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MEETINGS AND DEADLINES

General Meeting – NONE   

Board Meeting- January 19th, 7:00 PM, Zoom Meeting

Newsletter Deadline for February is January 24th, Call Shannon Lackey at 948-3320 or

Email:  rrgcsecretary@gmail.com

Here is a reminder that the deadline to submit Hunter Activity Reports is January 31.  Hunters can avoid paying a $10 penalty when they purchase their 2021 licenses by reporting before the deadline.

GUZZLERS:  12-1-20 Dale Schielke, Greg Herrin and Larry Martin refurbished fire damaged guzzler #85 located near Benton and Yakima county border off McKinley Springs and Farnum roads.  A leg and some frame boards were burned off; other legs were scorched but salvageable.  The guzzler was 4/10 of a mile from the dirt road so, we used Larry’s one-wheeled deer cart to haul materials and equipment to the job site.  It was a good day, not too hot; not too cold and we had fun.  Greg Herrin paints some very beautifully signed fishing lures and has started a lure give away drawing (longest stick) for participants.  Dale Schielke got the longest stick this time and chose the middle lure pictured.

Any volunteers? Call Larry Martin at (509)545-9647.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

-Margaret Mead

(Greg Herrin started a give-away drawing for his painted and signed lures for guzzler project participants. Dale Schielke chose the middle lure after drawing the longest stick after guzzler #85 repair.)

(One-wheeled cart transport)

(After Guzzler #85 Repair)

LUNKER LAKE:  The Sportsman’s Show has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  As soon as Jack knows the dates, he will update everyone.  You can contact Jack Pickard if you are able to volunteer Feb-May? 2021 at jlpick66@gmail.com or by phone at 627-9244.

MEMBERSHIP:  We would like to welcome John Burt our newest membership.  If you have any membership questions please contact our membership chair Carla Boeringa. richlandrodandgunmembership@gmail.com

RRGC WEB PAGE: richlandrodandgun.org has had Over 10,000 visits.  Photos, news, trips, or tutorials can all be added to the website from our members just email them to: admin@richlandrodandgun.org.

FLORA AND FAUNA:  Mike Estes has recently been out to Whitcomb Island.  He received Big Sage seeds from Carla Boeringa to help with replanting efforts in the fire wrought areas.  Mike let USFW know that our club could be a valuable volunteer base in reseeding and replanting’s in the future as well.

MEMBER SUBMITTED WILDIIFE PHOTOS:

(Northern Flicker Photo By: Greg Herrin, Submitted By: Larry Martin)

(Prickly Pear Cactus Photo By: Jack Pickard)

(Lantana Photo By: Jack Pickard)

(Varied Thrush Photo By: Greg Herrin, Submitted By: Larry Martin)

CONGRATULATIONS:  Alec Markel has just recently finished his courses, obtained his Merchant Mariner Credentials and bought his first Fishing Guide boat!  We have so many awesome Guides in the RRGC that really give back to the fishing community and teach people the ins and outs of being on the water.  Here is to another up-and-coming Captain of the Columbia!

LIMITS GAME FARM WINTER SPECIAL: FROM DAVE- You have been asking about a Winter Hen Special and I am pleased to announce our special of 5 hens for $145.00.  The special will be available while supplies last.  Because of our limited supply of pheasants, I am not taking any reservations, at this time, for after March 15th, 2021.  I am being told that there is a nationwide shortage of birds this year so I don't expect that I will be able to get extras this Spring.  Hunt Reservations are BY PHONE ONLY (509)-265-4578

IN MEMORIAM:  The Richland Rod and Gun Club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Lloyd on December 17, 2020. Ray joined the club in 1984 and was a member through December 2005. He participated in many of the Club’s activities and particularly enjoyed the monthly meetings. He will be missed.

IN MEMORIAM:  Members of the Club were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Kolowith on Dec. 13, 2020.  Bob joined the Club in March, 2003; was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006 and 2007.  He received the Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2006 he presented a program on a successful Big Horn Sheep hunt on Clemen Mountain.  He was also a very good photographer and provided photographic coverage from 2007 to 2014 for the Club’s annual Salmon Summit program.  A very willing volunteer, he could be counted on to participate in all the Club’s major annual programs ranging from Guzzler repair to assembly of fishing rods for the Kids Fishing program. Being a hunter, he was particularly active in the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt for the top graduates in the Club’s Hunter Education training program and in habitat planting.

Bob found great comfort in the outdoors and could be found immersing himself in all forms of outdoor activities from skiing to hunting and fishing every season of the year.  He had great respect for the fish and animals he sought.  Every photograph, film, article or presentation such as the Canadian pike fishing trip presented at the Big game dinner; to films he carefully planned reflected the great value he had for them.  Every free moment Bob had, he found a way to enjoy it; whether it be- belly tube for bass, call for turkey, fly fish for pike, chukar hunt the Grand Ronde, catch a king salmon in Alaska, rattle in a big buck. bugle in a bull elk, bow hunt elk and deer, muzzle load deer, or hunt antelope in Africa.  Bob had a way of making you appreciate the outdoor world more when he shared these special moments.

 ˜̴ Howard Gardner and Jerry Bloom.

FOR SALE:  I sold all of my guns and now I have some reloading components and equipment to sell.

Contact Howard Gardner at— (509)-420-4780, PHEA300@charter.net

 

Note, due to censorship concerns, this site is not publishing advertising

with specific information  about things that go pew.

WILD GAME DINNER CANCELLATION:  If you previously had not received the email from the Treasurer Rick Libby, once regular meetings resume, he will exchange a ticket for $20.  If, for whatever reason you are unable to wait for the meetings or need the money sooner, you may contact him to work out a time to exchange your tickets.  You may keep your Quality Trip ticket for next year or you may withdraw your entry and receive a refund for that as well.  Just remember that if you lose your ticket, we cannot refund you.

DECEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

(Larry Martin, Greg Herrin and Dale Schielke after Guzzler work in the fog

Photo By: Jack Pickard)

HARLEY’S CORNER:

(Would you like to be featured? Color one of the many coloring sheets available at Harley's Corner and turn them in via email to rrgcharleyscorner@gmail.com

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January 2021

Newsletter

Before the Governor's suggestions in reaction to a virus, the Richland Rod and Gun Club used to meet at the Richland Public Library 955 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA 99352, on the first non-holiday Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, except July and August. The meetings were open to the public and consisted of a short business meeting followed by a program of current interest.

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Richland Rod and Gun Club is a 501(c)(3)  Tax Exempt Organization. Donations made to Richland Rod and Gun Club are tax-deductible.

TIN 91-0402650       EIN 91-6054980

Our Pledge: I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country; it's air, soils and minerals; it's forests, waters, and wildlife.  I will help educate future generations to be responsible caretakers of the resources of America.

2021 APPROVED USE OF FUNDS FOR DONATION:  Again, this year (2021) the RRGC will be donating to several agencies.

Approved list and amounts as follows:

Coastal Conservation Alliance - $250.00

Columbia Dive Rescue - $300.00

Delta Waterfowl - $100.00

USA Olympic Shooting Team - $100.00

NRA Foundation - $250.00

Friend of Mid-Columbia Wildlife Refuge - $300.00

Hatchery and Wild Coexist - $250.00

2020 Officers

Packy Lackey, President          948-6141                         Richard Libby, Treas.     947-0498             

Dustin Ney, Vice-President      713-0766                         Shannon Lackey, Sec.    948-3320

About

Richland Rod & Gun Club is an organized group of hunters, fishermen, and conservationists who share a common interest in the outdoors. Each year the Club members volunteer in a number of work projects that improve wildlife habitat, educate young potential hunters / fisherman, and raise funds for Club projects.

Meetings

The RICHLAND ROD & GUN CLUB meets the first non holiday Tuesday of each month except July and August at 7:00 at the Richland Public Library.

The meetings are open to the public and consist of a short business meeting followed by a program of current interest.

Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 7:00 at Griggs hunter education facility in Pasco.

Join

Membership in the Richland Rod & Gun Club can be obtained by filling out an application and mailing it, with your dues for one year, to:

 

RICHLAND ROD & GUN CLUB

P. 0. BOX 337

RICHLAND, WASH. 99352

Or, give the completed application to any Club Member

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Get Involved

The Richland Rod and Gun Club offers opportunities to work in activities associated with wildlife and the outdoors. We would like to work with you on projects or programs in the following areas. Hunter Education, Fishing, Dog Training, Scholarship, Public Lands, Youth Activities, Migratory Waterfowl, Habitat, Game Birds, Big Game , Landowner Relations, Newsletter.

Any contributions, suggestions, or criticism to the RRGC website should be emailed to, admin@richlandrodandgun.org

Richland, WA         (509) 551-9066

Kennewick, WA      (509) 551-6785

Pasco, WA

Tri-Cities, WA           RRGC.org

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