Our first hunter education graduating class of the year! Congratulations to all the students.
Copied from the Spokesman Review Blog written by Rich Landers:
WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Robotic white-tailed deer decoys and metal detectors costing more than $5,000 have been donated by the Spokane Valley-based Northwest Sportsman’s Club for use by state wildlife police.
The remotely-controlled decoys and highly sensitive metal detectors will be used by officers in the greater Spokane area to make poaching cases.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Mike Sprecher said the donations provide equipment not otherwise available in program budgets. The donation is just the latest example of the club’s efforts to support the department, he said.
In the past the club has donated night-vision goggles, paintball guns for wildlife conflict work, and a winch for moving tranquilized moose and other large animals. Club members have volunteered time to assist with Lincoln Cliffs bighorn sheep and Turnbull elk capture and marking projects, fish fin-clipping and kids fishing events.
“We appreciate the support of this small, local group,” Sprecher said. “Community involvement is crucial to our mission of preserving, protecting and perpetuating Washington’s fish and wildlife populations.”
An annual fundraising auction held in January allows the group to support the department and many other environmental, educational and charitable organizations, said Theresa Belknap, club spokeswoman.
Pictured here are some of the NWSC board members with WDF&W Officer Mike Sprecher at the Fish & Wildlife Office. The board members presented the local fish & wildlife department with two Robotic Deer to assist them in their Poaching Enforcement.
Gage with his Youth Season Spring Turkeys 2015
Here is a summary of where the NWSC money has been spent.
• Provided volunteers to assist with the Lincoln Cliffs Sheep Capture 2015. • Financial support to the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center. • Financial support to the Spokane Rifle Team for Travel expenses 2015. • Financial support to the Washington State Patrol Family Fishing day May 2015 • Financial Support the FFA 4-H Rangers with the funds to purchase four rifles for their shoots. • Financial support to the Spokane County 4-H Winter Shoot 2015 • Financial support given to the Youth shooting team / Spokane Scholastic Shooters Club 2015 • Financial support to Hauser Lake for their legal expenses against city of Hauser • Purchased two Robotic Deer for the WDF&W 2015 • Financial support toward the Youth Outdoors Unlimited 2014 (sponsored a disabled youth Bear hunt) • Purchased Accessory Rail systems for the Spokane SWAT Team 2014 • Purchase of two metal detectors for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. • Financial support to the EWU Sportsman’s club to restore a fishing boat. • Financial Support to the Columbia Plateau Management for conservation toward Deer Park seeds and fertilizer as well as other conservation supplies. • Financial support to the Freeman H.S. Trap Shooting Team • Financial Support to the Spokane County 4-H Shooting Sports • Financial Support to the Cheney Boy Scout Troop#407 “High Adventure Back Packing Trip” • Financial Support to Abby Denmark to help w/ travel expenses to National Scholastic Clay Target Shoot • Ladies & Youth Shoot at the Spokane Gun Club • Financial Support towards the Spokane Boys and Girls Club • Financial Support to the “Friends of Turnbull”. • Financial Support to the Scholastic Clay Program to support a local youth shooting team 2012, 2013 & 2014 • Held a successful ten participants Wounded Veterans Fishing trip- August 2012 • Financial Support towards “Youth Outdoors Unlimited” April 2012 & Sept 2014 • Financial Support towards the Junior Rifle Team to compete in Alabama 2012 • Financial and Volunteer Support for a ‘Women’s Only Shoot’ at the Spokane Gun Club May 2012 • Financial and Volunteer Support towards the C.A.S.T. for kids fishing September 2012, 2013 & 2014 • Financial and Volunteer Support towards the Valleyfest Fishing Pond Activity • Financial Support towards the US Navel Cadets Fun Shoot- Shotgun Training August 2011 • Sponsored a Boy Scouts of America Fun Shoot Fall of 2011 • Financial Support given to the Washington Dept. Fish & Wildlife to Purchase Night Vision Goggles • Financial Support towards the “Balls & Chain” Fishing derby in September 2011, 2013 & 2014 • Wounded Warrior Steel Head fishing Trip Fall 2011, 2013 • Delivered approximately 900 pounds of trout to the Union Gospel Mission • Financial Support to the Hauser Lake Gun Club for a ladies shooting classes May 2011 • Financial Support towards the Spokane Junior Rifle Team Competition in Colorado 2011 • Donated Time and Financial Support to the Kid’s Free Fishing day at Clear Lake 2011 • Volunteer Support for a ‘Women’s Only Shoot’ at the Spokane Gun Club May 2011, Sept 2014 • Financial Support given to the US Navel Cadet Survival Training School December 2010 • Financial Support towards the Youth Shooting day in Peck Idaho and volunteer support. • Sponsored an Eastern Washington University Trap Shooting team for the Spokesman Review Winter League. • Sponsored a Youth Trap Shooting team and a Youth Skeet team for the Spokesman Review Winter League 2011 • Financial Support given to the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Fishing Club for their Spring and Fall Youth Derby for prizes in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 • NWSC is an affiliate of Washingtonians for Wildlife • Hosted a Youth fishing day at Waitts Lake 2009,2010, 2011 ,2012, 2013 • NWSC is a voting member of the Cheney Merchants Association • Financial Support given to the Washington Dept. Fish & Wildlife for paintball guns and balls to taize animals in residential neighborhoods
This club is primarily a Volunteer Social Club created for and by our friends to preserve our outdoor interests. We will pursue conservation of our environment and the wildlife in it. We will educate in the fields of Conservation, Shooting, Hunting and Related Outdoor Activities. With funds and volunteer work we will support various Environmental, Educational and Charitable groups. This group will always keep in mind that we are all friends that will work hard to perpetuate the things we love to do.
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