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Alyseia Loew, 9, participated in her first youth hunt on Saturday, Oct. 6, with her father, Travis Loew. The Barron resident shot this 10-point buck at 100 yards while using a youth .243 rifle just east of Barron. Alyseia helped set up the blind and asked if she could field dress the deer on…

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As fall colors approach their peak, anyone interested in viewing the colors should monitor live updates on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Fall Color Report, which launched this past week on www.travelwisconsin.com.

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Chetek resident Carson Toufar harvested the first black bear of his short hunting career on Sept. 16 while hunting with his father near Chetek. The 10-year-old shot the sow around 6:30 p.m. when the bear came within 20 yards of the bait and Toufar shot the bear with  a 7mm-08 Remington. The …

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More than 20 up-and-coming hunters recently completed their hunter education course that was held at the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle School cafeteria. The roughly two-week course began Sept. 17 and wrapped up on Oct. 1. The successful hunter education students are pictured above. In front, fr…

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Fall color is now at, very near and, in a couple areas, even a little past peak across northern Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Fall Color Report. Colors are very good through central Wisconsin, but there remain pockets that are quite green. Colors are just beginning in th…

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Fifteen thousand large fingerling walleyes were purchased and stocked into the Chetek Chain of Lakes early this week by local organization Walleyes for Chetek. Half of the walleyes were released in Pokegama Lake at the boat landing near Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill, while the other h…