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The winter schedule for the club begins on December 19, 2013 at the Copper City fire hall. Meeting begins with dinner at 6PM. Ham with all the fixings will be prepared by our chefs. After a brief business meeting, we will introduce our speaker, Ross Grunwald from the Keweenaw Copper Co. Ross will talk about his company and their current activities.
At the Annual meeting, held in conjunction with the
regular January 17, 2013 club meeting, the following were approved as
the officers for 2013. Cliff Perreault, Secretary: Mike Dudenas Treasurer: Greg Nakkula
Cliff Perreault, Secretary: Mike Dudenas Treasurer: Greg Nakkula
Directors through 2013: Mike Dudenas, Ron Lahti, Jim Roberts, Roy
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.
Jim Junttila, our publicist and past president prepares our newsletter. Jim’s an accomplished outdoor sports writer and the entertaining letter describes club activities and plans. To get your name on the list, send a note to the Club’s PO box or email Mike Dudenas at email@example.com.
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, 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 2013 membership promptly. Printer friendly Form - Click Here
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.
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 not sustain adequate deer populations for hunting (a huntable herd) and recreational viewing.