Halloween Shoot - Oct 26, 2019

posted Oct 9, 2019, 10:14 AM by JoAnne Smith

5:30 p.m.  See attached!

WTU Banquet - October 19, 2019

posted Sep 22, 2019, 8:02 AM by JoAnne Smith

The Whitetails Unlimited Big 4+ Chapter Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 19, at Keyes Peak Ski Lodge, 4960 State Highway 101, Florence, WI.  This special event will feature an a Buffet dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events.  A grant from this event will go toward local conservation projects that uphold WTU's mission.

The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $45 single, $30 spouse, or $25 for juniors 15 and under.  Ticket order deadline is October 11.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.

To order tickets locally, call JoAnne Smith, 715-674-2020 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at

Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation.  We have gained the reputation of being the nation's premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment.  Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations.

2019-2020 General Election and Membership Meeting Notice

posted Sep 22, 2019, 7:53 AM by JoAnne Smith

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club will hold their election of officers at their annual general membership meeting on Tuesday, October 8.  One board of  director position, secretary and treasurer will be on the roster.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Big 4+ Clubhouse in Long Lake, WI.  Any questions can be directed to JoAnne Smith, Treasurer, at 715-674-2020.

Fall Lewis Shoot 2019

posted Sep 22, 2019, 7:41 AM by JoAnne Smith

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club held their annual autumn trap shoot at their clubhouse in Long Lake on Saturday, September 21. There were 2 events, a 50-Bird Lewis Class shoot and meat shoots. Shooters enjoyed a beautiful fall day.  There were 33 entries in the 50-Bird Lewis shoot. The shoot paid out 5 classes, with the winner of each class receiving $46.  Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The class winners and their scores were Class A, Ed Borske, Alvin, 50; Class B, Bill Kramer, Lena, 47; Class C, Ed Borske, 46; Class D, Colby Nikula, Salem, 44; and Class E, Harry Welhouse, Two Rivers, 40. There was also a consolation prize for scores under 35.  Wesley DeVore, Iron River took the $33 purse.  Lewis Class shooters could also enter the Options competitions.  Each option paid out $26 after a successful shoot off.  Ed Borske (Alvin) won 25 on Traps 1 and 2 and High Gun, and JoAnne Smith, Tipler, won the Ladies High Gun Purse.  Congratulations to all the winners.

The Big 4+ would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a success, with a special thanks to the event volunteers. You may visit the Big 4+ at for more information about club events.

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posted Jul 21, 2019, 11:53 AM by JoAnne Smith

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Sept Lewis Shoot - Sept 21, 2019

posted Jul 21, 2019, 11:27 AM by JoAnne Smith

Mark the date!

2019 Picnic & Lewis Shoot Results

posted Jul 21, 2019, 11:12 AM by JoAnne Smith

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club held their annual membership picnic under beautiful skies at their clubhouse in Long Lake on Saturday, July 20. About 90 people turned out to enjoy a day of trap shooting, over $3,500 in raffles and good food.

Winners of the Big 4+'s annual raffle were drawn at 4 PM.  Numerous other prizes donated by area businesses and national manufacturers were also raffled off throughout the day.

The 50-Bird Lewis Shoot had 50 entries this year and paid out 5 classes, with each class winning $70. Shooters were allowed two entries.  Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The winners and their scores were: Curt Riege   (Watertown) with 50, Ed Borske (Alvin) with 47, Rea Dorzok (New Holstein)) with 45, LeRoy Dorzok (Tipler) with 44 and Douglas O'Hagan (Marquette) with 40. A consolation shoot was also held, the winner was Ben Niehaus (Florence) for $50.  Lewis class shooters could also play options, which paid $48 each. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. Bill Kramer (Lena) won 25 straight on trap 1 and Sam Kalata (Argonne) won 25 straight on trap 2.  Curt Reige (Watertown) was High Gun, and Rea Dorzok (New Holstein) won the Ladies High Gun category.   Numerous steak, bacon and ribs competitions were held resulting in spirited shoot offs.

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club extends their thanks to all who helped make this year's picnic a success. A special thanks goes to the volunteer workers and also the businesses who donated prizes and help to sell raffle tickets. 

2019 Summer League - Open Shooting

posted May 16, 2019, 9:13 AM by JoAnne Smith

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club in Long Lake will be holding open trap shooting and their Summer Trap League on Monday evenings at 6 PM. Open trap shooting has already begun and will continue on Monday nights at 6 PM through September.  League officially begins Monday, June 3rd and runs for 10 weeks. The League is comprised of 3, 4 or 5-person teams shooting a handicap system. You do not need to have a team to join as the Big 4+ will match you up.  Membership is not required, but appreciated.  Youths 12 - 17 who have completed a Hunters Education course and are club members may shoot two rounds each week for free.  For more information contact JoAnne at 715-674-2020 or visit

2019 High School Shoot

posted May 16, 2019, 8:59 AM by JoAnne Smith   [ updated May 16, 2019, 9:01 AM ]

The Big 4+ was proud to again have the high school teams from Crandon, Florence, Laona, Mercer, Phelps and Three Lakes hold their conference shoot on May 10-11, 2019.  These are a great group of students and the club appreciates how well mannered these young adult are!  Eighty-one (81) shooters said pull to over 8,100 clay pigeons while coaches, parents and visitors watched on a beautiful, sunny day in the north woods! 

Lewis Shoot Results from April 27, 2019

posted Apr 29, 2019, 10:23 AM by JoAnne Smith   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 10:24 AM ]

The Big 4+ Sportsman's Club held their annual spring 50-bird lewis shoot at their clubhouse in Long Lake on 
Saturday, April 27. Cold wintry weather hampered attendance, but 21 brave souls accepted the challenge.  
The shoot paid out 5 classes and various optional categories for cash amounts. Ties were broken by 
sudden-death shoot offs. 

The class winners and their scores were Bill Kramer, Lena with 50, Ed Borske, Alvin with a 47, Andy Favour, 
Suamico with 42, Tyler Niehaus, Florence with 38, and Tom Prebost, Green Bay with 36.  There was also a 
consolation prize for scores 35 and under. Ben Niehaus from Florence took home the prize.  Lewis Class 
shooters could also enter for High gun, Laidies High gun, and 25 on each trap. Options were broken by 
sudden-death shoot offs.  Ed Borske took 25 straight on traps one and two, and Bill Kramer was high gun. 
Josie McHugh from Newald took the Ladies High Gun prize.  

The club's next Lewis Event will be held during the annual membership picnic on July 20, 2019, and the 
Fall Lewis Shoot is scheduled for September 21, 2019.  Visit the club's website at 
for more details. 

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