2022 Badges are in the mail, along with your gun raffle tickets. Also included are instructions for the raffle tickets. If you have any questions regarding such, please call Honorary Lifetime Trustee, Denny Henninger.For those of you who have yet to renew, it is not too late! Although you will experience a delay between the gate combination changes and when your 2022 badge arrives (remember, gate combinations change April 1 st ), I will accept renewals from all 2021 members throughout the 2022 calendar year. If you fail to renew for 2022 and wish to be a member in 2023, the original initiation fee of $250 will apply. So do your wallet a favor and get those renewals in! New for 2022 is the ability to pay with a credit card online! To do this, go to our new website, LaGrangeHuntClub.org, and check it out! Of course, we will still take dues at membership meetings in cash or check, or by USPS – simply send your renewal dues (in check form) to P.O. Box 131, LaGrange, Ohio 44050.Also, if you know of someone who may be interested in joining, the application for membership is available on the new website (https://lagrangehuntclub.org/membership-info/membership-form/).They can either join directly online, or they can print the Application and Waiver and send via email (Membership@LaGrangeHuntClub.org) or via USPS to the address above. Regards, Rick
The Junior Members Fund will provide a sponsorship to help cover the camp fees for The Lake & Trails – Youth Hunting / Shooting Camp again in 2022. Our Junior Members President, Jace Walters himself has attended all four years of this camp, and plans on returning in 2022 as a Junior Instructor. Jace wants kids to go to this camp because it is a really good learning experience because you get to learn how to shoot many types of guns; including rifles, pistols, air guns, black powder and some archery items as well. You will also get the chance to throw axes, make a knife and even make primitive items. You will also learn about wildlife, how to trap, and even get your Ohio Boaters License and Hunter Safety Course if you need to. And most importantly, you get to hangout with other kids who like the outdoors like you do.
To qualify for the sponsorship you need to help out at a couple general memberhsip meetings and do a work party. Attend a general membership meeting and talk to the Junior Members President, Jace Walters for complete details and to sign up. If you would like to contact Jace email him at Recreation@JaceWalters.com
Hours of operation: 10:00am-dusk, Mon.- Sat.Work Parties: None scheduled at this time. If interested in participating in future events, please contact Mike Beckwith or Roger Maynard and leave a message.Remember to lock the gate behind you when leaving. The locks must have the combination dialed in to close, then roll the dials to lock.Make sure you review and adhere to the rules: SAFETY FIRST!! Always, Always, Always, Always! We have never had an accident at our range – don’t be the first to break this 89-year-old record! Remember your badge. Without it, you will be considered to be trespassing on club grounds and asked to leave! Sign in and sign out. Review the rules before each use of the range. They are posted on the boards. Pick up after yourselves. Police your brass and trash. Be courteous to fellow members. If you have any questions, or find a deficiency, please contact your 2021/2022 Range Marshal Mike Beckwith or Roger Maynard.
Archery Range News
Come spring, one of the first changes you will see will be in the 3D Archery range. More animals will be put out, and in a manner where they will not need to be removed in order to mow the grass. Future plans include creating a walking 3D course in order to help simulate hunting and tournament conditions. After that a slight redesign of the bag target range.
2022 Farmers’ Appreciation Fishing Trip Scheduled!Finally, after 2 covid-cancelled years, the annual Farmers’ Appreciation Fishing Trip is back on! May 14th.
Contact Trustee Dave Novak to reserve your spot. Any spots remaining after our Farmer / Landowner members have claimed theirs will be available to club members.
Wild Game Dinner Cancelled… AgainFor the 3rd consecutive year, we were forced to cancel our annual Wild Game Dinner. The first 2 years were covid-induced, and while covid was certainly a concern this year, the primary issue was the lack of donations of wild game, without which we certainly couldn’t have a Wild Game dinner. This event is our 2nd largest fundraiser every year (after the gun raffle) and the absence of it for 3 years running has made a significant impact in our resources. Please remember your club as the 2022 hunting and fishing season progresses! Catch 5 fish? Set one aside for LHFC! Bag more turkey than you can consume? LHFC! Too much venison, duck, goose, rabbit, brontosaurus, or platypus? Again, LHFC! This message will repeat until compliance!
5th Rolling Gun Raffle, tickets now availableThe fifth gun in our rolling raffle is a SIG P320 9mm.
As before, $10 donation and only 250 max will be sold!Call Mike Beckwith or Roger Maynard to reserve your tickets,
or get them online!!!
Hunter Safety Course:Trustee Dusty Shell will be holding his semi-annual Hunter Safety Course on Saturday, April 2nd. It is a one-day class, 9:00am-4:00pm, and is free of charge. The course will be held at Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Register online beginning on March 4th.