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Re: More action needed for our protection of our hobby

We are an active club of 60+ members mostly from central Wisconsin and run a large national hunt the last full weekend of July each year. Our meetings are held at Shooters restaurant and bar located at the intersection of I-39 and State Hiway 54 across from the Gulf station. Meeting time is the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

More action needed for our protection of our hobby
September 01, 2009 04:50PM
Larry Vanderhoef a long standing member of the Conservation Congress , as well as one of our members has presented this resolution in Washara, and Monroe counties. Both passed on popular vote. There will be a hearing of Private & Public Land Use Study Committee, on Sept. 26 in Stevens Point Please read the attached files. Read the following posts
The No Fee Resolution Passed
October 05, 2009 07:10PM
Larry Vanderhoef of the Midstate Metal Detector Club presented 2 resolutions to the Conservation Congress dealing with Metal Detecting. This meeting took place on September 26 in Stevens Point, WI and was attended by MMDC members Larry Vanderhoef, Kent Kehus, Doug and Betty Maeder, Steve Livernash, and Kevin Pudruski. Also attending was Gene Scullion. After Larry's opening statements, several of the people attending spoke to the Conservation Congress. Some questions were asked and answers were given. A vote was taken and the Conservation Congress unanimously approved resolution 420309 : Metal Detecting on Public Lands - No Fee. This item will be part of the Spring Conservation Meeting Agenda.

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Re: More action needed for our protection of our hobby
September 01, 2009 04:56PM
Sehmeeekle Reserve
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-4992
Visitor Center
• From Southbound Interstate 39/ U.S. Highway 51, take Exit 161 to Business 51.
• Turn left at the stoplights onto North Point Drive.
• The driveway to Schmeeckle Reserve is on the right-hand side of the road, just past
Michigan Avenue.
• From Northbound Interstate 39/ U.S. Highway 51, take exit 159 for Highway 66.
• West on Hwy 66 to Michigan Ave
• North on Michigan Ave to North Point Drive. Turn right (East) on North Point Drive.
• The driveway to Schmeeckle Reserve is on the right-hand side of the road, just past
Michigan Avenue.
Kurt Thiede
WCC Liaison
(608) 266-0580
Kari Lee-Zimmermann
WCC Coordinator
(608) 266-2952
Re: More action needed for our protection of our hobby
September 01, 2009 04:54PM
Original Proposal

Discrimination against Metal Detecting on public lands
Nhereas: the Department of Natural Resources has seen fit to make
It illegal to use metal detectors to find and recover lost or abandoned
objects on state owned lands and in public waters.
Whereas; no public hearings were held to hear from the general
public as to why these lands and waters should be close to our
recreational opportunities
Whereas; the Wisconsin Constitution states that the land and the
waters are held in public trust for all citizens to enjoy.
Therefore be it resolved; That we asked the department to issue a
medal detecting permit for the sum of $20 annually running from
January 1 through December 31.
Therefore be it resolved on April 13, 2009 -----------------County that
the DNR establish the sale of permits to metal detector on all state
owned or managed property and properties purchased with
stewardship money in Wisconsin.
Original author Larry Vanderhoef contributing author-------------
W10513 county road P --------------------------
Plainfield. WI 54966 ------------------------
715-366-2453 ---------------------------
Vote yes------------- vote no -----------------------
Re: More action needed for our protection of our hobby
September 01, 2009 04:52PM
Dear Madmn or Sir'
August 28, 2009
Larry Vanderhoef
Wl0513 Cty Rd. P
Plainfield. WI 54966
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RE: Resolution 420309 : Metal Detecting on Public Lands - No Fee (Resolution #700109 suggestes a fee of $20}
In April of2009, the resolution that you submitted in Monroe (42) County during the Conservation Congress
county meeting received support by those in attendance at the meeting, 41 people were in support and 33 were not
in support of your resolution.
Your resolution (420309) was forwarded to the Rules and Resolutions committee of the Conservation Congress in
Aprilof2009. Since the resolution received favorable citizen support, the committee forwarded your resolution
on to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Publie & Private Lands Study Committee for consideration.
The Congress Public & Private Lands Study Committee will meet on Saturday, September 26,2009 beginning
at 9:30AM at the Sehmeeekle Reserve Visitor's Center, Stevens Point. You are encouraged to attend the
meeting and present your resolution and any supporting information. By attending the study committee meetings
and providing background on your resolution, you increase the likelihood of your resolution being advanced.
Should you have any further questions or comments or would like to speak before the committee, please contact
the Chair of the Public & Private Lands Committee, Lan'ie Hazen at 608-988-4549.
Thank you for choosing to participate in this unique democratic process.
Sincerely, £AI;
Edgar Harvey

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Good Idea
September 12, 2009 08:45PM
Doug, Thanks for posting this for larry so people know whats happening. I think they want people to attend a meeting somewhere on sept 27. Sorry but I cannot make it as work is busy. And I read on and see the resolution was change to no fee. which is good dont know why everyone even those down at the other club think there needs to be a fee as we already pay to enter parks, and pay taxes for everything. I see that Michigan had the simular problem with the DNR a few years back and they can detect in the water again and with no fees also the dnr tells them which spots are not to be detected.
I will probley not make the next meeing so if you csn tell larry thanks for doing what he has done. We have to do whatever we can.
Maybe he should talk to the lobbyist to see if she wants aboard and also talk to kevin from spencer as he is working with senetors or someone also maybe they want aboard.
Thanks Again for everything, Steve
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