Since 1946, the menu 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.
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 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.
Adopt-A-Highway Clean up day.