A few rule changes for 2014, but deer hunt traditions remain unchanged

November 21st, 2014

Blaze orange is again in fashion. The days are getting cooler and the nights longer. The 2014 deer hunt most likely been planned and past hunts relived.

The annual November hunt, a Wisconsin tradition, is closing fast and the nine-day hunt is still about family, friends, and fun. That remains unchanged. There have been a few rule changes for 2014 and we’d like to share some information, and, if needed, answer any questions you have so that all you need to worry about is sighting your gun.

The main change in the north this year is a return to a buck-only hunt in 19 counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson (central forest zone), Langlade, Lincoln, Oconto (northern forest zone), Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood.

To make sure you are clear on the changes, we want to encourage you to stop by one of our offices, give us a call, or go online. The department has developed a short two-page summary of the 2014 rule changes that you can get by going to the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and search “deer.” You will find the summary there under the tools for your season header.

Click here to read the entire article by John Gozdzialski, DNR Northern Region director, posted by UpNorthExplorer.com.

Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

November 20th, 2014

Sniffles and flu are not the only afflictions of winter. Many people find that the dark and cold days can impact their mood. In fact, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 10 to 20 percent of the public may have mild SAD, according to Psychology Today.

Coupled with busy lives, the winter blues can put extra strain on one’s relationships and psyche. Luckily there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to help lead a happier, less stressful life during winter.

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