NACC Newsletter – February 2022

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 9 , at 7 pm in the club house.   

ATTENTION  !!!   ATTENTION  !!!   NACC will be hosting our annual SUPER BOWL / WILD GAME  DINNER on Sunday, February 13,   AT OUR  CLUB  HOUSE  with doors opening at 4 pm  and our pitch-in dinner beginning around 5pm.  Bring your favorite wild-game dish for all to enjoy or bring your favorite dish of your liking.  Refreshments will be available at the club house.  We WELCOME  members and their friends to come out. This can be a time when past  and new prospective members can rejoin our club.  We look forward to watching the game on the clubs new 55″ TV screen and cheering on the Bengals.  Who Dey!

2022 MEMBERSHIP DUES are now being collected.   New members are welcome.   If you already paid your dues, thank you for your being apart of our organization.  NACC dues annually are $12.00  and you can pick up  an affiliate Indiana Wildlife Federation for the discounted  fee of $20.00 (optional)   mail to:  New Alsace Conservation Club, PO Box 302, Sunman, IN  47041  NOTE:  SOME MEMBERS HAVE PAID MULTIPLY YEARS IN ADVANCE. IF YOU’RE ONE OF THEM, DISREGARD THIS NOTICE:  IF YOU’RE NOT  SURE, CHECK THE  FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE THIS LETTER CAME IN .  ABOVE YOU NAME IS A DATE – THIS IS HOW LONG YOUR DUES ARE PAID THROUGH.

EXECUTIVE BOARD met on  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022   and reviewed all past events of 2021 and updated the calendar of events for 2022.  Also the board audited the treasurer’s book for the year 2021.  Results will be presented at this meeting.

GOLF OUTING  CHAIR NEEDED    – If anyone can help us out with the golf outing this year if would be very much appreciated.  The task is not as cumbersome as you may think. The chair position works with Co-chair, Slugger Kuebel, the dinner is chaired by George Schmeltzer, and the bills are paid by Treasurer, Richard Kuebel.  There is a great team in place for anyone who may be interested.  Contact Secretary, Dale B.

On February 1st a letter was sent out to our 9 campers who showed an interest in attending the Karl E. Kelly Youth Conservation Camp to begin their registration process.  We would like to thank everyone who helped promote this event.

FISHING  DERBY SOLICITATION –  It’s that time of the year when we begin solicitation for sponsors  to support our fishing derby.  This will be the 34th fishing derby to be held at Lake in the Pines on May 7.  Letters are being sent out to past supporters this week and asking for their support to make this community event another success. New sponsors are always welcome.  March 25 is the deadline for sponsors to make the advertising poster  board. If you need information just give Dale B. a call or email him.

IWF – Indiana Wildlife Federation annual “live” meeting  was canceled due to covid, but was still held virtual on line.  

DNR  NEWS – The DNR announced hunting and fishing license fees were increased this year. Most licenses haven’t been increased since 2006.  Here are some examples: for Residents – Regular hunting was $17 now $20, Regular fishing was $17 now $23, Turkey was $25 now $32, Bird Stamp was $6.75 now $11, Deer was $24 now $39, Deer Bundle was $65 now $91.  Non-Residents regular hunting was$80 now $90, regular fishing was $35now $60, Deer was $150 now $240, Deer Bundle was $295 now $550, extra doe tag was $24 now $39, Turkey was $120 now $175.   

As we all know, our license fees support a part of the DNR operations.  In 2020 the DNR collected $9.3 million in fees.  With that amount of license fees, Indiana received money back from the Federal Government to the tune of $16.8 million in 2021 to be used for wildlife and fish restoration.  

Winter Activity – If you’re looking for something to do during these cold days of winter, why not build a bird house?  The club has Bird House Drawings available if your interested such as:  Eastern Blue Bird, Wood Duck, Mallard Nest Cylinder, Bat House, Barred Owl Box, American Kestrel along with Squirrel Nest Box. What a way to start thinking about spring!  Drop us a line if you would like to get a copy of these drawings to make your project easier.  

Yours in Conservation,

Chuck Schmeltzer,  President              Phone:  812-623-4103  

    For more  info about NACC – contact Dale Back , Secretary at (812)623-2431 or E-mail: or go to and submit your questions through the comment section.  NACC is a 501 c 4 not for profit organization incorporated in the  state of Indiana .                                                                                                        db