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Chasing Turkeys

I have had a long running obsession with trying to get a beautiful image of a wild turkey. This obsession in no way began because I thought wild turkeys are a beautiful species. In fact I thought the opposite, but their colorful, grotesque heads and beards have since grown on me. Being a photographer my camera is usually riding shot gun with me and after a summer of seeing countless wild turkeys in the ditches of country roads while on joy rides or scouting for deer, I finally decided to try to capture a photo of one. Well, let me tell you they are faster than they look and they don’t stick … [Read More...]


Get in the zone…zone 3 that is!

 Article by Melissa Spero: I want to dedicate this article to my grandma, Virginia Korthof. When I was a little girl, I used to dance around her flower beds while she worked. I remember walking up and down the rows of flowers and taking time to admire each and every one. She is who inspired this article for her flower beds were the most beautiful and well-kept gardens I have ever seen. Thank you for those memories, Grams. VK, this article is for you. The first expert I contacted was Kelly Nechuta who works for Sawyer County Zoning & Conservation as a ZAC Technician Conservation … [Read More...]

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Crankin’ for Crappie

Crankin’ for Crappie By Pete Rich Until recently crappie fishing has been a double edged sword for me.  I love to eat crappie but sitting in a boat watching a slip bobber is pure torcher.  As a musky guide I’ve become accustom to “running and gunning” while in the boat.  My philosophy towards crappie fishing started to change a few years ago.  A friend and I were talking about how little there was to do in northwest Wisconsin during the month of April.  He asked me, with the ice being off the lakes why I wasn’t crappie fishing?  I explained that I’d rather walk over hot coals than sit in … [Read More...]

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Hunting Morel Mushrooms

  As the snow recedes Morel mushrooms emerge in the forests. Morels are hunted both for their taste and the joy of the hunt. Morels have a rich, creamy flavor that is earthy, nutty and steak-like. Their unique flavor makes them a favorite among mushroom lovers. Thousands of people comb the woods each year in search of Morels. They can appear as early as April, but are usually picked in May. Morels thrive in the northern regions of Wisconsin. If you would like to try a hand at Morel Hunting a good starting point would be a day trip to the Chequamegon, Nicolet, Brule or Flambeau State and … [Read More...]

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SPICE IT UP…grow a salsa pot!

  I am a huge fan of growing salsa pots! For one, I live amongst huge, old pines that only allow a few pockets of sunshine through their massive branches, leaving the majority of my yard shaded, which makes for poor gardening conditions. This leaves me hitting up the Farmer's Markets for most of my summer produce and even though the products I buy there are always stellar, I want to be able to get my hands dirty and enjoy the rewards of growing my own food. Planting different themed pots enables me to do that. Themed pots are fun and have a lot of perks. They are low maintenance for those … [Read More...]

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is our pick for the best camp ground on the North Shore. It has 20 cart-in sites. These sites are within 2,000 ft. of the parking lot and carts are available to wheel in your gear. They are private sites and all of them very nice, my favorite is site #4, and it has … [Read More...]

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