Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Executive Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2013

Members Present: Gary Schwoch, Heather Kistner, Les Kuesel, Scott Seston, Kellen Cassellius, Bill Schutts, Jim Thompson, Dave Peckmiller, Garrett Sinz, Martha Stratton

Old Business:

  1. Chicken Supper Revival~Decision to continue with the Harman Chicken Dinners for one more year. Working on some new advertising and goals to increase the attendance

  2. Ceiling & Lights~Will be starting next week. May have a work night /day to work on the lights

  3. Deferred budget account for land acquisition. Working on a plan to have money/account to purchase land.

  4. Other

New Business:

  1. Disabled Fishing Event $250~Heather/Kellen

  2. Downsville Sportsman’s Club $250 Heather/ Kellen

  3. Bonnie wanted to talk about getting the kitchen and it being rented.

Where is the money going?

  1. Financial Oversight (audit) Committee

  1. 2nd cash register for bar

  2. Inventory responsibilities ~Vice Presidents will inventory the bar.

  3. key disbursement

  1. Summer Fishing Contest

  2. Dunn Co. Fair Food Booth

  3. Other ~Gun Letter

  4. More other



February 25, 2013

    1. Call to Order

President Gary Schwoch called the meeting to order. Bonnie Hagberg made a motion made we start every meeting with the Pledge. Dave Moore Second. Motion carried.

    1. Secretary's Report: Martha Stratton

A reading of the minutes was waived due to them being published in the newsletter, email and posted on the website Mike Benzel moved and Curt Hagberg seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried.

    1. Treasurer's Report: Bill Schutts

Bill Schutts will need information as to what you need reimbursement for.

Don Hefner moved and Duke Holmberg seconded a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried.

    1. Correspondence: Gary Schwock

Thank you note from the Don Clements family

    1. Executive Committee Report: Gary Schwock

President Gary Schwoch presented the Executive Committee Report (See Report). Discussion about Membership for dues for people under 25 costing $1. Jim Cleven made a motion to change the by laws and Garrett Sinz seconded. A hand count was made and motion passed.

    1. DNR Report: Jim Cleven, Jess Karstens, Chad Mogen

New Deer Forms are out. Meetings will be in Eau Claire on March 21 at 7 p.m. and March 23 in Baldwin from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Jim Cleven got a Thank you to the Club for the $100 that was given to a person for turning in a poacher.

    1. Dunn Country Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz

Letter to sign for support of no new legislation on firearms. Discussion. Scott Sinz made a motion, Duke Holmberg second it that we as a club support the letter. Motion Carried. Dobbs Landing will be appraised on March 8th.

    1. Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Jim Cleven, Russ Hitz, Al Marotz

April 8 is the Spring Conservation Meeting here at the Fish and Game. 99 questions are on the questions. Would like a lot of people here. Annual Meeting will be Eau Claire. Duke Holmberg made a motion to get the word out with Newspaper/Posters, Bob Delong seconded, Discussion. If the Cost of Advertising would be worth it. Maybe letters to the editors, and the out lining papers, Colfax, trading Post, etc. Poster will be mailed out with the Newsletter.

  1. Standing/Special Committee Reports

  1. Bar Management: Paul Jacobson

No Report

  1. Blue Bird Houses: Stan Huftel

No Report

  1. Buildings & Grounds: Scott Seston

Looking for a Skidster/loader to help get the flag pole back up.

  1. Fall Banquet: Dave Moore

No Meeting until after the Top Gun Banquet

  1. Financial Advisory/Oversight/Audit: Rich

Security seems to be a continuing problem with doors being left unlocked occasionally.

The Committee and the executive board will meet with 24/7 to determine what can be done with the current security system or if it will have to be changed. Bar inventory control will be improved with the use of a second cash register. By Laws and previously established money management guidelines (17) will be reviewed and changes recommended. A future meeting with the DCFGA accountant and executive board will determine what should be expected from an annual audit.

  1. Fish Cribs: Dave Peckmiller

Seven College Kids came and helped, and built 11 Cribs. Thank you to the Kitchen Staff of Bonnie and Curt Hagberg and Al Finder. Mike Benzel got the Coordinates to the DNR

  1. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong, Dave Moore

Meeting set for Tuesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. Working on Advertising. Need to boost the attendance.

  1. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron Fry

No Report

  1. Hunter Education: Duke Holmberg

Starts February 27, at 6 p.m.

  1. Ice Fishing Contest: Mike Kistner, Les Kuesal

Thank you to everyone! Made over $9000. Next Meeting is on Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m.

  1. Kitchen: Bonnie Hagberg

Thank you for everyone helping with the Ice Fishing Contest. Also Thanks for Help with the NIAFC. Some of the money of rentals should come back to the needs of the Kitchen.

  1. Legislative/Xcel Energy: Mike Benzel

Checking on Funds. In the budget there is a bill that would allow landowners to privatize Deer Hunting. Watch for information. Went to a Pan Fishing meeting last week. (Since 1940, the average Fish has lost an inch) The bladder on the Cedar Falls Dam has really helped, in the number and size of fish

  1. Membership: Wayne Wilson

Two new members Chuck Rossiter and Fiance, Ginger.

  1. Pheasant Rearing: Bob Kistner, Scott Seston

No Report

  1. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg

Range is used a lot. Even this winter about 8-10 people a day are using it.

  1. Scholarship: Wayne Wilson

Scholarship fund is Self-Sustaining at about $50,000, currently about $51,000 with bills paid.

  1. Sunshine/Memorials: Martha and Dave Moore

Sunshine Basket for Dick Olson and Duane Manor, Plant sent to the Don Clements Funeral.

  1. Top Gun Banquet: Len Frank, Pookie Albright, Gary Schwoch

Selected a Date on Friday, April 12, $250 buy in. Prime Rib Dinner. Limited to 96 people. Date of next Meeting March 4, at 7 p.m. at Clubhouse.

  1. Women On Target: April Cowan

Meeting Tuesday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

  1. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen

Had 150 kids for the Ice Fishing contest. Thank you to all the Helpers, Don Heifner,

Mike Benzel, food Crew, the Stout Kids. Pheasants Forever are starting up a Trap Shooting team for kids. Jim Cleven was contacted to find a project for some Youth that need Community Service. Looking for ideas.

Old Business:

  1. Dobbs Landing & Appraisal: Dan Prestaback, Scott Sinz

  1. NAIFC Ice Fishing Contest: Bob Giede - Had almost 150 kids, Great Comments.

Overall the event went well. The will be back next year.

  1. Menomonie FFA…. Heather Kistner/Stan Huftal went and talked to the kids!! The Kids

remembered building the Bird Houses in grade school. So we are doing great things!

New Business

  1. Food Booth at the Fair - Thoughts/ideas?

  2. WI Trapper Education Course March 22-23, at the club house. The Class is 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 am. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Anyone interested in attending the course to call Dan Prestebak at 235-6285 to register. Cost is $12

Calendar Items:

February 26, 9 a.m. Clean Fish at the Club House

February 26, 6 p.m. Women on Target Meeting

February 26, at 7 p.m. Harmon Chicken Dinner Meeting

February 27, 6 p.m. Hunter Ed. Begin

March 3, Ice Shack Removal South of Hwy 64

March 4, 7 p.m. Top Gun Banquet

March 7, 7 p.m. Ice Fishing contest wrap up Meeting

March 17, 5:30 (Serving Starts) St. Paddy’s Day Corn beef and cabbage Dinner

March 17, Ice Shack Removal North of Hwy 64

March 22, 6-9 p.m. WI Trapper Education Course

March 23, 8 a.m. -4 p.m. WI Trapper Education Course

March 25, 5:35 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting

March 25, 7 p.m. Regular Membership Meeting


Meat – Dave Peckmiller

Meat – Stan Huftal

Meat – Scott Sinz

Meat – Jim Thompson

Meat – Jerry Zopp

Jim Mense (Pudding)

NRA – Heather Kistner (Donated to the Women)


Mike Benzel made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Curt Hagberg seconded. Motion carried.

Department of Natural Resources

Annual Spring Fish & Wildlife

Public Hearing


Wisconsin Conservation Congress

Annual Spring County

Conservation Meeting

Monday, April 8, 2013

7:00 PM

Location at the Dunn County Fish and Game Club

Why should you attend?

Wisconsin is the only state that allows citizen participation in hunting and fishing regulations.

This is the opportunity for the residents of Dunn County to attend the meeting, voice your opinion and vote on fish and hunting questions for the State of Wisconsin.

Dunn County Delegates

Russell Hitz, 715-632-2143

Pearl Holmstadt, 715-664-8639

Mike Gullickson, 715-962-4221

James Thompson, 715-632-2302

Al Marotz, 715-556-9717

We need your attendance to help us understand your needs for new regulations.