THE NEW 2016 GATE CODE IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
THE NEW 2016 GATE CODE IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
There will be a Range Training Class for all Fin & Feather Range Officers and Fin & Feather Club members that would like to get certified that helps out at the firearm ranges when part of the events at the Fin & Feather Club have anything pertaining to shooting. The class will be taught by Certified NRA Counselor Russ Velat. The classes are a 9 hour 2 day class from 10 AM to 3 PM. The cost of the class will be taken care of by the Fin & Feather Club. There will be 2 classes during the month of April. The classes are limited to 12 persons per class. The first 2 day class is scheduled for April 2nd & 3rd and the second class will be April 23rd & 24th. You must register on line with the DNR in order to attend either class. The deadline for registration for the first class is March 20, 2016. Deadline for the 2nd class is March 30, 2016. If there is a demand for another class, they will set up another date. Any questions, contact Jim Glover at (231) 845-5661or Russ Velat at (231) 843-0246.
To register for either class, go to either link:
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 annual Big Game Award Night that was held on February 20, 2016 was again a giant success. This event is one of the clubs major fund raising endeavors. We had a full house of attendees who seemed to enjoy the added addition of firearms and raffle prizes that were available to them.
Again this year the key raffle was a big hit with the crowd. The winning key opened the firearm case that contained a Tika Lite 243 Winchester. New this year was a $20 raffle, a Winchester model 70 300WSM Sporter, along with our $5.00 raffle, a Weatherby Vanguard 7mm-08. Several attendees brought in their 2015 whitetail trophy racks and mounts. 1st place winner in the men’s firearm division was Russ Velat, 2nd place winner Jesse Watkins & 3rd place winner Lance Christensen. Winner of the men’s archery division, 1st place Nathan Shannow, 2nd place Martin Blakeslee, & 3rd Brandon Shannon. In the women’s firearm division Ginny Beadle came in 1st with Faith Burnett coming in 2nd. 1st place in the youth’s division was Brarlin Thurow, 2nd place was Colton Sanders & 3rd place was Caleb Smith. We would like to thank Wayne Andersen and Kelly Ross from Commemorative Bucks of Michigan for scoring the racks.
This event was made possible by our donators, sponsors, volunteers and attendees. We would like to express our appreciation to the following: Dr. Lew Squires from Squires Family Chiropractic and Dr. William Ingle from Ingle Family Care Chiropractic Center for their generous sponsorship of the $20 firearm raffle. Richard Dust from Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail for his donation of the $5.00 firearm raffle. Dr. Nick Simone from Simone Family Dental for his sponsorship of the Marlin 22 LR, which was the prize at the Bean Bag Game and Ryan Kieszokowski from Oak Grove Cremation & Funeral for his donation of the Mossberg 500 12 ga pump. Dr. Alan Mast for his donation of our Bonus firearm, a H&R Pardner Pump 20 ga. We cannot forget the others who donated items for our raffles to make the night a success: Gleason Pheasant Farm, Ludington Beverage (Budweiser), Paula Estle, Little River Casino, Old McDonald’s Farm Finds, Sanders Meats, Sarfari Sun, Best Western Lakewinds, Hamlin Grocery, Bob’s Roofing (Phil Landis), Cabela’s, Magee Insurance, Captain Chucks, RLK Sales, Q Smokehouse, Peggy Dunnill and Bob Haupt.
Thank you to Marcia Sadler and her staff for the outstanding evening meal and of course the evening would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers:
Randy & MaryJo Wolfe, Diane & Tony Zack, Orlie D’Arcangelo, Cindy & Rick Gleason, Ray & Joanne Cummins, Lance Christensen, Dan Englehardt, Corky Jensen, Russ Bosley, Jeremy Piper, Ed Sanborn, Bruce Krieger, Bill Cummins, Dick Dunnill, Jim Glover, Johnny & Megan Gilles, Joan Koehle, Bruce Finch and of course the Chairmen of Big Game Award Night, Frank Koehle and Nita Finch.
Thank you to all who made the evening possible.
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be April 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 April 13, 2016 in the clubhouse. Dinner will start at 6. On the menu for the evening is chicken stuffed manicotti, sausage & rigatoni, salad, garlic bread & dessert. The speaker for the evening will be President, Chris Shimmel who will speak on his trip to Arizona shooting in the Cowboy Action Nationals. Come out for a good meal and a time to meet your Fin & Feather 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.
Hunter Safety Class will be on April 9th & 10th with sign up at Captain Chuck’s, Ludington on April 2nd from 10 AM to noon. You must be pre-registered in order to take the class. The next class will be on August 20th & 21st. You must attend both days of the class and pass the exam in order to receive your Hunter Safety Certificate.
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.