Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Minutes ~Executive Board

August 26, 2013

Members Present: Gary Schwoch, Les Kuesel, Scott Seston, Kellen Cassellius, Bill Schutts, Jim Thompson, Dave Pechmiller, Martha Stratton, Gary Buss, Chad Mogen, and Len Frank

  1. Old Business:

  1. Fishing Line Depository – Zach Welch Request for help with an Eagle Scout Project. Gary Schwoch has one of the Depositories that will hold used fishing line to show the club. The club is suppose to help clean them out. We will have a box at the clubhouse to put the fishing line in and when the box is full we ship it to the company. We in return will get new fishing line to use in raffles or other club projects.

  2. Dunn County Fair Corn Commander: Would not have worked without Paul Jacobson. Discussion about the entire fair. Thank you to Garrett and Paul. There were many others that pulled shifts and we want to thank them all for the Support of the Fair. For our first time, we took in close to $4000, minus expenses, we made about $2000. We have some left over things that will be used throughout the year, such as Salt/Pepper, BBQ Sauce. So over all we are okay for the first try.

  3. Election for Vice President ~ Gary Buss made a motion that Len Frank seconded that we wait until December for the Regular Election. Motion carried

  4. Computer~Discussion about buying a new computer. Should we maybe get one from Stout? Will talk with Ginger about the requirements of a new computer.

  5. Hunter Education Hats~Hats were not accepted. We need to pay for the 24 that were handed out during the Summer School class of Al Marotz and Don Heifner . Chad Mogen made a motion all hats are bought from Knaacks’s in the future, second by Bill Schutts. Motion passed.

  6. Dock arrival~We have the Dock from the City. We need to clarify which Docks are ours. The plan is to wait until spring to work on the dock repair.

  1. New Business:

  1. Security Staff: How many people should have keys and know the combinations?

  1. Lock Boxes: How to manage them and how many folks will have the information? This will be tabled until after meeting with the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club.

  2. Keys: There are 13 Master Keys for the Building, and there are 8 keys that will only open the upstairs.

  1. Bar Management: Tabled until after meeting with Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club

  2. Upstairs Paint and Mounts: Looks really nice. Need to thank everyone that helped with the painting. The first reviews have been very positive. Now we will be meeting with an Art Person to help decorate the upstairs with prints. If you are interested in donating any prints to the Fish and Game for display on the walls, please have them to the Clubhouse by Thursday, August 29, 2 p.m.

  3. Wakanda Pavilion: Thank you to Bill Schutts and Mike Benzel for staining. Ready for Xcel to hook power up, if we decide to do that.

  4. Ellsworth Safari, August 28: Plan is to go over to the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club to discuss some of their fund raisers and how the club is run. They have chicken dinners twice a month, serve 400 people and make enough money to support the clubhouse and their benefits. People can meet over at the Club about 6:30 p.m. for a tour.

  5. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ~ It was discovered that we had not paid our yearly fee yet. Amount was approved in the January budget. Money will be sent.

  6. Other:

Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Minutes ~General Meeting

August 26, 2013

    1. Call to Order

    2. Pledge of Allegiance.

    3. Secretary's Report: Martha Stratton

Duke Holmberg moved and Josh Risler seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter and posted to the web. Motion carried.

    1. Treasurer's Report: Bill Schutts

We have just a little more in the checking account than we had last month. We are also starting to get in money for the banquet, so we are currently showing income and Bill is also paying the banquet bills as they come in. Mike Benzel moved and Gary Buss seconded a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried.

    1. Correspondence: Gary Schwoch


    1. Executive Committee Report: Gary

President Gary Schwoch presented the Executive Committee Report (See Report). Need a commitment from the club, to check the fishing line and bring it to the club. We will have box at the club to mail it back in. We also will be getting new fishing line in return. The fisherman thought they would be able to help with this.

Dave Moore moved and Josh Risler seconded a motion to accept the Executive Committee's report. Motion carried.

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

The West Central area gives out three awards every year. The first went to Terry Boone, The second to John (Duke) Welter, from Trout Unlimited (Whom we have worked with in our Trout Stream restoration). The 3rd went to the Dunn County Environmental Service Department, Land Conservation Division, which is Dan Prestabak’s Office. Congratulations to everyone, especially Dan.

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

Information about Dobbs Landing. We should know shortly if the land will be able to be purchased. Will be helping Colfax put a roof on and provide some support for their Shooting range.

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

Holland Millar went to the meeting in Madison, and it was interesting how the information was passed. His idea for a change in trapping regulation didn’t pass, but it was nice to get the idea out there.

Standing/Special Committee Reports

  1. Bar Management: Paul Jacobson

Will be ordering new Shirts. Please see Paul if interested.

  1. Blue Bird Houses: Stan Huftel

Requested some Harmon tickets for two people. Ben Evan’s step son unloaded 1000 feet of lumber which is the size for the fronts that is hard to find. That will be enough for two years. Stan also asked for Gene Lemke to get two Harmon tickets for all the work he does with the Blue Birdhouse and Wood duck house projects.

  1. Buildings & Grounds: Scott Seston

No Report

  1. Fall Banquet: Dave Moore

Meeting on Thursday night, August 29, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, at 7 p.m. Friday, September 6, all Day, Tuesday is the last day for Sponsors to get into the program.

  1. Fish Cribs: Dave Pechmiller

No Report.

  1. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong, Dave Moore

Served 185, cost 6.59. We are at 150 for tomorrow. Need 4 more waiter/workers for tomorrow. Please see Bob Delong if you can help.

  1. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron Fry

No Report

  1. Hunter Education: Duke Holmberg

Had a lot of rain for the Field Day and Test Night is this week. Interesting that there are a lot of girls in this class, along with two of the oldest people ever to take the class. (They are planning a hunting trip out west.)

  1. Ice Fishing Contest: Mike Kistner, Les Kuesel

No Report.

  1. Kitchen: Bonnie Hagberg

Would like to have a kitchen meeting. Trying to figure out how to get a handle on items in the kitchen as many items are missing again. Missing, for example is the inside for the new Roaster. Will have a meeting Thursday Evening, August 29, after the banquet meeting. Bonnie commented that Fair went well. She thanked Pookie for pushing to make it happen. She will be serving Pork Sandwiches, Cole Slaw and Al Finder’s Corn. Thank you Bonnie for cooking and Thank you Al for growing such great corn and donating it to the club.

  1. Legislative/Xcel Energy: Mike Benzel

Sentate passed the Crossbow legislation, it now it has to go back to the assembly. It will be a two year window. DNR will have the final say after the two year window. August 13. Money will be used for updating things, such as Docks. (Still need to sell land according to the bill. They cut the funds in the stewardship because so much of the land needs to be sold.

  1. Membership: Wayne Wilson

New members, Steele Schaefer.

  1. Pheasant Rearing: Bob Kistner, Scott Seston

No Report

  1. Policy review Board. Josh Risler

Submitted a report to the Executive Board on a policy for receiving bids. And some information on the By Laws.

  1. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg

Range is picking up. Had the Muzzleloader shoot. Thanked Bonnie for the Food, and sold tickets for the Fish and Game and the work we do. Had PF out there on Sunday, thinks there was about 40 kids. Archery Club was there. It all went well.

  1. Scholarship: Wayne Wilson

Balance is currently on an uphill trend. Staying over the $50,000 sustainable amount.

  1. Sunshine/Memorials: Martha Stratton and Dave Moore

Nothing was sent to Dave Moore for his stay in the Hospital, but he was well cared for in the hospital and at home.

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

No Report

  1. Women On Target: April Cowan

No Report

  1. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen

Youth Squirrel Hunt. October 25, 26, 27. Would like to get a grant to help with expenses.

Old Business:

  1. Fishing Line Depository: Gary Schwoch. We will help Zach Welch with his Eagle Scout Project. See additional information in Executive Committee Report.

  2. Dock Arrival. The dock is now here. It does need work, but will table the work until next spring.

  3. Dunn Co. Fair Food Booth: Garrett Sinz

Thanks to everyone that worked on the Booth. Lessons learned, and will be able to have a better booth next year. We did come out in the black.

  1. Vote for 3rd Vice President. Table until the December meeting.

New Business

  1. Upstairs painting and Mount Cleaning: Bill Schutts

Things are starting to come around and will be looking for prints and things to put on the wall.

  1. Going to Ellsworth Rod and Gun on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. Will be meeting with some of the officers to see how their club is run and managed.

  2. Will be putting up Lock Boxes for Keys to the club house, so that keys can be used to enter and the codes can be changed often.

  3. Will be going to the Ellsworth Rod and Gun club to check out their Dinners. Everyone is welcome.

  4. Mike Lauer asked for Volunteers on September 14th for the Ring Neck Rally for Youth.

  5. Jim Swanson is selling Wildlife Federation calendars for $20. Please see Jim to buy your calendar.

  6. Wayne Wilson brought up the By Laws and made a motion to wait until the general meeting in December to vote for a 3rd Vice President and Josh Risler Seconded, Motion Passed.

  7. Pookie made motion to buy the computer from 24/7. Kellen Cassellius seconded. Motion Passed.

Calendar Items:

  1. August 27: Harmon Chicken Supper: Serving 5-7:15 p.m.

  2. August 29: Banquet Meeting: 7 p.m.

  3. September 3: Banquet Meeting: 7 p.m.

  4. September 6: Banquet Work Day, All Day

  5. September 7: Fall Conservation Banquet, 5 p.m.

  6. September 14: Ring Neck Rally For Youth Sponsored by Pheasants Forever

  7. September 21: Disabled Hunt at Whispering Emerald Ridge.

  8. September 21: First Step

  9. September 23: Regular Membership Meeting: 7 p.m.

  10. September 24: Harmon Chicken Supper: Serving 5-7:15 p.m.


Meat-Rich Leach

Meat – Eugene Leach

Meat- Chuck Rossiter

Meat- Jerome Evenson

Meat-Curt Hagberg

NRA – Dan Prestabak


Dave Leach made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Melody Gossett seconded. Motion carried.