WI DNR Tick App

The WI DNR has started a new app for your smart phone to track ticks and gather information from people throughout the state. You can download this free app, take surveys and get information about ticks throughout the state. You can find more information by going to the WIDNR tick  web page or you can go to the download page for the tick app

MI Dept. of Environmental Quality issues permit to Aquila Resources

Hi Everyone,

Today the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued the wetlands permit to Aquila Resources for their Back Forty Project.  The MDEQ cover letter and the wetlands permit are attached as PDF files below.
Kathleen Heideman is preparing a press release that will express our disappointment on this disastrous decision.  Send her your comments for possible inclusion in the press release.
Her email address is:  gadmin@savethewildup.org
Thanks,
Dick Dragiewicz

Summer Picnic – August 4th

Brian Ramsey -1August 4th will be our annual members summer picnic at Donald Park located just north of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. There will be food and conversation; Brian Ramsey will be there to teach, or help you improve your fly casting. So bring your favorite fly rod and improve your cast.

This post will be updated once we have more information, but typically it runs from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Normal grilled picnic food will be available.

Brian has many distance and accuracy casting awards – along with being a popular guide in the driftless area. You can check out his site at Brian Ramsey Fly Fishing and learn more about Brian and his guide service.

Wild Parsnip

It is that time of year again to watch out for Wild Parsnip. Contact with this plant can cause burns and severe skin rashes. There is an oil on this plant that when transferred to your skin will cause issues when exposed to sunlight.

If you do contact this invasive plant, wash the area quickly and avoid sunlight on that area.

For more info from the WI DNR – Follow this link to their website

Welcome to the new website

Hello, welcome to the new website. You will notice that it is still under construction and a few things are missing yet. Feel free to browse around – punch a few buttons and try it out.

Summer Break

The monthly meetings are over until September. Please use all the knowledge you have gained from the great speakers/presentations and go out fishing. Better yet – Take a kid fishing.

May Meeting – Paul Ladell

Paul Ladell will be doing a presentation on his “Alaska Adventure” Join us on May 21st, 7:00 PM at “The Maple Tree” in McFarland

April Meeting – Jim Bartelt

Jim Bartelt will talk about his trip to the end of the world. Fly fishing for giant sea-run brown trout in Argentina.

March Meeting – Ariapiama

The March meeting will feature Tim Landwehr doing a presentation the Ariapiama fishing trip. Join us on March 26th, at the Maple Tree in McFarland. Supper and conversation at 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00.

International Fly Fishing Film Tour 2018

The International Fly Fishing Film Tour “IF4T” will be at the Bavarian Bierhaus in Milwaukee on April 18th, at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at “The Fly Fishers”