Charles Ermatinger’s hunting camp 1909

Charles Ermatinger’s hunting camp, east of Holcombe, Wis. in 1909.

CHIPPEWA AREA HISTORY CENTER

As Chippewa Valley hunters continue in their pursuit of the next big buck, take a look at game laws from 1894, provided by the Chippewa Area History Center.

When wild game may be caught, taken or killed:

Woodchuck, quail, partridge, pheasant, prairie hen or chicken, grouse of any variety, plover or squirrel: Sept. 1 to Dec. 1

Snipe, wild duck of any variety, wild goose or brant of any variety or any aquatic fowl: Sept. 1 to Dec. 1

Deer, buck, doe or fawn: Oct. 1 to Nov. 1

Otter, mink, martin or fisher: Oct. 1 to May 1

Brook, rainbow and mountain trout: April 15 to Sept. 1

Mackinaw (lake) trout: Jan. 15 to Dec. 1

Pike (wall eyed): May 1 to March 1

Black, green and Oswego bass and Musklonge: May 1 to Feb. 1

White fish (in inland lakes/with net): Nov. 10 to Dec. 15

Pickerel: at any time

Each Saturday, the Chippewa Area History Center showcases a piece of local history. Today’s Time Capsule includes a list of wildlife hunting rules and times for Chippewa County hunters in the late 1800s. In 2017, the Wisconsin gun deer season continues through Sunday.For more information, visit www.ChippewaAreaHistoryCenter.org.

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