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Goldenrod had lost its shimmer in the fading autumn, a season now of gray and brown from leaf-covered ground to bare tree tops. Crabapples had…

I am a November child. The bare bones of empty trees have always fascinated me.

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MADISON — Hunters killed 14% more deer during this year’s nine-day gun season’s opening weekend than in 2021 largely due to snow cover that ma…

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It’s been another good couple of weeks for bird-and wildlife-watchers around the South Shore, with a number of late-season stragglers still in…

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This is the third and last column that I will be writing on my elk hunt, and it will have a lot to do with the day-to-day existence of a solo …

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I’m halfway across the 10-acre square field as a hint of dawn glows on the shallow snow. I need little light as I know my way well, this way t…

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Bayfield County hasn’t recorded a single case of chronic wasting disease in deer since the state began testing for it in 1999, and Bayfield Co…

More than a dozen tiny arms reached into the darkness. Clawed tips shone white and their lengths glowed an eerie blue in the beam of my UV fla…

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What you are about to read is good stuff and it is about one of the craziest, most unique and challenging days of my 61 years walking this ear…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources again is asking hunters to donate Wisconsin-harvested deer to help stock food pantries for the u…

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On the winds of November came a thin cloud of blackness, in waves, undulating waves of birds. Restless blackbirds, jostling for perches in lea…

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Bird fans are starting to see some favorite winter arrivals around the area over the past couple of weeks. The biggest buzz these days seems t…

The flash of a white, furry belly soars over my head. It is luminous against the backdrop of the nighttime sky. I duck as another small form s…

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I recently returned from an epic adventure that I did by myself: hunting elk and mule deer while living in the mountains in southern Montana f…

It didn’t take long to get back to the way of the woods and the sway of this tree, though wind is less of an issue on my lower perch. It’ll ta…

A dozen yellow aspen leaves, each with a single trapezoid of green still vibrant on the blade, fluttered to the ground. I’d just been sharing …

This is one of those week’s where I have five times more material than the space to write it. This column is dedicated to my good friend Rod B…

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I went looking for pearly everlasting. I came home with dry flowers from the everlasting family. But were they the pearly everlastings? Perhap…

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After a couple of sparse years, there’s a nice variety of birds hanging around the yard and it’s been fun watching them interact with each oth…

Fifty-one opening days of duck hunting ago I was a very young boy in a very low-income, single-parent family, and my dad was raising my brothe…

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The sunflower kept on smiling. It couldn’t be stressed by something as fleeting as the season’s first snow, a 2-inch dash of white in the midd…

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So far this month we’ve had a few series of lovely days bracketed by several miserable days, including the ridiculous Oct. 16-17 snowstorm tha…

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