Happy New Year! Due to Covid-19, all in-person board meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Meeting will be held via email the week of January 25th.

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We’re featuring an article on brook trout in Wisconsin that is the first in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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The Great Lakes are currently dealing with record low ice. According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, only 3.9% of the lakes are ice covered. Click on Comparisons to compare the last 3 years. For more on ice cover and Great Lakes temperatures and their effects, click on Ice Cover.

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It’s time to renew your Brule River Sportsmen Club membership! A renewal form and election ballot have been mailed to members receiving the paper newsletter. Those members receiving the e-newsletter should have received an email with a link to an online ballot. If you wish, you can use our online store to renew your membership,…

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Wisconsin’s winter free fishing weekend is January 16 – 17.  Click on Free Fishing Weekend for details.

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Trout Unlimited has reported that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the key permit for the proposed Pebble Mine and announced that it found the proposed Pebble Mine would cause significant degradation to the Bristol Bay region. The announcement is supported by the majority of Alaskans and 80 percent of the Bristol Bay region’s…

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October 1, 2020 Update Canadian Pacific Railway easement – The temporary easement with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has gone through a couple of drafts during the summer. It is in decent shape. DNR biologist Paul Piszczek had a call scheduled with CP, which will include a conversation about who will do the work. CP is expecting…

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Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2019 – 2020 run year. The link to the most recent counts downloads as a pdf file that requires Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the Adobe Reader link below.  Click  2019…

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