19 lb Largie, Why Hack Cranked, Best Marker Buoy Ever 7-18-2017

Won’t be another Blaster til a week from now — will be at Strike King’s media deal early next week. Hit the BB social media til then, thanks much for reading bass-heads!If you’re getting the BassBlaster for the first time it’s cuz a bud signed you up! Today’s Top 5 19-lb Cali largie lake record.  Crazy how a 19 is only a LAKE record, but that’s Cali for you. Here’s Ryan Reynolds, Lake Chabot, caught on a jig near Alder Point. Beat the former lake record by 1+ lbs. Click the pic to see a vid of the release. Yuge! … Continue reading 19 lb Largie, Why Hack Cranked, Best Marker Buoy Ever 7-18-2017

Announcing a New Water Campaign 6-8-2016

  We are excited to announce the launch of It’s Your Water Wisconsin, a statewide campaign giving voice to citizens who love our water and want it protected. The Central Sands Water Action Coalition, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Lakes invite all groups and individuals who agree with the principles of this campaign to sign on, and to share far and wide so our voice is strong and our message is heard. Learn more and sign on here.  You already know about the threats to your water and the importance of having good polices in place to make sure we all have access to clean and plentiful water. This campaign will show how many people from around … Continue reading Announcing a New Water Campaign 6-8-2016

Video: Florida Man Feeds Raccoon, Learns to Respect Wild Animals, Turning Shed Hunting Into an Activity for Two 4-2-2016

Friday, April 29, 2016       Video: Florida Man Feeds Raccoon, Learns to Respect Wild Animals OutdoorHub SocialThe “don’t feed the wildlife” signs exist for a reason, and this is it. A Florida man uploaded this video of a raccoon feeding gone wrong. According the the uploader he “strolled up on this large raccoon family and a chill cat” and decided to offer them some food. After holding… More » Video: Is the LBC Sabot the Best 12ga Slug You Never Heard of? OutdoorHub SocialIf you have never heard of the LBC Sabot now’s your chance to learn about … Continue reading Video: Florida Man Feeds Raccoon, Learns to Respect Wild Animals, Turning Shed Hunting Into an Activity for Two 4-2-2016

FISHING: Plucking Panfish with Bro by Mitch Eeagan 3-25-2016

FEATURE___________________________________________________    St. Croix’s Panfish Series includes a massively diverse selection of panfish-specific rods, ranging from 5′ Ultra-Lights for jigging tight to the boat to 11′ serpents engineered for hurling small baits. Photo by Bill Lindner  Plucking Panfish: Dissecting Modern-Day Devices Making the leap from Norman Rockwell to post-modern panfish-painter Bro  By Mitch Eeagan  Many of the portraits twentieth-century artist Norman Rockwell painted portrayed anglers catching panfish – the rod in hand usually nothing more than a cane pole. Why such a simple stick (literally)? It was the rod of the commoner in the early 1900’s; only the elite could … Continue reading FISHING: Plucking Panfish with Bro by Mitch Eeagan 3-25-2016

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Science, Water & Policy Summit on May 10 3-19-2016

This special event is brought to you by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. We produce programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture.      Join us for an important, day-long summit exploring the connection between science and public policy.   Tuesday, May 10th • Union South, UW–Madison   Registration now open. Early Bird prices available until April 10!   Organized by the Academy’s Waters of Wisconsin Initiative, our Science, Water & Policy Summit brings together scientists, policy-makers, students, citizens, and others to engage in civil dialogue on the changing role of science in policy-making around … Continue reading Early Bird Registration Now Open for Science, Water & Policy Summit on May 10 3-19-2016

Sportsmen’s Weekly: Sportsmen’s Alliance Supported SHARE Act Passes Housec 3-7-2016

Official Newsletter of the Sportsmen’s Alliance Visit Sportsmen’s Alliance  |  Join  |  Contact Us SPORTSMEN’S WEEKLY Sportsmen’s Alliance Supported SHARE Act Passes House The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act on Feb. 26.read more Pennsylvania Legislator Proposes Mentored Hunting Bill  A central Pennsylvania State Representative has introduced legislation that would allow middle school and high school kids to try hunting prior to the completion of hunter education.read more  Wisconsin Mentored Hunting Bills Die Without a Vote  Two bills that would have greatly reduced restrictions on the state’s popular mentored hunting program died last week without receiving … Continue reading Sportsmen’s Weekly: Sportsmen’s Alliance Supported SHARE Act Passes Housec 3-7-2016

State to Close Mazomanie Beach Public Access Effective Immediately 2-28-2016

NEWS RELEASE Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 101 S Webster, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI  53707 Phone:  608-267-2773    TDD:  711 dnr.wi.gov    www.wisconsin.gov     DATE:   March 8, 2016   CONTACT:  Brian Hefty, 608-275-3214 http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3881   SUBJECT:  State to close Mazomanie Beach public access effective immediately   Draft master plan calls for improvements to attract broader use of area MADISON – Mazomanie Beach, or Mazo Beach as it is widely known, located in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway about 6 miles southwest of Sauk City on the south side of the Wisconsin River, will be closed to public use beginning immediately, … Continue reading State to Close Mazomanie Beach Public Access Effective Immediately 2-28-2016

Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 12-16 1-27-2016

Anna’s Hummingbird by Michael Renzi, 2015 GBBC Join Us for the Next Count, February 12-15, 2016 It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Register for the count or use your existing login name and password. If you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you’ll need to create a new account. If you already created an account for last year’s GBBC, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login information. 2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days … Continue reading Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 12-16 1-27-2016

2016 Legislative Session Opens With Attacks on Environment 1-2-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 4th, 2016 CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@conservationvoters.org Legislators Leap into 2016 with Assault on Natural Resources Seven Bills Rolling Back Natural Resource Protections to be heard on Tuesday and Wednesday MADISON, WI — The Legislature is holding hearings on at least seven bills that roll back protections for air, land, and water and gut local government authority – and that’s just in the first few days after the holidays. Kerry Schumann, Executive Director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, said, “From developing on lake beds to filling in … Continue reading 2016 Legislative Session Opens With Attacks on Environment 1-2-2016

Wisconsin Great Lakes Photo Contest 11-15-2015

There’s a lot of good work going on to protect and restore Wisconsin’s Great Lakes! We have added a new category to our annual Great Lakes Photo Contest to highlight your efforts. Show us how you, your agency/organization or a local group is protecting, enhancing or restoring the shore, tributaries, wetlands or beaches of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior. Send us a photo of your work and a brief (up to 180 words) description of the partners involved, your funding source and what you hope to accomplish. Include a web link, if applicable. If people appear in the photo, please … Continue reading Wisconsin Great Lakes Photo Contest 11-15-2015