DNR Public Meeting to Discuss Small Mouth Bass Tuesday

The Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the small mouth bass fishery in the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay surrounding Door County on Tuesday, October 15th at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The meeting is expected to run from 6:30 to 8:30PM. The session will allow DNR staff members an opportunity to engage stakeholders and present … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay DNR Counter Service Suspending October 1st

Customer service at the Department of Natural Resources office in Sturgeon Bay will be suspended on Tuesday, October 1st, until training is completed by a new hire. That could take a few weeks. The change is needed because the current customer service representative is transitioning to a new position. The DNR hopes the service can be resumed as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, a limited number … Continue reading

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Kramer Wins K/D Salmon Tournament

Josh Kramer of Kaukauna has won the 37th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. His 36.70 pound chinook caught on Tuesday, July 23rd off of Baileys Harbor claims the top prize of $10,000 cash. It’s the biggest fish to hit the tourney scales in the last 20 years and the fourth heaviest winner in K/D history. Kramer with the details of their winning catch, which happened … Continue reading

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New Leader in K/D Salmon Tournament

Josh Kramer is the leader of the 37th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament as of Thursday morning. Kramer registered a 36.70 pound salmon on Tuesday in Baileys Harbor while Gary Welch is in second place with a 34.27 pound fish caught on Tuesday on Washington Island, Buck Felhofer is third with a 33.59 pounder caught last Friday. The tournament has seen a number of huge … Continue reading

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Alexander and Haataja Win SBBT

The team of Brett Alexander and Eric Haataja won the 4th annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament at Sawyer Park on Saturday. The winning team had the lead after day one with 32.76 pounds, which included big bass for the tournament at 7.71 pounds. Saturday proved to be difficult for the winning team, but Alexander says that they added a couple of fish in the last … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament This Weekend

Bass anglers will be fishing for prizes in the waters off Door County during the 4th Annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament this weekend. Teams pay $380 for the right to fish from 8AM to 5PM Friday and 8AM to 4PM on Saturday. Registration begins at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay Thursday, with the participants meeting starting at 6PM. The tourney headquarters will … Continue reading

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DNR & Conservation Congress Spring Meeting Monday

Door County residents interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions during the annual Conservation Congress and DNR spring meetings Monday evening at 7PM. The hearing input process allows the public the opportunity to comment and register support or opposition to the DNR proposed rule changes as well as congress proposals … Continue reading

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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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