July 2022, Volume 77 No. 7

Club Website- www.richlandrodandgun.org

Club Facebook- www.Facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub

2022 Officers


Next General Meeting – September 6th, 7:00 PM at Richland Public Library

Next Board Meeting- Tuesday July 19th, 7:00 PM at Griggs Pasco Hunter Ed room

August Newsletter Contribution Deadline is July 22nd email:


Richard Libby, Treasurer (509) 947-0498

Carla Boeringa, Secretary (509) 375-7791


Dustin Ney,       President      (509) 827-7670

Matt Cummings, Vice-President (509) 967-3370

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There is no General Meeting in July



Annual Club Picnic is August 2nd

(see below for details)



Salmon Booth

The Richland Rod and Gun Club is once again helping run the Salmon Booth at Art in the Park July 29th and 30th. This is another great activity for club members to volunteer and help at. More people are needed so if you would like to get involved call Dale Schielke at 509-420-0021 or email him at dahlialou@msn.com




General Meeting presentation June 7th

Tyler Lawson gave a great presentation on bass fishing. We learned about the different types of baits to use, hooks, lures and techniques. He told us about different rods, reels and line. Tyler went over locations and how to fish them. Everyone there should be just a bit better at catching bass now. Thanks Tyler for doing such a good job!


Hunter Ed

 The next Hunter Ed Class will be the first week of August. This will be held at the hunter ed room at Griggs in Pasco. For more details and information check out the club website and calendar.


RRGC Members August Salmon BBQ and Biggest Liar Contest

August 2nd 5pm

Leslie Groves Park North end off of Park St. in Richland, Gazebo #1

Make sure to save the date for our annual salmon barbecue and biggest liar contest. Dale Schielke and Dave Meyers will be in charge of grilling alder smoked salmon to perfection on open coals. Bring your family, ($3 a person for the dinner), a lawn chair, a side or salad if your last name begins with A through M, a dessert if it starts with N through Z. Don’t forget to bring your sense of humor and the latest whopper you’ve conjured up for your unsuspecting huntin’ and fishin’ buddies. In addition to the salmon, the RRGC club will provide plates, cutlery, napkins, and drinks (bottled water and various canned soda). Dinner will begin at 5pm to be followed shortly by the liars’ contest. This is a fun relaxing evening in the park. A

great atmosphere for getting to know each other better while enjoying some fantastic Tri-Cities Sunshine along the Columbia River. We hope to see you all there!


Wood Ducks

The wood duck nesting season is winding down and currently there are only 3 cameras on ducks that are nesting. In the next 2 weeks all eggs should be hatched and ducklings out of the boxes. If you haven’t check out the wood duck YouTube channel it’s at https://www.rrgcwoodducks.org/in-box-cameras



Fiberglass repair of 500 gallon guzzler tank that needed work after landowner removed due to crop change, other parts are in good shape.  Guzzler will be reinstalled in a new location on BLM land. Good year for dryland wheat farmers, notice the wheat in background

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Blaine Schwartz, Greg Herrin and Larry Martin inspected and cleaned guzzlers southwest of Benton City. Pictured Blaine and Greg. Habitat in background was planted many years ago.

Photo of the month

Dustin Ney and his son Aiden at Rainbow Lake


Catfish Challenge Results

The Club members had another great time catfishing on the Yakima River at Matt and Connie’s river house plus in various boats on the river. The total caught this year was 382.4 lbs so we have plenty of fish for the Wild Game Dinner. The winning fish weighed in at 17.5 lbs! That one was brought in by new member Ryan Nielsen’s boat. The next closest was John Cooper at 13.7lbs. The weather didn’t cooperate but no problem the catfish feed got moved into Matt and Connie’s shop. There was more than enough catfish and fries for everyone plus great food brought by members. Thanks to everyone that participated and came to the potluck.

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Items For Sale



1986 16-foot Bluefin and trailer with 90 horse Johnson motor and 9.9 horse Evinrude Kicker motor attached (see photo)

Low Usage

Brand new Minn Kota Electric Kicker trolling motor

Price: $3,600 or Best Offer


Gun Safe:

Black Centurion 24 with black fabric interior

Ext. Dimensions: 59.5" x 28" x 20"

4 years old

Price: $700 or Best Offer


Jeff Fulks

Email: fulksphoto@aol.com

Cell Phone available via call or text: 509.521.2623

Items are available to view in person by appointment in North Richland


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, admin@richlandrodandgun.org

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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.

  • Bring photo print to board meeting.

  • Please include name of photographer and date taken.