Letter From the President

Welcome to our web site. Please explore and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us. We would be happy to hear from you.

Fin and Feather Club is a private, nonprofit, volunteer run organization. Approximately 725 members participate in the many events sponsored by the club. Chartered in 1937, it has been in existence for 70+ years as a family orientated, conservation/sportsman’s club. As one of the original charter members of the Michigan United Conservation Club, we support such groups as the NRASportsman’s AllianceMCRGOBig Sable River Watershed RestorationMichigan Bow HuntersMason County Walleye Association and others.

The Club is located on 160 wooded acres on the north branch of the Lincoln River, 6 miles north of Scottville, Michigan and approximately 20 miles south of Manistee, Michigan.

The comfortable Club House is the location of our general membership meetings the second Wednesday of each month except November. Visitors are welcome to attend and join us for an optional dinner at six followed by a program about some aspect of nature or conservation and then the general business meeting. The Club House is also available for rentals to club members and it is used frequently for many club sponsored events. We welcome guests to look us over and try out our facilities during scheduled events.

Amenities include; lighted year round Skeet and Trap, 3D Archery, Rifle and Pistol ranges, as well as Indoor archery during the winter months. We have many shooting activities all year long, so please go to the calendar pages to find the activity that interests you.

We sponsor the MUCC youth education magazine called “Tracks,” distributing it to kids throughout area schools. Each year, the club sponsors 6-8 children that attend the MUCC youth camp for a week.   The club also provides facilities and instruction for area youth group shooting programs.  As a community service the club makes facilities available to area law enforcement agencies for training purposes.

Trained instructors present the NRA’s “Eddie Eagle” program to the younger children in area school systems and the club also gives a $1500.00 scholarship annually to a student studying in the field of conservation or nature.

Along with one of the finest hunter safety classes in the state, certified instructors put on IBEP (International Bow hunter Educational Program) classes. CPL (Concealed Pistol License) and Basic Pistol classes are also held on a regular basis.

I’m sure I missed a few things, but our members are good people from all walks of life who share a common interest in their love of the outdoors and all the related activities that go with it. Please come and join us for a day of shooting or just check out the facilities during visitor hours. We will be happy to show you around!

Chris Shimmel
Fin and Feather Club of Mason County