06/04/2022 – Steak Fry
06/06/2022 – General Membership Meeting
06/18/2022 – Youth Fishing Derby, Findlay State Park
07/11/2022 – General Membership Meeting
And so goes another month into history... blink and May is all but gone. Earlier in the month the Walleye shallow water jig bite was crazy good and by month’s end those fish have moved off shore, but still only short runs to get at them in the 28- 40' range.Our Farmers’ Fishing trip was Saturday May 14th and Mother Nature made it tough on the crew. A couple of the guys had the magic touch and did quite well, but overall it was a tough go for the others. And to remind all our retired members, a bad day of fishing beats a good day at work; your current working stiff members will gladly attest to that. Spring Turkey is wrapped up by now and some of our members tagged out and some not. But what’s to complain about? Getting up at O'dark thirty, driving to your spot, stumbling through the woods in the dark, bumping a deer in the dark that blows and makes you wish you had Depends on, get settled in, and if any luck, a tree gobble before sunrise. And then again, maybe no tree gobbles or no fly-down crashes through the tree limbs and only (drum roll, please)... silence.They say silence is golden, but not so much when turkey hunting. And for this you got up at what time? Oh, but you'll do it again because when it all comes together it makes all those and-why-am-I-here? mornings worth it.This coming Saturday June 4th the Steak Fry is on and it’s going to be a good time... good luck on all those raffles. Saturday June 18th is the Findlay State Park youth fishing event. Our club has been a sponsor for this event for many years running and this year will be no different. If you have few hours available that day and want to volunteer to help, please call me... you won’t be sorry if you donate a few hours of your time. The smiles on those kids faces makes it all worth it!As an FYI, our range facilities will be used again this summer on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday evenings by the Lorain County 4H shooting sports program. Range use for Club for members is not permitted while the youth is using the range. If you wish to come down and observe and maybe offer a few pointers, by all means please feel free to do so. Summer is all but upon us, so get outside, enjoy the weather and be safe in your travels. Regards, Kevin
You should have received your 2022 badges by now, but we all have experienced how unreliable the United States Postal Service is, so if you haven’t seen yours, let me know. Also included are your gun raffle tickets and instructions on what to do with them. If you have any questions regarding such, please call Honorary Lifetime Trustee, Denny Henninger, at (440) 748-1628.For those of you who have yet to renew, it is not too late! Although the gate combination changes have taken place, you can still get to the range by paying your 2022 dues. 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 (LaGrangeHuntClub@gmail.com) 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!Finally, after 2 covid-cancelled years, the annual Farmers’Appreciation Fishing Trip was held on May 14th .I’m guessing the most successful fisherman was ourillustrious Vice-President – he had the foresight to wearcamo and was therefore able to sneak up on ‘em!