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Wolf River Chapter of Trout Unlimited dedicates bench to the late Herb Buettner

May 8, 2018

Antigo Daily Journal

Antigo Daily Journal

The spirit of a man who devoted his life to the protection and promotion of the Wolf River was on display Saturday near the banks of the stream he loved.

On Saturday, members of the Wolf River Chapter of Trout Unlimited gathered to dedicate the Herb Buettner Memorial Bench held at Herb’s Landing, a well known fishing and rafting access to the Wolf River, off of County M near White Lake.

Members of Buettner’s family, friends and the Wolf River Chapter of Trout Unlimited were all on hand for the event, purposely held on the opening day of regular trout fishing on the Wolf River.

Andy Buettner, Herb’s son, brought two of his father’s fly rods and his fishing vest to the dedication.

Photo from Wolf River Chapter Trout Unlimited Facebook Page

As Bill Kallner dedicated the bench, he reminded the group of how Buettner, throughout his life worked to protect the beautiful and wild river. Buettner campaigned against more dams on the river, sanitary sewer dumping, a chemical/hazardous waste dump in Lily and the Crandon Mine from opening near the headwaters of the Wolf River. He also worked with Department of Natural Resources officials through the Wolf River Chapter to improve trout fishing.

The bench and plaque was donated by the Wolf River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

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