Andrew Trester, 27, has a degree in textile and apparel design from the University of Wisconsin. He is more interested in articles made from furs, hides and fibers, even though his position at Lands’ End in Dodgeville does not go as far as his recent hobby of tanning leather.
My friends and I set up camp Sept. 7, and “our man” and two companions arrived at dawn eight days later. The threesome then parked their boat beside ours, walked past our tent 100 yards up the creek bed, and continued up the valley behind our camp.
On the ground, a deer may see your form and think that “something” is not right in the woods, but if you remain motionless and quiet a deer can go from bolting one second to browsing just a few yards away from you seconds later.
The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events in and around southern Wisconsin as of Sept. 21, 2018. 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.
If two groups took off paddling from northern Saskatchewan to navigate 600 wilderness miles of northern Canadian lakes, rivers and portages, would four 20-somethings or four 60-somethings arrive first at Hudson Bay six weeks later, everyone healthy and still liking each other?
Instead of holding a football helmet, basketball, or positioned beside a farmer’s rustic barn or field of flowers, Robbie Ruprecht chose what has been and is likely to be a lifetime hobby, maybe more.
Is there anything a hunter may do prior to season openers — or soon after — especially when insects are still droning, the weather is not conducive, and sauntering hillsides seems precarious?
Kelly Maguire, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources manager at the Poynette Game Farm, said she considers the pheasant operation fortunate in dodging summer storms.
Wisconsin entered this new hunting era in 2014 after going through Gov. Scott Walker’s “Deer Trustee” review process, led by Texas biologist James Kroll. The 2018 archery season also marks the fifth year hunters can use crossbows, a change that still rankles folks who forever fret about neighbors who attend the wrong church.
This world-famous company embraces its small-town, family-owned legacy in Antigo, and loves sharing its story with anyone walking in for a half-hour tour.
Fungi, regardless of the species, often excite outdoors-minded gatherers. Color, shape, scarcity, edibility, or even nonpoisonous all seem to contribute to these unexpected finds.
Unlike some books invoking Aldo Leopold and his philosophies, “Why Hunt?” reminds readers that Leopold was a serious gun-toting, bow-wielding, creel-carrying hunter on land and water.
“The fish will be just fine in most cases,” said Dave Vetrano, retired Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fish manager, who now lives near many trout streams he helped manage and improve in Crawford, La Crosse and Vernon counties.
Sulphur shelf, a.k.a. chicken-of the-woods, or sulphur mushroom is a bracket polypore commonly seen from late July through October. Late September and early October is prime time.
Indian Lake is a small water encompassing fewer than 70 acres with a maximum depth of only 7 feet, but it is one of those charming waters in a beautiful location where you can take your children for a day or just an afternoon and have them laughing and catching fish.
Radford (Jim) and Lester (Spark) Bassett, then 23 and 21 years old, left home from Fort Atkinson hoping to paddle their canoe down the Rock and Mississippi rivers through New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico and eventually touching South America.
On Aug. 8, “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast (podcasts.joerogan.net) devoted a compelling two hours and 17 minutes to CWD. The episode, No. 1,154, had 456,000 viewings on YouTube and roughly 3 million audio downloads within one week of its recording.
Earlier, the “MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella” (themeateater.com) spent an equally fascinating two hours and 21 minutes on CWD. That episode, No. 70, has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times off several podcast platforms, including Apple iTunes, Android and Stitcher.
Anyone lucky enough to find a good tree this autumn should continue to pop the nut from the fruit husk or let it come out itself, float the nuts in water (the good ones will sink), dry them in the sun for a week, and crack them in November or December.
Steigerwaldt grew up in Wisconsin on a certified Tree Farm, earned his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2015) degrees at UW-Stevens Point. During and after college, Steigerwaldt worked for the WDNR and held numerous private forestry positions and volunteer appointments.