About The St. Joseph Rod & Gun Club
With the support of our members, The Rod and Gun Club have been able to maintain the Lake accesses at Kraemer and Watab (Long) Lake in Saint Joseph, MN. Since 1991 stocking both lakes with walleyes. In 1997 St. Joe Rod & Gun Club started a free Birdhouse Build for children and their families. That takes place in March every year. The Rod and Gun 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. Joe Rod and Gun Club has done over the years
Before 1972 sponsored Firearms Safety Training that continues today
1973 is an Affiliate of the Minnesota Conservation Federation (MCF)
The MCF is the official State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.
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.
Since 1993 hold and Annual Ice Fishing Contest in February, weather permitting
1989 – Awarded National Wildlife Federation Chairman’s Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Service in the Field of National Resource Conservation.
2018 become 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