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My trout cam has caught some interesting visitors near my traps, such as a turkey, raccoons, coyotes and bucks. Last week was about river otters, how I graduated with a YouTube degree in otter … more
After a successful fisher trapping season, I discovered that I had received two otter tags. I needed to look into it and figure out of if it was something that I really wanted to … more
Recently bow season ended in our area and that signaled the unofficial start of a new season: Shed deer antler hunting season. I consider this a great way to get myself through winter on to … more
Today’s topic could easily be a “Where’s Dave” contest as well a “Then And Now” scenario. Back in March 2019, I was fishing down in Red Wing and headed to the … more
This week is historically the coldest week of the year, give or take a day. For that reason and to fight off cabin fever I think it’s important to focus on something better and warmer … more
The Wisconsin late archery season in our area is open until the end of the month. When I have gone out it has been with the intent of harvesting a doe but full disclosure, I have only gone out … more
Two weeks ago, I told you about the archery buck I bagged. One week ago, I told you about the fisher that kept feeding off the deer carcass that I purposely left in the woods for the … more
Last week was about the archery buck I harvested and that’s where we pick up with today’s story. I loaded the buck up and went to a corner of the woods where no hunting takes place … more
I have an early present for you in the form of the best deer hunting story ever. It’s about Randy Brickner of Ellsworth and his 8-year-old grandson Matthew Gaard who are hunting … more
MADISON – Tuesday, Dec. 6 Gov. Tony Evers signed into law legislation that Sen. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond), along with Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) and Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River … more
By now the deer seasons are almost over except for the holiday hunt.  Several years ago, Big River Rich shared with me how Great Grandpa Jake would gauge his deer hunting season. I am now able … more
Last year during the black powder muzzleloader season I wrote a column while deer hunting. Specifically, I was in Big River Rich’s deer hunting stand and to be honest, it’s much nicer and … more
Outdoor columnist Dave Beck grants shout outs on his “Outdoor Tales & Trails with Dave Beck” Facebook page to those who submit their game harvest photos to him. Send them to … more
Finally it’s time for my opening day deer hunting report. Travel, editorial schedules, printing deadlines and of course hunting all factored into the delay. Better late than never … more
The Prescott School District received bids earlier this month on a 14.6-acre parcel of land that school officials say is unusable by the school district. However, organizers of the Coulee River … more
There really isn’t anything to talk about other than deer hunting. To the die hard nine-day warriors, this is the Super Bowl of the outdoor hunting season. It’s the perfect time to tell … more
Editor’s note: As the inevitable snowstorms of winter draw near, Pierce County Highway Department staff answer frequently asked questions about winter roads in Pierce.   Why is … more
Welcome to the 2023 Deer Gun Season. Today's topic: Bucks and more bucks. It will be an abbreviated version of OTT because I’m packing up to go hunting.  In just a few … more
It’s archery crunch time and I haven’t said much about it, until now. If history holds true, we are in the middle of the white-tailed deer rut, a/k/a breeding season. In other … more
MADISON  – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Friday announced the  results of a study  conducted to understand the extent of per- and polyfluoroalkyl … more
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