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December 11, 2023

Wisconsin family deer camp carries 50-year heritage

The Welke family’s deer camp moved from the scrub oaks of northern Marinette County, Wis., to the stately oaks of north-central Crawford County over the past 50 years.

Somewhere along the way, Carl and Kurt Welke swapped their Winchester 94 lever-actions for Model 70 bolt-actions. Even so, they still wear wool while hunting deer, playing cribbage and processing venison each November.

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Wisconsin’s Dave Cook Memorial Shoot raises $30K to support scholarships for students

The Mayville Gun Club hosted the sixth annual David G. Cook Memorial Shooting for Scholarships sporting clays event Sept. 22 that will help support trade school students.
Cook, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2020, founded the event in 2018 to raise money to support scholarships for area students in the building trades. Cook’s family and friends have continued the event, which raised more than $30,000 this year, according to Cook’s widow, Kathy Cook.

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Commentary: Can northern Wisconsin’s deer camp tradition survive?

I sense there are fewer deer camps in Wisconsin’s Northwoods with each passing year. The sentimental side of me is saddened by the changes that have taken place with the traditional nine-day gun deer season. The realist side of me just tries to accept the new landscape of the gun season as life moving on.

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