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Great Day for a Picnic! 2013 Membership Picnic

posted Jul 25, 2013, 9:37 AM by Big 4 Sportsmans Club Webmaster   [ updated Jul 26, 2013, 12:16 PM ]

The Big 4+ Sportsman’s Club held their annual membership picnic at their clubhouse in Long Lake on Saturday, July 20. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy a day of trap shooting, raffles and good food. We were blessed with a break in the weather as the humid heat wave ended and we had a nice, sunny day in the low 70's.

Winners of the Big 4+’s annual raffle were drawn at 4 PM. Dan Graham (Alvin) won the first prize, a Ruger American bolt .270 Win rifle. Debbie Nieminen (Iron River) won second prize, 2 face cord of fire wood donated by Ed Borske (Alvin).  Tom Prevost (DePere) won third prize, a Stackhouse portable hunting blind. John Spence (Green Bay) and Jim Siebert (Manitowoc) won the fourth and fifth prizes, $50 each.

Winners of the new Shooters Raffle were drawn as soon as the 25 squares were sold. Fran Bey (Newald) won the MEC reloader donated by Mayville Engineering. LeRoy Dorzok (Tipler) won the $50 gift card donated by Midwestern Shooters of Lomira. Shirley Last (Saukville) won the gun case donated by Hornady. Wynn Jansky (Two Rivers) won the hunting knife donated by Cutco Cutlery. Ashley Minsaas (Long Lake) won the $25 gift certificated donated by MidWay USA.

Winners of the bucket raffles were also drawn at 4 PM. Rea Paul (Kiel) won the bucket of wine items. Roger Last (Saukville ) won the items donated by Hornady. Mike Smith (Tipler) won the Watersmeet casino package donated by the casino. Rea Paul won the Carter casino package donated by the casino. Jerry Werner (Racine) won the Mole Lake casino package donated by the casino. Josie McHugh won the jelly bean machine donated by the Schadrie's. Skip Ritchie (Long Lake) won the folding knife donated by Buck Knives. Bob Rogne (Tipler) won the gut knife donated by Columbia Knives. Greg Peyer (Iron River) won the cast iron cook set donated by Bigari Ace Hardware of Iron River. Mike Smith won the tackle box.

Winners of the bag raffles are too numerous to mention, but needless to say, dozens and dozens of items donated by area businesses were raffled off to their appreciative winners.

The 50-Bird Lewis Class trap shoot had 90 entries this year and paid out 5 classes, with each class winning $126. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The winners and their scores were: Dusty Rhoades (Green Bay) with the only 50 of the day, Curt Riege (Watertown) with 47, Buddy Schaut (Mountain) with 45, Kayla McHugh (Newald) with 43 and Sue Bolyard (Kenosha) with 40. Lewis class shooters could also play options, which paid $124 each this year. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The winners were Corey Soldner (Reedsville) with 25-straight on Trap 1, Curt Riege with 25-straight on Trap 2 and Dusty Rhoades who won both High Gun and Long Run with his 50. The consolation prize of $90 was won by Dave Dorzok (Kiel). In the meat shoots, numerous steaks and bacon were shot for with many of the contests resulting in spirited shoot offs.

The Big 4+ extends its 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 helped to sell raffle tickets.