Meeting 21 Sep 2021

Tonight was our monthly meeting. The topics discussed were:

Our finances are $1900 dollars over estimated allowances.

Rabbit hunters have been hunting on Cooper’s land. Their dogs are crossing unto their land. Nathan Self has made complaints to the board.

Work day on the 25th. We are cleaning up the back roads. Also repairing the hole in the back closet flooring. It has become a safety issue.

Nov 6 at 0900 at the Columbus Police station there is a veteran parade. Marching concludes with a 1100 ceremony at he courthouse. All veterans and widows are welcome to march.

Don’t shoot the gators in the ponds. It takes a special license and season to do so.

Turky hunters must abide by the following.

Step 1. Before You Go Hunting

Obtain a hunting license (unless exempt) and harvest record. Two types of harvest records are acceptable, a digital record or a printed form. Digital record keeping may be done through the Game Check feature found within the free MDWFP app. Register in the app and it will be your official harvest record. If you prefer a printed form, the form below will suffice.

Step 2. When You Harvest A Turkey

The reporting process must begin BEFORE you move the turkey from its harvest location. Using the Game Check feature, click the REPORT TURKEY button and complete and submit an entry. If there is no cellular coverage where you hunt, the app will automatically upload your harvest when coverage resumes. Using the printed form method, notch the corresponding month bubbles.

Step 3. After You Hunt

Using the Game Check feature, you have no additional requirements. Using the printed form, you must report the harvest through the MDWFP website or by calling 1-800-BE-SMART before 10 p.m. on the day of harvest.

There are Three Ways to Report:

1. MDWFP app

2. Online at mdwfp.com/gamecheck

3. Call 1-800-BE-SMART

Once you complete the harvest-reporting process, you will receive a confirmation number. This number must be documented on the harvest record.

August Club Meeting

Club meeting was tonight. The next three Saturdays following the meetings at 8:00 AM at the clubhouse will be workdays. We will try to repair the shooting range railroad ties this Saturday, 21 August. Club members with pole saws are needed to help clears club roadways. A couple of members with lawn mowers and weed whackers are needed to cut all around, under the club house, porch and steps to at least three feet. contact a board member for coordination. If you don’t have a work day recorded yet call a board member for suggestions.

Board members are: Fred Ellis President, Ron Loveday Vice President, Chap Browne Secretary/Treasurer, Chuck Petty Board Member, Eddie Pennington Board Member. You can find their phone numbers in your roster.

Looks like club dues will have to increase to $450 the next time. This is because of increased lease cost  passed to us. The board will enforce work day participation. Failure to work at least one day and get it recorded by a board member will cost you an additional $50 due at the dues payment date.

The club recently acquired 40 acres of 16th section land in the Steens area. The lease should be finalized within the next few days.

The bulletin board area is available for buying / selling. This is the time to sell your unwanted hunting gear and buy somebody’s else’s unneeded gear. Services performed are welcome also provided they are hunting, fishing or shooting related.

Next meeting will be 21 September and 19 October. As always the third Tuesday of the month , located at the clubhouse at 6:00 PM. Wear your badges. Masks are optional.

Happy New Year

Our next Club meetings are Tues. 19 Jan, 16 Feb, and 16 Mar. at 6:00 pm at the Camp House. Masks will be required at all meetings! Nominations of Officers were accepted at the Nov. & Dec. meetings. The only nominations were for the current
Officers. Thank you all again for allowing us to lead this great sportsman club. Dues will be $400 or $200 for those over 70 with 5 consecutive year’s membership. Dues will only be accepted BY MAIL due to Covid and must be postmarked by 16 Feb.Use return address on this card. I will start depositing checks after the 4th of Jan.2021.


If you don’t have work day credit, call a board member for suggestions or pick up trash on club roads. Please text or call me to log in credit. No-workday fee is $50 Please go to our website each month for club info.
See you at the Meeting. Chap
Please wear your badge at the meeting.
LCWF Homepage: http://lowndescountywildlifefederation.com

E-Mail: lcwf@cableone.net

Rule Change and More

The Board has discussed changing the rule for marking stands. The proposal is to have each member place a metal placard in a easily observable place on your stand with name and club number using paint, stickers or engraved. These placards need to be maintained readable as long as you have the stand.  This will no longer require an annual date marking. Please give me your opinion:  lcwf@cableone.net or 662 769 9192.

There will be no meetings until the state allows large gatherings. Meetings will be announced by post cards and posted to this site.

We encourage members to find something on the club that needs done to earn work day credit. There are a number of downed trees and roads with overhanging branches that need to be cut. Those with access to tractors can bush-hog roads and trails for credit too. Text, call, or email me know when you’re done so I can document it. lcwf@cableone.net or 662 769 9192.

2020 Workdays

There will be no scheduled workdays this year. There are roads that need branch trimming, bush-hogging, garbage picked up, or contact a Board member and ask about what else may be needed. Once you complete a task, contact Chap and get your workday credit documented.

New Year Announcements

Our next Club meetings are Tues. 21 Jan. and 18 Feb. at 7:00 pm at the Camp House.

There was no need for elections as the only nominations were for the current Officers. Thanks again for putting your trust in us. Dues will be $400 or $200 for those over 70 with 5 consecutive year’s membership. Dues must be paid by the end of the Feb. 2020 meeting or membership will be terminated. I will start accepting payments Jan 2020. If you are unsure if you have workday credit, please contact me for verification. No-workday fee is $50. Please go to our website each month for club info.