Exeland Rod and Gun Club

Latest Minutes posted: 9/30/2016

The Exeland Rod and Gun Club (~130 members) is a local community organization of outdoor enthusiasts and civic minded individuals from the Exeland Wisconsin area.

Hunters Ball November 4th! (No Formal November meeting)

Next meeting will be December 9th. That's a Friday!! Officer Election, Financial Round- Up, 2017 Event scheduling @ 6:30

We will continue to send newsletters and notices electronically to those with email addresses. (It really saves $$$)
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Before the Trout Fest the Club made several improvements on their facilities. Some of the improvements include: new coolers at the concession stand, windows in pavilion kitchen, cement slab under bleachers & ticket booths + a number of small items.

The past two months the Club has been preparing for the 24th annual Trout Fest.

The Club would like to say thank you to all of the following for helping make this one of the most successful festivals ever:

Northwest Sanitary of Exeland for donating the use of all of the porta-potties.

Waste Management of Ladysmith for donating the dumpsters.

everyone who bought raffle tickets and buttons.

all of the businesses & individuals who entered a float in the parade.

Janet Gerber for doing another outstanding job with the queen contest.

Lacey Martin the 2015 queen for her representation of the Club this past year.

to this year's queen contestants for setting a record in button and raffle ticket sales. The eight girls (now known now as the “Great Eight”) had over $7,200 in sales. This broke the old sales record by $2,000. Hallie Granica ($3,200), Destiny Eckstrom ($1,700) & Tiana Meyers ($1,600) led the way. Others helping make history were: Morgan Manksy, Marina Mansky, Olivia Abernathy, Hannah Shimko and Emily Mleeczko.

Exeland Area Association for organizing the parade.

Exeland Fire Dept. for spraying down the lawn mower race track.

The Club will now start planning their Hunter's Ball to be held in November.

Next year will be the 25th annual Trout Fest. A lot of plans are already in motion to make this one of biggest and most memorable events in Exeland history. Who knows, maybe Carrie Underwood will be part of next year's music.


Ed Aspseter, a charter member and one of the founders of the Exeland Rod & Gun Club, was named as Grand Marshal for the 2016 Trout Festival.

Ed was a longtime resident of the community and has been a big supporter and donor to all Exeland organizations and events. He also constructed and donated the nice sign at the entry of Windfall Cemetery.

The Club was happy to honor a great man for all that he has done for the community.

Here are the results of events from the 2016 Trout Fest held over Labor Day weekend:

CASH RAFFLE: $4,000 - Sherry Samardzich (Bruce); $2,000 - Brett Bechtel (Couderay) ; $1,000 - Rod Brown (Exeland) & Denny Gordon (Exeland)

4-WHEELER RAFFLE: 4-wheeler - Linda Olson (Ojibwa); Yehti Cooler - Guy from Solon Springs; Fishing Package - Cheers Bar (Birchwood)

GUN RAFFLE: Elroy Lund (Exeland)

QUEEN CONTEST: Queen - Destiny Eckstrom (Exeland); 1st Runner-up - Tiana Meyers (Radisson); 2nd Runner-up - Hallie Granica (Exeland); 3rd Runner-up - Morgan Mansky (Exeland)

Most Ticket Sales - Hallie Granica (Over $3,200 in sales); Miss Congeniality – Olivia Abernathy (Exeland) Miss Photogenic – Emily Mleczko (Exeland)

LITTLE MISS PRINCESS: Ava Peterson (Chippewa Falls)

MEDALLION WINNER: Partnership of Jim Leader (Exeland) & Wendy Reed (Ojibwa). Winner 2nd consecutive year.

BEAN BAG TOSS: 1st Place Team - Andrew Krug (Auburndale) & Logan Jochimsen (Medford); 2nd Place Team - Craig & Teresa Kinder (Exeland); 3rd Place Team - Chuck Lynk (Exeland) & Ron Huber (Exeland)

SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS: Becky Jo' (Radisson)

VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS: Missy Roberts Team (Radisson)

TEXAS HOLD'UM CHAMPS: Tom Gifford (Exeland) & Mike Granica (Exeland)

BROOK TROUT FISHING CONTEST: 1st Place - Luke Tesky (Bruce / 13"); 2nd Place - Conner Kopras (Exeland / 11"); 3rd Place - Gavin Gifford (Cameron / 10")

5K RUN (65 entrants)

MALE RUNNERS: Age 20 -29: Aaron Smeester (Mukwonago); Age 30 - 39: Jim Spinner (Radisson); Age 40 - 49: Adam Schrank (Blaine, MN); Age 50+: Dale Veer (Madison)

FEMALE WINNERS: Age 20 - 29: Ally Villiard (Rochester, MN); Age 30 – 39: Kitzi Klinger (Hudson); Age 40 - 49: Kellie Schrank (Blaine, MN); Age 50+: Margaret Ohman (Eau Claire)

OVERALL WINNER: 1st Place - Adam Schrank (Blaine, MN); 2nd Place - Ken Suzan (Exeland)

Thank You To The Exeland Depot For Supplying Bottles Of Water For The Event!

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2016-2017 fishing seasons

(dates inclusive)

Early inland trout
January 2 (5 a.m.) to May 6

General inland trout
May 7 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15

General inland fishing
May 7 to March 5, 2017

Largemouth bass northern zone
May 7 to March 5, 2017

Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 7 to June 17

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 18 to March 5, 2017

Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 7 to March 5, 2017

Musky - northern zone
May 28 to Nov. 30

Musky - southern zone
May 7 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 7 to March 5, 2017

May 7 to March 5, 2017

Lake sturgeon
Sept. 3 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)

Free fishing weekends
June 4-5, 2016 (summer)
January 21-22, 2017 (winter)