Cooler temperatures and dropping water seem to be triggering fish to bite.
Took a road less traveld and saw many of these gems.
The 2011 – 2012 Duck Stamp was painted by James Hautman of Minnesota
Ever since the first Duck Stamp was issued in 1934, the annual Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp has been a popular collectors item for hunters and non-hunters alike.
Today, the Duck Stamp also serves as an admission pass for all refuges that charge an entrance fee.
Haven’t bought yours yet? Buy one today! The Refuge System—and all the birds and other wildlife that call them home—will thank you!
Shot taken off Dobson Bluff this afternoon (7-29-2011) looking north up the river valley.
The river is still well above its normal mid-summer level. The water above and below the Onalaska spillway are at the same height! This vegetation has grown right up the woodline.
Look no further than yellowcatbooks.com fpr some exciting reading for young and old alike. Rusty Wilson’s Bigfoot Campfire Stories and More Bigfoot Camfire Stories, and the Ghost Rock Cafe are all great books for even the most reluctant of readers.
The gas pipeline from the landfill methane vent pipe to the Gundersen-Lutheran Clinic in Onalaska is under construction. The gas, which has been vented and burned off for the past few years will be used for power generation at the clinic.
Staff from the Mississippi Valley Conservvancy (MVC) and Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) scouted the Haas property this morning in preparation for the upcoming October mentored youth hunt. For more details call Mike at 781-7341.
A few weeks ago I went down to Goose Isalnd in the boat. The water was very high, fast current, chocolate milk in color. Part of the Goose Island campground was under water. Wake from boats was an issue. Haven’t been back on the water since. Pictured is a friend holding a fish taken from a deep hole.
This is a man-made flowage created when a local creek was dammed some years ago and features some of the finest scenery in the region year around. The flowage contains many fish species, but does not give them up easily. There is also abundant wildlife – birds, ducks, geese, deer, a wolf pack or two.
This is one of those remote areas where a vehicle can be faintly heard for several miles and it will seem to take forever to go by not getting much louder as it does. This shot was taken last August at dawn.The photographer is camped nearby.