Conservation District to host sixth annual squirrel hunt

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

DOWAGIAC — An annual event for squirrel hunters will be taking place later this month in Dowagiac.

The sixth annual Hunter’s Rendezvous Squirrel Hunt is planned to be hosted starting at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 27 with a mandatory meeting of all participants at the Dowagiac Conservation Club. The club is located just north of Dowagiac on M-51 N.

The hunt is a two-person team event with an entry fee of $20 per team. There is a 10-squirrel limit, and the total weight determines winners. There will be payback in cash and prizes based on the number of entries.

Following the hunt, weigh-in will be at 4 p.m. sharp at the Dowagiac Conservation Club. Late arrivals will be disqualified. Statewide hunting with all applicable Michigan hunting rules and regulations to be followed.  This is a rimfire rifle or hand gun event.  No shotguns will be allowed except for youths 14 and under. No dogs are allowed.

Prior to the hunt, breakfast will be available at 7 a.m. for a cost of $7.

To sign up for the hunt, contact Rich Atkinson at (269) 424-5186 or sign up and learn more about it at the Hunter’s Rendezvous event on Jan. 26 at the Dowagiac Conservation Club.