Bayfield County Wild
About This Show
Located at the top of Wisconsin, Bayfield County is considered the wild side of the Dairy State. It’s a place of majestic beauty, where heart thumping adventures and peaceful tranquility seamlessly weave into an outdoor paradise.
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Episode 8: Bayfield County Wild Talks with Neil Howk of the Chequamegon Audubon Society
On this episode of Bayfield County Wild Co-hosts Nancy Christopher and Mary Motiff, director of Bayfield County Tourism, speak with Neil Howk, a park ranger and interpreter for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and president of the Chequamegon Audubon Society. They discuss the upcoming 12th Annual Birding and Nature Festival, and other upcoming area events. Namekagon River and Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway As the National Park Service doesn’t have a marketing budget, Mary Motiff has recently been working with several nearby counties to spread the word about the Namekagon River that is part of the beautiful Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. An underrated gem, the Namekagon River has very little development along its banks, so those on the river feel like they are truly out in the wilderness. Kayakers, canoers and tubers are welcome at different access points, as well as those who wish to hike or picnic. If you planning to experience the river, visit namekagonriver.org for a full list of outfitters, guides and ideas on how to have fun! 12th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival Neil Howk shares his involvement with the upcoming annual festival for bird and nature enthusiasts, running May 17-19. Neil serves on the planning committee that assembles the yearly schedule, and he’s also the leader of several tours during the festival. Over 100 different programs are available over the three-day event. From mammal tracking to wildflower walks to old-fashioned bird watching, you have the opportunity to see more than 180 species of birds alone this year. New this year, the festival has added activities that include a nighttime owl prowl and a trip out to Madeline Island to visit Big Bay State Park. To register for the festival or for more information, visit www.birdandnaturefest.com. Note that “early birds” will receive a special rate prior to May 1. Fishing Report Aside from the big lake, did you know Bayfield County has over 900 inland lakes? That means there’s lots of fish to catch all year long! Avid fishing fans can now benefit from our new Fishing Report, linked here. Use it to learn about area hot spots, what bait to use and more from knowledgeable guide
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