Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.



December 19, 2016

Scott Sinz, President (308-2067)

Call to Order: Scott Sinz

Pledge of Allegiance: Scott

Secretary’s Report: Gary Schwoch

Treasurer's Report: Kellen Cassellius

Building Account: $8,497

Checking Account: 26,989

Trust Fund: 106,486

Bar Account: 9,228

Total: 150,546

Correspondence: Scott Sinz: Wis. Wildlife Federation petition to cross railroad right-of-way. The petition is to change the law that allows the railroad to currently charge trespass fines.

Executive Committee Report: Scott Sinz: See Board Report

DNR Report: Jim Cleven, Jess Carstens, Chad Mogen: Jim reported the DNR plane found him 12 illegal baits this year; made it a busy gun season for him.

Dunn Country Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz: Scott reported that efforts to start bear hunting season before September 1st (before the acorn drop) were stymied because that would interfere with Native American treaty rights. Zone C might be extended into bow season.

Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Russ Hitz, Scott Sinz:

Standing/Special Committee Reports

Buss Report: Gary Buss has taken the holidays off from doing ridiculous activities. He needed a break.

  1. Bar Management : Ryan Gondeck: YTD Sales: $41,200

  2. Buildings & Grounds: Ryan Gondeck, Scott Sinz: See Board Report

  3. Explorers: Ryan Gondeck: They will try to be on hand for the lake bank clean-up.

  4. Fish Cribs: Dave Pechmiller: On hold yet

  5. Ice Fishing: Stephanie Lee: See Brent for tickets, Meetings 12/27 & 01/07 @ 6:00.

  6. Membership: Garrett Sinz: Get your dues paid.

  7. Kitchen: Crystal Lee:

  8. Pheasants: Dave Frank: Dave Frank moved, Ryan Gondeck 2nd, that the maximum number of pheasants a member could earn would be changed to 60. Tabled. Much discussion concerning rewarding guys for selling tickets. Al Finder will get together with Ryan to see if a reward system can be created.

  9. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg, Dave I-Got-A-Gun-Like-That Kraft: Dustin Shakelton is plowing the range for $40/time. The high school trap team has fund raising tickets for sale.


  1. Scholarship: Gary Buss: New Balance: $39,798

  2. Social Night: Duke Holmberg: January 9th @ 5:00

  3. Sunshine: Garrett Sinz: Garrett stepping down.

  4. Top Gun Banquet: Len Frank, Gary Schwoch: All systems go.

Old Business:

    1. Tables & Chairs: Pat Lammer moved, Al Finder 2nd, to buy black chairs; Passed. Les Kuesel moved, Pat Lammer 2nd, to install new table tops with the light side up. Passed.

    2. Upstairs Floor: Ryan Kistner will be refinishing it.

    3. Lake bank clean-up: January 14th @ 8:00

    4. New wildlife biologist: Kellen Cassellius moved, 2nd by Gary Buss to have Nate Anderson introduce a new wildlife biologist at our next meeting. Passed.

New Business:

      1. Election Results:

New 2nd Vice President: Pat Lammer

New 3rd Vice President: Dewey Naatz

New Board Members:

Dave Moore (3 year)

Duke Holmberg (3 year)

Ralph Schneider (1 year)

Treasurer: Kellen Cassellius

Secretary: Gary Schwoch

      1. Plowing/Shoveling: Pat Lammer moved, 2nd by Gary Buss, to allow Eric Frank to shovel snow from the Fish & Game. Passed

Calendar Items:

Dec. 27: Ice Fishing Meeting @ 6:00

Jan. 10, 11, & 12: Spruce up the building work meetings.

Jan. 09: Fun Night

Jan. 23: Next DCF&G Meetings @ 5:30 & 7:00

Drawings: Brent Schuler, Ralph Schneider, Rich Leventhal, Pat Lammer

Adjourn: Moved by Tom Koranski, 2nd by Rich Leventhal. Passed.

Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.

Executive Board Meeting

December 19, 2016

Members Present: Kellen Cassellius Jim Cleven, Dave Frank, Ryan Gondeck, Curt Hagberg, Russ Hitz,

Pat Lammer, Dave Pechmiller, Brent Schuler, Gary Schwoch, Garrett Sinz, Scott Sinz, Jim Thompson

Old Business:

  1. Budget: Pat Lammer moved to approve budgeted upgrades except the Wakanda signs because the cost is an unknown. Gary Schwoch 2nd; Passed.

  2. Carpeting: Kellen Cassellius moved, Dave Pechmiller 2nd; to accept Nevin’s bid of $6221 to install new carpeting in the lower level of the Fishs & Game. Passed.

  3. Lake bank clean-up: An effort to clean up the lake bank immediately south of the clubhouse will be held Saturday, January 14th @ 8:00.

  4. Table tops & chairs: They have been delivered: Pat Lammer moved, Ryan Gondeck 2nd, to buy the black chairs and install the table tops with the light (tan) tops. Passed.

  5. Pheasant Points: Consensus for the future to allow members to earn no more than 60 pheasants total. Approximately 100 birds will be set aside for the Fall Banquet.

New Business:

  1. Elections tonight: We need to elect two board members, a second vice president, and a third vice president.

  2. Estate money: Kellen transferred the estate funds from a 1.5% money market account to one earning 1.65%.

  3. Work meetings: Meetings to spruce up the clubhouse will be held at 5:00 on January 10, 11, & 12.