Thanks to the Observers

LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC 2016

THANKS TO DIANE AND TONY ZACK, RICK TLUCZEK, BRETT ZACHARDA, AND JACK MC CREARY FOR THEIR
EFFORTS REPRESENTING THE FIN AND FEATHER CLUB AS OBSERVERS FOR THE TOP FIVE AMATEUR BOATS ON SUNDAY JULY 17. THE WEATHER AGAIN FOR THIS YEAR WAS NAUTICAL, BUT OUR GROUP REMAINED UNDAUNTED, WITH MC CREARYS BOAT-” FOUNDATION ” TAKING TOP HONORS FOR THIS YEAR. THANKS ALSO TO OUR ALTERNATE OBSERVER SKYLAR PETERSON FOR HIS VOLUNTEERISM.

PLAID SHIRT NIGHT – 2016

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE SOON.
PLANS ARE UNDER WAY FOR OUR 44TH. ANNUAL EVENT. ON A CONSTANT QUEST FOR IMPROVEMENT, WE WILL BE TAKING YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE TO AN ALL NEW LEVEL. PERE MARQUETTE CATERING CO. WILL BE OUR CHOICE OF CATERERS FOR THIS YEAR, PROVIDING A VERY HIGH QUALITY-LARGE PORTIONED MEAL. *** NEW FOR THIS YEAR : WE WILL HAVE BOTH AN UP STAIRS AND DOWN STAIRS DINNER SERVICE, (TABLE SIDE – RESTAURANT STYLE). NO MORE LONG LINES UP AND DOWN THE STAIRWAY, OR WAITING FOR YOUR TABLE NUMBER TO BE CALLED. ALONG WITH OUR IMPROVEMENTS FROM LAST YEAR OF MORE ROOM SPACE , TOP NOTCH DOOR PRIZES, UP STAIRS AND DOWN STAIRS BAR SERVICE, AND OF COURSE OUR ALWAYS HIGH QUALITY RAFFLE ITEMS , IT WILL BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. HOWEVER, PROVIDING SUCH A QUALITY EXPERIENCE WITHOUT RAISING TICKET PRICES COMES AT A COST. WE ARE SEEKING ANY DONATIONS OF CASH, ART WORK , KNIFE , BOW, OR FIREARMS SPONSORSHIP’S, ARCHERY, TRAPPING, DOG TRAINING, OR CAMPING ITEMS, AS WELL AS ANY HUNTING OR FISHING OPPORTUNITIES. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED. EACH OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS WILL BE RECOGNIZED THROUGH OUT THE NIGHT, ON OUR TABLE PLACE MATS OUR ” TATTERED FEATHER” NEWSLETTER, FIN AND FEATHER WEBSITE , AND ON OUR FACE BOOK PAGE.
CONTACT GORDON AT 231 843 9471 OR GORDONGR47@YAHOO.COM FOR INFORMATION , DONATIONS, SUGGESTIONS, OR TO VOLUNTEER.

OBSERVER FOR THE OFF SHORE CLASSIC

ONE MORE OBSERVER FOR THE OFF SHORE CLASSIC – SUNDAY JULY 17

MANDATORY CAPTAINS MEETING – FRIDAY JULY 15 @ 7:30 P.M.

CONTACT GORDON – 231 843 9471

YOU NEED NOT BE A FIN AND FEATHER CLUB MEMBER

Memorial Bricks

Anyone can purchase a Memorial Brick and have it placed on the Memorial at the front entrance of the clubhouse. It can be a deceased individual,donor, a non-club member or a past club member. A tentative plan for the Memorial service is scheduled for September of this year. A donation of $50 will allow you to place a name on a brick. You have until Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to order a brick and have it placed for 2016. The 4” x 8” Pavers can have 3 lines per brick and 14 characters per line, which includes spacing and punctuation. To request a Memorial form, contact Frank Koehle at 231 845-7259 or by e mail at fkoehle@t-one.net. This is the last time you will be able to order a brick for 2016.

OFF SHORE CLASSIC SALMON TOURNAMENT

STILL NEEDED :

TWO MORE OBSERVERS FOR THE OFF SHORE CLASSIC SALMON TOURNAMENT’S FINAL DAY-JULY 17TH.
ALL YOU DO IS RIDE ALONG WITH ONE OF THE TOP FIVE FINALISTS, AND OBSERVE – NOT JUDGE.
LADIES, MEN. MATURE YOUTHS WELCOME, YOU NEED NOT BE A FIN AND FEATHER CLUB MEMBER.

CONTACT GORDON AT : 231 843 9471 / GORDONGR47@YAHOO.COM

Fin & Feather Club Scholarship Program

Once a year the Fin & Feather Club offers a student studying in the outdoor science field a $1500 scholarship. You can download an application by going to the Fin & Feather Education page or by contacting Chairman Laude Hartrum at 231 233-7633 or by e mail at “laude.hartrum@gmail.com.
This is just one of the many programs that is sponsored by the Fin & Feather Club. The Fin & Feather Club works hard to promote conservation and environmental awareness and the Scholarship Program is an excellent way to give something back to what we all enjoy.
The applications are due to Chairman Laude Hartrum by August 1st. If you have any questions, contact Laude. This is an excellent
opportunity for a student.

2016 LUDINGTON OFFSHORE FISHING CLASSIC

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.

GUN A MONTH RAFFLE FOR 2016-2017

Tickets for the new Gun a Month Raffle are on sale now. Only 300 tickets will be sold so get your ticket now!!!! They make a great birthday or early Christmas present for that special someone. 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
April 2017
Wicked Ridge Ranger Crossbow Package, MO-Treestand
May 2017
Tristar Setter Over/Under 20 gauge, Walnut Stock
June 2017
Thompson Center Venture, 22-250, Weathershield,
Black Synthetic
July 2017
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

FIN & FEATHER SHOTGUN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2016

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.

Fin & Feather Furnace For Sale

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 Fin and Feather Club of Mason County is located at 3276 N. Darr Road, Scottville, Michigan, and has something for everyone.

  • Family Oriented Activities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Dedication To Conservation
  • Shooting Sports
  • Archery Sports
  • Comfortable Clubhouse

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.

SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR CALENDAR PAGE FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS!

Donations:

THANK YOU NRA FOUNDATION

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.