Sportsmen set busy schedule

BALDWIN — The Lake County Sportsman’s Club continues to have a busy summer at its facility outside of town off of McKinley Road.

“We’ve got a couple of temporary skeet throwers out there until we get everything set up,” board member Harold Nichols said. “We got a grant for handicap accessibility from the community foundation. So we should have that completed within a month. It’s moving along well.”

The facility is used by others than just club members.

“The sheriff’s department is using it and we have a couple of other clubs that are using it,” he said.

Nichols and his dad, Greg Sr., were both successful turkey hunters for the first season during the spring.

“We did pretty well but there were lot of birds to pick from,” Greg said. “You could take your time. I think a lot of an animals got through the winter. There were lots of birds, lots of deer.

“The fishing has been good. I just haven’t been able to get the time.”

He said the sportsman club facility is coming along nicely and is a work in progress.

“We have a lot of members and it’s moving along,” Nichols said. “And we got a couple of the grants we applied for.”

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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