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“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” Those words – from the late, great out[...]
It’s a silent battle that raises its ugly head every once and a while. That is, the ongoing fight ag[...]
Where do puppies with no names go when they die? That question crossed the old man’s mind the other [...]
I returned to Hugo late last month, to a small farmhouse on the shoreline of Amelia Lake, not far fr[...]
She’s a little bit of magic from Escanaba. No. 2 son and I brought her home a week ago. A nine-week [...]
I took a peek at fishing tournaments in our state this past weekend. I saw secondhand from the sidel[...]
Back in the late 1980s, a group of north central Wisconsin gun dog enthusiasts gathered and proposed[...]
The turkey hunt was on, but I was after trout. I drove southwest to Wisconsin’s Driftless Area – an [...]
Since the 1980s friend Mike and I have a rite of spring that brings us together at a time of day mos[...]
Someday there will be a list of seven outdoor wonders of Wisconsin. I witnessed number five this pas[...]
This wasn’t your father’s annual Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring fish and wildlife publ[...]
Ironically, the deadline for this week’s column fell on Election Day. That said, and with politician[...]
I went upstream this week – way up. Crossed the border at Marinette, followed the highway along Gree[...]
Ah, spring – when the hearts of many turn to … fishing! No sooner had the ice gone out – the shantie[...]
I stood in darkness on the back porch the other night while the dogs relieved themselves. As I strai[...]
Consider this week’s column a tribute to the sump pump. My family owes, in part, its existence along[...]
Was it a swan song I heard last week? No, I’m not talking about a honk from a migrating flock – but [...]
Late last week neighbor Jim declared, “I haven’t heard the cardinals sing yet.” His comment was on t[...]
Our flock of winter doves numbers 20-something. They come and go from our feeders throughout the day[...]
This week Wisconsin’s state budget process is in the news. It has put economics and the environment [...]