• The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Hodag Musky Challenge Needs Community's Help

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    June 19, 2017
    In 2015, the Hodag Musky Challenge moved to a Judge Boat scoring format. Historically the HMC has been a transport, lake station tournament. To continue the Judge Boat scoring format, we are in need of volunteers to man judge boats and register fish over the tournament weekend September 22-24 on a variety of Rhinelander area lakes.

    The HMC is held on 5 different lake groups, encompassing 13 lakes and the WI River Flowage. In order to provide adequate coverage on the lakes for judging and registering, the tournament will need 25 boats on the water each day. Volunteers must provide their own boat, but official measuring boards and supplies will be provided by the tournament.

    “We couldn’t hold this tournament without the assistance we get from our community volunteers,” said Maggie Steffen, Chamber Director. “It also gives our volunteers a chance to experience this premier Rhinelander fishing event.”

    Volunteers will receive a $25 gas card to help cover gas as well as $50 cash for each day they volunteer - e.g. someone who volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday will receive one $25 gas card plus $100 cash. 

    Alternately, volunteers may opt to have their payment made directly to the Club, Lake Association or other group of their choice and the Chamber of Commerce will submit a check directly to the organization of their choice.

    To register to judge the tournament, volunteers should contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, indicate they would like to volunteer for the tournament and whether they are opting for payment to be made to them or to their chosen group, and provide the day(s) they are available.

    Tournament hours are 7am-5pm Saturday September 23 and 7am-12pm Sunday September 24.

    For more information or to sign-up to work the HMC, please contact us at 715-365-7464 or email assistant@rhinelanderchamber.com. 
    Contact:
    Lauren Sackett, Event & Program Coordinator
    assistant@rhinelanderchamber.com, (715) 365-7464
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