Lake County Sportsman Club works on its new range

BALDWIN  — Lake County’s Sportsman’s Club had 13 individuals partake in a work bee on Monday to help set up a pistol and rifle range at the club’s property located near the Baldwin airport.

The group worked on the area where the targets would be placed for the ranges.

“It would be usable whenever the weather breaks,” club president Greg Nichols Jr. said on Tuesday. “It’d be usable now, but it looks like we have a storm coming in. Now it’s definitely usable.”

Next up, Nichols said, is getting the proper permits to hold classes on the property.

“When this weather breaks, we can get back there with some equipment again and get ready for our rifle and skeet range,” Nichols said. “That will come later. As soon as we get some good decent weather days now, we can start out there.”

Fundraisers continue to help the club develop the property. The next one is 5-7 p.m. on April 29 at the VFW Hall, off of M-37, north of Baldwin.

The sportsman club is now a 501(c)3 corporation.

“So we’re federally non-taxed now,” Nichols said. “We are a true nonprofit.”

Nichols added a substantial amount of work by club members took place to help the club make additional progress on its property.

“I wanted to thank the members who showed up for their help,” he said.

TURKEY HUNTERS RENDEZVOUS

The Pere Marquette chapter of the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association is having its Turkey Hunting Rendezvous and state calling championships Saturday at Baldwin High School. Registration is 8 a.m to 9 a.m and the morning sessions will include vendor exhibits, door prizes, calling clinics and a gun raffle.

The program moves in the afternoon to the VFW Hall for the turkey shoot and turkey dinner.