Just Slayin' ice fishing tournament enjoys another popular year


February 9, 2023

courtesy Doug DeBoer Jr.

After a long day fishing, fishing enthusiasts enjoyed an awards presentation a R Place.

After Ice fishing Wyoming Lakes ceased their winter ice fishing event a few years ago, 35-year-old Gillette resident Doug DeBoer Jr picked up the reins, saying, "We have to do something for the fishing community, it needs to be done."

Making arrangements with Wyoming Game and Fish in January of last year, DeBoer was permitted for 50 guest fishermen and allowed to have the event take place on Keyhole Reservoir.

This year, DeBoer again hosted the now-named Just Slayin' Outdoors Icefest on January 28. He was granted 50 fishing permits again and every permit was filled as invited guests enjoy...

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