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Friendship Never Out of Season Here
We see throughout the dark days of winter that friendships
planted in warm days of summer flourish all year long here at
the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. Teammates and competitors from the Clays Leagues continue to gather here for food,
drink and camaraderie all year around. When the weather is
conducive, they even slip out for a round or two of Sporties.
These teams bear whimsical names like Pickled Nutts, Almost
Broke and Clean Miss. They gather here in every season to proclaim not just the love of their shooting sports, but to celebrate
the bonds they have forged on and off the range. Friendships
flourish among teammates and competitors alike.
One recent occasion was this “Big 6-oh” outing in honor of
Don Lynch’s birthday. As the photo shows, a good time was
had by all. Way better than a Chucky Cheese party!
Team ADTWASP (A Drinking Team With A Shooting
Problem) is another example of a League team that utilizes the
Club as the center of a rich social life. Not only are they tough
players in the Sporting Clays League, they regularly gather here
for “meetings” throughout the year. They also put on an annual
winter gathering that includes a pheasant hunt and a pot luck
dinner at one of the lodges.
ADTWASP enjoying the “Blast”. Front Row: Kari &
Bill Bigot. Back Row -Left to Right: Bob Torres, Win Mitchell,
Al Duce, Tom Dietz, Mike Jones, Brett Torres
Many great friendships have been formed through the
NATHA Tournament Hunting circuit. Competitors who
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Januar y 9 - 10, 2010
The 25th Annual Minnesota State Pheasant Competition was held January 9-10. The weather was a real test,
with deep snow and brutally cold temperatures. Despite
the conditions, 155 entries competed in 14 different
classes. Many will be back February 20-21 for the MN
State Partridge Championship. Don’t miss it!
Mike Hohiesel is a
friend of member
Keith Jans. Mike and
Keith enjoy playing in
the NATHA tournaments and fundraiser
events held here. Mike
and his Lab, Hep,
scored well in Top Gun
Mark Donahoe and
Mocha, his 2 year old German Shorthair. They took
Championship honors in
Over 50 Top Gun Class and
Amateur Singles event.
Playing for the second season
in NATHA and already
teaming up with friends
he has met in the spirit of
Making The Occasion
We never tire of reminding people that there’s no better
way to make a special day truly memorable than to spend
it at the Club. Whether it’s a wedding, “big” birthday,
company picnic or family reunion, there’s no other location that will ensure such easy planning, smooth execution
and years of wonderful memories.
Judy wants to remind everyone that the Club is a perfect place for an “old fashioned” company picnic, complete with food, fun and games. She will organize it for
you, right down the potato sack and three-legged races. It’s
just the thing to promote team-building and provide a lot
of great memories for all the employees and their families.
Call Judy soon to reserve your date.
When you think celebration – think Minnesota Horse
and Hunt Club.
Chuck Sward and his
Yellow Lab, Dixie
won the top honors
in 0ver 50 Class.
grabbed a first place
in Open Singles
with his young
Hunter Safety Course
Begins February 22
The DNR-approved Firearm
Safety course will be offered
here beginning Monday, February 22nd. The course is held
Monday nights from 6:30
- 9:00 for six weeks. This is
mandatory for young hunters,
so be sure to get this training
to avoid missing next hunting
season! Call Terry at 952-4472272 or email [email protected] to sign up.
February Bird Specials
• Family Package Offer
10 pheasants - only $150
You need some youths or ladies on the hunt.
• FREE dog rental for use of Club dogs, for
scratch or package hunts. Please call ahead.
• Guides and dogs at half price on a released
bird hunt of 8 birds or more.
• THE BUSINESS DEAL!
Close the deal! 15 Pheasants including
cleaning of the birds. Only $295
Pointers from “The
Line”. Our dogs are
proven in tournament
and wild bird hunting
for a quarter century.
Great at home and in
the field. Call for a
The 2010 version of the Blast brought out 47 gunners
in wet, nasty weather. They faced off against 1000 birds
in a European-style driven shoot. The action was furious!
Many guests shot up a full case of shells – 250 rounds!
Despite the weather it was a good way to spend an
afternoon. The Club is going to do another Blast on February 27th. The action starts at 1:00 p.m. 1000 pigeons
+ a few pheasants for only $125 a gun. Reserve your peg
today. Call the Hunt Desk to sign up.
Member Bill Johnson
really enjoys volunteering his dog handling
talents and his time
helping the club
whenever there is a
Jim Noels remark was
“I’m too old for this
kind of weather, but I
guess that pulling the
trigger is a hard
habit to break.”
Three breedings planned for 2010.
Put your deposit down for picking order of
German Shorthair Pointers from MHHC Line.
These great puppies will go fast. Don’t delay!
P The Winners P
Here are the winners of the recent “Update Your Member Information” drawing. Those who keep their contact
information current are always winners, because they will
be kept up to date on events and great deals at the Club.
If you’ve moved, changed phone numbers or revised your
email address, send a message to info[email protected]
or call the Club at 952-447-2272 to give us the 411.
20 Bird Pheasant Hunt..................................Tim Boys
Sporting Clays Shooting Round Card....... Todd Patton
One Night Rental of Hunter’s Lodge..... Mark Donahoe
$100 Gift Club Card ............................ Chris Tillofson
$50 Gift Club Card....................................Jeff Vanhorn
Here we see Dick
Nygaard & son-in-law
Jim Miley enjoying the
Blast. Dick is a regular
at the Club’s European
Shoots. Faithful Lab,
Rocksie, stands ready
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battled fiercely for the top spot on the board have gone on to
become fast friends and even teammates. We feel that friendship
is at the heart of everything we do here.
Bring a friend to hunt at the Club. Show him (or her) the
great things we have to offer. Cement the bond as only a day
afield can do. We all win in the end.
Spring Snow Goose
Hunt in Missouri
There is no doubt that Missouri is the ultimate snow goose
destination! Our friends at Other Side Outfitters L.L.C. provide the migratory “X” for our hunters. With access to over
80,000 privately owned acres, the “whites” have no problem
finding them. Their ground sits just south of the world famous
“Golden Triangle” and with very little hunting pressure in the
area it makes for some unbelievable action. Missouri is part of
a conservation order that allows hunters a “no limit” policy for
Rates start at $300 per
person, per day. “We look
forward to having you as a
part of our hunting family,
and we ask that you come
ready to experience waterfowl excitement at its best,”
welcomes Dustin Lewis, the
proprietor. Contact Bill Urseth for more information about hunting with Dusty and Other
Side Outfitters. Call 514.234.0443 or e-mail
With the use of the latest equipment available, Other Side
Outfitters L.L.C. ensures comfort and quality. Our friends at
Other Side are proudly sponsored by Dakota Decoy Company
and Foiles Migrators, Inc. and during the weeks of February
12-26, 2010 the Dakota Decoy Company will be filming their
Snow Goose DVD with them. If you want your chance to have
a lasting memory and a shot at being on TV, book as soon as
possible; these dates will not last, but hunting remains good into
March. Other Side Outfitters runs all full body goose decoys.
All sizes of groups are welcome and corporate rates are available.
Other Side Outfitters is glad to help in arranging hotels, meals,
car rentals, etc. to meet client needs.
Argentina: The Drought Is Over!
The drought is over
and the rains have come
to Chaco in Argentina!
That is the excellent news
from our Argentine partner who says, “From our
lodge in San Martin we
are seeing great numbers
of ducks and they are
nesting.” This means that
the hatches will be mature
when the season starts
and the shooting should
be very good. We’ve been
told that in Mburucuya,
on the rice fields that
John secured last year, there are already good numbers of
duck. In Santa Sylvina where there are usually large numbers of dove but no ducks, there are actually rosy billed
pochards nesting and the hatch should be ready for you to
hunt in May. Overall, everything is looking very good for
this duck season in Argentina.
These high volume hunts for duck, dove, pigeon and
Perdiz over dogs are being
offered to you at greatly
reduced prices. Food,
lodging, license, transport
to and from the airport
and lots of high volume
shooting is all included.
The hunt is for 8 nights/7
days and you can distribute how many days you
want to devote to each
species at your pleasure.
It’s an average drive of 45
minutes to the shooting
The season starts May
1st and runs until the end of October for duck. Pigeon
and dove seasons never close; Perdiz closes mid August.
Keep these seasons in mind if you want to schedule all species. Packages start at $2,995.
Call Bill Urseth at 514.234.0443 or e-mail [email protected]
horseandhunt.com to make your reservation or for more