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An additional trail camera photo submission is highlighted this week for the Bell Press Newspapers Trail Camera Contest. Melissa Johnson, of Cameron, submitted this photo of what she believed to be a rare leucisitic fisher. The animal was captured on a trail camera photo back on Sept. 27. Le…

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Sightings of mature bucks in daylight are occurring more often, and an increase in deer-vehicle collisions signals the whitetail breeding season which takes place at the end of October and into November. The shortened span of daylight triggers an onslaught of hormonal activity in deer, leadi…

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With the peak of bow hunting season here and the nine-day gun deer season running from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 28, hunters are encouraged to submit photographs of successfully harvested deer to be published in The Chetek Alert.

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Whitetail Products Gone Wild is quickly becoming one of the hottest deer attractants in the outdoor industry. These locally-made whitetail deer products may put the small towns of Chetek and Cameron on the map but are already paving the way for a promising life for owners Aaron Pisa and fian…

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Following a circuit court’s ruling enjoining the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from implementing the wolf harvest law, the DNR announced last week that licenses have not been issued to state hunters and trappers for the Fall 2021 wolf hunt.

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Editor’s note: Chris Stanek has been coming to Chetek nearly his entire life, and his passion for the outdoors drives him to set and fulfill goals every year. Whether he is deer hunting, ice fishing or on a different outdoor adventure, Stanek refuses to let anything get in the way of his dreams.

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The Barron County ATV trails remain open but will likely close in the upcoming weeks. The trails have closed on Nov. 1 in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources stocked the Chetek Chain of Lakes with walleye fingerlings last week. A total of 32,979 walleyes were stocked among five lakes.