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January 10, 2016
Falls of the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls in the 1860s. (Wisconsin Historical Society photo)
Wild Side: Clean, clear, cold and free-flowing
January 10, 2016 - 9:16am
December 25, 2015
Black capped chickadees have excellent memories of where they cache food.  (Wisconsin DNR photo)
Wild Side: Where did I store all that food?
December 25, 2015 - 11:04am
December 16, 2015
Kyle Kosin holds an injured bald eagle he helped rescue near Rock Elm earlier this year. (Submitted photo)
A county contact to the outdoors
December 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
December 8, 2015
Serpentine tunnels carved by emerald ash borer larvae under the bark of an ash tree. (Photo from Don’
Wild Side: Protect your ash; don’t move firewood
December 8, 2015 - 11:51am
December 2, 2015
Bryoni Eggenberger of Maiden Rock downed a 10-point buck Saturday, Nov. 21, the opening day of the nine-day gun deer season. (Submitted photo)
Pierce County Hunter's Showcase
December 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 12, 2015
Walking ferns with pointed leaves growing on a moss-covered limestone boulder. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Many plants still green in November
November 12, 2015 - 2:22pm
November 10, 2015
Wade Fusco of Prescott (right) shot an 11-point buck that weighed 185 pounds field dressed and gross scored 148 inches Pope & Young. Sam Deiss of Ellsworth left) shot a 10-point buck that weighed 240 pounds field dressed and Gross scored 165 inches Pope & Young.The two bucks were shot an hour apart Oct. 30. See the Herald’s special hunting section on pages B4-6. (Submitted photo by Night Owl Media Group)
Plenty of deer, new registration system await gun hunters
November 10, 2015 - 3:23pm
November 4, 2015
Prescott native and Trained Assassins TV editor/producer Coulton Seifert is pictured with the typical 10-inch velvet buck he shot in Buffalo County during the 2013 archery season. (Submitted photo)
Prescott native chases big buck dreams
November 4, 2015 - 10:35am
October 30, 2015
A hunter and his dogs at the start of a pheasant hunt on a beautiful fall morning. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Watch out for friends and dogs when hunting
October 30, 2015 - 9:56am
October 15, 2015
Young hunters Meagan Borchardt with a pheasant, Sydney Cernohous, Ethan Cernohous and Bennet Cernohous enjoyed the Pheasants Forever youth hunt Oct. 3 at the Hopp Farm near Beldenville. (Sheri Carlson photo)
Wild Side: Pheasants Forever fun at ‘HoppDakota’
October 15, 2015 - 3:11pm
September 22, 2015
Looking south from Raspberry Island in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, toward the Wisconsin mainland and a thunderhead growing over Iron River.  (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Fascinating fluid dynamics on the Big Lake
September 22, 2015 - 9:57am
September 3, 2015
A Common Nighthawk is well-camouflaged. (Photo by Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren / Wikimedia)
Wild Side: Aerial acrobats off to South America
September 3, 2015 - 2:13pm
August 21, 2015
How to tie a bowline. Illustration from “The Six Boy Scout Knots” by John Geffre.
Wild Side: It pays to know some good knots
August 21, 2015 - 8:47am
August 7, 2015
Wild Side: Trout fishing in the mountains
August 7, 2015 - 8:36am
August 6, 2015
Spring Valley teacher Pat Houlton caught this brown trout in an area creek last month. The fish was 29 inches long and weighed in at 17 pounds. (Submitted photo)
Spring Valley teacher nets big trout
August 6, 2015 - 9:25am