Column: Kevin Naze

  • Naze: Potawatomi Near Goal for Accessible Fishing Pier

    How many times can you say you’ve helped fund something that will give thousands of disabled and able-bodied anglers a chance to cast the waters of Sturgeon Bay? For most of us, probably never. Whether you’re an avid angler or just someone who knows a worthy project when you read about it, you’re in luck: […]

  • Wild Turkey, Len Villano

    Thousands of Leftovers for Spring Turkey Hunters

    If you love hunting wild turkeys in the spring but forgot to apply for a harvest permit by the December deadline, you’re not plucked yet. More than 16,000 bonus Zone 2 authorizations for Door, Kewaunee and other eastern Wisconsin counties will go on sale in March. Jaqi Christopher, assistant upland wildlife ecologist for the DNR […]

  • Sporting Groups Seek Small Increases in DNR License Fees

    It’s been 14 years since Wisconsin raised the price of many hunting and fishing licenses, stamps and application fees, and some haven’t been touched since 1997. Despite pleas for small fee increases in recent years from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and other sporting and conservation groups, the legislature instead let the […]

  • Anglers Play Risky Game on Thin Ice

    With ice rescues becoming more common in recent years, one can’t help but wonder if social media and online fishing report pages are playing a role. Anglers posting photos of early or late-season success – when ice conditions are sketchy at best – may be attracting less-experienced fishermen hungry for action. It’s one thing to […]

  • Supporters Hopeful New Leadership Leads to New Marine Sanctuary

    Will a change in leadership be enough to revive a proposal for the first National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Michigan? Supporters hope so, and some believe it should include Door and Kewaunee counties, where an incredible number of underwater shipwrecks are worth protecting and promoting. In February — after nearly a decade of work by […]

  • Longest Door County Deer Hunt Ends Jan. 31

    Hunters who want a shot at extra venison this season have plenty of days of blaze orange and camo to go. By the time the last broadhead is fired during an extended bow and crossbow season Jan. 31, archers and crossbow users will have had 139 straight days of opportunities to be afield. Most gun […]