September club meeting and speaker

The next club meeting will be held on September 9, 2015 in the clubhouse. Dinner will start at 6 and around 6:30, Josh Shields, forester with the Manistee/Mason-Lake Conservation districts, will be the speaker. He will be talking about ecological considerations regarding forest management, which includes revenue, environmental protection, wildlife habitat, invasive species, etc. He will also highlight some programs available to forest landowners.

August 8th Egg Shoot Results

8 – Total Shooters
8 – Members (1 female) (7 male)

100yd Open Class

3 way tie with 11 out of 15 eggs
-Darrel Rose
-Mark Luce
-Russ Velat
Tie Breaker Winner Russ Velat with 4 out of 5 lolly pops

50yd Sporter Class

2 way tie with 15 out of 15 eggs
-Mark Luce
-Russ Velat
Tie Breaker Winner Mark Luce with 4 out of 5 lolly pops

Good time had by all. Come out and join the fun. Next matches are:

* Spot Shoot Sept. 5th 1:00 pm

* Egg Shoot Sept 12 10:00 am

August 1st Spot Shoot Results

There was a total of 8 shooters.
7 – Members (1 female) (6 male)
1 – Non member

100yd Open Class Winner

-Charlie Bruesch shooting a score of 74 out of 100 possible

50yd Sporter Class Winner

-Ed Sibley with a score of 85 out of 100 possible

Hunter Safety Class

There will be a Hunters Safety Class on August 15 & 16 from 9 to 3. The class is free and lunch will be provided both days. Sign up for the class will be Saturday, August 8 at Captain Chucks in Ludington from 10 AM to 1:00 PM. You must be registered to take the class and you must attend both days to receive your Hunter Safety Certificate. Any questions, contact Nita at (231) 690-0874 or Frank (231) 8445-7259.

3-D Archery League

The 3-D Archery League will start August 2nd and continue for 8 weeks ending on September 20th. Shooting will start at 10:00 AM. This will be a single league with 30 targets. There is a one time $10 league fee and then the charge will be members $4, non members $6. Any questions, contact Don Henry at 231 425-0739, e-mail

Gun a Month Raffle 2015, tickets now on sale!!!

Tickets are now available for the new 2015 Gun a Month Raffle. Only 300 tickets will be sold and you need not be present to win. You must be at least 18 years of age & eligible to purchase a firearm in order to win. You have a chance of winning more than one firearm. Monthly drawings will start October 14, 2015 & will continue till Sept. 14, 2016. Once the raffle has started in October, no more tickets will be sold. A list of the firearms is listed on the Gun a Month page. Contact Diane or Tony Zack for a ticket or if you are interested in helping to sell the tickets. (231)757-2747.

Club Shotgun Championships

The Fin and Feather shotgun championships will be held on Saturdays in August, starting with Skeet on Saturday, August 8; Trap August 15; Skrap August 22; and a makeup day August 29 if any of these are rained out. There is a $5 registration fee for the championships which will include lunch. Participants must be registered by 9:30 A.M. Their will also be an award for top combination of trap and skeet scores. This award will be determined by the best total combined score of both the trap and skeet championships. Regular open shooting will also be allowed with lunch available for $5.

Trap and skeet will consist of 100 targets. If ties exist for class wins they will be decided by a one round shoot off. If there is still a tie it will be settled by a “sudden death” shoot off. Classes will be determined by scores that day for the first 100 targets.

Skrap will be 50 targets for all shooters. The top 6 shooters at that point will shoot 25 more targets with the champion determined by total score for 75 targets. If a tie for champion still exists it will be decided by “sudden death” shoot off. A legal target that is not shot at will be counted as lost unless due to an ammunition or gun malfunction. There will be no class awards. Award will be for champion only.

Official rules of U.S. governing associations for trap and skeet will be followed. Ammunition failure or gun failure will count as “lost” after 2 incidences. Competitors may change ammunition or gun if needed. If gun fails to fire shooter must not touch safety or open gun until it is checked by umpire. Shooter error is counted as “lost.”

Thanks, Tom Sheppardson

State Trap and Skeet Shoot

We have received news of what used to be the MUCC state shoot, now put on by North Macomb Sportsmen’s Club in Washington, Michigan, a bit north of Rochester Hills. The skeet and trap shoot will take place Sunday, August 23 and is open to members of any Michigan shooting club. You can get more information at: , or contact Tom Sheppardson at 231-757-3829 or email

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.




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.