News and Events
Clam Lake News By Andrea Krygoski
Good Sunday evening Readers!
Before Campfire Island there were no resorts in Clam Lake. His was the first and attracted people from all over. I can’t imagine the journey it must have been to have started out on a train from Chicago, with various parcels of luggage, making your way to Grandview to catch the Willow River Lumber Company train that went to Clam Lake. That, in itself, had to be quite an adventure. Then to be ferried across the lake to the Island which was dotted with cabins, each having it’s own dock jutting out like arms. From the few pictures I have seen of it there appears to be a docking area. A place where luggage and passengers could be unloaded. Scotford talks of installing a large, floating dock and of people falling in the water.
Then to be on the island, in this beautiful area, having all of your meals prepared for you by Hazel (Scotford) and Gertrude (Deringer), your every need attended to by Howard, George Taylor (Hazel’s brother), George Deringer and Clarence Stuebe (guiding). The days were filled with fishing and viewing animals or if you cared to hire livery, you could travel around this remote wilderness. This is the dawn of tourism in Clam Lake.
With 24 people in attendance the meeting was opened with the pledge.
First business was for everyone to take a look at the new windows, everyone said they looked terrific and the ramp was exceptional. Thank you to the work crew!
As soon as the railings and the back ramp is finished, Andrea can call the Glidden Area Development Corp to take a look at it. We can be re-reimbursed for materials that that we used on the ramp.
2nd order of new business was the discussion of keeping the potluck and meetings together. There are several people who feel that the “potlucks” and meeting together run too long. It was suggested by Gary Hillstrom and 2nded by Cher to move the meeting to another night of the month.
Then it was brought up by Len Heinlein to have the meetings before the “potlucks” at 5pm, then potluck and bingo. After some discussion Gary and Cher rescinded their suggestion and it was decided to hold the meeting at 5pm for the next potluck with dinner to follow. If needed we will hold further discussion next month.
Meeting was adjourned. 8 people stayed for Bingo
Submitted by ak
West Fork Waterway Association Inc.
West Fork Waterway Association Inc. is an association of concerned people for the preservation and protection of the historic West Fork Waterway and wildlife area for recreation and public enjoyment of its scenic beauty today and in the future.
WFWA Inc. is on the West Fork of the Chippewa River and includes the area from the Day Lake Dam to the Highway 77 Dam. It is located in the community of Clam Lake, Township Of Gordon Wisconsin and will assist the Township of Gordon in funding expenses related to the maintenance and eventual replacement of the Highway 77 Dam.
Clam Lake, Wisconsin Elk News & Updates
2013 RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous - visit our web page for more info on Bugle Days, Sept. 13-15, 2013
As of May 15, 2012, approximately 154 elk were present in the state, comprised of the main herd near Clam Lake and a second smaller herd located near Butternut. The herd has grown at an average rate of 13 percent annually, however, growth rates have varied from as high as 30 percent to as low as -16 percent since 1995. Primary causes of mortality include predation by wolves and bear and vehicle collisions.
The elk herd currently occupies approximately 90 mi² of the designated 1,112 mi² elk range. The population consists of the main herd near Clam Lake and a smaller, isolated herd residing west of Butternut. Primary habitat used by the elk consists of aspen and pine forests interspersed with forest openings, lowland conifers and water bodies.
Current management practices by the DNR are focused on research aimed at securing the future of elk in Wisconsin. Research is utilized for gaining additional knowledge in regards to survival and recruitment rates, habitat use and movement patterns. This research will be essential for future management decisions so that managers can best address the needs of the elk herd.
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Clam Lake, Wisconsin Area Events
4th of July Fireworks Show - Sat. July 5, 2014
September - Fall Elk Bugling
Elk bugling is a special feature of the fall rut usually starting in late August and running through late September in the Clam Lake, Wisconsin area. As the big bull elk prepare to attract female cows, they let out bellows, which range from deep tones to high-pitch squeals to grunts. On fall nights in the Chequamegon National Forest around Clam Lake, Wisconsin, the distinctive sounds of elk rutting can often be heard. Listen to the remarkable, unforgettable sounds of native, free ranging bull elk bugling in a Northern Wisconsin wilderness. If you've never heard the bugle of the bull elk during the fall rutting period, you are in for an experience that is at once thrilling and haunting. We invite you to join us in Clam Lake during the month of September and experience this unique event! You won't soon forget the sounds of elk bulging as they echo through the forest and across the lakes of Northern Wisconsin!