Judy Glandon

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Mar 4th, 2010

Judy Glandon, OSC Membership Secretary

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club Announcements for March

March 9 - Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. to participate in a meeting of the U.P. Sportsmen's Alliance (UPSA). This will be one of five meetings UPSA has scheduled around the UP so plan to attend and be heard. They want your opinions. So far the meetings have been well attended .... let's fill our big room and be heard (see news article below for more detail).

U.P. Muzzleloader Shoot - Sat, March 6 - Contact Jon Henkel, 353-6511, jhenkel@up.net

March 13-14 - Close Quarters Pistol Training -- This class is full but look at this ..........
March 27-28 - Close Quarters Pistol Training - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Class limit of 6 students.
Cost: $30 for OSC members, $50 non-members (join OSC before the class to get member rate)
Contact for detailed information: Mike Roth, instructor, 524-7671, kbaviation@up.net
If this date doesn't work for you let Mike know and he will be setting up other classes as needed. CQP Class Details

The following is a newspaper article taken from the Sentinel, Wednesday, February 24, 2010:

UP Alliance taking opinions at OSC meeting March 9 ..... The Upper Peninsula Sportsmen's Alliance (UPSA) is hosting five meetings across the UP to obtain opinions from UP sportsmen on current hunting regulations and associated issues.

UPSA will host a meeting at the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, to hear from area hunters and sportsmen. Other meetings have been scheduled for Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Marquette and Newberry.

"If UPSA is supposed to represent the Upper Peninsula outdoor user, then your input is critical to what, where and how the organization prioritizes its direction," said Rory Mattson, UPSA Secretary.

"Hunters, especially deer hunters, seem to complain about their current recreational experience and the management of the deer herd. Hunters seem to have issues with predators, buck harvest, population numbers, baiting, feeding, blinds, habitat, etc. just to name a few," the UPSA website notes. "UPSA is seeking input from sportsmen on all issues involving game hunting and management so a majority decision can be made on specific issues as to direction and positive change."

The UP meetings, including the March 9 session at the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club are open to the public and attendance is encouraged to establish a large sample of opinions.

"This is your chance to let your voice be heard in numbers that matter," according to UPSA's website. "These meetings are being held by sportsmen for sportsmen to voice their opinions. There are no pre-conceived outcomes, goals or objectives based on the majority ...

Instead of just complaining, please attend one of these meetings. Make a difference and help set a direction for an organized changed based on the majority."

For additional information contact Dale McNamee at 786-5816 or Rory Mattson at 280-6947. The web address is www.upsportsmensalliance.org.

WILD GAME FEED .. Todd Bratt has requested game for the dinner on Sunday, April 25. It was a sparse year for many hunters and we also lost a major contributor in Harold Mitchell, so please let Todd know if you can help out. Todd also wants to know if there is interest in an "Iron Chef Competition of Wild Game dishes?" Contact Todd at 906 338-2676 or tbratt@up.net to help in any way on this event.

Interested in a CCW class? Contact Jeff Stroud at 906-370-8288 or ottawaccw@att.net for more information and scheduling.

Your 2010 dues need to be paid by April 1. If you haven't please send $25 to the membership secretary at 32185 Emily Lake Road, Toivola, MI 49965. If you would like to purchase crossbow raffle tickets in the members only raffle, you may write one check for your dues and tickets and mail together. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. (drawing at the Wild Game Feed) If you need more tickets or any other information contact me at jglandon@alphacomm.net or 906-288-3392. I'll also be at the meetings to collect dues and ticket monies.

Judy Glandon, Membership Secretary
32185 Emily Lake Rd
Toivola, MI 49965

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