Prescott Sportsman's Club
P.O. Box 34
Prescott, WI 54021
Meetings are take place at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at The American Legion in Prescott, WI
Prescott Sportsman's Club 2015 Initiatives Continue Commitment to Outdoor Enthusiasts
The Prescott Sportsman’s Club is focused on several spring activities that are primarily geared towards youth. The annual Learn to Hunt program on March 28 teaches hunters how to hunt turkeys. The Club provides a four hour program which includes classroom activities and field training. For each eligible hunter, the Club also provides a place for them to hunt turkey during the first week of turkey season. If special assistance is needed the Club has a handicap accessible hunting blind and access to a track chair. The Club is extremely appreciative of the many community members willing to open up their land for these first time turkey hunters.
As the ice starts to move out the Prescott bass fishing team starts to ramp up. The Prescott Sportsman’s Club has been a proud sponsor of the youth bass team for two years. The Club is also working closely with the Prescott High School to help set up a new Trap League team this spring. This will be a trial period to determine if there is enough student interest in this activity. The Club continues to support these and other initiatives that provide outdoor opportunities for our youth.
Prescott Sportsman’s Club Looking for Land
The Prescott Sportsman’s Club reached their seven year anniversary and is now looking to tackle their next goal of acquiring land within the community for a future gathering point. The land would serve as a learning and activities center for the club and community. Over the past seven years, the club has worked hard to establish their organization within the community and provided many opportunities for youth and community involvement.
The club started in a garage with eight individuals with a shared vision of having a place where outdoor enthusiasts, both young and old, could come together to share their experiences and teach youth to enjoy and appreciate our area’s outdoor recreational activities and natural resources. Today the organization is over 30 members strong and is proud of the key accomplishments they've made so far. These include an annual spring turkey learn-to-hunt program for youth and first time hunters and sponsoring the local youth bass club. They have also been very involved with increasing opportunities for disabled hunters of all ages, donating funds for a track chair, building a handicap-accessible blind, and assisting in “dream hunts”. The club also gives an annual Prescott High School senior scholarship of $500.
The club continues to focus on increasing their membership and providing club members with family events such as kayak trips, ice fishing events and a club picnic. If you are interested in joining the club, they meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Legion Hall.
The club now is ready to take the next step by acquiring land for a learning and activities center. Over the next six months they will be reaching out to the community members to see what opportunities there are to acquire property. They are asking that anyone that would like to donate or sell land, please contact Bill Hovel at 651-315-2943.