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The View From Above

The View From Above

By: Mindy Simons As summer comes to an end, archery hunters across Wisconsin start to prepare for the upcoming season.  Bows are sighted in, arrows and broadheads tested at varying distances, and tree stands are hung and checked for safety.  I will admit, I have yet to arrow a deer with my bow, but this…

Stand-Up Paddleboard Fun

Stand-Up Paddleboard Fun

By: Matt Ostrander My usual approach in these blog posts is to describe my experiences in a typical, Hayward Lakes-type recreational activity.  So far, I’ve covered fat biking and trail running.  This week I decided to try my hand on a stand-up paddleboard. My wife and I camped for three nights at an area campground…

Early Summer is the Season for Sight Fishing in Hayward

Early Summer is the Season for Sight Fishing in Hayward

By: Matt Walter, DNR Fisheries Biologist One of the really special aspects to early summer fishing is how visual it can be. There’s something very thrilling about seeing a school of big crappie, or a chunky cruising smallmouth bass and then trying to tempt them to bite. Situations where you can see the fish are…

Summer Trail Running

Summer Trail Running

By: Matt Ostrander With summer well underway, we’re at the three-way intersection of tick season, mosquito season, and deer fly season.  Add in heat and humidity, and it’s a perfect time to get out and run area trails.  Yesterday I hopped in the truck, drove out to Hatchery Creek County Park, and ran my old…

Catch your own Fish Fry

Catch your own Fish Fry

By: Mindy Simons-Assistant Director-Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau It’s Friday night in Wisconsin…what is the first thing that comes to mind?  A fish-fry of course!  For as long as I can remember, the Friday night Fish Fry has been as synonymous with Wisconsin as Brandy Old Fashions and cheese curds.  While there are countless…

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