One of the stranger wildlife occurrences in the Chetek area is taking place at John and Darlene Buwolda’s home on Lakeview Drive. A Baltimore oriole decided to stick around for the winter and has been a daily visitor at the Buwolda’s bird feeder, suet and grape jelly feeder. “The oriole sho…
Chetek resident and die-hard ice fisherman Caleb Hakseth caught his largest panfish to date when he landed this 17-inch crappie the morning of Friday, Nov. 30. Hakseth caught the giant crappie on a green-and-white teardrop jig and a waxie while fishing a lake east of Chetek. The crappie had …
All deer hunters with a valid antlerless tag for the county and land type they are hunting are encouraged to take advantage of additional opportunities to hunt deer in December and January.
Preliminary registration numbers from Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season show an increase in statewide harvest. Overall, preliminary figures show that 211,430 deer were registered during the nine-day gun deer hunt, compared to 197,733 in 2017. The nine-day gun deer season continues to show…
A handful of daring ice fishing anglers ventured out onto the ice last week after the Chetek Chain of Lakes became ice-covered. Pictured above, a few panfishermen jig for panfish on Pokegama Lake the morning of Monday, Nov. 19. Although the lakes are frozen, people should be reminded to use …
Hunters of all ages who head out for their first hunt are encouraged to mark the occasion with a first harvest and first hunting experience certificate.
With the archery season in full swing and the nine-day gun deer season running from Saturday, Nov. 17, to Sunday, Nov. 25, hunters are encouraged to submit photographs of successfully harvested deer to be published in The Chetek Alert.
Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun deer hunting season opened this past weekend, and with snow in many northern areas and relatively mild hunting conditions, it made for a good opener.
Following more than 22 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, 2018 marked Wisconsin’s first managed elk hunt in state history.
The Chetek Snow Flyers will be conducting their annual snowmobile safety class for anyone 11 years old and older who needs to be certified to operate a snowmobile in the state of Wisconsin.
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