At the Annual meeting on January 15, 2015 the following were approved as officers for 2015:
President--Jerry Fehrmann, Vice president--Bruce Harter, Treasurer--Greg Nakkula. no accepted nominations for Secretary--Mike Dudenas will be acting secretary.
Directors to fill vacancies through 2015--Tom Kehoe and Dr Phil Barry
Directors through 2017: Mike West, Bruce Harter, Vince Niemala and Bob Rinne
Directors previously approved through 2015: Cliff Perreault, Greg Nakkula, and Jim Junttila
Directors previously through 2016: Mike Dudenas, Ron Lahti, Roy Keranen, Tom Hall and Jerry Fehrmann
Board of Directors for the club shall oversee the welfare of the Club
and be responsible for the approval and implementation of all projects
undertaken by the Sportsmen’s Club. Director term of office is 3 years. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each
month starting at 5PM to 5:30 PM. Meetings are open to everyone. Contact any board member or Mike
Dudenas at email@example.com for the
Club dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (winter months) at the
Copper City hall located next to the Post Office in Copper City.
Copper City will be the club's dinner meeting site for December and January through April. Our first dinner meeting was held at the clubhouse in October 2008 and we plan to continue meeting there from May through October. Dinner prepared by our outstanding chefs is served promptly at 6PM. After dinner the club features guest speakers addressing fishing, hunting, deer feeding, conservation issues and additional topics of interest to Keweenaw Sportsmen and Sportswomen.
September 2009 monthly meeting at
the clubhouse Ned Huwatschek and Richard Schaefer preparing a fish
Dates for the 2015 gun and knife show are October 2 and 3, 2015 at the VFW hall in Chassell. Contact Jerry Fehrmann at 906-337-5437 for further information.
To get your name on the mailing list, send a note to the Club’s PO box or email Mike Dudenas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2015 Newsletter: Click Here
Winter 2014 Newsletter: Click Here
2013 Newsletter: Click Here
Club News and Info: The CKSC is always looking for new members and members intrested in being Officers or Directors. Please contact,
Mike Dudenas at 906-281-1557
To become a member of the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club, send your information and membership level to the club’s PO Box. Please
renew your 2015 membership promptly. Printer friendly Form - Click
Since 1946, the primary focus
of the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club has been
deer feeding, fish stocking and conservancy advocacy. The
Club has been a tireless advocate for fishing and watershed
conservation, outdoor education, improved hunting and
fishing opportunities and protecting public access rights
in the Keweenaw.
When local and state decision makers are faced
with important decisions on wildlife management and
sportsmen's issues, they need to be aware of the economic
and political clout of Keweenaw hunters and anglers.
Grass roots action can be the deciding factor
on political issues protecting sportsmen's interests. Through
letter writing campaigns and attendance at public meetings,
we urge local and state legislators, the Michigan DNR
and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to make
environmentally responsible and user friendly decisions
that benefit the Keweenaw and our hunting and fishing resources. We
also oppose anti hunting and fishing legislation. Through membership in UP Sportsmen's Alliance, US Sportsmen's Alliance, UP Whitetails, Michigan United Deer Hunters, Keweenaw Island Coalition, Quarterly meetings with area Sportsmen's Clubs and the DNR, along with regular reports from a local Citizens Advisory Council (to the DNR) representative, the club extends its strength as an influential grass roots organization. Many or our members also belong to the NRA.
Fishing Derby Pictures
Fish have been ordered for the Kids Fishing Derby scheduled for July 25, 2015 at the Swedetown pond in Calumet. Last July 155 kids had a great day of fishing, eating and winning prizes. We are already gathering prizes for this community event in conjunction with Calumet Township. Need fishing rods, fishing stuff and kids sporting goods to award as prizes. Someone has already promised a bicycle for a lucky boy and girl. Contact mike at 281-1557 if you can help with a prize. Also any adult is welcome to help at the event. Fishing will be from 9AM until lunch is served at noon. Awards and drawing of raffle prizes will be shortly after noon.
Through a generous donation in 2003 by Keweenaw natives and long time club members Ernie and Edith Niederer,
the club now owns a wooded 13 acre parcel on the Phoenix Farms Road in Keweenaw
County. In 2006 the club purchased a house from Keweenaw County at the
former Radar Base on Mount Horace Greeley. The house was moved to the
property at 5947 Phoenix Farms Road in 2007. Renovations began and continued through 2008 resulting in a fully operational clubhouse. In 2009 a 100 yard shooting lane was cut through the woods for rifle sighting and target practice. In 2013 work will continue on an Archery course along with more internal upgrades to the clubhouse. The club also envisions planting trees and food plots to support wildlife. Profits from major fund raisers such as the annual gun/sport show and raffle along with generous donations from members have allowed the clubhouse and property improvements.
The Club and its members have been and continue to be active in supporting the community. Members have volunteered their time in stream and pond cleanups, roadside and beach cleanups, as guides for local Historical events, bell ringers for the Salvation Army, advisors for Michigan DNR land acquisition projects, sponsoring a youth fishing derby at Swedetown pond and writing support letters for Keweenaw County public land acquisitions. The club also made recent contributions to the Lake Linden School Forest for development of an Archery range and to the Calumet High School “Archery in the Schools Program”. The club also supports a local Youth Hunter Safety Training program. Successful youth hunters are recognized at the December membership meeting.
feeding is still the major club project
with club members providing the manpower to obtain and disperse
the feed in established deer yards throughout the Keweenaw. Without
this supplemental feeding, the severe Keweenaw winters would not
sustain adequate deer populations for hunting (a huntable herd)
and recreational viewing.
Newspaper Article on Deer Feeding for 2014-15
Newspaper Article on Population - 12-1-15
Keweenaw Island Coalition: Click
Here for Web Site
Annual Fund Raiser Raffle Winners
Prizes for the Annual Fund Raiser Raffle were drawn at the January 21, 2016 membership meeting. Winners are:
1st Prize: Weatherby .308 Win(Donated by Margaret Crawley)—Ron Oja
2nd Prize: Jonsered Chainsaw—Wanda Erkkila
3rd Prize: $200 Gift Certificate(From ACE Hardware Calumet)—Mary Sohlden
4th Prize: Adirondack Chair(Donated by John Hill-Timberridge)—Craig Bastian
5th Prize: Cordless Skill Saw(From McGann Building Supply)—Toby Kinnari
6th Prize: Knife and $50 Cash(Knife Donated by Ron Anderson)—Mike Dudenas
7th Prize: Rolling Cooler(Donated by Paul Malnar)—Krista Carlson
Thank you to everyone purchasing raffle tickets to support the club’s activities. Ticket chairperson, Bruce Harter, also expresses his appreciation to the ticket sellers that again made the raffle a successful project for the club.