THE FIN AND FEATHER CLUB HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN ASKED TO PROVIDE THE TOP FIVE AMATEUR BOATS WITH OBSERVERS ON SUNDAY JULY 17. THE PRE-FISH CAPTAINS MEETING WILL BE ON FRIDAY JULY 15. WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF TWO OBSERVERS, PLEASE CONTACT GORDON AT 231-843- 9471. COME AND ENJOY A GREAT DAY ON LAKE MICHIGAN WITH SOME VERY SKILLED ANGLERS, AND ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE THE INTEGRITY AND AN UNBIASED OBSERVATION OF THE DAYS EVENTS FOR WHICH OUR CLUB STANDS FOR.
Tickets for the new Gun a Month Raffle will go on sale at the May 11th Fin & Feather Club Meeting. The first drawing for the raffle be on October 12,2016 at the regular club meeting. Each month a winning raffle ticket is drawn. Then the winning ticket is placed back into the drawing, so you have a chance to win more than one firearm. You need not be present to win, but you MUST be at least 18 years of age to participate and have bought a Gun A Month ticket. The tickets are $50 each and once the first drawing starts in October, no tickets will be sold after that. Tickets can be purchased from Tony or Diane Zack at 231 757-2747. If any Fin & feather Club member would like to help sell the tickets, contact Tony or Diane.
Here is a list of the firearms:
October 2016 November 2016
Glock 22, Gen4, 40S&W, FS, Black Mossberg Patriot 270win, Blued Barrel, Walnut Stock
December 2016 January 2017
Remington Model 7 CDL, 308win, Weatherby Home Defense Set
Blued Barrel, Walnut Stock SA-459 12 gauge & SA-459 20 gauge
February 2017 March 2017
Bersa Thunder Pro 9mm, FS, Duotone Mossberg 835 Combo Deer/Turkey, 12 gauge MOBU Country Synthetic
Wicked Ridge Ranger Crossbow Package, MO-Treestand
Tristar Setter Over/Under 20 gauge, Walnut Stock
Thompson Center Venture, 22-250, Weathershield,
Henry Goldenboy, 22Mag, Lever Action, Walnut
August 2017 September 2017
Browning A-Bolt III, 30-06, Blued Barrel Marlin 308MXLR, 308 Marlin Express Stainless Barrel, Synthetic Stock
Shotgun championship dates for the club shotgun program in 2016 have been set as follows: Skrap—June 18, Trap— July 23, Skeet—August 20. In each case the event will be shot rain or shine. Dangerous weather, such as lightning, will result in 1 week postponement.
Each event will begin at 10 AM. All shooters must be registered by the starting time of the event. Each event will consist of 100 targets. 50 targets, break, followed by 50 targets. After all shooters have shot the required 100 targets ties will be decided by a 25 target shoot off, with remaining ties decided by a miss and out shoot off. Lunch will be included in the entry fee of $5 plus regular fees for 100
targets. Shoot off targets will be provided by the club. Any shooter may shoot the event, but only shooters registered as members of the club prior to the event will be eligible for championship status. Rules for Trap and Skeet will be the same as for sanctioned shoots of ATA and NSSA . Those rule books may be referenced at: (www.shootata.com/Portals/0/pdf/ata_rulebook_web.PDF) and (www.nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2016-NSSA-Rule-Book-rev.-12_15.PDF).
On these days there will be open shooting available from 9:00 AM until the event begins at 10. There may be short warm up / practice of 10 targets if time is available after non tournament shooters are done, but this is not guaranteed. Call Tom Sheppardson at 231-757-3829 if you have questions.
There will be a Basic Pistol Class for ladies on May 7th. The class runs all day from 9 to 5 and the cost is $20. You must be registered by contacting Jim Glover at 231 845-5661. The next Basic Pistol Class is September 3rd.
There will be a Fin & Feather Work Bee spring clean-up on May 14th. Breakfast will be served at 8 AM, then the cleanup will start around 9 AM. Bring your shovels, rakes, chainsaws and gloves. Physical condition is not a factor as we have projects that range from light duty on up. The cleaning of the clubhouse will also be done that day. ALL SHOOTING RANGES WILL BE CLOSED THAT DAY…... For you new members, this is an excellent time to come out and meet and greet your fellow club members.
THE NEW 2016 GATE CODE IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
IF YOU HAVEN’T RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP YOU WILL NOT
HAVE THE NEW GATE COMBINATION.
Fin & Feather Club has purchased a new furnace and therefore we have our 10 year old Miller 100,000 BTU propane furnace for sale. Furnace would make an ideal heat source for your pole barn, garage or home. Make an offer. Can be picked up after Friday, January 26, 2016. Furnace was just serviced. Call Frank if interested (231) 845-7259.
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be July 6, 2016. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM in the Fin & Feather Clubhouse. All interested Fin & Feather club members are welcome to attend.
The next club meeting will be held on May 11, 2016 in the clubhouse. Dinner will start at 6. The speaker for the evening will be 4-H shooting Sports members. The regular club meeting for June will be June 8. The club meetings usually start around 7:30 PM. Come out and meet your fellow club members.
Members, here is a link to join or renew your membership to the NRA. This link will take you to an NRA membership page that offers discounted prices. Please consider a membership.
NRA Join/Renew Page
There will be a CPL Class on June 3rd & 4th. The class will run from 6 to 9 PM on June 3rd and all day on June 4th. You must be pre-registered in order to take the class. The cost of the class for Fin & Feather Club members is $50 and for non club members $100. To take the class, contact Jim Glover at 231 845-5661. The next CPL classes are August 5th & 6th and October 7th & 8th. To sign up any any of these classes contact Jim Glover at the above number.
The Fin and Feather Club of Mason County is located at 3276 N. Darr Road, Scottville, Michigan, and has something for everyone.
Located on 160 acres of spectacular woodland in the center of Mason County, Michigan. The club is less than 10 miles east of the Lake Michigan shoreline and approximately half way up the lower peninsula. The area is host to an abundance of deer, turkey, squirrels, rabbits, many species of birds, and other animals.
The Fin and Feather Club of Mason County Michigan would like to thank the NRA Foundation for their generous grant of two muzzle loading rifles with scopes, 500 rounds of .223 ammunition, 2000 targets, and 10,000 rounds of .22lr ammunition! This will be used for our ongoing Hunter Safety courses. The award of this grant enables us to provide the tools, education, and detailed instruction necessary to promote safe shooting and gun handling procedures to our many hunter safety students each year.