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January 21, 2016
An oak savanna restoration in progress.  This part of the Foster Conservation Reserve in River Falls was overgrown with invasive common buckthorn a few years ago. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Prairie enthusiasts restore oak savanna
January 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
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