November 2022, Volume 77 No. 11

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2022 Officers


Next General Meeting – November 1st, 7:00 PM at Richland Public Library

Next Board Meeting- Tuesday November 15th, 7:00 PM at Griggs Pasco Hunter Ed room

December Newsletter Contribution Deadline is November 22nd email:


Carla Boeringa

(509) 375-7791



Matt Cummings

(509) 948-4905

Share Photos!

If you have photos of you or family members in the great outdoors hunting, fishing or just having a good time, send them to so we can get them in the newsletter. We want to know what our members are doing!

Here is what some of our members have been doing lately:




Upcoming General Meeting Presentations

  • December's meeting is still on track for a presentation on the current status of the wolves in Washington State presented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  

  • January’s meeting presenter’s will be the winners of the Quality Trip and their experience deep sea fishing off Washington Coast as well as a presentation by either by Jeremy Ivy with Worldwide Trophy Adventures on what WTA offers in the way of booking the adventure of a lifetime or managing your out-of-state big game points and/or a presentation on Matt and Connie’s Canada Moose hunt.  

  • There has never been a better time to get involved in the club.  The best way to start is by making the monthly meetings.  Come support the club and these speakers. Save the date on your calendar for the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Richland Public Library.


Hanford Advisory Board Alternate Needed

RRGC has a seat and an alternate position on the Hanford Advisory Board. Greg Boeringa has volunteered to be on the HAB and we are looking for someone interested in being the alternate. If you would like to volunteer for this alternate position, email the Admin at

Gene Van Liew and Paul Kison have been our representatives on this board for 7 years and done an outstanding job! Thanks to them both for their time and effort in representing our club.


Lunker Lake

Save the dates! Mark your calendars! January 27th – 29th is the Sportsman Show which for RRGC means Lunker Lake. We will be looking for volunteers to work shifts helping kids fish and also help at the Pellet Range.  More information will be coming up on the website and the next newsletter so stay tuned!


Meat Donations for the Wild Game Dinner

Please keep in mind the need for game meat for the Wild Game Dinner on March 25th, 2023. We have storage facilities available so please consider donating fish, fowl, or game. Each game donation must be tagged with the following information: donor’s name, WILD ID number, species and cut of meat, plus the date and location taken. Remember we can not accept any ground meat! If you have a donation to make, get a hold of Marilyn Steele 509-392-2128 or John Prather 509-521-1593


Wild Game Dinner

This year I would like to provide an opportunity for more upfront involvement with the dinner. Help is needed:

  • Someone to oversee setup and order needed tables and chairs

  • A person to oversee sound and video needs

  • Someone to oversee desserts

  • Cooks for main dishes, chowder, salad etc.

I have input from last year and some dish ideas that worked well in the past. I would like to get together the 12th of December at my house. Soup Supper meeting 6pm. Email or text 509 392-2128 if you will be coming or would like more information.

Marilyn Steele


Youth Conservation Camp

Since 1952 the Washington State Youth Conservation Camp (also known as the WA State Junior Sportsmen's Conservation Camp) has been educating campers ages 12 to 16 about the outdoors, and how to wisely enjoy them. We encourage conservation meth­ods to ensure our resources will be there for "future generations." The camp is located on breathtaking Orcas Island at the foot of Mount Constitution, in the Environmental Learning Center of Moran State Park.  If you have a young person that would be interested in this camp in 2023, RRGC does sponsor campers! You can contact a board member or email the Admin if you have a camper that would like to go. Also, if you would like to learn more about the camp use this link to get more information A Summer camp for those who love the outdoors! ( 


WDFW Chronic Wasting Disease Council

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for the CWD Advisory Council. You can find the information about how to apply WDFW seeks applicants for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Advisory Council | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. The deadline is November 18, 2022 at 5 p.m. Pacific time. We encourage individuals like you or from your respective sportsperson and wildlife organizations to apply if you’re concerned about CWD.

 Melia T. DeVivo, Ph.D.

Ungulate Research Scientist

Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

2315 N. Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Mobile: 509-795-4421

November 1st General Meeting Presentation

7:00pm at the Richland Public Library

November’s presenter will be Mark Verwest the current president of the Tri-Cities Shooting Association.  Most of us are familiar with the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility but you may not have heard about the many renovations the facility has underwent over the past several years.  It has grown and there are a multitude of programs and opportunities the facility hosts for individuals, groups and families.  Mark will be giving us a presentation on the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility; it’s history, the different facilities and amenities it has now, an insight into how they train their own Range Officer’s and provide a safe atmosphere for folks becoming more familiar with guns for the first time to those more experienced marksman.   Don’t miss out!



Richard Libby

(509) 947-0498

Larry Martin reported that the Columbia Basin Garden Club once again has donated $400 to RRCG and he has sent out a Thank You letter to them. Since the last board meeting 9 guzzlers have been inspected and cleaned. Three were repaired. Another one was repaired on the 7th by Larry, Mike Estes and Kelley Merrick. Todd Hennick cleaned and inspected 3 more and found a new one #341 which will now be added to the list. There is a farmer that does want 2 placed on his property but not till possibly November.

Photo of the month


The current graduates of the latest Hunter Ed Class!

Congratulations to all the graduates.


Get Involved!

The Richland Rod and Gun Club is a volunteer organization that has plenty of opportunities for you to participate.

Join the Board – the board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in the Hunter Ed Room at Griggs in Pasco.

Wood Duck Boxes – The club takes care of over 500 wood duck boxes. If you would like to help with that get in touch with Dale Schielke.

Guzzlers – There are over 400 water guzzlers to serve animals in the wild that need maintenance, sometimes moved and sometimes installed. If you would like to help with that get in touch with Larry Martin.

Lunker Lake – We are in charge of set up, tear down and running the kids trout fishing pond in January at the Sportsman Show. Look for information in the newsletter and on the website on how to help out.

KOE Kids Fishing Day – The club helps with everything from putting together fishing rods, security, helping kids fish, passing out t-shirts plus set up and clean up. This event is usually in April and there will be information on the website and the newsletter on how to volunteer to help put on a great event for kids.

Salmon in the Classroom – We help the Benton County Conservation District run their Salmon in the Classroom program. In the past this has been helping transport salmonoids to the classes, salmon dissection and helping kids release their salmon. This usually starts in January or February and goes through the release in April. If you want to help with this program, we will have more information on how to get involved on the website.

Hunter Ed – The club has a Hunter Ed program that happens 2-3 times a year. Ron Ruth who heads this program can always use more volunteers. Get ahold of him at 509 737-7350

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Gail Browns grandson Landin completed Hunter education in August, the class ends with field day.

Landins first phesant hunt and tail mount.

Megan Martin her dad Jeff Martin and granddad Larry Martin went fishing on Megan's 25th birthday. They didn't catch much that day but Megan caught this small bass and the small fish it burped up. Megan released the little bass to grow some more.

Carla Boeringa took her husband Greg Kokonee fishing at Lake Chelan.


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.


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

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 Pasco meeting facility.


Membership in the Richland Rod & Gun Club can be obtained by filling out an application and paying your annual dues here.


The Richland Rod and Gun Club offers opportunities to work in activities associated with wildlife, the outdoors and youth education. We would appreciate your involvement with one of our projects or programs that include, Fishing, Dog Training, Scholarship, Public Lands, Youth Activities, Migratory Waterfowl, Habitat, Game Birds, Big Game , Landowner Relations.

Content contributions, suggestions, or criticism to the RRGC website should be emailed to,

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Photo of the Month

Contest Guidelines

  • Must be taken in current license year.

  • May include hunting, fishing, habitat, camping.

  • Must include a critter (human or wild).

  • Harvested game must include the hunter or angler.

  • Winners will be selected by the Board of Directors.

  • All photos become property of the Club.

  • Note: The Board may use discretion in applying the guidelines when selecting the winning photo.

  • Please include name of photographer and date taken.

  • To submit entry, Bring photo print to board meeting, or email to at least 6 hours before a board meeting.

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Haileys birthday request was to take a friend fishing for sturgeon, the dinosaur fish were released unharmed.