Needed clubhouse repair bids

The Fin & Feather Club is taking bids to repair the clubhouse. Please respond by July 1st if you are interested in placing a bid. The repairs needed are as follows:
1. Fix the roof on the outside exit to stop water from running in.
2. Insulate the crawl space & insulate the water pipes.
3. Replace or close in the 4 basement windows.
If interested please contact Frank Koehle at 231 845-7259 or by
e mail

Youth Silhouette Shoot

The Youth Silhouette Shoot will be held Saturday June 27th. It is usually held the first Saturday of the month, but due to the 1st being July 4th, the event will be held June 27th. The shooting starts at 9:30 and consists of shooting steel silhouette targets at different ranges. This event is free to all kids ages 10 thru 15. If any adult would like to try their skill and challenge the shooters, they are welcome to come out and give it a try for only $2.00. This event is open to all Fin & Feather members and also non-members. Shooters under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Certified range officers are present & in charge at all times. Any questions, contact John Barbrick at 231 757-2951.

Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors will be holding their quarterly meeting July 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the clubhouse. This meeting is open to all interested Fin & Feather Club members.

Ludington Offshore Classic-2015

The Ludington/Scottville Chamber of Commerce is once again reaching out to the area’s premier sportsman’s club to ride as observers on the top five amateur boats on July 19, 2015.  Our reputation, involvement, and interest in all things out-doors as well as our integrity, make the Fin and Feather Club the logical go-to source to provide a fair and unbiased recording of events on the tournament’s last day.  It’s a fun and free day out on the big lake with some terrific fishermen.  We need to provide five observers.  Please contact Gordon at, (231) 845-9471 for details.

DNR requesting turkeys for testing

The DNR Wildlife Disease Lab is requesting portions of normal appearing turkeys harvested during the Spring 2015 Turkey Season to be collected and submitted for Avian Pox and Lymphoproliferative Disease testing from counties where the viruses that cause these diseases were identified during 2014.  Two turkeys are sought for Mason County.  However, all that is required for submission is the head, neck and intact organs still in the body cavity.  Hunters may utilize whatever other portion of the carcass they would like.  Turkey submissions must still have skin on the head and neck and have intact viscera to be viable for testing.  This is entirely voluntary, and submitters will get the results of the testing done on their bird.  If interested, please contact Erin Victory at the DNR Baldwin Field Office (231)745-4651 X6933.

22 cal. Egg Shoot

At the Egg Shoot on June 13th, there were a total of 10 shooters. 1st place winner of the 100 yard was Derek Rose hitting 13 out of a possible 15 eggs. At the 50 yard shoot, there was a 4 way tie shooting 15 eggs out of a possible 15. Using lollypops, left a 2 way tie between Charlie Bruesch & Derek Rose each hitting 4 of the possible 5 lollypops. At that point, they decided to call it a draw. Come out & join the fun. The next shoot is scheduled for July 11th, shooting starts at 10 AM.
Registration starts at 9:30 AM, with shooting at 10 AM.  Cost for Fin & Feather Members is $6.00 and $8.00 for non club members.  The targets will be 15 Grade A Large eggs.  20 shots; 5 sighting shots max (paper target) and 15 shots for score (1 shot per egg).  Time; 5 min. prep time, 5 min. sighting time and 15 min. shoot for score.  There will be two classes; Open (100 yards, any safe 22 LR. cal. rifle, any sights).  Sporter (50 yards, any safe 22 LR cal. sporting rifle, Max 9 power scope).  Rests or support (front bipod or bags only); no slings or rear support other than hand.  Spotting scopes may be used.  For more information, contact Russ at 231 843-0246 or Jim 231 873-4525


10 Spot Rifle Shoot

At the June 9th Spot Shoot, there were a total of 10 shooters. 1st place winner at 100 yards was Charlie Bruesch with a score of 76 out of a score of 100. 1st place winner at 50 yards was Andy Gangler with a score of 86 out of 100. This is a challenge to ALL FIN & FEATHER CLUB MEMBERS “COME OUT & TRY YOUR HAND AT A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION. WE WILL WORK WITH NEW SHOOTERS TO GET YOU STARTED”.
The next shoot is scheduled for July 4th.
Registration starts at 12:30 PM, shooting will start at 1:00 PM.  The cost for Fin & Feather Members $5.00, non club members $7.00.   Targets; NRA – A17; 15 shots; 5 sighting shots max (center bull); 10 shots for score (1 shot per bull).  Time; 5 min. prep. time, 5 min. sighting time, and 10 min shoot for score.  There will be two classes; Open (100 yard, any safe rife, any caliber, any sights) & Sporter (50 yard, any safe sporting rifle, max. 9-power scope).  Rests or support (front bipod or bags only; no slings or rear support other than hand).  Spotting scope may be used. For more information contact Darrell 231 690-3578 or Derek 231 690-5439

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.