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Sunday, October 22 2017 @ 03:58 PM CDT

Time To Order Your Trees

• 2017 Tree Ordering – From November 1st 2016 until November 30th 2016.
• Check out the DNR Website for tree’s offered : Click Here
• Min – 25 trees per person
• Max – 200 trees per person
• Call Pete Petkus @ 608-877-9875 to place your order.

Donation to Access Ability of Wisconsin

Photo of SCC President Dave Everett handing a donation to
Ray Anderson & Chad Hermanson of Access Ability Wisconsin.

Scholarship Donations

Photo of SCC President Dave Everett receiving memorial donation to scholarship
fund from Alan Foss, son of the late Carmen Foss.

Photo of Dave Everett, son of the late BG Everett, handing SCC Director Berlin
Sornson a memorial gift dedicated for the SCC Scholarship Fund.


Keaton Miller's Eagle Scout Project

To all my fellow workers;

Thank you for the help and cooperation in the completion of this extraordinary Eagle Scout project and Memorial. I could not have done it without every person's help. I want to especially thank my family and Dave Everett, for all their time and effort in this special project. This was not only my Eagle project but a tribute to my Grandpa and his legacy at the Stoughton Conservation Club. I hope this serves the club and its members and our community for many years to come. I hope you are as proud of your work as I am of all the help I received on this project.

Glad to be a Scout with Troop 167.

- Keaton Miller (To SCC: Thank You for the funds and the location for the shelter)

Before & After

General Conservation (and Good Deeds)

As you’d expect of any organization that calls itself a “Conservation Club,” SCC is strongly committed to not only preserving the for and fauna of the area and state, but of improving the fields, woods and waterways in which they exist -- their ecosystems.

To that end The Club is very active in conservation efforts, from working together with the Department of Natural Resources and their local representatives to just going out and clearing undesirable species of plant life on our property. Yes, it takes a combination of lofty inspiration and low-down sweaty grunt work.

For example, in the summer of 2003, member Rick K. organized work parties to control weeds and eliminate buckthorn (a very invasive species that isn’t good for wildlife) on Club property. The first work party was held on June 21st and was a rousing success, bringing the offending species to its knees. Well, it would have if buckthorn had knees. Rick organized and worked the parties just because he thought it should be done.

Also, SCC has a Tree Planting program wherein The Club pays for hundreds of tree and shrub seedlings that are good species for wildlife, and just hands them out to members of The Club. The catch is members must use them for their intended purpose: for wildlife as shelter belts, windbreaks and food. It’s a great way to say thanks to the guy who lets you hunt his land, or to bring animals into what was an empty field.

Another example was in Fall of 2003. The State Budget was going through dramatic cuts. Like many sportsmen (used in a totally non-gender-specific manner) groups and individuals, we had urged the State to increase our hunting and fishing license fees and put the additional moneys generated towards preserving out outdoors programs. Surprise, surprise, the legislature ignored us. So we took it upon ourselves, when contacted by our local representatives, to “sponsor” certain land leases nearby.

Landowners who have extra or unused acreage often lease that acreage to the DNR for sporting purposes - hunting, fishing, trapping, dog training, etc. When the DNR drops those leases (usually for budgetary reason, as in this case), the landowners are forced to offer those leases to the public. Now, I don’t know about you, but if someone offered me the hunting lease on a good parcel of land, I’d grab it so fast, the owner might get whiplash. The continuation of that story is that once the State got back on its feet, that lease would be unavailable to them because I’d own it. Well, by sponsoring a few local leases that add to and abutt existing state-owned hunting lands, we keep those acres open for all hunters and we keep those leases in the public arena until the State can come back and re-up them.

The first photo is of Maureen, a DNR representative and one of many people going out to conservation clubs, outdoors groups and civic organizations to ask for their participation in preserving these leases and other projects. She spoke at one of our General Membership meetings and explained many of the issues she and others are dealing with every day.

The second photo is of Larry Q., SCC Treasurer, presenting two checks to the local DNR representatives - one for leases on land abutting Public Hunting Land, and the other for wetlands restoration on that same Public Hunting Land.

Check back here from time to time, and keep up with the Good Deeds SCC is doing.

SCC Alerts

NOTICE: Effective immediately, anyone caught shooting “After Range Hours” or in “Front of the Benches” will have their membership suspended for a period of 6 months. Anyone shooting “Rapid Fire” will have their membership suspended for a period of 3 months.
Please review Club rules so that this does not happen to you.

NOTICE: Due to low participation, there will not be open trap or skeet on Sunday mornings
during the months of January and February.

NOTICE: Volunteers needed for Pistol Range monthly cleaning & maintenance. 3rd MONDAY of each month 6-9 PM is the scheduled cleaning time. Training & equipment provided.

- Vacuum the range.
- Wash the firing area and observation room.
- Empty the trash, tidy the observation room, fill soap and paper towel dispensers.
- Hammer the bullet trap snail.
- Replace broken fluorescent lights.
- Check and repair the target hangers and clips.
- Check and change the air filters.

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