About The St. Joseph Rod & Gun Club
With the support of our members, The St. Joseph Rod & Gun Club has been able to maintain the lake accesses at Kraemer Lake and Watab (Long) Lake in St. Joseph, MN.
Since 1991, we have been stocking both lakes with walleyes. In 1997, St. Joseph Rod & Gun Club started a free Birdhouse Build for children and their families. This yearly event takes place in March.
The Club even has a lifetime membership for Pheasants Forever, and a sponsoring membership in Thunder'n Toms Wild Turkey Federation.
View a brief history of everything St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club has done over the years:
Since before 1972, has sponsored Firearms Safety Training
Since 1973, is an Affiliate of the Minnesota Conservation Federation (MCF)
The MCF is the official State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.
Since 1984, sponsored up to four children (age 12 to 15 years old) to the 6 day Long Lake Conservation Camp
March 1989 – Certificate of Commendation from Gov. Rudy Perpich in support & passage of Environmental and National Resources Trust Fund.
Sept. 1989 – Awarded Minnesota Conservation Federation(MCF) President Award as outstanding Sportsman Club for the year.
1989 – Awarded National Wildlife Federation Chairman’s Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Service in the Field of National Resource Conservation.
Since 1993, has held an Annual Ice Fishing Contest on Kraemer Lake in February, weather permitting
In 2018, became a 100% non-profit club
Your Voice at the DNR Round Table!
The Rod and Gun Club maintains a seat on the DNR Round Table held every January. With this seat the Club has input on State wide hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, skiing, ATV’s, parks and trails including other biological and environmental issues. We are more than just a local club! It can and does speak for you in many ways and values your input. Please visit the members page to join, and gain the benefits of being a member; or visit the Contact Us page to send us an email with any questions!
Visit one of our monthly meetings (with refreshments!)
We meet the third Monday of the month at the American Legion Club meeting room. Meeting starts at 7 PM, lasts about an hour and is followed with a light lunch and monetary door prize drawings