Who Pays for Ice Rescues?

Local emergency service crews are often called out during the winter season to rescue people who have become stranded on the ice. In many cases, the rescue operations are conducted in dangerous weather conditions. During a recent visit to WDOR, Warden Chris Kratcha was asked if the people taken off the ice are required to pay for the costs involved in their rescue… Kratcha says … Continue reading

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Warden Urges Fishermen to Do Homework on Ice Conditions

Door County Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says fishermen have got to be aware of the status of weather conditions before venturing onto the ice. Kratcha says a recent incident involving fishermen stranded on the ice of the Bay of Green Bay would never have happened had the fishermen done their homework… Warden Kratcha says those individuals put their lives and the lives of other on … Continue reading

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Warden Urges Ice Fishermen to be Patient

Some ice-fishing enthusiasts are already taking their chances on relatively thin ice in Door County. Door County Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha is advising would-be fishermen to be patient and give the ice a little time to firm up… Kracha says it won’t be long and ice conditions should improve, but be careful… Kratcha says fishermen who aren’t careful could find themselves in frigid water with … Continue reading

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Mullen Wins KD Salmon Tourney

Brigitte Mullen of Hayward is the winner of the 36th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.  Her winning fish, caught in the Rowley’s Bay area, was caught on Tuesday of the tournament and tipped the scales at 30.67 pounds.  She said the winning fish was caught in about 130 feet of water with a flasher/fly combo on a dipsy diver.  Mullen picks up the story from … Continue reading

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First 30 Pounders in K/D Tourney

The 36th Annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament has a new leader as a big fish hit the scales in Kewaunee on Tuesday morning.  Tournament director Kevin Naze picks up the story from there… Naze wants fishermen to know that tickets are still available from the tournament sponsors, $13 for one day or $25 for the entire tournament, with the top prize of $10,000 cash…. More … Continue reading

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Stangel and Ullmer Win SBOBT

Jason Stangel of Kewaunee and John Ullmer of Shiocton won the 28th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament held at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort in Little Sturgeon on Saturday.  Their two day total of 10 fish for 57.87 pounds easily won the two day tournament as Robert Blosser (Poynette) and Joe Okada (Madison) finished 6.40 pounds behind the winners with 51.47 pounds and the … Continue reading

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SBOBT This Weekend

The 28th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament is this Friday and Saturday at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort in Little Sturgeon.  The tournament is sponsored by Ranger Boats and Mercury Marine with the winner claiming a cash prize plus a Ranger boat powered by the all new Mercury 200HP V-6 four stroke.  One of the other big events of the weekend is the Kids … Continue reading

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Repeat Winner at SBBT

The team of Adam Rasmussen and Ben Antoniewicz of the Stevens Point area won the Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament for the second year in a row.  After winning in 2017 with a two day/10 fish total of 57.50 pounds they topped the 50 boat, 2018 field with 58.56 pounds.  Rasmussen says that cold water made for tough conditions….   The team of Caleb Colwell and … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament This Weekend

The 3rd Annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament is Friday and Saturday at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay.  The boats are scheduled to take off at 8:00 both mornings.  Tournament Director Gary Nault says that while this is a fishing tournament it is also a community event….   The tournament is also very proud of the fact that they are able to pay back more than … Continue reading

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Hunter Education Sign Up is Saturday

Department of Natural Resources Certified Hunter Education Instructors and Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha invite all individuals interested in hunter and firearm safety to enroll in upcoming Wisconsin hunter education courses being offered in Sturgeon Bay. Those taking the hunter education course will also have the option of taking an add-on bow hunter education course. Classes begin the end of February and the beginning of March. … Continue reading

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