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Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club Meeting
Phoenix Location - The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s club will meet at 6 PM. Thursday September 21st at the Club House,
Located on Phoenix Farms Road near the intersection of Hwy 41 and M26 this meeting will involve normal business.
The guest speaker will speak about the Eagle Mine.
For more information contact Jerry at 337-5437. All are welcome.
- News and Info
- Kids Fishing Derby
- Club House
- Shooting Shelter
- Supplemental Deer Feeding
- Button Sales
- Gun Show
September 2009 monthly meeting at the clubhouse Ned Huwatschek and Richard Schaefer preparing a fish
The 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
Jerry Ferhman at 337-5437 for the meeting location.
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.
To get your name on the mailing list, send a note to the Club’s PO box or email Trevor Hodges
Winter 2017 Newsletter: Click Here
Winter 2016 Newsletter: Click Here
Winter 2015 Newsletter: Click Here
Winter 2014 Newsletter: Click Here
Winter 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, Jerry Fehrmann at 906-337-0347
Mark Martins Link
Mark has spoken at club meetings a few times and our members and guests really enjoy his presentation.
This link will go to his webpage and access to his fishing tips and books and DVD's for sale.
Facebook Link Press Here
Information on CWD:
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 2017 membership promptly.
See 2017 newsletter for membership application.
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.
Letter to DMG
A total of 243 kids registered for the 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club in conjunction with Calumet Township.
The event at the Swedetown Pond was a huge success with the kids enjoying a wonderful day of fishing, a great lunch, a goodie bag and taking home over 150
raffle prizes including a boys and girls bicycle. The seven largest fish caught received special recognition and a fishing related prize.
Thank you to Greg Nakkula for his outstanding work organizing the event and thank you to the club members and volunteers registering the kids, setting
up rods, applying worms, measuring fish, cooking lunch and organizing and dispersing prizes.
Prizes were donated by the following people and businesses. The kids want to thank them for their generosity: Mark and Tess Alhborn, Ron Blau,
Dave Crouch, Bill Darnnell, John and JoAnn Dudenas, Brian and Barry Harter, Bill Jahns, Paul Malnar, Paul Lehto, Jeff Peltier, Dave Richards,
Tom Rozich, Bob Sanderson, Jim Schultz, Steve Staricha, A-1 Toilets, ABLE Property Management, Amerhart, Burger King Calumet, Campioni’s True Value,
Cedar Creek Distribution, Certainteed,, Copper Country Walleye Association, Copper Island Printing, Finlandia Book Store, Hallmark Distribution,
Hancock Bottling, Hardee’s Houghton, JP Fast Track Lube, Keweenaw Women’s Round Table, Louie’s Super Foods, Manion’s Wholesale, McGann Building Supply,
Metal Sales, Michigan Sea Grant, Northend Excavating, Northside Auto, Pat’s IGA, Peterlin Distributing, Superior National Bank, Toni’s Country Kitchen,
Trussworks, Vollwerth’s, Walt’s Crawlers, Wausau Supply, Woolf Distribution and Americinn Calumet, Daily Mining Gazette, Great Lakes Mutual Insurance,
97.7 The Wolf, TV6, TV10.
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.
Shelter at shooting lane
Supplemental deer 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
notsustain 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
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