Lake County Sportsman Club gaining in membership
BALDWIN - It's getting toward the end of the outdoor season for facilities such as the Lake County Sportsman Club.
But members have been active and continue to promote the club with open houses and other outings.
Dan Tagliareni, and brothers Greg and Harold Nichols are among the officers and were at the clubgrounds on a recent Saturday along with many other individuals.
"Last weekend, we had a club member shoot, a 5-for-5 shoot, at the 300-yard range and the hand gun range," Harold Nichols said. "Our winner of that was Danny Tagliareni. We had quite a good turnout, about 45 people today and we signed up a pile of new members.
The club is coming right along. It was a nice turnout, nice day for it.
"We had a lot of new faces. We signed up 55 new members the last three months."
Work continues on clubground facilities.
"We've put a hold on archery because of COVID," Harold Nichols said. "We've partnered with 4H to do that. It's been going good and we're looking to get our archery going in the spring. Hopefully we have that up and running."
The facilities will stay open until the weather gets too severe.
"We go until you can't drive in, we don't snow plow," Nichols said. "It's open until then."
Members can use the facilities anytime.
"We have multiple public open days, we're open on Tuesdays for the next month for the public," Nichols said. "Those are 5 p.m to dark and we'll start a little earlier. We've done this the last two nights. It's open shot night to the public."
The club started eight years ago and has had it's clubgrounds outside of Baldwin, off of McKinley Road, for five years. There are still hopes to eventually put up a clubhouse.
"I see us breaking ground on that possibly next year," Nichols said.