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OUTDOOR HAPPENINGS: Firearm safety, education is the key

June 6, 2013 in New Richmond News

Much has been said over the last several months concerning firearm violence and stiffer legislation on the purchase of firearms. Continue Reading

Trout stocking numbers reduced on Apple, Willow

May 16, 2013 in New Richmond News

Budget cutbacks and the lack of fee increases for several years have caused a severe reduction in the number of trout planted in the Willow and Apple rivers prior to the season opener. Continue Reading

OUTDOOR HAPPENINGS: Emotions run high when wolves are involved

April 19, 2013 in New Richmond News

Recently the Eastern Gray Wolf was delisted, and the first modern day harvest season was held in both Wisconsin and Minnesota last season. The harvest allotment and timing was very well controlled and everything went off with very few problems. Continue Reading

Climate change story is not black and white

March 22, 2013 in New Richmond News

On Saturday I attended a talk on climate change and its effect on forests. What I expected to take away from this presentation was hard facts and solid data to let me make some real conclusions based on sound scientific reasoning. I left the talk very disappointed. Continue Reading

OUTDOOR HAPPENINGS: Trumpeter swans: Once rare, now flourishing

February 8, 2013 in New Richmond News

On Jan. 12, the Friends of the Hudson Library, in conjunction with the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair, hosted Barry Wallace, swan enthusiast, who spoke on the reintroduction of the trumpeter swan. Continue Reading

‘Outdoor Happenings’: Common Loons

January 26, 2013 in New Richmond News

In early January, the St. Croix Valley Bird Club sponsored an exceptional talk on Loons at the Hudson Library. Sam Lewis, from “LoonWatch,” spoke on his “72 Years of Listening to Loons.” Continue Reading

Hunter Education class to be offered in New Richmond

January 18, 2013 in New Richmond News

A Wisconsin Hunter Education Class will be offered to anyone in the New Richmond area, with classes beginning on Monday, Feb. 4. Continue Reading

‘Outdoor Happenings’: Eight years and counting

January 11, 2013 in New Richmond News

It was back in February of 2005 when the first Outdoor Happenings column appeared. Jeff Holmquist, who was and still is editor of the New Richmond News, Chet McCarty, who was the manager of the St. Croix Wetlands Management District (SCWMD) at that time, and I met to formulate an outdoor column for the paper. Continue Reading

Willow River Rod & Gun Club flourishes

December 14, 2012 in New Richmond News

Over the next few months, when time permits, several of our local conservation clubs and organizations will be profiled to provide historical background plus highlight the opportunities these organizations offer to area residents.
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St. Croix River paddle event offered June 10

June 1, 2012 in New Richmond News

Join a National Park Service ranger for coffee and conversation. Learn the conservation history of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and enjoy the early morning quiet as you paddle its placid waters.
This paddle event will take place on the St. Croix River from Osceola Landing to William O’Brien State Park on Sunday, June 10, from 7:15 a.m. to noon.
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