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Teal Workshop this Friday in Grand Rapids, Featuring Shawn Stahl and several giveaways!

August 26, 2014

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2014 Lake Effect Youth Day-8/23/14!

August 16, 2014

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Please see the attached flyer for a great event coming up next Saturday August 23rd at the Muskegon State Game Area.  In addition to all of the great items listed on the flyer, there will be the opportunity for youths to participate in a live fire event that day as well!

Please feel free to forward to anyone you know who may be interested!  This is a great pre-season event for waterfowlers to get together and chat waterfowl and hunting before the fall hunting season begins!

This is a 100% FREE Event with a free lunch provided as well!

 

You don’t have a Youth to bring?  Feel free to stop on by and visit with the members of the Lake Effect Chapter of the Michigan Duck Hunters Association, as well as local DNR Staff.

 

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2014 Annual Event!

January 14, 2014

2014 Event Flyer

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Lake Effect Event Registration Form 2014

Lake Effect Table Registration Form 2014

5th Annual Traveling Decoy! Louie the Long-tail

August 28, 2013

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Well folks, it is that time of year again, for the 5th Annual Lake Effect Chapter of the Michigan Duck Hunters Association Traveling Decoy! So you are asking yourself, “What is the traveling decoy”? The traveling decoy started for the Lake Effect group in the fall of 2009 as a way to have fun and show hunters from around the State enjoying the sport of waterfowling, both in our State and while on trips out of State. It was such a huge hit, that we decided to do it again, and again, and now for the 5th year AGAIN!
Every season, hunters from around Michigan and some from even out of State sign up to be included on the traveling decoy’s hunt calendar and we try and get the decoy into as many hands as possible throughout the season. Hunter’s take photographs, fill out a journal/logbook, and then send it onto the next person to have fun. To date, the first four traveling decoys have logged somewhere in the vicinity of 35,000 miles of travel combined, with roughly 800 birds harvested over them!! With this year’s decoy, we easily will surpass the 40,000 mile mark for the decoy’s travels and hopefully will surpass the 1,000 bird mark as well for harvest numbers! The decoy will make its rounds all season long and will return to West Michigan around February 1st, so that photographs can be compiled and made into a hard cover book, which then in turn will be auctioned off with the traveling decoy on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at the Lake Effect Chapter of MDHA Annual Event! In year’s past we have had a few Chapter members who have taken the traveling decoy on non-hunting trips, but it has been far and few between. Have a favorite fall fishing outing? A trip to bow camp? Small Game Hunting? It doesn’t have to necessarily be a waterfowl outing, be creative with it, and HAVE FUN!

Well, enough rambling, this year’s traveling decoy is Louie the Long-tail, carved by Grand Haven native and longtime Chapter supporter Marty Yonker. We are very excited to get this rolling and the images included are very self-explanatory as to how to sign up! We used to just limit this to Michigan Sportsman forum members and our Chapter members, but we are going to try a new format this year. Please see the RULES document that gives a full explanation on the process!

Let’s make this the best season yet for the 5th Annual Traveling Decoy, Louie the Longtail!

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2013 Lake Effect Chapter of MDHA Shrimp Boil/Perch Dinner AYCE–NEW LOCATION!!!

August 20, 2013

SHRIMP BOIL FLYER 2013

Hey Everyone,

We wanted to start spreading the word that we have an ALL new format for our shrimp boil this year or actually should we say, “THE SHRIMP AND PERCH DINNER!”

This is the 2nd year that we are holding this gathering and we are going to move it to an ALL NEW location with an ALL NEW format.

Thursday September 19th
Holiday Inn-Muskegon
939 3rd St Muskegon, MI 49440

Last year wasn’t up to the full Lake Effect potential for where we held it and we decided to hold it at a new venue. This year we will be featuring not only ALL YOU CAN EAT Shrimp, but we will also be featuring ALL YOU CAN EAT Perch as well! We have attended other organization’s events at the Holiday Inn and the food came out lightning fast and was of VERY high quality! We are really looking forward to the new venue change.

Thursday September 19th
Cash Bar Starts at 5:30PM
Dinner Starts at 7pm

The Cost is $30 per person

We will be featuring some various raffles and other activities all throughout the evening and it should be something fun to get everyone together for a little PRE duck season socializing and to meet some fellow outdoors men and women in the West Michigan Area!

RSVP to:
susiehughes@comcast.net
OR
231-343-4092 by SEPTEMBER 16th

Also, while we are sending out this email, we are sad to inform everyone that this year we will not be holding our Youth Day. Everyone in our 100% volunteer group are busy with one thing or the other and this year we ran into a few bumps along the way with planning that has resulted in us deciding that instead of putting on a sub-par event for our attendees, that we would re-group and hold a bigger and better event in 2014. We started the youth day in 2008 at the Muskegon State Park (Snug Harbor) and held it there in 09, 10 and 11. 2012 brought a brand new venue, the DNR office of the Muskegon State Game Area and with sports, vacations, new little ones, work logistical/scheduling conflicts, and a few other factors, we have decided to make the call to regroup and take a break from the 2013 event to make the 2014 event THE BEST ONE YET! Stay Tuned to our website, Facebook, and Email for updates on other future and upcoming events throughout this fall, winter and next spring!

Thank you for everyone’s support!

Lake Effect

SHRIMP BOIL FLYER 2013

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR MDHA!

May 22, 2013

Slide1Where: Muskegon County Fairgrounds
Time: 9am-3pm

Muskegon County Pheasants Forever will be having their annual youth rendezvous. Sporting clays, .22 and air rifle ranges, sporting dogs, mountain man camp, turkey targets, seminars, and MUCH more!

If you would like to volunteer at our Lake Effect Chapter of MDHA booth, please contact us at lakeeffectmdha@gmail.com for more info! Visit http://www.lakeeffectmdha.org for all news and updates! The next monthly meeting for the Lake Effect Chapter of the Michigan Duck Hunters will be Wednesday June 5th at 7pm at the usual location of the Norton Shores Sam’s Joint!

Meeting Reminder and Volunteer Opportunity!

March 28, 2013

Meeting Reminder

Our first “post banquet” meeting will be held next Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7pm.  We will be meeting at the usual location of Sam’s Joint in Norton Shores.  Come as you are, arrive early if you’d like!  We will be meeting in the “back corner” of the restaurant.  The formal meeting should last about an hour with additional time to socialize and discuss topics.  Topics to be discussed will be planning for upcoming Spring/Summer activities and projects, brainstorming for future events, and much more!  One volunteer opportunity that is coming very soon is the Grand River Greenup event! www.grandrivergreenup.com  This is the third year we are partaking in this very worthwhile event!  The event has a brand new location of Harbor Island in Grand Haven, MI.  The river cleanup will run from 9am-noon, with a free t shirt and food for the volunteers.  The last two years we have brought an army of volunteers in Camo with duckboats to hit the main areas of the river that can’t be accessed by foot and we have hauled literally TONS of trash and debris in.  This event sees roughly 400 people in attendance and is our way of giving back to the resource that we all enjoy so much and showing folks that we are more than just duck hunters, but conservationists who share the same love for the ecosystem that they do.  If you are interested in volunteering, either attend the monthly meeting next week or email lakeeffectmdha@gmail.com for registration instructions and a head count!
 
Other Meetings coming up (Same time/location)
Wednesday May 1st
Wednesday June 5th

Meeting Reminder

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