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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.