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Exeland Rod and Gun Club

Latest Minutes posted: 8/11/2019

The Exeland Rod and Gun Club (~120 members) is a local community organization of outdoor enthusiasts and civic minded individuals from the Exeland Wisconsin area.


Next meeting will be July 14th  @ 6:00

We will continue to send newsletters and notices electronically to those with email addresses. (It really saves $$$)
Invite your Friends and Neighbors to Join!!
Don't Forget!!!!


NATURE TRAIL:  The nature trail located at the Sports Center is now opened to anyone would to like to walk or bike the trail (no motorized vehicles are allowed).   There is no fee to use the trail. The Club will be keeping the trail mowed throughout the summer and fall season.  Come and enjoy.

BALSAM LAKE:  The DNR has once again planted rainbow trout in Balsam Lake located along the nature trail.  The Club has 3 docks for public use.  The dock located closest to the dump is also a boat landing.  Some of the trout planted this year are very large.

SHOOTING RANGE:  For safety reasons the Club will be constructing a fence around their shooting range.  This is not a public range and you need to be a member of the Club to use it.  Good reason to become a member.

RAFFLE:  At the Sunday, June 9 meeting, Ron Stewart (Ojibwa) won the .22 rifle that was raffled off.  Congrats Ron!

NEW DOCK:  The Club purchased and installed a new dock for public use at Windfall Lake.

KIDS FISHING EXPO:  Was held on Friday, May 17 at the Sports Center.  Nearly 100 kids from four schools received free fishing poles, seminars on fishing, and a good meal.

Helpers at the Expo were:  Bimbo Gifford, Dean Johnson, Denny 7 Conner Kopras, Chuch Lynk, Rick Villiard, Ryan Thome, Steve Roelse, Mike Waite, Brant Waite, Jack Weisser, Daryl Kinnear, Robert Deach &George Sihsmann.

Also, the Club purchased Memorial poppies from the American Legion. Loretta Goin, Diane Beise and Linda Milner passed them out to the kids at the fishing expo.  Loretta gave a nice talk on the meaning of the poppy.

DONATION:  Donated $500 to the Bruce High School trap shooting team.

OUTSIDE CLUB SIGN:  The large Rod & Gun club sign near the clubhouse has been refurbished.  It looks like new again!!  

Would you like to join the Rod & Gun Club?  The annual membership fee is only $20.  You can submit payment to:  EXELAND ROD & GUN CLUB – PO BOX 92 – EXELAND, WI 54835 or attend the next meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 14th.

If you would like to rent out the Sports Center Pavilion for any type of event you can contact Rod & Gun Club member Robert Deach at 715-943-2087.

Email Ron Huber about Mowing Schedule

2019-2020 fishing seasons

(dates inclusive)

Early inland trout (catch and release)
January 5 (5 a.m.) to May 3

General inland trout
May 4 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15

General inland fishing
May 4 to March 1, 2020

Largemouth bass northern zone
May 4 to March 1, 2020

Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 4 to June 14

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 15 to March 1, 2020

Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 4 to March 1, 2020

Musky - northern zone
May 25 to Nov. 30

Musky - southern zone
May 4 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 4 to March 1, 2020

May 4 to March 1, 2020

Lake sturgeon
Sept. 7 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)

Free fishing weekends
June 1-2, 2019 (summer)
January 19-20, 2019 (winter))
January 18-19, 2020 (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.