Beaver Island Wildlife Club News.
The Beaver Island Wildlife Club meeting of September 12, 2002 was well attended. Jeff Powers and Lois Williams gave an overview of the lasts two years' efforts to develop a rearing pond for walleye. A signed agreement between an Island landowner and the club gives us permission to begin the project now. And, in fact, the project has been started! Robert Gillespie agreed to do the excavating and forming of the pond. Unfortunately the late September rains have put the job temporarily on hold.
We discussed the need for additional feeding habitat for whitetail deer now that logging on the Island has come to a close (editor's note: Bob Graves has suspended his operation and moved back to the Upper Peninsula.) Alvin LaFreniere suggested we plant several small plots with rye for feed in the critical months of March and April. We will encourage all Island landowners to dedicate a small area to this type of planting in the future. The best crops are rye and wheat, and the best time to plant is September.
We will have mineral blocks available for club members. This year, as usual, we will have corn available for supplemental winter wild turkey feed. Please check with Mark LaFreniere if you locate a flock to feed. This usually begins in January, unless we have heavy snow earlier.
The annual Hunters' Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Holy Cross Parish Hall.
Look for menu posters closer to the date. We will also be sponsoring a Big Buck Contest again, so check at Power's Ace Hardware for details. Just a reminder: annual memberships are due. One year is $15.00; five years for $50.00; $200.00 for a lifetime. Send your name and complete address along with your check to the BIWLC, c/o Harold Lounsberry, Box 498, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
Next meeting will be held October 17, 2002, at Peaine Township Hall. The Annual Meeting and election of officers will be held in Decemberlook for signs later.
Lois Williams, secretary
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