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  • May 25, 2015

The Country Today

Outdoors

Nest offers peek into pileated woodpeckers’ lives

IOWA COUNTY — There is great in­ter­est in new­borns, hatch­lings and the steps these new­com­ers en­counter as they be­come adult-like.

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Pileated woodpeckers

Finding morels can be fickle undertaking

Morel mush­room fungi are not eas­ily found be­cause gath­er­ers of­ten do not know when to be­gin search­ing.

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Morels

Hayward outdoors writer telling turkey tales

Read­ing a good out­doors story should be a sub­sti­tute for not be­ing able to fish, hunt or gather from na­ture. John M. We­ber’s two tur­key hunt­ing books are such sto­ries be­cause they take the read­ing out­doors.

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John Weber

Four arrested in school pheasant project vandalism

The Rich­land Cen­ter Po­lice Depart­ment re­cently re­leased the names of four in­di­vid­u­als ar­rested in con­nec­tion with an Au­gust 2014 killing of 39 penned pheas­ants be­ing raised and cared for by mem­bers of the Rich­land Cen­ter High School FFA Chap­ter.

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Pheasants

Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo opens April 10

Turkey and deer hunters and many other out­doors-minded peo­ple have three days to visit Madi­son, pur­chase all their nec­es­sary hunt­ing li­censes and per­mits, lis­ten to dozens of sem­i­nars, sam­ple some foods, ad­mire new equip­ment and gear, and talk to like-minded folks.

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DNR booth

Wisconsin a national trout-fishing destination

Sev­eral years ago, Bradd Sims, Wis­con­sin Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources trout bi­ol­o­gist in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette coun­ties, met some an­glers from West Vir­ginia who were pass­ing through Wis­con­sin while trav­el­ing to Mon­tana to fish trout.

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Surveys show trout populations improving

Kurt Welke hangs tight to the no­tion that trout fish­ing is a won­der­ful way to break into spring.

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Trout fishing

Anglers itching to get out as season opens

BLACK EARTH — Nick Pavlovich had been wait­ing for nearly six months for the open­ing of Wis­con­sin’s trout sea­son.

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Trout opener

Do we need more hunters in Wisconsin?

Do we re­ally need more hunters and other out­doors en­thu­si­asts?

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Deer hunters

Elk reintroduction shifts south to Jackson County

The release of wild elk from Kentucky into Wisconsin’s Jackson County is “a mighty big deal,” according to Kevin Wallenfang, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ big game ecologist.

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A reintroduction

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