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          Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Association 
  Location:   51610 Rice Lake Road                                           
  Address:    Post Office Box 35, Lake Linden, MI 49945    

  • Contact Us
  • Meetings
  • Newsletter
  • Membership
  • Fishing Derby
  • Deer Feeding
  • Hunter Education
  • Trap Range
  • Rifle Range
  • CMP
  • Club House in Winter
  • Activities
  • Links
  • History
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Our Forty Acres
  • Chronic Wasting Disease

President: Thomas R. Grimm

      Telephone: 1-906-296-9672

      email: trgrimm@mtu.edu

May Meeting: Thursday, May 25th, Rice Lake Clubhouse.
6 p.m.: Grill available to use for your entrée. Salad and rolls provided by the Club.
7 p.m.: Presentation by Michigan DNR Fisheries Manager George Madison, with the following agenda:
1)  Review of area fishing stocking management programs and survey projects.
2)  Sport fishing regulation proposals.
3)  A question and answer period about ideas and/or concerns related to area sport fisheries.

8 p.m.: Meeting Agenda: Final June Fishing Derby planning including setup and cleanup, etc.

      Tom Grimm, President

April Meeting:  The next meeting is at the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 27th starting at 8:00 PM. The grill will be started at 6:00 PM for members and guests to barbecue their own entrees. Salad and rolls will be provided by the Club. All members, guests and those interested in joining the Club are encouraged to attend.
Meeting Agenda: 1) Finalize Fishing Derby (June 11th) plans,
2) Discuss plans for a Spring cleanup work party at the Club,
3) Plan for Summer activities.

March Meeting:  Bill Scullon, MDNR Wildlife Biologist and Field Operations Manager for the UP Region attended the Club's March 30th Meeting in Lake Linden. Bill answered questions and provided information on a wide range of topics. These included wolves, the Predator-Prey Study, Deer hunting regulations will remain the same this year, goose hunting regs will also remain the same. There will not be a hunting season for Sandhill Cranes but crop damage permits are available. Bill also talked briefly about the white nose syndrom that is decimating the local bat populations. Finally, Bill suggested that our club work with other area clubs to develop a grant proposal to improve deer habitat in the area.   Member Mick Jarvi volunteered to contact the Calumet-Keweenaw Club about working with them on a proposal.

The upcoming June 11th Fishing Derby was discussed at the March Meeting with needs identified for extra help the day of the derby. One area of need is the kitchen, another the bar area and also for people to help sell 10-cent raffle tickets. Members are encouraged to plan on helping with our Fishing Derby to insure that it will be a big success.

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.

Annual Membership:  
     Regular Member:                 $25.00
     Senior Member (over 65):    $15.00
     Youth Member (under 18):  $10.00
     Family Membership:            $40.00

To join, send a request to the club address shown above.


Grand Prize Winner - Garrett Rowe

       Adult Category:
   Walleye:
1 Rick Marcotte
2 Mike Stevens
3 Vaughn Hobmeier
   Pike :
1 Kelly Treganawan
2 Shandon Reed
3 Jed Kallio

      Junior Category:
   Walleye:
1 Luke Marcotte
2 Alex Mattila
3 no entry
   Pike:
1 Corbin Eikenberry
2 Clayton Walker
3 Joe Vairus

       Children's Category:
   Walleye:
1 Matt Plunkett
2 Payton Goldsworthy
3 Tenley Goldsworthy
   Pike:
1 Brady Axford
2 Taylor Goldsworthy
3 Lincoln Haataja

 

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 our newsletter and the Keweenaw Island Coalition web site for more information.

Hunter Safety Class: 2017

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsman’s Club is offering a Hunter Safety Course. The course will be held Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and August 2 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday, August 5, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsman’s Club at Rice Lake. Students must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate. An adult must accompany a child age 9 and under. Future hunters that will be hunting this coming season are invited to attend. Adults are also encouraged to observe or take the class as a first timer or refresher.

There is no charge for the course and lunch will be served on Saturday. Class size is limited to 40 students. Students must pre-register by calling Keith Machiela between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at 906-296-0365, or e-mailing kamachie@mtu.edu. When registering, please give the student’s name, phone number, and date of birth.

Spring Hunter Education Pictures:

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.

See our newsletter for current information.


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 have sand berm backgrounds.  We have 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 yard targets plus the 15 yard handgun target area. 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

Activities:  We 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 Society.

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.
     ( http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/MRBIS/map.asp?action=am&x1=327216&y1=736930&sid=A-31-013&aml=Rice+Lake).  

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 HERE
Link to Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club web site:  CLICK HERE

Appropriate Insurance:  We maintain appropriate insurance to protect those involved in the activities of the club

Recreation:  Sometimes we just have fun. 

 

Facebook Link

Keweenaw Island Coalition Link:

http://www.keweenawislandcoalition.com/

Calumet Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club Link:

http://www.keweenawsportsmen.org/

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.

George's Ruffed Grouse Pictures click here

Below is a Ruffed Grouse Movie (3 minutes).