Hunter Safety (Spring)

Course Objective:

Successful completion of this class is required of all first time hunters born on or after January 1, 1960. To purchase a hunting or fur harvester license, hunters must present their hunter safety certificate, previous hunting license or sign their license in the presence of the license dealer. Your signature certifies that you meet the hunter safety education requirements to purchase the license.

The 2015  Spring  Course Schedule:

This is a Michigan DNR  Hunter Safety Class:


Class Sign up day: Thursday – April. 16th.-4:00pm to 8:00pm

Class Sign up day: Sunday – April 19th. -11:00am to 4:00pm

Classes: will be Mon. 20th. – Wed.22nd. – Fri.24th. from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Class,Test and Shooting: Sat. 25th. 9:00am to 1:00pm – Lunch will be provided.


The 2015  Fall  Course Schedule:

Class Sign up day: Thursday – July. 30th.-4:00pm to 8:00pm

Class Sign up day: Sunday – August 25th. -11:00am to 4:00pm

Classes: will be Aug, Mon. 3rd. – Wed.5th. – Fri.7th. from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Class,Test and Shooting: Sat. 8th. 9:00am to 1:00pm – Lunch will be provided.



Limited to 50 Students

Students must attend all classes to meet State required training Hours.

Call 887-8982 (Leave Message)


Meet the Instructors:

  • Jay Rybski
  • Dave Burnett
  • Kris Blanchard
  • Mark DeVos
  • Robert Thomas
  • John Wood
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Winter 2-Gun Match

Thanks to all that came out today and braved the cold weather.  The match went very well and thanks to Kris and everyone that helped with the setup/tear down and match, as well as a special shout-out to all the guys from NextLevel Mfg for all their help.

Here are the results:

Practiscore Results

Match Final Stage 1 (Stage 1. V8) Stage 2 (Stage 2 Long Walk)
Final Name # Class Division Time Raw P B Fin Rank Raw P B Fin Rank
1 Brunner, Craig Unclassified CDP 48.37 26.08 0.00 0.00 26.08 1 22.29 0.00 0.00 22.29 1
2 Woodhouse, Rob Unclassified CDP 56.97 34.07 0.00 0.00 34.07 3 22.90 0.00 0.00 22.90 2
3 Sturgill, Paul Unclassified CDP 66.26 32.80 0.00 0.00 32.80 2 33.46 0.00 0.00 33.46 5
4 Bowen, Terry Unclassified CDP 70.33 39.30 0.00 0.00 39.30 7 31.03 0.00 0.00 31.03 3
5 Olsen, Dan Unclassified CDP 70.42 35.18 0.00 0.00 35.18 4 35.24 0.00 0.00 35.24 6
6 Chirco, John Unclassified CDP 76.62 36.21 0.00 0.00 36.21 5 35.41 5.00 0.00 40.41 8
7 Batdorff, Curt Unclassified CDP 78.96 35.61 10.00 0.00 45.61 8 33.35 0.00 0.00 33.35 4
8 Wendt, Curt Unclassified CDP 84.27 39.19 0.00 0.00 39.19 6 45.08 0.00 0.00 45.08 11
9 Logan, Josh Unclassified CDP 85.53 36.31 10.00 0.00 46.31 9 34.22 5.00 0.00 39.22 7
10 Kamphuis, Steve Unclassified CDP 99.63 56.65 0.00 0.00 56.65 11 42.98 0.00 0.00 42.98 9
11 Blanchard, Kris Unclassified CDP 101.58 39.27 10.00 0.00 49.27 10 52.31 0.00 0.00 52.31 14
12 Ford, Julie Unclassified CDP 109.60 51.23 10.00 0.00 61.23 12 48.37 0.00 0.00 48.37 13
13 Trutsch, Blake Unclassified CDP 129.48 49.52 35.00 0.00 84.52 16 44.96 0.00 0.00 44.96 10
14 Short, Brian Unclassified CDP 136.62 62.28 0.00 0.00 62.28 13 74.34 0.00 0.00 74.34 17
15 Kamphuis, Aaron Unclassified CDP 136.90 65.15 0.00 0.00 65.15 14 71.75 0.00 0.00 71.75 16
16 Warner, David Unclassified CDP 143.77 67.97 15.00 0.00 82.97 15 60.80 0.00 0.00 60.80 15
17 Straayer, Don Unclassified CDP 166.77 108.44 10.00 0.00 118.44 17 48.33 0.00 0.00 48.33 12

Again thanks for all you patience today.  Next time we’ll have a setup that will allow for multiple squads.  If you have ideas or want to help with the stage design for the next match, please reach out to Kris at 616-648-9374.










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Breakfast & Pistol & Carbine 2 Gun Shoot

On Feb 22nd we’ll be hosting a 2 gun shoot.  On the same day the Claybuster’s are hosting a breakfast at the club, so come early and have breakfast before the multi-gun shoot.

Multi-Gun Details:
Sign up starts at 10:30 am in the Action Pistol Area. Mandatory safety meeting at 11:00 am. Shooting will start following the safety meeting.

Price: $5 members & $7 non-members

What you need to bring:

    • Pistol (9mm or larger)
    • 2 mag’s (more if you have them)
    • Holster & Mag carrier
    • 75 rounds of ammo
    • Carbine (centerfire only no 22lr)
      1 mag with 20+ rd capacity
      or multiple mag’s
      Any style sights (red dot preferred)
      60 rounds of ammo
    • If you don’t have a Carbine and would like shoot. One will be available to use but you must bring your own ammo. 5.56 or .223 rem.

Breakfast will be available in the clubhouse starting at 9:00 am to raise money for are AIM Youth Trapshooting Team.

Any Questions Contact:
Kris Blanchard 616-648-9374

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

SHFC wishes all their members and guests over the last year a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to seeing you join our activities in the new year.  Let me take a moment to remind you of all the organized activities we have a SHFC:

  • Trap
  • 5 Stand
  • Archery
  • Action Pistol Practice
  • Kids Fun Club
  • Hunter Safety Training

Thanks to all the members that volunteered and made these activities happen!  It takes volunteers to run the club and that is the only reason our club exists.  If you enjoyed our club over the last year, please give back and plan on volunteering for an activity in 2015.  If you would like to know how, please email and let us know what activities you are interested in.  Also, special thanks to all the full members and officers of the club.  Full members dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a year to club and their service is much appreciated!  Board members are required to supervise all sanctioned activities and put in a minimum of 44 hours a year by just completing the required board member activities, however most officers put in many more hours.  Please thank a full member or an officer next time you see one and tell them that their service is appreciated!

Again, thanks to everyone for a great year!



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SHFC Outdoor Kids Fun Club – THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone that came out last evening and had fun on the hayride and warmed up on the bonfire.  It was great to see all the youngsters and adults having fun!   Here are some pics:

Thanks to Larry, Karen, Dave, Kris, Randy, Judy, Sue, Jim, Kira and  Allison for making this happen.  Also thanks to Leonard for being the photographer for the night!

Hope to see you all at the next kids event!



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UPDATES AND REMINDERS: Troop Boxes and Friday’s Kids Club

Troop Boxes: We will be packing troop boxes on Thursday Dec 4th, at 6:00 pm. Please come and help out. If you have an questions, please contact Karen Seites. The boxes will be mailed by Dec 10th. Thank you, Karen


Bonfire and Hayride: On Friday starting at 7 p.m. we will have a Bonfire and Hayrides for Kids. This event is open to the public, so members bring your neighbors and friends. Non-Members will have to sign releases for this event. We will have:

  • Caramel Apples
  • Hot Dogs
  • S’mores
  • …and more

Please bring your own folding chairs.  Thanks,  Rob

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Kids Outdoor Fun Club: Bonfire and Hayrides on Nov 7th

We had our first “Kids Outdoor Fun Club” meeting and brainstormed all the possible events that we could hold at SHFC.  There were many great ideas for all seasons, but none of them were more fitting than a bonfire and hayrides for this Fall.  So, on November 7th, starting at 7 p.m. we’ll have a bonfire, hayrides, s’mores and cider available to kids/grand kids of members and non-members.  This will be a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.


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When:  November 7th, starting at 7 p.m.

Where:  Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club

Who:  Kids of Members and Non-Members ages 5-15

Cost:  Free (donations are accepted)

Other: Parents/Guardians need to be present and sign a release form. Please bring a folding chair.  Limited seating will be available.

WANT TO HELP? If you want to help. we are looking for:

  • Kids that would like to chair on the committee
  • Adults that want to help organize events
  • Donations for Kids Outdoor Fun Club events
  • 20 hay bails for this event (hay will be fed to the deer over the winter months)

Email if you would like to participate or help out.

Thanks to everyone that participated in the first meeting: Kira Woodhouse, Ally Woodhouse, Karen Seites, Randy Baker, Dave Burnett, Kris Blanchard, Larry Postema and Rob Woodhouse.



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Hunting Season is Here! Rifle Sight In Day is Nov 8th

Annually, Sparta Hunting an Fishing Club offers an open day to hunters to sight in their rifles and shotguns free of charge.  This year it is on Saturday, November 8th.  Simply bring your firearm, ammo and gear and join us at the rifle range (follow the signs).

When:  Nov 8th, 2014  Starting at 10:00 a.m.

Where:  SHFC rifle Range

Who:  Open to Public.  Members and Non-Members

Cost:  FREE





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Troop Boxes….we need you help!

Every year SHFC sends boxes to the troops.   In order for this to be successful we need your help.  First, we are collecting items listed below, or if you prefer to donate money, each box costs approximately $15 to ship.  Any donation is appreciated.  If you want to help, please contact Karen Seites at 616-678-4523 or email her at

Donations need to be submitted by Nov. 30th.  Thanks!

Items needed (No pork or alcohol in items, please read ingredients):

  • T-Shirts…black, dark green, brown
  • Socks…white, black, brown, grey
  • Gloves… jersey
  • Disposable razors
  • Gum, Hard candy (wrapped)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Granola bars/protein bars
  • Magazines, puzzle books, games
  • Note book paper, envelops, stamps
  • Beef jerky, Fruit roll ups
  • Tooth brushes and toothpaste
  • Dental floss/chap stick
  • Pens and pencils
  • Tissues, cotton swabs, cotton balls
  • Paying cards/Phone cards
  • Pudding cups
  • Small fruit cups
  • Tuna or chicken salad kits


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SHFC is starting a Kids/Youth Club

I would like to announce the creation of a SHFC Kids/Youth Club.  Our goal is to encourage outdoor fun in our beautiful SHFC setting for kids of the ages 5-15.  If you are current associate member or full member and have kids or grand kids that would like to be involved in setting the activities for the new club, I would like to invite you to our first open meeting this coming Thursday (10/16) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Establish a interim committee
  • Establish a name for the Kids/Youth Club
  • Establish a mailing list
  • Brainstorm activities/events


We are really looking for youth stewardship of this club, so bring your socially minded youngsters with you to the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Rob Woodhouse

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