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Paul’s Pro Am set Sept. 21-22 on Chain

The 37th annual Paul’s Pro-Am Musky Classic will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The prizes will include cash payouts for the top 10 teams, plus a 37th anniversary payout of $1,000, according to tournament coordinator Paul Riedel Jr.

“Any team to catch and successfully release a legal muskie, but does not finish in the top 10, will be entered in a $1,000 drawing,” said Riedel. “There will be two teams that are winners of $500 each.”

The entry fee for the tournament is $350 per two-person team.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:34 PM
Presentation on amphibians set at Cloverland Town Hall

Dr. Richard Howard of Purdue University will give a presentation on amphibians — including fighting bullfrogs — at the Cloverland Town Hall this Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.

The public is welcome to attend the presentation.

In “Amphibians of Vilas County” Howard will talk about species including bullfrogs, tree frogs, peepers and salamanders.

The hour-long presentation is sponsored by the

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:34 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:34 PM )
Muskie Country Tournament Circuit holds two qualifiers over weekend
Ben Peterson held up his team’s second fish of the day, a 38-inch muskie, giving his team the win at Eagle River this past weekend. 			      —Contributed Photo

The Muskie Country Tournament Circuit (MCTC) hosted two qualifying tournaments over the weekend with the Eagle River Chain event Saturday and the Sand/Dam Lake Chain tourney Sunday.

While the area experienced record cold air temperatures for both tournaments, the extreme cold fronts didn’t deter either the competing anglers or the resident muskies.

The events features big averages and plenty of action to go around for the field of competitors, according to organizers.

Eight muskies more than 34 inches were

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:32 PM
Big bass
Haley Siegworth of Green Bay recently caught this 19-inch largemouth bass using a plastic worm on a Land O’ Lakes area lake. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:34 PM
Input sought for waterfowl hunting season

People can learn about and provide input on the 2013 Wisconsin waterfowl hunting seasons at a series of meetings and public hearings that begin Aug. 3.

The meetings are an opportunity to hear the latest on waterfowl management and population status. After a review, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use public input to inform the proposed waterfowl hunting season that will be recommended to the Natural Resources Board in mid-August.

“As we do each year during this time, we request that those with a stake in waterfowl hunting provide

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:33 PM