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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 in months of February, April, June, July,  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...


> Good Luck fishing - Sent us your photos.

9-7-20 Notice: Oconto River TU Board Meeting (Outdoors)

Tuesday September 15, 6:30 pm at Dale Halla’s utility garage W. 2811 Zastrow Rd. Cecil. Any members who would like to attend are welcome to join in.

If you wish, bring your chair, mask, and thoughts to add to agenda. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 
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7-1-2020 Notice: Do to COVID-19 and with careful consideration and recommendation from National TU, the Chapter is cancelling all regular membership meetings and events until future notice.

 Thank you for your understanding and patience. 


No Regular Membership Meetings scheduled. 

Free TU Membership to Essential Workers. See News for details.


> Summer Fishing Contest 2020. Email fish Photo with tape measure showing length to register of fish. Registration locations will be open after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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Email us by selecting Contact Us on this page. 

Please notice Chapter's new mailing address as shown on this page.
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   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: Jill Vande Hei                  920-655-2028       
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     Treasurer: Dave Kalous                   715-850-1944
     davekalous@hotmail.com​
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     Membership and Summer Campers:
     Tom Klatt                                          920-621-9266
     tktklatt@gmail.com



    You may contact anyone of us for information.

    Chapter address: Oconto River Trout Unlimited
                                   P.O. Box 252 
                                  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.
Chapter members Stocking Trout Main Oconto River 
    Make Fishing Better - Join US 

Underhill - David Lowell Brunner, 89, of Oconto County, passed away July 15, 2020 in Auburndale, Fl.

David was born on July 12, 1931 to Arthur and Elinor Brunner in Leopolis, WI. He graduated from Marion High School and attended UW Madison. He joined the United States Army in 1957 and served for 5 years, receiving medals as a marksman, sharpshooter and for good conduct. He was honorably discharged in 1962.

On September 24, 1960, he was married to Ramona Wyszynski at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Leopolis. After a year of marriage, the couple moved to White Clay Lake near Cecil WI where he and his brother operated Brunner Farms Inc for nearly 40 years. Once he retired from farming, the family moved to Underhill, WI.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being active in Trout Unlimited where he was instrumental in raising trout and seeding local lakes and streams. He taught the joys of fishing to countless individuals, including the disabled children who visited their trout pond regularly. He was an avid landscape painter and enjoyed bowling and visiting the cabin up north. He included the family in many of his hobbies and loved taking family summer road trips. Those memories will forever be treasured.

Also nicknamed "Shorty," David was very witty and always had a quick answer to give or a joke ready to tell. Always willing to help a neighbor. He was genuinely interested in you, willing to teach you how to do something new, and could easily strike up a conversation with a stranger.

David is survived by his wife Ramona. His brothers, Thomas and Michael, his sister, Sister Mary Samuel, and his four sons: Robert, Edward, Allan and Patrick as well as 8 grandchildren. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Catholic Church in Gillett, WI.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that contributions be made to: Oconto River Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 252, Gillett, WI 54124. http://www.ocontorivertu.com/

A celebration of life for Dave will be scheduled in Wisconsin later this year. 
David Brunner 1931-2020

  A David L. Brunner Legacy Fund has been established by the Chapter for donations in David’s name. The Fund will be used for stream restoration projects on David’s favorite stream, The Oconto River Watershed. A recognition ledger of donations will be kept and forwarded to the David Brunner Family.

  Please make check to Oconto River TU, note Brunner Fund and mail to Chapter address (PO Box 252, Gillett, Wi 54124).