The weekend start to the 2014 rifle season by most reports was quieter than past years. A fresh snow and cold temperatures are usually welcome, (although a little too similar to the start of last year’s epic winter) but by purely anecdotal information it didn’t seem to bring in any extra hunters. The DNR reported license sale were down by almost a third this year, the new pricing and rules didn’t help.
The RCCRC Hunters Dinner though was a success. Over a hundred attended to enjoy a hot ham dinner in a warm hall after a cold snowy day in the woods,
The winners of the raffle were; 1st, the .243 remington rifle, Jim Veldheer 2nd, the inline blackpowder rifle, Rosie Eberhardt of Ruby Creek, 3rd, $50, John McCarter