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Hodag Musky Challenge scheduled Sept. 20-22

Plans are underway for the 2013 Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge, which is set to take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, with headquarters at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.
Registrations are limited to 200 teams. Lake groups this year include Boom Lake and the Wisconsin River, Moen Chain, Crescent Lake and Lake Julia, Oneida Lake and Lake Hancock and Lake George and Lake Thompson.
The registration cost is $250 and prize payouts are more than 70% of registration fees, according to Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lara Reed.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:49 PM
Ruffed Grouse Society sets 7th annual banquet

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its seventh annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet  Thursday, Aug. 29, at Whitetail Inn, located at 9083 Highway 70 West in St. Germain.
The banquet will include   a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
According to Jed Lechleitner, individual membership and dinner tickets are $50. There also is a membership and spouse package which includes two dinners for $75. Junior membership and dinner tickets are $15 each. Banquet,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:49 PM
Ducks Unlimited banquet set at Clearview Aug. 27

The 32nd annual Plum Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) fall banquet has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 27, and tickets are now available.
Reservations should be made early, as seating will be limited to 80 people at Clearview Supper Club in St. Germain. Tickets cost $50 per person, $90 for couples and $275 for sponsors.
This year’s dinner will feature a silent auction and raffles, with top prizes including the 2013 DU rifle of the year, a Remington ADL bolt action .270, “Pitching into Cypress,” the David Maass 2013 DU print of the year, and a gadwall drake

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:47 PM
Antlerless deer tags go on sale Aug. 17

All available 2013 antlerless deer permits and will be available starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17, including a limited supply of tags in five units in this area.

Three deer management zones here, Unit 39, Unit 34 and Unit 29B will be buck only this fall and no antlerless permits will be available.

In this area, the unit and permits available are as follows:?Unit 35, 1,350 permits; Unit 36, 1,425 permits; Unit 37, 1,425 permits; Unit 38, 1,350 permits; and Unit 31, 275 permits.

Tags can be purchased at the rate of one permit,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:01 PM
Tourneys set in Manitowish Waters, Eagle River

The Professional Muskie Angler Circuit (Pro-MAC) will finish its 2013 six tournament season with two Vilas County qualifying events.

The first of the two will be hosted on the Manitowish Chain Aug. 17-18, while the second is slated on the Eagle River Chain Aug. 24-25.

Both tournaments should play an important role as to who will qualify for the World Muskie Tournament (WMT)?Series Invitational Championship, according to event organizers.

“Hundreds of muskie tournament anglers have competed

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:01 PM