In 1987, contentious, avid sportsmen founded the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club. The greatest concern at that time was the management and loss of critical wildlife habitat in their area. These members saw the need for an individual approach to managing our local resources and chartered TCSC to help guide state and local managers in making management decisions.
The Taylor County Sportsman’s Club is still upholding their founders’ standards and continues to be extremely active. Wildlife projects past and present include introducing a turkey population, grouse habitat improvement, fishing stocking, fish crib construction, lake improvement projects, wood duck and blue bird house construction, Crane’s Foundation’s Operation Crane Migration and deer habitat management.
The recreational opportunities that the TCSC plays a major role in funding and maintaining are Pirus Public shooting range, Pershing Wildlife Area trails, mowing public hunter/walker trails, repairing the Hull’s Lake boat landing and roadside step construction on Miller Dam Flowage. We also have been important partners in updating the facilities for Chelsea Conservation Club, MRC Sportsman’s Club and Northwood’s Archers.
Through education, more youth and adults become interested in continuing outdoor traditions like hunting and fishing. TCSC is committed to providing education to our local community, which is another step in ensuring our outdoor legacy. We provide local ATV safety classes, boating safety courses, trapper education workshops, Esadore Area Lake Association youth fishing clinics, bow hunter safety course, Little Hills Youth Pheasant Hunt, Youth Turkey Hunt and the Taylor County Outdoor Youth Expo.
Our Board Meetings take place on the third Monday of every month in the Medford Cooperative boardroom. The boardroom is located upstairs in County Market; the stairway is entered near the County Market service desk. All members are encouraged to attend!! Meetings generally start at 7pm so check our events calendar.