Naze: 84th annual Kewaunee Trout Boil June 24
In what may be the longest-running annual event of its kind in the world, the Kewaunee County Hunting & Fishing Club will boil lake trout, potatoes and onions for the 84th straight year June 24.
Kewaunee County’s Bruemmer Park will host the event from 5-7 p.m. that Friday, and hot dogs and brats will be available for those who don’t want fish.
Cost is $11 per plate for the trout, and refreshments and takeouts are available. There will be music in the park, too.
Meanwhile, those who like to catch their own — salmon and trout in Lake Michigan, that is — have been finding plenty of action off Algoma and Kewaunee 3 to 6 miles off shore, mostly in the top 60 feet.
Rainbows are still the top hookup for most, but one charter had half Chinooks and cohos — 10 of a 20-fish catch — over the weekend. Spoons are doing best for most, with some flasher/fly bites.
Farmland zone antlerless deer carcass tags — three free with each license sold in Kewaunee and Door counties this year as recommended by local Deer Advisory Councils — will be available online after June 15.
If you have already purchased a license for hunting deer, you will be able to select the unit and land-type of your permit through your DNR account and may print it yourself, get a printed copy at a DNR Service Center, or visit a license agent which will require a $2 processing fee.
Leftover bonus antlerless permits will go on sale starting Aug. 15. Where available, bonus antlerless permits may be purchased at the rate of one permit, per person, per day until the unit is sold out or the hunting season ends.
Although permits will not be weapon or season specific, they will be unit and land-type (public or private) specific. At purchase, you will be asked to identify the deer management zone and unit and whether you want the permit to be valid for public or private lands.
In order to hunt antlerless deer on private lands enrolled in the Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law lands programs designated as open to public hunting as well as Voluntary Public Access lands, you must have a valid public land antlerless permit.
Ever wonder how many ducks wildlife managers band for research, or how ruffed grouse and pheasant populations are doing? How about black bears, deer, wolves or beaver? Estimated small game harvests through the years?
You can find out with a few clicks online at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/reports.html. The site includes data compiled by DNR biologists and volunteers during spring and summer surveys, and year-round observations. You can see historical deer harvest numbers dating back more than 80 years, turkey harvest success rates since the first limited season in 1983, and much more.
Snapshot Wisconsin kicked off in Iowa and Sawyer counties earlier this year. Volunteers set up trail cameras provided by the DNR, then upload and share photos on Zooniverse, the internet’s largest collection of citizen science projects.
Everyone is welcome to ID and tag animals in photos, or apply to host a camera. Learn more at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/research/projects/snapshot.
A second whitefish meeting for late May or early June has yet to be scheduled, and now looks like it will be late June or early July.
Comments on sport and commercial whitefish harvest, rules and proposed changes in commercial quotas (more in Green Bay, less in Lake Michigan) can be made to [email protected].
The Cabela’s National Walleye Tour is coming to Sturgeon Bay June 23-24. Registrations are being accepted online or by calling (612) 424-0708. Learn more at www.nationalwalleyetour.com.
Kevin Naze is a freelance outdoors writer. Email him at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Naze: 84th annual Kewaunee Trout Boil June 24