest, which had been eight long years in the making, had boiled down to a few surreal seconds. Continue Reading

Never Forget

Today marks the date that 2,977 victims died from the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Of these 2,977 victims it included 412 emergency workers who responded to the attacks, 343 firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) from the New York City Fire Department, 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police department, 23 police officers of the New York City Police Department and 8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services along with 1 patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol.

Please take a moment remember the brave men and women today. 🇺🇸

Sturgeon Angling Opportunities

Lake Sturgeon Hook and Line Angling Opportunities in Wisconsin

Article authored by multitude of WDNR biologists

By: Ryan Koenigs

            Lake sturgeon are the largest and longest lived fish species in the Great Lakes drainage and were historically abundant throughout their native range of the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Hudson Bay drainages. However, overharvest, migration barriers, pollution, and habitat destruction have resulted in a significant decline in fish populations throughout their range and extirpation of many populations. Wisconsin is right in the heart of the lake sturgeon’s range and remains home to some of the species most successful management programs (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/sturgeon/lakesturgeonidentification.html). In fact, Wisconsin boasts vibrant recreational hook and line fisheries and a spear fishery for lake sturgeon in many locations, while most populations in other states are protected from harvest to aid recovery programs.     Continue Reading