Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter


The L'Anse Sentinel, Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Treaty to Highlight Next OSC Meeting

The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 6, at the club's facilities, M-38, Pelkie.

Jim Ekdahl, Michigan DNR Deputy Director for the Upper Peninsula, who was unable to meet with OSC last month, will be discussing the treaty settlement for Eastern take Superior and Lake Michigan as well as other recent DNR activities. The public is invite.

The Nominating Committee for the December election of officers is preparing a slate of candidates. Any member wanting to have his or her name placed in nomination should call Harold Mitchell, Chairman, at 353-6193.

President Russ Weisinger said the OSC. Buck Contest forms will be available at the November meeting and winners will be announced at a venison booyaw to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000. This will be on RSVP event where hunters will be able to tell their Buck Tales and bring in their big racks for scoring. "Plans are still being finalized, but it's shaping up to be an entertaining evening of fun and good food. Keep your eye on the L'Anse Sentinel for updates," Weisinger said.

'Sight-In Days" will be held Nov. 12, 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. until dark for anyone wanting to perfect their aim. Chairman, John Parkila, has said that "sighters" are required to register at the club house where targets will be provided and where a bore sighter will be available upon request. Lunch, refreshments and Buck Contest forms will also be available inside the cub house.

Parkila also said range masters will be on duty to provide help, if needed, and that only the 50 and 100-yard sight-in distances will be used in order to avoid delays in use of the range. Anyone wanting to use the now 300 and 400 yards distances should plan to sight-in at earlier or later dates. Parkila said the spotting scopes and -now shooting station roof shelter are welcome addition and anyone wanting more information may call him evenings at 338-2930.

As of this writing, reports from fur harvesters among OSC membership are excellent. Stories abound of Adventure stump, Alligator Log and Screaming Mink Point.

"We're also hearing of big bucks with big racks and enjoying a vicarious experience with the guys heading for a South Dakota pheasant hunt. Ah, the wonderful Copper Country, where we look forward to something other than snow. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us Nov 6, Weisinger said.

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