23 students successfully completed their CVCC sponsored WI DNR On-Line Hunter Safety Education Field Day on Saturday, April 25th. Students completed hands-on demonstrations of safe firearms handling, practice hunts, blood trailing, ammunition identification, tree stand safety, and life firing of .22 rifles and 20 ga. shotguns. After a presentation by Conservation Warden Shawna Stringham students completed written and practical certification tests with an over-all class average of 98%. Six students had perfect 100% scores.
This Saturday from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM the CVCC Clubgrounds, Clubhouse, Archery and Firearm shooting ranges will be used by students and instructors for the On-Line WI DNR Hunter Safety Education Field Day. The schedule for the morning has demonstration and practice sessions including live fire of .22 rifles and 20 ga. shotguns, practice hunts and blood trailing, crossing obstacles, and tree stand safety. There will be a DNR Conservation presentation at noon followed by student certification testing.
For those of us who enjoy “breaking things” with our guns, the upcoming trap shooting season will give us the opportunity to do just that, and in the company of some very fine fellows to boot! As a reminder, this year we will be shooting on Thursday evenings, starting at 6:00. The switch to Thursday was driven by the fact that other Clubs in the area were also shooting on Wednesdays, and the move to Thursday would allow their members to shoot at our Club without a conflict, and our members to shoot at their Club. We do not have teams or leagues, just an open shoot. We usually shoot Wobble Trap, which means the thrower oscillates both horizontally and vertically as it throws the targets. Quite a challenge!
The March drawing in the CVCC's Raffle for Serious Sportsmen was held at the monthly membership meeting on Thursday, February 26th. The lucky winner of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver 7.5" barrel in 45 Colt with a retail value of $1425.00 was Steve Stenslien. Our next drawing will take place at the April 30th at our member meeting. A Remington Versa Mas Semi Auto 12 Ga. with a retail value of $1427.00 will be given away. Good luck to all who purchased tickets.
Thanks to all who came out to shoot our 3D course. Our next bow shoot will be April 11th & 12th. See attachment for results.
Thanks to all the people who came out to shoot our 3D course. See attachment for results.
Its going to be good weather to get out to the Club this weekend with your bows and shoot the 28 Reinhart targets at the CVCC and also head on down to the Chaseburg Rod & Gun and shoot their 3D course as well. Shooters at both shoots will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize
35 students successfully passed the written and practical certification tests on March 10 and 12 and earned their Hunter Safety Certification. The class average was 95% with 4 students achieving perfect scores. The graduates were invited to the Conservation Club for a .22 target shoot on Saturday March 14th followed by student awards and a meal served by CVCC members Gary Gilbeck and Paul Lewison. Top student in the class was Jeff Rochester with perfect 100% test scores who received a CVCC hat. Top .22 shooters were Claire Tjelta and Jeff Rochester who each received electronic hearing protectors from the CVCC. We also certified the youngest graduate in the history of CVCC hunter safety classes – Aaron Leis at age 8.
Saturday night saw a large crowd at the Coon Valley Village Hall enjoying great food, friends, and fun socializing and trying their hand at winning many very nice prizes. Congratulations to all the prize winners and special thanks to all the others who made their "donations" to the fundraiser. Also, thanks to the CVCC club members who organized the fundraiser, selected and picked up the food and prizes, prepared the food, set up the village hall, worked in any capacity at the fundraiser, and cleaned up the village hall afterward.
Annual CVCC Spring Fundraiser is this Saturday evening at the Coon Valley Village Hall with doors opening at 5:30. Tickets are still available (Contact Bruce King at 608-452-3407 or any Board Member).
Tickets are $50/Couple and includes meal, beverages, entry into the cash drawing with top prize of $1000 plus opportunity to win many nice prizes in several raffles.
Proceeds will go towards the building fund for a new clubhouse and payoff of our loan for the new Kobuta tractor.