Couch to Deer Camp: Marshfield Clinic launches fitness series for deer hunters

October 22nd, 2014

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – It’s a favorite time of year to keep traditions alive, focus on what you really enjoy, connect with the outdoors, and reconnect with friends and family.

If you’re a deer hunter, you know what time it is. It’s Wisconsin’s gun deer season and opening day is November 22 this year. So, are you ready?

To help get deer hunters physically prepared, Marshfield Clinic has created a series of simple and effective exercises, along with health and safety tips, in a special fitness campaign called Couch to Deer Camp. Exercise videos and accompanying health information will be provided weekly on the clinic’s blog, Shine365, and through social media between now and opening day.

Click here to read the entire article posted by UpNorthExplorer.com.

Visitors to ice caves this winter may be charged a new fee

October 21st, 2014

CORNUCOPIA, Wis. – Visitors traveling to Lake Superior’s ice caves this winter could wind up paying more to see the natural wonders if the U.S. National Park Service introduces a new fee to help cover staffing and maintenance costs.

The Park Service is proposing a $5 special recreation permit fee for anyone over 12 years old visiting Lake Superior’s ice caves near the northern Wisconsin towns of Cornucopia and Bell.

“Keep in mind this is a proposal that is still open for public comment for a couple more weeks, and there will be meetings, and we want to hear what people have to say about it,” said Chris Smith, chief of protection for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Last winter’s polar vortex and social media frenzy drew record crowds to the ice caves, with 138,000 visitors recorded in a three-month period. Smith said the Park Service was caught off-guard.

Click here to read the entire article by Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio posted by UpNorthExplorer.com.