NACC Newsletter – October 2021

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 13 , at 7 pm in the club house.   

NACC Annual Golf Outing at the Brook Hill Golf Course was a huge success.  We had 29 foursomes playing and the course personnel helped make it a great outing.  Rob Seig and Slugger Kuebel would like to thank everyone who helped out.  And a big thanks goes out to all the “hole sponsors”.  Details of the outing will be forthcoming at the meeting.  Chef George Schmeltzer did a great job providing the prime rib dinner.

1st Place Winning Team was Rick Klump, Dave Clark, Ted Gillespi 7 Mr. Statton ;  2nd place was Rick Murphy, Brent Murphy, Larry Decker & Brandon Decker;  And 3rd  place Mike Gubser, Jim Gubser, Linden Brandes & MontanaMontan.  Winner of the split the putt was Jim Gubser.  There was a hole in one on #6 by Jeff Stutton .  Congratulations to all.

Tree Seedling Orders were submitted to the IDNR Nursery Program at Vallonia, Indiana.  We had a total of 500 trees wanted by four individuals.  Orders are drawn out on a lottery system and then filled as long as their stock last.  We will be getting a confirmation from the nursery some time in November what trees are coming. 

NACC GUN SAFE RAFFLE tickets are available for you at this meeting.  The Cannon Safe hold 49 guns and was   purchase last month at Dunham’s in Harrison.  We are only selling 200 tickets at the cost of $10.00 each .  The drawing will be held at our December8th meeting at the club house.  Tickets sold and money should be turned into Richard Kuebel, Treasurer.

James Bulach’s Eagle Scout Project is in the process of being reviewed by the District Boy Scout Division now, and James would like to thank everyone who made a donation in his behalf. 

Club house will be closed on October 23 for a private birthday party.   Club house closed for private party on November 13.

DNR –  Deer Archery Season is underway now.  Tree stand safety is a must, check your equipment to be sure it operates properly.

–  Did you know the that white tailed deer are susceptible to the Covid-19 virus and have been exposed to it in several states, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Similar studies have not been conducted in Indiana, but the DNR would expect exposure to Covid-19 in Indiana’s deer to be similar to what the researchers have found.  Also, the DNR announced that Joe Caudell, Ph.D is returning to his role as deer biologist for Indiana DNR.

  –  Flocks of ducks are migrating south this fall, did you know that only four species  of duck breed in Indiana?  One of the first to migrate south is the Blue Winged Teal,  Wood Ducks,  Mallards, which are the most abundant duck on Earth,  and last the Hooded Mergansers.

Fall has arrived and we begin to see our surrounding landscape change color.  One of the first native trees to turn at the start of autumn is the Black Tupelo,  named Black Gum.  It displays vibrant hues of yellow, orange, bright red, and purple.  During the spring black gum produces dark waxy 3-6 inch long leaves, and has a small, white flower that can be easily  missed when leaves are unfurling.  It produces an oval berry that grows a half-inch long and matures to a shade of dark blue in autumn and remain on the tree long into winter.  Its bark is dark gray or black in thick, blocky ridges resembling alligator hide.  They grow to 30-50 feet tall at maturity with a 20 – 30 foot spread.

Mark your calendar, RUTH  LYONS  COON  HUNT – All proceeds go to Ruth Lyons Children’s Hospital Fund, The 23rd Annual Benefit Coon Hunt is on Saturday December 4, 2021 at the Sunman Fish & Game , 8494 E. County Road 1000 N.,  Sunman, ION  47041.  If you have questions, call Chris or Rachael Hughes (812)212-3266 or (513)667-8948.      Cash prizes for 1st coon, Biggest Coon and 2nd Biggest Coon.  Treeing Contest begins at 2:00 PM Saturday. Calcutta 75% payback. Entry $10.00.   Hunt only entry fee $20.00 per dog.  Sign up until 6:00 pm.  Hunt from dark to 12:00 am.


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 YOUR 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.


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