Delano Sportsmens Club Newsletter

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Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club Installs 2014 Officers and Board of Directors

The Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club, which ended 2013  with over 346 members, began the year 2014 with its new slate of officers at the January meeting held Monday, January 13, at the Recreation Bar and Café.
In addition to setting the calendar dates for all the events of the new year, the annual Membership Banquet was set for Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. also at the Recreation Café in Lewiston.
Also on the agenda was a preliminary discussion concerning breaking ground to replace the Sportsmen’s pavilion at the club grounds near the Arches during this coming year.

President Doug Johnson, Vice-President Dave Trester, Secretary Chuck Perry, Treasurer Sean Sannes, Director Kenny Srock, Jr.Director Mark Reisetter, Director Gary Ziegler, Director Johnny Micheel (Missing from Photo: Past President/Historian Trevor Rislow).

 

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NR Club President, Tom Strack, shares what they have been up to….

It has been a busy year so far for the Natural Resources Club at Central Lakes College.  We began fall semester helping out with numerous banquets for local organizations. In October the first year students of the Land Measurement class, and many other second year students, helped teach third, fourth, and fifth graders about pace factors, navigation using a compass, tree identification and tree aging. The Club then assisted the MNDNR with the Camp Ripley Bow Hunt. Club members aged, weighed, and collected tooth samples in efforts to learn more about the deer herd out at Camp Ripley. Also, the Club is currently in its fifth year working on an ongoing project with the Camp Ripley Environmental office, live trapping and tracking Fisher.

            The NR Club at CLC has many events planned for this upcoming Spring Semester. So far this spring semester we lit luminaries at Kathio State Park for their Candlelight Ski Event. The following weekend we completed the same task for the Crane Meadows Candlelight Ski event down in Little Falls. In March the Club also helped the MN Sharp-Tailed Grouse Society with their annual brush cut. The Club will continue to stay busy throughout the semester, for example, we plan to help the Morrison County Pheasants Forever Chapter with a youth hunt and Ducks Unlimited with its annual banquet. These are some of the many events that we currently have on our calendar for this coming spring.

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MN BHA Update

Welcome the newest member of the BHA Board, Ryan Busse, of Kimber Firearms!

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/04/backcountry-hunters-anglers-welcomes-ryan-busse-of-kimber-arms-as-its-newest-board-member/#axzz2yUDM4A1Z

Also see: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php/backcountry/current-news/679-backcountry-hunters-anglers-welcomes-ryan-busse-of-kimber-as-its-newest-board-member

-BHA Sportsmen Recognized for Contributions to Backcountry Conservation: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php/backcountry/current-news/686-sportsmen-recognized-for-contributions-to-backcountry-conservation

-Watch all 6 episodes of the popular “Backcountry College” on our website:

http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php/skills/backcountry-college

 

-DNR taking comments on southeast Minnesota deer population goals: http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_25519501/dnr-taking-comments-se-deer-population-goals

-Comments to the DNR on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team will be accepted Tuesday, April 8, through Sunday, April 20 (scroll down): http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/deer/mgmt.html?tab=1#detailTabs

 

-Minnesota’s wild turkeys: A wildlife success story:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/254788561.html

-MN DNR’s Wild Turkey Hunting webpage: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html

 

-North Shore streams opening up: http://samcook.areavoices.com/2014/04/09/north-shore-streams-opening-up/

-Opposition grows as oil pipelines proliferate in northern Minnesota: http://www.startribune.com/local/250421701.html

 

-Want un-pressured bucks? According to The Quality Deer Management Association, you may need to be willing to walk for them: http://www.qdma.com/articles/finding-un-pressured-deer

-The five stages of hunter behavior and development: http://huntingboots.com/hunting-stages

-Big game migration: technology helping map, support critical patterns:

http://sfred.org/blog/big-game-migration-new-tools-are-helping-map-and-support-longtime-critical

 

-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Opens More Refuges to Hunting and Fishing: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/2014/03/us-fish-wildlife-service-opens-more-refuges-hunting-and-fishing

-Expansion of Hunting, Fishing Opportunities in National Wildlife Refuge System: http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=93DA888D-FF13-4470-29232A2C80EF74E8

 

-An update on some of what MT BHA is working on (“Heritage Act: Moves our legacy forward”): http://www.thewesternnews.com/opinion/article_59f23930-a3cb-11e3-83c0-0019bb2963f4.html

-A CO BHA letter (“Hermosa bill protects habitat for hunting,” 4/6/14) in The Durango Herald: http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20140406/OPINION03/140409688/-1/opinion03

 

-Ted Turner: Time to finally protect wetlands, streams: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/opinion/turner-wetlands-protection-epa/

-Michael Furtman photography: http://samcook.areavoices.com/2014/04/01/get-a-glimpse-of-michael-furtmans-photography/

 

-Check out the MN BHA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/MinnesotaBackcountryHunters/

-Mark your calendars … the second annual MN BHA Rendezvous will be held the weekend of August 15-17, 2014, in Whitewater State Park (www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/whitewater), adjacent to 21,050-acre Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html).  More information to follow!

-Also see our Rendezvous Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499494363506426/

 

Have a good weekend,

 

 

David A. Lien

Co-Chair, Minnesota

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

The Sportsman’s Voice for Our Wild Public Lands, Waters and Wildlife

www.backcountryhunters.org

www.facebook.com/backcountryhabitat

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University of MN SNO – Thursday April 17th, 2014

University of Minnesota Ducks Unlimited is BACK!

This is your chance to support the U o M Chapter in their efforts to conserve North Americans wetlands!

Where:  Station 280, 2554 Como Ave #7, St. Paul, MN

Time:  Doors open at 6:00pm – We plan to wrap up by 9:00pm

Pricing:  Students $15 – Single Adults $35 – Couples $50 – Bronze Sponsor $250

Please join us for a fun evening of raffles, game and a great silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit Ducks Unlimited.  These students are working hard to put on a great event for you – so don’t hesitate to sign up today and we’ll see you on April 17th at Station 280 in St. Paul, MN.

$5.00 Pre-Event Gun Raffle

The students are selling raffle tickets at just $5.00 each to win a Stoeger Over/Under 12ga Shotgun.  One winner will win this great gun and you do not have to be present to win!

There are only 150 tickets available so don’t hesitate to contact one of the students on the committee!  Please note – we cannot sell raffle tickets online.

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MN BHA Update

MN BHA Friends,

 

-This is an excellent BHA North American Rendezvous Rewind (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyGfSnMosqw

-The North American Rendezvous Facebook Album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.630496210356695.1073741842.148205145252473&type=3undefined

 

-Minnesota BHA comments on the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline:

http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php/state-chapters/minnesota-bha/minnesota-issues/675-mn-bha-comments-on-enbridge-sandpiper-pipeline

-A Minnesota Trout Unlimited Update on the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1a6b070020a0b28499396550f&id=68801cac7a&e=4560fb14ac

 

-The Drone Report (w/some input from BHA Exec. Director Land Tawney): http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2014/03/drone-report-do-unmanned-aerial-systems-have-place-hunting-and-fishing?src=SOC&dom=fb

-A BHA turkey hunting story (“First Turkey,” 4/2/14) in Colorado Outdoors:

http://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2014/04/02/first-turkey/

 

Several of BHA’s 17 state chapters have “Habitat Watchmen” programs. Habitat Watchmen (HW) volunteers serve as our “eyes and ears,” our points of contact for issues impacting specific national/state forests and other public lands. We’d like to start an HW program in Minnesota this year…contact me (dlien2@yahoo.com) if you’d like additional information, and see this link for information on Colorado BHA’s HW (the first such BHA program) volunteers: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php/state-chapters/colorado-bha/habitat-watchmen

 

-Study: Some deer farmers put ethics on line for profit

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/30/study-deer-farmers-sacrifice-ethics-for-profit/6938465/

-Grab bag: Fish shelter removal deadlines, moose, and happy retirement to Gene Merriam

http://www.outdoornews.com/February-2014/Grab-bagFish-shelter-removal-deadlines-moose-and-happy-retirement-to-Gene-Merriam/

 

-National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 111: http://refugeassociation.org/2014/03/much-to-celebrate-in-the-refuge-system/

-Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Announces $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Anglers, Hunters, and Boaters: http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/mariposa-daily-news-2014/173-march/12581-secretary-of-the-interior-sally-jewell-announces-11-billion-to-state-wildlife-agencies-from-excise-taxes-on-anglers-hunters-and-boaters-california-receives-41-million

-How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting: http://www.nssfblog.com/infographic-how-wildlife-is-thriving-because-of-guns-hunting/

 

-President’s Budget Includes Full Funding ($900 Million) for LWCF: http://www.tpl.org/washington-watch-april-2013#lwcf

-Willoughby: Misguided efforts to harm Antiquities Act must stop:

http://www.denverpost.com/willoughby/ci_25420318/willoughby-misguided-efforts-harm-antiquities-act-must-stop

-The Antiquities Act: http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/the-antiquities-act-85899481865?utm_campaign=2014-03-27%20Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elq=33232e37efa049b5b844ddadd32b4ce3&elqCampaignId=1938

 

-Check out the MN BHA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/MinnesotaBackcountryHunters/

-Mark your calendars … the second annual MN BHA Rendezvous will be held the weekend of August 15-17, 2014, in Whitewater State Park (www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/whitewater), adjacent to 21,050-acre Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html).  More information to follow!

 

Have a good week,

 

 

David A. Lien

Co-Chair, Minnesota

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

The Sportsman’s Voice for Our Wild Public Lands, Waters and Wildlife

www.backcountryhunters.org

www.facebook.com/backcountryhabitat

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Kenyon Sportsmen’s Club, Inc April News Letter

The last meeting of KSCI was held on March 12, starting at 8:00 with 11 members present. The secretary report was read and approved. The treasurer report was read and approved.

 

Old Business

KSCI Snow Plowing – John Maki thanked Jay Fogelson for blowing out the KSCI parking lot.

 

22 Caliber Shooting League – There was some discussion on how to set up the league. There will be more discussion at next meeting.

 

KSCI Mailing Labels – John Maki reported that he will be getting new software for printing mailing labels. He will be working on getting the program installed and adding the addresses.

 

KSCI Annual Meeting – John Maki thanked the KSCI members for attending the annual meeting. He also thanked Bryan Haugen, David Mund, Greg Canton, and Larry Walker for cooking the annual meeting meal.

 

Firearms Safety Class – Larry Walker reported that the firearms safety class will be held on Tuesday, 7:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am.

 

Kenyon Wanamingo High School Trap Team – Larry Walker reported that the K/W high school trap team will be shooting each Wednesday starting at 3:00 through April 21.

 

New Business

 

John Maki brought up that Jay Fogelson has blown snow from the KSCI parking lot several time this year, at his own expense. A motion was made to give Jay money to cover his cost, motion passed.

 

Thank you goes out to John Mortensen for donating 2 framed wild life prints to KSCI.

 

John Maki read a thank you note from the family of Tom Meyer for the flowers.

 

After some discussion, a motion was made to give Jay Fogelson full responsibility for clearing the southeast corner of the KSCI property, motion passed.

 

After some discussion, a motion was made to raise the trap shooting fee to $4, motion passed.

 

Happenings

 

Your 2014 KSCI membership of $25 is due by May

 

Next KSCI Meeting – The next meeting of KSCI will be held on Wednesday April 9, starting at 8:00. Please plan on attending.

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Comments sought on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals

Comments on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team will be accepted Tuesday, April 8, through Sunday, April 20, on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website at www.mndnr.gov/deer.

“We’ve used a fairly extensive process to revisit deer population goals in southeastern Minnesota,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “To date, the public engagement process has included hunter and landowner surveys, public meetings and opt-in questionnaires, and most recently, the assistance of a citizen advisory team to review public input and provide recommendations for revised deer population goals.”

People serving on the 21-member advisory committee represented a cross-section of interests including archery, firearm and muzzleloader hunters; area residents and landowners; farmers, orchard owners and operators; land managers, local government staff and appointed officials; local business owners; and members of hunting, conservation and agricultural organizations.

Specific population goal recommendations for each of the nine deer hunting areas that comprise the goal-setting area of southeastern Minnesota will be posted online as well as the factors advisory team members cited when making recommendations. People should review this supporting information before submitting comments, which can be made online at www.mndnr.gov/deer or mailed to Leslie McInenly, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155.

The DNR will evaluate advisory team recommendations and public comments on those recommendations before determining the final deer population goal for each hunting area. Once goals are established, the DNR will announce those goals and wildlife managers will implement harvest strategies to meet and maintain them.

More information on the process is available on the DNR’s deer management Web page at www.mndnr.gov/deer.

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