• Black River Falls, Wisconsin
    Black River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Deer Capital of Wisconsin
    Deer Capital of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation as Wisconsin is home to a thriving deer herd and Jackson County has earned the title "Deer Capital of Wisconsin" for it's large deer population and harvest over the years.

  • ATV Trails
    ATV Trails

    Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.

  • Karner Blue Butterfly Festival
    Karner Blue Butterfly Festival

    The Karner Blue Butterfly Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, celebrates the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, which is indigenous to the Black River Falls area. The festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July.

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Dam it: Beavers cause road flooding in Manchester

Dam it: Beavers cause road flooding in Manchester

Manchester won’t leave it to beavers when it comes to a flooded roadway.

The town recently was forced to close a section of Hawk Island Road because dams built by beavers sent water onto the low-lying roadway, and a local landowner has been working to mitigate the impact by soliciting trapping assistance and removing the problem structures.

But Manchester Town Chair Danny Iverson worries that even though one group of beavers may be moved out, another may return to do the same in the future and continue the road flooding.

Once one colony traps out, another moves in,” Iverson said. Until the road is raised up or we get funding for something to prevent it, we will have this problem for a long time.

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Hunters aim for strong gun season

Jackson County hunters will head to the woods this weekend to kick off the gun deer season that’s featuring a series of structural changes this year.

A harsh 2013-14 winter and a smaller herd population may lead to fewer deer bagged during the season that runs from Nov. 22-30, so it’s important to have “realistic expectations. ever, conditions are nearly perfect for opening weekend in the county, said DNR wildlife biologist Scott Roepke.

Overall, it’s hard to say at this point … The deer population is not going to be all that high going into this deer season but with that said archers up to this point have had a pretty good experience so far,” said Roepke, who covers Jackson County.

It’s good to have realistic expectations if the deer population is down.

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Lincoln student expelled for threat

A student has been expelled from the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District for now after making an unsubstantiated bomb threat last month.

The AC-H-M School Board recently voted to expel the male junior high student until he is 21 years old but will allow him to return to the district the second semester of the 2015-16 school year if undisclosed conditions are met.

AC-H-M Superintendent Paul Fischer said the gravity of the incident was the reason for the Oct. 30 board vote.

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