For the 9th year in a row, the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club Board of Directors and many volunteer members are excited to announce that Youth Day will be held at the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain or shine.
This annual event gives kids, ages 5 to 18, the opportunity to experience fishing for Brook Trout in our pond with fish provided by the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery, shooting a 22 rifle at steel target plates, hit a clay target flying in the air with a shot gun, practice their archery skills hunting turkey decoys, and tying their own flies to use later in any of the multiple streams in our area.
Members of VanWinkle Trout Unlimited will teach the kids how to tie flies with hands on experience and they will be allowed to take them home once completed.
Local DNR Conservation Officers will be on hand to answer any hunting or fishing question you may have, and will have their display of various furs and feathers.
If you have a favorite fishing pole bring it along, we have a limited supply on hand to use, however, we will have all of the bait that you may require to catch your limit of 5 trout.
All other equipment will be provided by the club. A light lunch will be available for those participating in the event, and we require an adult (parent or guardian) accompany the youth while they are at the event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the club at 231-547-2785 or Paul & Pat Haver, event coordinators at 231-582-7739. If either of these phones are not answered please leave a message and the call will be returned.