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This relatively young 10-point buck was photographed last week amongst five other deer as they scrounged a garden area for an easy meal on the outskirts of Chetek at dusk. Most bucks in the Midwest complete their antler growth by the 10th of August, at which time the blood flow to the antler…

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Up-and-coming hunters can sign up for a hunter education class, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, that will take place at the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle School cafeteria.

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Just one week after the first $500 tagged fish of the 2018 Fish-O-Rama contest was caught, Chetek resident Frank Hach, pictured in the middle, caught a $1,000 tagged bluegill—the first time an angler has caught a tagged fish worth $1,000 since the four-figure payday was created in 2014. Hach…

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Up-and-coming hunters can sign up for a hunter education class, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, that will take place at the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle School cafeteria.

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Black crappie sarcoma is a disease affecting up to 35 percent of black crappies in affected lakes. Some symptoms associated with BCS are red sores on the sides and fins, bleeding from these areas and, occasionally, a large tumor. The fish disease has been reported in 20 Polk County lakes, 13…

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The final winner of Chetek’s Catch-and-Release Fishing Photo Contest is Kaitlyn Condon, of Ostego, Minn., who caught and released this quality bluegill, as well as several other panfish, while fishing with her grandfather, Chetek resident John Plaza. The 6-year-old caught several large panfi…

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For the second week in a row, Wisconsin was slammed with torrential rainfall again, leading to massive flooding, this time primarily in southwestern and south-central parts of the state. The floods again washed out many roads, leading the governor to declare a statewide emergency.

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The Chetek Lions Club would like to remind everyone that the “Kids Don’t Float” life jacket loaner station at the Lake Chetek airport boat landing will be closing after Labor Day weekend.