Beaver Island Wildlife Club

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2017 Ice Fishing Tournament PDF

Champion Walleye Champion Pike
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Ice Fishing Tournament - March 5, 2016

fishing posterDate: March 5, Place: Lake G. Ice fishing tournament with prizes for biggest fish in walleye and pike categories. Equipment available for newbies. Sign up at the Hardware.

 

Mid-July to end of Sept.: Deer Driving survey. We are looking for more people to regularly drive a route (at least once a week) and count deer seen (bucks, does, fawns). This survey helps us to determine the size of the herd, locations, etc. If you are interested contact Phil Wyckoff 448-2874.. A gas stipend is given for the volunteers.

There are some diseases running about the island animals. Distemper was confirmed in a coyote near town last fall. Since then numbers of coyote seem to be down and the disease is the suspected culprit. Avian Pox is affecting turkeys. This is highly contagious and anyone seeing an affected bird should contact Mark LaFreniere. It presents as a lot of little "wart" like knobs on the head. Meat is still safe to eat. Snowshoe hare: One hare was shot loaded with tapeworm cysts- looks like lima beans. Meat is safe to eat if cooked well.

Youth involvement: the club is looking to encourage youth (5-25) to get involved with the club projects, as well as to get out hunting and fishing. Anyone wishing to mentor a youth who is interested in hunting or fishing, contact Jacque. Also, any youth who is interested, contact Jacque.

The Wildlife Club is asking for volunteers for a couple of upcoming projects: Feb 1-7: Turkey survey. We need the folks who have turkeys to make a count this week and let us know how many birds you see regularly. Also any stray flocks not regularly seen, should be counted as well. Report all numbers and locations here or to Jacque at jacquel@tds.net

Hunters Dinner Prize Winners PDF - 2015

DNR ArchepilagoBass Report PDF - September 2015