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It was a beautiful day on May 4, 2024 for the opening day trout fishing contest at the Ellsworth Rod & Gun Clubhouse. It rained all day. Without the nice warm place to go into, it would have been … more
ELLSWORTH - Sinkholes develop when the ground collapses into cracks and caverns that have formed below the ground surface. Formation of sinkholes is common in western Wisconsin because of the readily … more
My daughter Mattie and I have had many outdoor adventures, from fishing to hunting to ‘shrooming to shed hunting. They are memories I will never forget. Happy Father’s Day! I … more
RIVER FALLS – Hope for Creation, a sustainability-focused organization based in River Falls, has changed its name to Hope for Earth. The organization’s mission to create a … more
I know that the calendar has flipped to June but because the musky season opener interrupted Forage Month I need to back up the truck and close out that topic. I have written about morel mushrooms, … more
A string of storms Tuesday, May 21 dumped several inches of rain on Pierce County, leaving area rivers and streams overflowing their banks.  more
It’s supposed to be the last week of Forage Month but it is going to be pre-empted by the musky fishing season opener which started on Saturday. If I had to limit myself to one outdoor … more
Welcome to Forage Month, Week 3. This week’s special guest? Let’s give a huge PCJ/OTT shout out to (drum roll) … asparagus! It’s the second most popular … more
Outdoor Tales and Trails Spring Forage Month continues. This week’s special guest? Clap your hands together and give a shout out for Wisconsin’s springtime gold: the morel … more
Another season has slipped in just like a gentle rain. Actually, the rain has a lot to do with the new season: Spring forage season. My last round of intel, a fancy way to say that I … more
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms the first positive test result for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Pierce County. The deer was sick … more
MADISON – Spring is baby animal season in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public to leave fawns alone while they’re out exploring the … more
It’s a great time of year: The weather worm has finally turned and best of all, spring turkey hunting is here! I had pretty good action on each hunt, except for the very first day which … more
It’s turkey hunting eve for me and I’m getting my gear ready in the hopes that the weather forecast is wrong. It’s supposed to rain, and not just a little, but a … more
St. Croix Valley Foundation’s (SCVF) brand new Environmental Grants will support environmental education and the promotion, protection, and restoration of the natural resources and character of … more
If a picture is worth a thousand words, I don’t have to add a single letter for this one. That being said, less is sometimes more and that’s why this week I am going to come in under … more
Before I jump ahead into the spring fishing and turkey hunting seasons I want to recap the trapping season, specifically beaver and otter. My trapping roots go back to a time and place a long … more
During the Easter season, a Friday night fish fry was mandatory, but over the years it turned into a simple pleasure. I even grew fond of my garage smelling like a Wisconsin supper club.  … more
MADISON  – As warmer spring weather approaches, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public that wild animals and their young will be on the move across … more
This has been the craziest shed antler hunting season I have ever experienced and that’s saying something since I found my first horn 30 years ago. There are several reasons for this being … more
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