Loading

81°F

76°F

80°F

77°F

80°F

79°F

80°F

80°F

80°F

79°F

80°F

80°F
Search
TOP STORY

Researchers hope to improve panfish populations by limiting the harvest on some lakesSubmitted: 05/28/2015
MADISON - Researchers hope to improve panfish populations by limiting the harvest.

Now, the project has a green light on close to 100 lakes.

The state natural resources board approved going ahead with changes in bag limits yesterday.

Public input from spring fish and game hearings showed support for the changes.

New panfish limits will go into effect next year for the lakes in the study.

Many of those lakes are in Northern Wisconsin.

The rules will stay in place for ten-years, unless the natural resources board takes further action.

The goal is to increase the size of panfish on lakes that have high growth potential.

It's believed over harvesting may prevent panfish from getting bigger.

The board also acted to simplify trout rules.




Story By: Newswatch 12 Newsteam

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story






 REGIONAL NEWS

MERRILL - A Rhinelander man went to the hospital after his motorcycle hit a deer near Merrill.

Lincoln County deputies tell us a call came in just before nine Wednesday night.

The caller did not have an exact location, but believed they were on State Highway 107.

A deputy found the crash site on Highway 107 near Sugar Maple Road.

The driver, a 51 year old-man from Rhinelander, suffered injuries that could be life threatening.

He's being treated at a hospital in Wausau.

The 49 year old woman riding on the back of the motorcycle was not hurt.

+ Read More

SHAWANO - A minivan hit and killed a construction worker in Shawano County Tuesday.

30-year-old Derek Stempa of Shawano had been flagging traffic.

68-year-old Dennis St. John of Hurley was driving the minivan when he struck Stempa.

The Shawano County Highway Department had been doing road work in the area.

That's on Highway 47 near the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is in charge of the investigation.

+ Read More

MADISON - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says efforts to take up prevailing wage repeal could hinder attempts to reform the program.

+ Read More

WAUKESHA - Defense experts say one of two Wisconsin girls charged as adults with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character has a very low risk of future criminal behavior and a high likelihood of success in treatment.

+ Read More
Woman drowns in Marathon CountySubmitted: 05/26/2015

EDGAR - Marathon County authorities say a woman has died from drowning in a pool in Edgar in central Wisconsin.

Lt. Tim Burkholder of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says it happened some time after midnight Monday.

 While the investigation is ongoing, he says the drowning appears to be accidental.

 The department is withholding the victim's name and other details for now.



+ Read More

MADISON - Many visitors to Wisconsin want to learn more about the native people who live here.

The head of tourism for Wisconsin's 11 American Indian tribes is trying to develop a series of TV shows that will highlight the reservations as attractive places to visit.

+ Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Documents are revealing new details about a Minnesota man authorities say tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 






Click Here