Friday February 17, 2017

Based on the uncertainty of ice conditions for next week due to unseasonably warm weather, the Board of Directors for Battle on Bago have decided to cancel the fishing portion of the event for 2017. We understand there are many fishermen that would safely navigate the ice on the Winnebago System next weekend; however, we have to take into account the number of participants who are unfamiliar with the rapidly changing ice conditions. Safety takes precedence in our event and although the ice is never deemed 100% safe, we do understand what 7 days of warm weather will do to the landings and ice conditions.

We have enjoyed 9 straight years of a safe fishing event that has brought thousands of fisherman from around the country to Lake Winnebago and the Oshkosh Community. Battle on Bago wants to ensure the event continues to safely thrive for years to come.

As previously indicated in our update from Wednesday, the 10th Anniversary Celebration will still be held at Menominee Park both Friday and Saturday. The celebration will still have plenty of what you have experienced from past Battles. Live Music, Food, Beer, Raffles and good company!

Individuals who have purchase 2017 fishing tickets will have the following options:

1. Hold on to the tickets and they will be honored for the 2018 Battle on Bago Tournament.

2. Trade the tickets at the event for 7 raffle tickets per fishing ticket (2 for 15, 3 for 22, 4 for 30, etc) . Prize drawing held on Saturday at 5:00pm. (MUST BE PRESENT TO TRADE-IN TICKETS, NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN WHEN RAFFLE’S ARE DRAWN)

3. Donate the tickets back to Battle on Bago for a Tax Donation Letter

4. Mail the tickets for a full refund by March 31, 2017 to:

Associated Bank c/o Battle on Bago Foundation
444 N Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902

We appreciate your support over the last 9 years and look forward to seeing you at the tent next weekend to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

Sincerely,

The Battle on Bago Board of DIrectors

2017 Raffle Prize Winners

Name Prize
Bob Kleeman Honda Foreman ATV
Ben Bloom Honda Foreman ATV
Heather DuCoty Battle on Bago Special Edition Extreme Golf Cart
Cody Simon Battle on Bago Special Edition Ice Shack
Mike Corbin Duck Bay Lodge – Fishing for 2 People
Craig Kaminski Kansas Gun Hunt – C & S Whitetails
Anna Allen Kansas Turkey Hunt For 2 – C & S Whitetails
Dave Girard Kansas Predator Hunt For 2 – C & S Whitetails
Ken Martin $1,000
Gene Kifer $750
Will Cummings $500
Tim Streich $250
Leslie Block Marcum RT9 Ice System
Scott Theisen Clam Ice Shelter
Mike Schalinsku Clam Ice Shelter
Scott Haen Clam Ice Shelter
James Seitz Clam Ice Shelter
Becky Fawley Clam Ice Shelter
Brian Colbeck Clam Ice Shelter
Gary Kane Clam Ice Shelter
Jason Piepenhagen Jiffy Propane Auger
Alice Schneider Jiffy Propane Auger
Tricky Jiffy Propane Auger
John Jashinsky Jiffy Propane Auger
Harry Meyer Jiffy Propane Auger
Pete Hansen Jiffy Propane Auger
Dale Romenesco Jiffy Propane Auger
Pete Schneider Jiffy Propane Auger
Dan Skrens Jiffy Propane Auger
Tony Ahern Jiffy Propane Auger
Andrew Manderscheid Scheels $250 Gift Card
David Koller Scheels $250 Gift Card
Glenn Curran Sr Scheels $250 Gift Card
Rose Anderson Scheels $250 Gift Card
Alica Freiboth Scheels $250 Gift Card
Lynette Priestley Scheels $250 Gift Card
Kim Block Scheels $250 Gift Card
Shane Sutheimer Scheels $250 Gift Card
Linda Holzmann Scheels $250 Gift Card
John Potter Scheels $250 Gift Card
Jeff Mazoch Marcum LX5 Ice System
Kevin Olszewski NFL Autographed Items
Kelly Domke NFL Autographed Items
Earl Dischmon NFL Autographed Items
Terry Schneider NFL Autographed Items
Stephan Pocian NFL Autographed Items
Jeff Greeno NFL Autographed Items
John Christenson NFL Autographed Items
Dan Lisowe NFL Autographed Items
Terry Tischauser NFL Autographed Items
Joseph Robl NFL Autographed Items
Keith Haasch NFL Autographed Items
Julie Schoeniki NFL Autographed Items
Joel Wolf NFL Autographed Items
Troy Hottenroth NFL Autographed Items
kristy Holheisel NFL Autographed Items
Glen Guetzke Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Travis Rayala Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Dylan jacobson Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Gene Kiela Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Mark Levezow Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Ken Kolitsch Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Russ Sawitski Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Tanya Witzel Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Carol Kulhamek Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Eric Carley Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Kristin Dietz Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Jeff Eistberg Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Jamie Ecker Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Mary Mueller Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Kevin Obiela Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Cory Flarerty Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Steve Vandenwielen Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Adam Alesauskas Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Christensen Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Chris Moore Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Dennis Knuth Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Alanlan Wilhelm Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Rick Kallas Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Alan Vollert Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Kari Paulson Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Jeff Goetz Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Wayne Blatz Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Bob Kleeman Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Brad Valentine Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Janis Weiland Mills Fleet Farm S100 Gift Card
Chiranjib Banerjee Vortex Optics Prize Package
Pat Lynch Vortex Optics Prize Package
Matt Sullivan Vortex Optics Prize Package
Cody Fietz Vortex Optics Prize Package
Ron Huerth Vortex Optics Prize Packages
Dylan Scheifelbine Vortex Optics Prize Packages
Dan McCulloch Thermacell Prize Package
Jason Severson Thermacell Prize Package
Chuck Blatz Thermacell Prize Package
Brandon Meilison Thermacell Prize Package
Mason Pfeiffer Thermacell Prize Package
Tanner Schmidt Thermacell Prize Package
Jason Decker Clam Hub Shelter
Eric Behnke Clam Hub Shelter
Jeff Reimer Clam Hub Shelter
Scott Olejnik Savage 93R17 17HMR
Damen Johnston Battle on Bago Prize Package
Aaron Mayfield Battle on Bago Prize Package
Josh Eye Battle on Bago Prize Package
Brandon Brehm Battle on Bago Prize Package
Dan Roanhaus Ultimart S100 Gift Card
Jamie Hoble Ultimart $100 Gift Card
Jim Hughes Ultimart $100 Gift Card
Lori Hetzer Ultimart $100 Gift Card
Bob Ultimart $100 Gift Card
Keith Keisow Grizzly Cooler
Deb Schneider Grizzly Cooler
Tom Patrinetz Grizzly Cooler
Erin Ziegert Grizzly Cooler
Debbie Mcmiems Grizzly Cooler
Brad Carney Grizzly Cooler
Matt Miller Grizzly Cooler
Jarrod Gilbertson Smith & Wesson M/P 15-22 .22LR
Mike Schulke Savage Axis w/Scope 30-06
Brian Kelly Beaver Dam Ice Fishing Prize Package
Nick flynn Beaver Dam Ice Fishing Prize Package
Brian Van asten Beaver Dam Ice Fishing Prize Package
Jon Marx Beaver Dam Ice Fishing Prize Package
Paul Helf 13 Fishing Prize Package
Singstock 13 Fishing Prize Package
Kyle Tues 13 Fishing Prize Package
Jerry Houle 13 Fishing Prize Package
Debbie Seekings 13 Fishing Prize Package
John Carrick Magic Products Package
Lee Vang Moultrie Trail Camera
Diane Forslin Moultrie Trail Camera
Marv Propson Moultrie Trail Camera
Jeff Kramer Moultrie Trail Camera
Jeff Chop Moultrie Trail Camera
Andy Pike Moultrie Trail Camera
William Sanders Moultrie Trail Camera
Rodger Brabender Moultrie Trail Camera
Kent Schweitzer Moultrie Trail Camera
Naomi Magdanz Moultrie Trail Camera
Brad Liebhauser Mr. Heater Big Buddy
Mike Wildenberg Mr. Heater Big Buddy
V Panske Browning Trail Camera
Brian Trollevon Browning Trail Camera
Jeff Zahringer Browning Trail Camera
jerry Zamzow Browning Trail Camera
Mike Wagner Clam Hub Shelter
Mike Bell Clam Hub Shelter
J Houeiseck Clam Hub Shelter
Scott Blanck Fox Pro $100 Gift Card

You Must Redeem Your Prizes

REDEEM YOUR PRIZES

Prizes not redeemed by March 31, 2017 become the sole property of “Battle on Bago.”

Prize Pick up Location

Derby Molded Products: 565 Jensen Rd, Neenah, WI 54956

Prize pick up hours:
Monday, March 6th from 5-7 pm
Tuesday, March 7th from 11-1 pm

For all prize questions, please contact Lori Davis (920) 915-1814  –   lori.davis@battleonbago.org

2017 Gun Raffle Winners

Faith Swanson Remington 783 .270 Pkg. $320
Avery Fields Remington 783 30-06 $320
Austin Stetson Smith and Wesson SD40VE .40S&W $340
Dan Roanhouse Remington 870 Wingmaster 20 ga. $680
Mearle Peterson Stoeger M3500 12 ga. Camo $640
Bob Scott Benelli Super Nova 12 ga. Black $465
Chad Stanek Remington 11-87 12 ga. $640
Luke Buggerman Winchester SXP 12 ga. $310
Steve Tesch Stoeger Condor 12 ga. $390
Gene Keifer Beretta Neos .22LR 6″ $250
Paul Williams Ruger GP100 357 $605
Kevin Ebbers Glock 17 Gen 4 9 mm $560
Edward Rossi Remington 597 pkg $175
Matt Janecke Savage 93R17FV .17HMR $245
Tom Reinardy DPMS Oracle AR-15 5.56/.223 $525
Trevor Dornan Savage 64 22 LR $150
Richard smith Battle on Bago Pistol

You Must Redeem Your Prizes

REDEEM YOUR PRIZES

Prizes not redeemed by March 31, 2017 become the sole property of “Battle on Bago.”

Prize Pick up Location

Derby Molded Products: 565 Jensen Rd, Neenah, WI 54956

Prize pick up hours:
Monday, March 6th from 5-7 pm
Tuesday, March 7th from 11-1 pm

For all prize questions, please contact Lori Davis (920) 915-1814  –   lori.davis@battleonbago.org

Battle on Bago Tournament Rules:

  1.  Committee shall reserve the right to refuse any contestant at the Committee’s sole discretion.
  2.  Tournament Rules are subject to change/modification without notice at the Committee’s sole discretion.
  3.  The Tournament is scheduled for February 24th starting at 6:00 am, Scales open from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday February 25th, Scales open at 9am and tournament ends at 2:00pm. Tournament ticket sales END at 6am Friday, Februrary 24th. You must be in line by 2:00 pm at Menominee Park in Oshkosh. Contestants will be allowed to fish Lake Winnebago and the Upper River Lakes which include the areas highlighted in Yellow (See Map Below or click to learn more) – Lake Poygan, Lake Winneconne, and Lake Butte des Morts. The areas in Red are considered out of bounds. Ice Fishing Permitted ONLY. You can weigh 1 fish per fishing ticket of any of the following species: Walleye (minimum length 14”), panfish (perch, bluegills, crappies), or whitebass. Any other fish not listed here will not be eligible for registration. Fish may be taken with tip-ups or by rod and reel. There is no age requirement on tournament participation.
  4.  Cash prizes will be determined by the weight of a single registered fish. In the case of a duplicate weight, the contestant weighing the fish at the earliest time will hold the top place for that weight. (example…lets say 2 fish were brought in and they both weighed 2.43 lbs and in this example it was for 24th and 25th place. The fish that was brought in first would hold 24th place and the fish that was weighed in second would take 25th place.) In the event of a tie, the first fish registered with the same weight takes priority. Contestants are responsible for verification of weight of fish at time of weigh-in. Any contestant has the right to dispute another contestant by 4:00 pm – All decisions by committee are final.
  5.  Committee shall have the right to verify that fish were legally caught. Cash prize winners of $1,000 or over may be required to take polygraph exams as part of the contest requirements. In the event deception is detected his/her prize will be returned to the Battle On Bago organization and all other place winners will remain the same.
  6.  All cash prizes will be mailed to the winner within seven (7) days of the tournament. ID and social security number may be required to claim cash prizes. Raffle prize winners not present will be contacted by a committee member within 2 days and the prize will need to be claimed within 30 days of the event. All unclaimed prizes will remain the property of Battle on Bago Foundation, Inc.
  7. The entry fee for the tournament is $30.00 per ticket. NO refunds will be given for any reason. Tickets available online at www.fleetfarm.com or participating retail locations.
  8. Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions and property at all times. See boundary map below for restricted area.
  9. All laws of the State of Wisconsin will be abided by, any contestant over the age of 16 years old must hold a valid Wisconsin fishing license.
  10.  Prizes are the responsibility of the winners, including taxes. Proper identification is necessary from all winners so the form 1099-MISC may be prepared and supplied to the winners.
  11.  Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from the competition site, as determined by contest officials. Right to refuse to sell or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved.
  12.  All contestants and other bystanders consent to the use of any photographs or likeness of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, or television, websites, social media sites, etc.

Boundaries

Area highlighted in red is off limits for the tournament for safety precautions and any person fishing in this area will be automatically disqualified from the tournament.

As you can see by the highlighted area, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winneconne, & Lake Poygan, are within the boundaries to fish in the tournament.

lakeboundaries