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Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Mission:     We have a continued commitment to improve/protect our cold water resources and to be involved in the community. Our projects with the DNR and US Forest Service are in Oconto, Langlade, Marinette Counties and the Nicolet National Forest with emphasis on the Oconto River Watershed.

Chapter meetings are held the first Tuesday in months of February, April, June, August, October, and December at The Lone Oak Gun Club Hwy 32 just north of Gillett. 

Lunch is served at 6:30 pm-Meeting starting at 7pm.
After meeting - Presentation and Prizes.
Oconto River Watershed 
Chapter of Trout Unlimited
 Chapter Events Looking Ahead...

Next Newsletter will be mailed 3rd week of November.

> Good Luck fishing - Sent us your photos.

> December 3rd - Chapter Meeting
   and Christmas Party

> Chapter Winter fishing contest starts
   December 7th.

> February 5th - Chapter Meeting

   Chapter Officers      


     President: Wayne Czypinski             920-590-2748
     wczypinski@yahoo.com

     Vice President: Dean Simon             920-750-4963      tw9ff@yahoo.com

     Second V-President: Dale Halla       920-373-6995​
     lindadalehalla@gmail.com 

     Secretary: Pete Vanderwegan         920-619-4522
     perter.vanderwegen@gmail.com​

     Treasurer: Dave Kalous                   715-850-1944
     davekalous@hotmail.com​
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     Membership and Summer Campers:
     Monie Brunner                                  920-855-6669
     dbrunner@plbb.us​

     Chapter Web Site: Tom Klatt            920-621-9266
      tktklatt@gmail.com

    You may contact anyone of us for information.

    Chapter address: Oconto River Trout Unlimited
                              5473 Cardinal Rd., 
                              Gillett, WI 54124
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Useful Fishing Links:

For what is happening in Northeast Wisconsin 
check site
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/
OutdoorReport.html

Another web site that is very interesting is www.lake-link.com.
National TU offers chapters an incentive to recruit new members locally. This program allows our chapter to bring in first time members for $5 during the full year. So now is the time to get your sportsmen’s neighbors and friend to join the chapter. Just mail a check to chapter address and we will take of the remaining paperwork.
Stocking Trout, Oconto River 
Summary of Minutes from October 1 Chapter Meeting

 Meeting called to order by President Wayne Czypinski with the introduction Monty Brink of Oconto County Forest & Parks Administrator. Brink spoke about the probable acquisition of 30 acres of land on County Road AA in Breed that boarders the South Branch of the Oconto River. He expects the purchase to be finalized by the county board meeting later this year. Brink used grant money from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program as well as funds donated by Wisconsin TU Council and several TU Chapters and additional county money. Brink plans to cover the county expenses with a timber harvest and plans to protect the property by placing it in the forest law program.

Next up were reports from two of the four Kids to Camp attendees. Sixth-graders Claire Notz and Camryn Vanderwegen reported on their week-long stay at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station near Amherst Junction last summer.

The summer fishing contest ended with 18 entries and Adrian Ossman’s won the drawing for a $25 Cabela’s gift card.

Dale Halla had a surprise while fishing. On behalf of the chapter, he received a letter and a $1500 donation from Dick Pamperin of Marion.

Stream rehab funding will take place at the regional DNR/TU meeting in Bowler on Dec. 7. The chapter spent $5000 last year, and it was motioned and approved to do the same this year. Wayne Czypinski, Dale Halla and Tom Klatt plan to attend.

Kick off the Trout in the Classroom program will begin in November. Notice have been received that the chiller in Lena, the second school in the program, broke after 10-15 years. Replacement cost was almost $700.

A $15 gift exchange is planned for the December Christmas Party meeting. The progressive raffle continues next meeting with approximately $100 in pot. 

Norm Christensen volunteered to provide the meal.

See our Newsletter for all Chapter News.




Volunteer Opportunities

January thru April 2020 - Banquet Committee.

Duties - Assist in planning and operation of activity.

Please Contact Us on this page to sign up.
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