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Vilas County asks part-time residents to stay home

March 20, 2020

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §252.03(1), the Vilas County Public Health Official hereby declares that a Public Health Emergency exists in Vilas County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national spread of the COVID-19 virus, Vilas County Government must issue the following inter-county Travel Advisory.

Due to high community transmission in certain areas of the State, Vilas County is recommending that you stay in your …

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New walleye regulations for the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

For the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage and connected water bodies, including Trude Lake, the Bear River, the Flambeau River upstream of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage at Murray’s Landing, the Little Turtle River, and the Manitowish River upstream of the Flambeau River to the Rest Lake Dam, including Benson, Sturgeon and Vance lakes, the regulation for walleye will be a minimum length limit of 12 inches with only one fish over 15 inches allowed for harvest, and a daily …

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Coming up SOON! Turtle River Stewardship Program January 29th in Mercer

You are personally invited to an important conference on the creation of the Turtle River Stewardship Program on Wednesday, January 29th at the Great Northern Motel banquet facility in Mercer, WI. The conference is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance.

For several years both the WDNR and ICLRA have been considering the concept of waters management on the scale of a watershed – lakes, rivers, streams, …

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TFSWA has a new property manager.

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation Management has appointed Beth Feind the new Property Manager at the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. She will begin work at the flowage on Monday November 11th. Beth is currently a Ranger at the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, and before that she worked at the DNR Service Center in Woodruff. I have known Beth for several years and think she will do a fantastic job as the new …

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