LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The skeptical questions, and impromptu speeches disguised as questions, sounded all too familiar to Wisconsinites Jan. 11 during an hour-long press conference on chronic wasting disease at the annual Archery Trade Association Trade Show.

The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events, and Department of Natural Resources seasons, in and around southern Wisconsin as of Jan. 18, 2019. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the…

Early catch-and-release only trout season opened Saturday, Jan. 5 statewide, with exception of spring ponds and Great Lakes tributaries; artificial bait only, but barbless hooks no longer required. The season runs to midnight May 4.

TOWN OF BRIGHAM — The Department of Natural Resources five year (and then some) Southwest Wisconsin CWD, deer, and predator study in Grant, Iowa and Dane counties is entering the third winter of netting adult deer. An absence of winter snow and cold have slowed the netting this year.

Developments in ice fishing are ever-changing, but at the end of the day, it's all about helping anglers be more comfortable and put more fish on the ice. The thrill of the catching never changes. That being said, there's no doubt anglers always like to accumulate new "stuff" in their quest to put more fish on the ice. And with this year's ice fishing season off to one of the earliest starts ...