The gun deer season is here and it's time to get out in the woods and bag the biggest buck! Enter the 2020 Kretz Lumber Company’s Big Buck Contest and you could win more than just bragging rights. Every entrant has a chance to win!

Two ways to win:


  1. Biggest Buck: $50 Fleet Farm gift card
  2. Wild Card: $25 Fleet Farm gift card (One winner will be randomly selected from all eligible contest entries.)

To enter our contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page.
  2. Bag your buck and post a picture on our Facebook page by 11:59 pm CST on November 29, 2020.
    All photos submitted must be bucks taken during the 2020 Wisconsin rifle season and shot in one of the following counties: Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Shawano, Menominee, Forest, Oconto, Portage, or Waupaca. No other submissions will be accepted.
  3. With your submission, include your score. We are using the honor system. To determine your score: 

    1 point per inch of inside spread + 1 point per “Point” number of antlers 1” and longer = Total Points.

    An example:
    Inside spread = 15 inches
    Eight 1-inch “points”
    15+8 = Total score of 23.

Kretz Lumber Company reserves the right to disqualify any entries suspected of cheating.

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page the week of November 30th.

Good luck and have a safe hunt!

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 15:02

2020 Wisconsin Fall Photo Contest

Submit your best Wisconsin autumn photo!

Get outside and share with us your best autumn photo. Enter our contest by uploading your favorite photo to our Facebook page. We’ll compile all entries into an album and fans will then vote on their favorite. The image with the most likes at the end of the voting period will receive a $25 Mills Fleet Farm gift card!

To enter our fall Facebook photo contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page.
  2. Post your submission to our page by 11:59 pm CST on October 11, 2020.

    Only one photo/submission per person. All photos submitted must be your personal images and cannot be purchased, copyrighted, or taken off of the internet. Image must have been taken in Wisconsin.

  3. We’ll add all submissions to a Facebook photo album on October 12, 2020. Kretz Lumber Company Facebook fans can then vote by liking their favorite image in the official album through October 19, 2020. The picture with the most likes as of 11:59 pm CST on October 19, 2020 will win one $25 Mill’s Fleet Farm gift card.

Enjoy the outdoors and good luck!

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:58

2020 Forestry Field Day Postponed

After consulting with our team and taking into consideration state and national recommendations with regard to Covid-19, we have made the tough decision to postpone our 2020 Forestry Field Day. Our hope is that we can reschedule it in 2021.

We are just as disappointed as you. We love this event and look forward to hosting it. But bringing hundreds of people together on our watch just doesn’t seem like the responsible thing to do right now.

It’s worth mentioning, while we all can’t be together as a group this year, our forestry team is still available to meet with you one on one. If you have questions related to your woodlots, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone 800-352-1438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or directly to your Kretz Lumber Company Forester.

We’ll keep you posted as we look to reschedule in 2021. Until then, take care of yourself and one another.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:25

2020 Summer Photo Facebook Contest

Submit your best Wisconsin summer photo!

Enter our contest by uploading your favorite photo to our Facebook page. We’ll compile all entries into an album and fans will then vote on their favorite. The image with the most likes at the end of the voting period will receive a $25 Mills Fleet Farm gift card!

To enter our contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page
  2. Post your photo submission to our page by 11:59 pm CST on July 31, 2020.

    Only one photo/submission per person. All photos submitted must be your personal image and cannot be purchased, copyrighted, or taken off the internet. Image must have been taken in Wisconsin by the individual submitting it.

  3. All submissions will be added to a Facebook photo album on August 1, 2020 and then voted on by Kretz Lumber Facebook fans through August 10, 2020. The picture with the most likes as of 11:59 pm CST on August 10, 2020 will win one $25 Fleet Farm gift card.

When the most recent guidlines came out defining essential and non-essential businesses, Kretz Lumber Company was deemed essential. You might be wondering, what makes us essential?

One of the core products we provide is pallet boards. From food to healthcare, pallets are instrumental in shipping and transporting of goods. The pallet industry needs these boards to protect against supply chains disruptions. 

Our sawmill also produces animal bedding to farmers, and chips to paper mills. The majority of these products stay here in the central Wisconsin region. It is a good feeling to know our efforts are helping out people right here in our backyard.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 08:09

2020 Winter Photo Facebook Contest

It's time to get outside and take some pictures of Wisconsin's winter scenery!

Share your best winter-in-Wisconsin picture with us by uploading one of your photos to our Facebook page. We’ll compile all entries into an album and fans will then vote on their favorite. The image with the most likes at the end of the voting period takes home the top prize of a $25 Mills Fleet Farm gift card. 

To enter our contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page.
  2. Post your submission to our page by 11:59 pm CST on February 6, 2020.
    Only one photo/submission per person. Any photo submitted must be your personal image and cannot be purchased or copyrighted. Image must have been taken in Wisconsin.
  3. All submissions will be added to a Facebook photo album February 7, 2020 and then voted on by Kretz Lumber Facebook fans through February 14, 2020. The picture with the most likes as of 11:59 pm CST on February 14, 2020 will win one $25 Fleet Farm gift card.
  4. Enjoy the great outdoors and good luck!

The gun deer season is here and it's time to get out in the woods and bag the biggest buck! Enter the 2019 Kretz Lumber Company’s Big Buck Contest and you could win more than just bragging rights. Every entrant has a chance to win!

Two ways to win:

  1. Biggest Buck: $50 Fleet Farm gift card
  2. Wild Card: $25 Fleet Farm gift card (One winner will be randomly selected from all eligible contest entries.)

To enter our contest:

1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page

2. Bag your buck and post a picture on our Facebook page by 11:59 pm CST on December 3, 2019.

All photos submitted must be bucks taken during the 2019 Wisconsin rifle season and shot in one of the following counties: Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Shawano, Menominee, Forest, Oconto, Portage, or Waupaca. No other submissions will be accepted.

3. With your submission, include your score.

We are using a complete honor system.

To determine your score:

1 point per inch of inside spread + 1 point per “Point” number of antlers 1” and longer = Total Points.

An example: 

  • Inside spread = 15 inches 
  • Eight 1-inch “points”
  • 15+8 = Total score of 23

Kretz Lumber Company reserves the right to disqualify any entries suspected of cheating.

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on December 4.

Good luck and have a safe hunt!

Albert (Al) Koeppel was inducted into the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame on October 2, 2019, at the Society of American Foresters annual meeting at Stevens Point. Al was nominated by the University of Wisconsin for this prestigious honor.


The Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame was founded in 1984 by 10 public, and private forestry organizations in 1984 to honor those who have made exceptional contributions to the field of forestry in Wisconsin. The Forestry Hall of Fame exhibit is located in the College of Natural Resources at UW Stevens Point in the College of Natural Resources Building. It is open for viewing during school hours. The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society Of American Foresters (SAF,) is the caretaker and lead organization overseeing the Hall of Fame.


Al spent the majority of his working career as the chief forester for Kretz Lumber Co., Inc. in Antigo, WI.

Submit your best Wisconsin fall photo!

Get outside and share with us your best Wisconsin autumn photo. Enter our contest by uploading your favorite photo to our Facebook page. We’ll compile all entries into an album and fans will then vote on their favorite. The image with the most likes at the end of the voting period will receive a $25 Mills Fleet Farm gift card!

To enter our fall Facebook photo contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page.
  2. Post your submission to our page by 11:59 pm CST on October 20, 2019.

    Only one photo/submission per person. All photos submitted must be your personal images and cannot be purchased or copyrighted. Image must have been taken in Wisconsin.

  3. We’ll add all submissions to a Facebook photo album on October 21, 2019. Kretz Lumber Company Facebook fans can then vote by liking their favorite image in the official album through October 27, 2019. The picture with the most likes as of 11:59 pm CST on October 27, 2019 will win one $25 Mill’s Fleet Farm gift card.

Enjoy the outdoors and good luck!

Submit your best Wisconsin summer photo!

Enter our contest by uploading your favorite photo to our Facebook page. We’ll compile all entries into an album and fans will then vote on their favorite. The image with the most likes at the end of the voting period will receive a $25 Mills Fleet Farm gift card!

To enter our contest:

  1. Like Kretz Lumber Company's Facebook page.
  2. Post your photo submission to our page by 11:59 pm CST on August 18, 2019.

    Only one photo/submission per person. All photos submitted must be your personal images and cannot be purchased or copyrighted. Image must have been taken in Wisconsin.

  3. All submissions will be added to a Facebook photo album on August 19, 2019 and then voted on by Kretz Lumber Facebook fans through August 25, 2019. The picture with the most likes as of 11:59 pm CST on August 25, 2019 will win one $25 Fleet Farm gift card.
Page 1 of 4
enarzh-CNfrdejakoruvi

Subscribe to our Newsletter:

Sign up for our newsletter to receive event notifications as well as articles on forestry and land management.

 
 

*We will never send you spam or share your info. Unsubscribe at any time.