Since 1970, the White Clay Lake Sportsmen’s Club has continued its mission to better the hunting and fishing opportunities and to help control the wildlife in the White Clay Lake area.
White Clay Lake is a natural lake of around 257 acres that is fed by runoff.
“I’ve grown up on this lake,” said Kent Heller, who has been the club president for four years.
One of the club’s main activities is raising and releasing 350 pheasants every year. Member Don Radloff and his wife, Barbara, have raised them since the 1970s. In October, the pheasants are released.
“Some go on state land and some go on club members’ land,” Heller said.
On Oct. 3, the club and Department of Natural Resources will sponsor a youth hunt on members’ land after giving the participants a history and safety lesson.
“Each hunter partners with a mentor,” Heller said.