President: Thomas R. Grimm
Thursday, February 23rd, at 8:00 PM
Lakes Lounge, Lake Linden
1) Status of the deer feeding program.
2) Advance planning for the June fishing derby.
3) Recruitment of new members.
4) Topics of interest to the members.
Tom Grimm, President
Meetings in General: Monthly membership meetings
are held at 8 PM the last Thursday of every month at
the clubhouse (unless otherwise advertised). A
cookout precedes the meeting during the warm months.
Bring your steak, the grill will be hot; salad and rolls are provided
for a small donation.
Deer Feeding: Historically, we have given a high
priority to helping deer survive the harsh Keweenaw winters. A
large portion of our funds is dedicated for winter deer survival. As
sportsmen, we have observed first hand the benefits of this
feeding program. Due to the extreme winter conditions,
the Keweenaw deer population is low.
The feeding program helps keep the herd at a socially acceptable
level. See the Keweenaw
Island Coalition web site for more information.
We have completed another successful season of Hunter Education certifying 37 new hunters. In addition, we helped the 6th graders at Camp Nesbit and the local Girl Scouts at their annual campout learn archery. A big thank-you goes out to the NRA Foundation, UP Whitetails-Keweenaw, and the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club for their continued support.
Trap Range: We offer trap shooting
Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm, from early April through late October. We
usually run an informal trap team shooting competition.
Rifle Range: We maintain
a rifle range. A covered shooting
area with bench rests accommodates rifle and handgun
enthusiasts. Target stands with sand berm
backgrounds are placed at various intervals up
to 200 yards. Targets and sand bags are available
on site. Monday nights at about 6:00 pm,
throughout the summer, is a time to bring a rifle
or pistol for some friendly competition.
Civilian Marksman Program (CMP): The Civilian
Marksmanship Program promotes firearms safety training
and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens
with special emphasis on youth.
CMP Home Page CMP Shooters News CMP Matches
have a deer feeding program, offer Hunter Safety for
youth, have Monday evening rifle and pistol shoots, have
Thursday evening trap shooting, hold an annual Fishing Derby,
assist the Boy Scouts, and have a business meeting on the
last thursday of the month.
Donations to Community Activities: As
a member of the community, we give back
to the community. Among other worthwhile
causes, we have donated to the boy scouts,
area fire departments, the alcohol free
graduation party, and the Multiple Sclerosis
Maintenance of the Club House: The
clubhouse is an historic log building situated
on 120 acres of partially wooded sandy soil, leased
from the Village of Lake Linden, see the picture
at the top of the page. The area is famous
for its wild blueberries. The property is
located near Houghton County's Rice Lake. As
one might expect, it takes a lot of man-hours and
money to maintain this building.
Fund Raising: We hold the "Annual Rice Lake
Fishing Derby" and sell "Keweenaw Island Coalition" buttons
to raise funds for our various activities and obligations. Information about
the button sales and the Keweenaw Island Coalition can be
obtained at the Keweenaw Island Coalition web site, given
below. A link to our partner in the Keweenaw Island
Coalition is given below.
Link to Keweenaw Island Coalition web site: CLICK
Link to Calumet-Keweenaw
Sportsmen's Club web site: CLICK
Appropriate Insurance: We maintain appropriate
insurance to protect those involved in the activities of
Recreation: Sometimes we
just have fun.
History: The details of the beginning history of our club are very
sketchy. There were bits and pieces organized in 1913, but it really
organized in 1921. On October 18, 1944 a meeting was held at the Gordon
Hillenbrand's home, where it was voted to acquire the Boys Scout Camp from
the Lake Linden Village. This takeover occurred on November 3, 1944. The
deer feeding program was started with just two feeding stations. Today
that number is over eighteen, with many participants and volunteers. The
50th Anniversary of our club was celebrated in 1973. The club played
an active role in the 100-year celebration of Lake Linden in 1985. Our
club was responsible for hosting the dance held on Saturday at the old ice
arena. We were able to raise $5,000 to help defray the cost of the
centennial celebration. We are active with the boy scouts, providing
the clubhouse and other facilities, for their various activities. The
clubhouse has become our home. We have leased and used the clubhouse
for 62 years.
Our current lease expires in 2020.
Senior Member (over 65):
Youth Member (under 18): $10.00
Family Membership: $40.00
To join, send a request to the club address shown above.
George's Ruffed Grouse Pictures click here
Below is a Ruffed Grouse Movie (3 minutes).