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Sportsmen's Club of Lake Vermilion, Inc.
Since 1968, a lake association dedicated to the improvement of Lake Vermilion

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Shannon Barber-Meyer to be Featured Speaker at the Sportsmen's Club 2014 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars! You'll want to attend the 46th Annual Meeting of the Sportsmen’s Club of Lake Vermilion on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Fortune Bay Resort Casino's second floor ballroom.

Shannon Barber-Meyer

The luncheon meeting kicks off with a 11:30 a.m. social hour with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a 12:30 p.m. buffet lunch. The featured speaker will be USGS wildlife biologist Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer. She leads a team working on the USGS Wolf and Deer Project, a predator/prey study in the Superior National Forest.

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The lake association's annual meeting is a time for members and their guests to talk about club activities and share ideas with the Sportsmen's Club board. After lunch, a brief business meeting will include reports from club officers, along with election of board members. And we must not forget the ever-popular door prize drawing.

The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 or younger and includes a drawing ticket. Additional drawing tickets will be available for purchase.

Reservations are necessary by Wednesday, July 30, to one of the following persons. Please mention any dietary restrictions:

 - Sheri and Lauren Sawatzky, 218-666-5512, bubba@accessmn.com
 - JoAnn and Warren Anderson, 218-666-5919, jaw@lcp2.net
 - Renee and Tom Aro, 218-753-2129, reneearo@me.com
 - Pat Karich, 218-753-5720, pskarich@frontiernet.net

New annual memberships purchased at the door extend through 2015.

The luncheon meeting is casual; come as you are in vacation attire. Please join us for our one big get-together of the year!

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Loon Survey Report for 2014
 

The annual loon count for Lake Vermilion was set for Monday, July 14. However, due to high winds, rain, and cold temperatures, it was postponed until Wednesday, July 16, which was a perfect day for counting loons. Seventy-four people participated in the event.

The total count this year was 248, which included 62 pairs, 29 chicks and 95 singles. While less than the 265 loons counted last year, it is right at the 10-year average of 247. Additional good news: In the past few days avid loon watchers have reported some new hatches which were not included in last Wednesday’s count. The late hatches could be due to a number of factors: the late ‘ice out’ on Lake Vermilion this year, this spring’s unusually high waters which may have washed out established nests, swarms of black flies which attack loons causing the birds to abandon their nests, or the increased eagle population looking for food for young eaglets.

Summer is here; enjoy the thrill of spotting a loon on the lake and hearing its haunting calls.

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LAKE ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Sportsmen's Club Caps Available

After many requests, we again have caps and visors in stock. More info here.

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Lake Vermilion Resort Assn

The Lake Vermilion Resort Assn has been a key partner as we work to protect and improve Lake Vermilion.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

2014 Annual Meeting

Fri, August 8, 2014
11:30 a.m. social, 12:30 p.m. buffet
(Note time change)
Fortune Bay Resort Casino

See article on this page.

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Labor Day weekend

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Muskie Season Closes

Sun, December 1, 2014

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Walleye and Northern Pike Season Closes

Sun, February 22, 2015

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2015 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener

Thurs, May 7 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Host: Lake Vermilion Resort Assn
HQ: Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Activities to be announced.

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Walleye and Northern Pike Season Opens

Sat, May 9, 2015

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Fishing Opener weekend

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Memorial Day weekend

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