SAUK CITY – When David Kerl comes to town with an armload of muskrat furs, it's reminiscent of a small-time ginseng digger bringing a few ounces of root to a buyer and walking away with spending money.
This would be a long night. Bull elk average about 700 pounds, and I lacked a hoist or come-along to winch it from the 3-foot pit. Plus, it had died with its back wedged into one corner of the hole, and its giant hindquarters packed into the lowest corner.
In addition, and most significant, space and scheduling may prevent increasing the bird production above 75,000 birds were the DNR to consider stocking longer than early December.
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The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events in and around southern Wisconsin as of Dec. 7, 2017. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the status of each listing.
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Hunters and antler fanatics seem to get more excited about these nontypical antlers than about symmetrical racks, but they don’t seem to be less common than more “normal” white-tailed deer antlers described and termed typical racks by those who measure and record rack records.
Wisconsin hunters bagged some beauties in this year's nine-day gun deer hunting season, which ended Sunday. Here's a selection of photos Wisconsin hunters shared on Instagram of their harvests.
Editor's note: This is the last in a series of 11 DeerTags by Jerry Davis, a short column throughout the gun deer season to capture some of the flavor of this autumn tradition.
One of the four deer hunters at my cousin Peggy’s dinner table Nov. 17 in Richland County was a nonresident, as were two of the four gathered ’round Tom Heberlein’s table two nights later at his shack in Ashland County.
There may be a reason attracting birds to feeders early this winter is more difficult than most years, at least in some areas.
Editor's note: This is the 10th in an 11-part series of features related to Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season, which began Saturday, Nov. 18.
Editor's note: This is the ninth in an 11-part series of features related to Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season, which began Saturday, Nov. 18.
Editor's note: This is the eighth in an 11-part series of features related to Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season, which began Saturday, Nov. 18.
A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of features related to Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season, which began Saturday, Nov. 18.