Once again the Ludington / Scottville Chamber of Commerce has reached out to the Fin and Feather Club for the 5 unpaid volunteer observers to serve on Sunday July 16th. for the top 5 Amateur boats from Saturdays event.
Unfortunately, the weather was once again deemed too “Nautical” this year, and the tournament finale was canceled with the results from Saturday being final. Never the less, we all should thank our Volunteers – Tony and Diane Zack, Rick Tluczek, Jack Mc Creary, and Ray Schmidt for volunteering their time and willingness to assure a fair and even playing field for the contest. Our 6th. volunteer was to have been Ted Wierda – whom we just recently lost and he will be deeply missed. Our team of volunteers were on hand very early at their assigned boats, but it just didn’t work out again for the boats or their crew of anglers, with the exception of the Tournament amateur division winner – ” IT’S ME ” and ” O FISH L BUSINESS” who still received their ” baked goodie ration ” from Diane.

Basic Pistol Class

September 2nd will be a Basic Pistol Class. The cost for the class is $20. This class shows the safety of handling and firing a firearm. Contact Jim Glover at 231 845-5661 if interested in taking the class.

Hunter Safety Class

The Fin & Feather Club will be holding their last Hunter Safety Class for the year on August 19th & 20th from 9am till 3pm. You can register for the class on August 12th at Captain Chuck’s in Ludington from 10am till noon to pick up the workbook. Their is no cost for the class and lunch will be provided for both days. Any questions, contact Niat at 231 690-0874 or Frank at 231 845-7259.

Plaid Shirt Night – November 4th. 2017

Plans are now in progress for our 45th. annual Plaid Shirt Night event. Welcome Rick Singleton who will be co-chairman. More firearms, quality raffle items, and less crowding are just some of the ideas we are working on right now. We would welcome any donations of cash, goods, Hunting or Fishing trips, art work,or antique outdoor goods. Sponsorship of firearms are welcomed can also be arranged. As usual, you will get recognition on our Website, Facebook page, Tattered Feather newsletter, and our Plaid Shirt Night Place-mats. ( unless anonymity is preferred ) New changes so far, will include a revised $1.00 raffle ticket scheme @ $20.00 per sheet you’ll receive 20 – $1.00 tickets, 1-bonus gun ticket, and a stub, all with the same number. Example – a $100.00 ticket purchaser would receive 100 – $1.00 tickets, 5 bonus gun tickets, and only have to watch 5 stub numbers. It should help to make things run much smoother. We also plan on having a special – Women / Girls raffle of a fine firearm designed specifically for ladies. A revised seating plan will also provide more open space for our guests, while still showcasing our Fin and Feather Club venue. Look for more up dates soon.471 GORDONGR47@YAHOO.COM

Lifetime NRA Membership

As of June 15 a lifetime NRA membership will be available for $600.00 running till July 31, 2017. The method of payment is only available from the club’s NRA membership recruiter, Dave Woodruff @ 231-898-4570, cell: 231-852-0145 or Internet dcwoodruffsr@yahoo.com. Don’t wait if you have an interest in this program. There will be no extensions of the July 31 end date.

New Gun a Month Raffle

Tickets are now available for the new Gun a Month Raffle. Ticket price remains the same $50 each. You need not be present to win, but you MUST be 18 years of age and be eligible to purchase a firearm. The first drawing will be October 11, 2017. After that date no more tickets will be sold. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Contact Diane or Tony Zack to buy your ticket or to help sell the tickets. (231) 757-2747, e-mail 2envy@charter.net. Don’t wait till the last minute, get your now!!!!!Here is a list of the dates and firearms of the raffle.:
October 11, 2017—GSB 1911 22LR/Rem59F target 22LR
November 14, 2017—Rem mod .270 200th commemorative Edition w/walnut stock
December 13, 2017—Weatherby VGT 2.308 w/walnut stock
January 10, 2018 —Rem mod .870 12ga 200th commemorative Edition w/walnut stock
February 14, 2018—Beretta Px4 storm 40 cal. w/3” barrel
March 14, 2018 — Winchester SXP turkey 12 ga 3.5 mag 24” barrel
April 11, 2018 — Stevens mod. 555 12 ga O/U w/walnut stock
May 9, 2018 — Weatherby VDT .243 sporter w/walnut stock
June 13, 2018 — Smith & Wesson mod. 637 .38 special w/laser sight
July 11, 2018 — Weatherby VTG 30-06 w/weatherguard stock
August 8. 2018 — Carbon express covert CX-35 L crossbow pkg, w/ lighted scope & arrows
September 12, 2018 —Browning AB3 fmm-08 w/walnut stock

CPL Class

The next CPL Class will be held on August 4th & 5th. On August 4th the time will be from 6pm till 9pm and on August 5th, the class will be all day. For Fin & Feather Club members the cost is $50, for non Fin & Feather Club members, the cost is $100. You must register with Jim Glover at 231 845-5661 or by e mail at gloverjk42@hotmail.com in order to take the class. The class fills up quickly, so register today if you are interested in taking the class.

Fin & Feather Club Meetings

The next Fin & Feather Club meeting will be August 9th. Dinner, which will be served at 6:00 PM at a cost of $7.00 per person will consist of roast beef with mashed potatoes & gravy and trimmings. The speaker will be Dan Eichinger from MUCC (Michigan United Conservation Club). The next Fin & Feather Board of Directors meeting will be August 2nd at the clubhouse at 6:00 PM

NRA Join/Renew on Line

Members, if you would like to become a NRA member or would like to renew your NRA membership, contact David Woodruff at 231 898-4570 or by e mail at dcwoodruffsr@yahoo.com. Join today and to help keep our firearm rights!!!!

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.



PLAID SHIRT NIGHT - NOVEMBER 1ST. ( Tickets available at the August meeting.)

Our plaid shirt night preparations are underway. We are seeking members or sponsors of prizes, donors of prizes, art work, crafted items, or cash donations to Plaid shirt night . All donations will be welcomed, and advertised throughout our Tattered feather, website, and face book. ( unless anonymity is preferred ). We are also seeking members that want to help out by selling tickets, setting up , or helping with one of our various chores, prior to, during, or after our event. please contact Gordon if you are interested in helping our club to continue on with our various community, youth, and lady projects. GORDONGR47@YAHOO.COM - 231 843 9471



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.