Exeland Rod and Gun Club

Latest Minutes posted: 3/19/2017

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.


Next meeting will be May 14th  @ 6:30

We will continue to send newsletters and notices electronically to those with email addresses. (It really saves $$$)
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Congrats to the team of Scott Ring / Larry Sanders & buddies on retaining their club championship as best rabbit hunters. The Club’s big hunt took place in early February and six teams were entered this year. This year marked the first time in club history that a protest was filed. Some of the hunters claimed that a couple of the rabbits taken by the Ring/Sanders team were suspicious looking. Rabbit hunt chairman, Al Gerber, examined the dead bunnies and confirmed that they were legal kills. Gerber stated, “The rabbits were all legal kills. I just feel some of the losers are jealous of the success the winners have been having these past years.” Of course, this statement was made after someone spotted Larry Sanders slipping a $20 bill in Al’s pocket.

The Club held their annual ice fishing contest at Windfall Lake in late February. Here’s a list of contest winners: Walleye – Scott Ring; Northern – Chuck Lynk; Perch – Drew Chafer; Bluegill – Al Gordon; Crappie – Al Gordon. Special Note: John Gordon caught 27 perch that had a combined length of 31 inches and had a total weight of one pound 9 ounces. Gordon stated, “The fishing was unbelievable.”

The Club scheduled their annual Kids Fishing Expo for Friday, May 19th.

The Club is already making plans for this year’s Trout Festival for Labor Day weekend. Secretary Robert Deach commented, “This will be the 25th annual Trout Fest. We’re starting our planning early because want to make this year’s event special.”

You still have time to renew your 2017 membership if you haven’t already done so. Annual membership dues of $20 can now be paid. Remit your payment at the next monthly meeting or send payment to: Exeland Rod & Gun Club – PO Box 92 – Exeland, WI 54835.

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2017-2018 fishing seasons

(dates inclusive)

Early inland trout (catch and release)
January 7 (5 a.m.) to May 5

General inland trout
May 6 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15

General inland fishing
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Largemouth bass northern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 6 to June 16

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 17 to March 4, 2018

Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Musky - northern zone
May 27 to Nov. 30

Musky - southern zone
May 6 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 6 to March 4, 2018

May 6 to March 4, 2018

Lake sturgeon
Sept. 2 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)

Free fishing weekends
June 3-4, 2017 (summer)
January 20-21, 2018 (winter)

Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook and line fishing for many fish species on many Wisconsin waters begins on that day. However, to better manage Wisconsin fisheries, season dates are often specific to the species of fish as well as the water body.