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Nick and Emily Stetzer at Rib Mountain State Park. - Photo credit: DNR
Nick and Emily Stetzer at Rib Mountain State Park.Photo credit: Courtesy of Nick and Emily Stetzer

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February 11, 2020

MADISON, Wis. - The latest episodes of the "Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record" podcast brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are available now on all major podcast platforms. Episodes highlight state park love stories, the miraculous comeback of the much-loved bald eagle, the impact of snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Wisconsin State Parks: A Love Story

There's a lot of love for Wisconsin's state parks. In honor of Valentine's Day, visitors share their Wisconsin State Park love stories about first dates, surprise engagements and scenic wedding days. Listen in to hear how their special day is something they'll remember forever.

Sled Town -- Snowmobiling in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities you are likely to find, especially in the northern part of the state. Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World and host of the Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby. On this episode, Kim Emerson, Executive Director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, sheds light on the mecca of snowmobiling. With more than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hitting Wisconsin's 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter across the state, safety is an important part of the ride. DNR Warden April Dombrowski has tips on how to ride smart from the start. Listen in and discover why Wisconsin is where it's at when it comes to snowmobiling.

Spending Time On The Ice

Ice fishing is a favorite pastime for many Wisconsinites, who have fond memories of going out on frozen lakes with their families when they were young. If you drive past any Wisconsin lake in the middle of winter after its iced over, you'll almost certainly see at least one person out ice fishing. On this bonus episode of Wild Wisconsin, "Spending Time On The Ice," Bill Scott talks with See Yang about the appeals of ice fishing -- it's tougher to predict than open water fishing, and there's always something new to learn.

Wild Wisconsin: Off The Record brings you inside voices on Wisconsin's outdoors. It doesn't matter if you live to hunt and fish, watch birds, love camping, or you're someone who likes to get outdoors for a walk every once in a while - there's something here for everyone. Have a podcast idea or want to subscribe for updates, visit us here.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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