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DAN BEARD SCOUT RESERVATION CONSERVATION GROUP
The purpose of forming this group is to increase membership in the Wilderness Engineers Society, which will help to maintain our camp properties. The idea is to first promote good sound conservation practices, which will insure the future of the camps wildlife by maintaining a good healthy deer herd and improving the habitat for fish, game birds and other animals in the surrounding area. And second, by instructing the youth that use this property in these conservation practices.
Membership is restricted to 12 active members and 12 auxiliary members. First year membership will consist of the first 24 approved applications. First 12 to fill the active membership positions. The next 12 to fill the auxiliary positions. The Dan Beard Council, B.S.A, must approve all applications. Membership may also be revoked by a simple majority vote of the Active members for ethical cause. Membership may be revoked at any time for failure to follow the following rules and regulations or if the Dan Beard Council eliminates this program. The rules and regulations maybe changed or modified by the conservation group steering committee or the Dan Beard Council.
- Be registered member of Wilderness Engineers Society.
- Sign an ODNR Private Property Permission/Hold Harmless agreement.
- Active members must give 20 hours per year of service work toward Wilderness Engineer Society. Service hours must be in by first day of Deer Season as defined by ODNR of each year. (If member does not complete service hours they are dropped from membership).
- Auxiliary members must give 20 hours per year of service work toward Wilderness Engineer Society. The hours must be in by first day of Deer Season as defined by ODNR of each year. (If member does not complete service hours they are dropped from membership).
- Be willing to give 2 hours of conservation instruction to help with the nature/ecology area during summer camp program.
- All service work to be completed at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation and must be for pre-approved projects. The property director will keep records of service hours.
- Attend or have a representative (family member, friend or other non-member) attend an annual meeting 1st Sat of March each year where membership vacancies will be filled and all rules and regulations will be reviewed and updated. Members represented by another have no vote on issues in this meeting. Other members may represent only one other member in case on emergency.
- Follow all rules and regulations set forth by the CONSERVATION GROUP, the Dan Beard Council, B.S.A., and hunting and fishing regulations of the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
- Be willing to show CONSERVATION GROUP membership card and photo ID upon request.
- Possess State of Ohio required hunting and fishing licenses.
- Active Members; will be given access to camp property to deer hunt with bow and arrow, cross bow and primitive hunting, hunting for small game and fishing on camp ponds and lakes during regular state seasons and hiking on camp trails. Members may also receive reduced rates for camping, building rentals and boat rentals.
- The above activities can only take place when there are no other activities going on in the areas where the fisherman or hunter is planning to be.
- Vacancies will be filled by the senior Auxiliary member immediately upon notification of the vacancy
- Auxiliary Members; will have access to camp property to fish in camp ponds and lakes and will receive reduced rates on camping, building rentals and boat rentals. Auxiliary members also have first chance at active membership through seniority (date of application submission) and may be asked to take the place of an active member if that member is unable to hunt.
- Membership applications must be submitted by January 1 of each year.
- New members will be appointed during the March meeting each year.
- Membership openings will be for auxiliary members unless for some reason there are not 12active members.
- Any member who is asked to give up their membership because of a rule violation will not be allowed to submit a new application for at least one full year.
- A membership committee will be formed consisting of 2 active and 2 auxiliary members to review and make recommendations for the membership.
- New members will be required to meet with the Auxiliary Member Representative for a 1-2 hour tour of the camp prior to that years Hunting season. This way we can educate them as to …
- Locations of their zones
- Overall Camp Tour
- Meet the Rangers
- Where it’s safe to shoot and not
- Bow only zones
- Camp and Conservation Group rules etc..
- There will be 5 Conservation Group Officers. President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, one Member At Large and the Director of Council Properties.
- Officers will be elected each year at the March meeting.
- President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer will be elected from the 12 active members and the Member At Large will be elected from the auxiliary membership.
- Membership Committee will be elected at the March meeting and will consist of 2 active and 2 auxiliary members. A group office can not hold one of these positions and if a committee member personally knows the applicant he/she should remove him/herself from the decision of the applicant.
- Three eight hour days a year set by the group officers.
- Each member must perform 8 hours of the work requirement by attending designated service days in order to be considered a member of the Camp Friedlander Conservation Group. The only deviation to this rule would be exceptions granted by the executive board.
- If unable to attend individual member is responsible to fulfill his/her obligation independently.
- All time sheets must be submitted to the Secretary by October 1st of any work year for verification. All hours worked outside of Service Days must be signed off by a BSA representative at time of Service. Failure to submit time sheets By October 1st, will result in YOUR disqualification.
- Any member of our group must work at least 16 hours during the 12 month period beginning October 2nd and ending October 1st. Other members are allowed to donate no more than a total of 4 hours, in order that the member will obtain the required 20 hours worked. Cases involving severe illness will be reviewed by members of the board, on a case by case basis. If you have worked 20 hours but still owe more hours worked, it will be allowable for each member to donate additional hours to the member that is in need.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
- All hunters must call By 5:00pm the day in advance to make sure it is safe to hunt.
- ODNR Regulations and bag limits apply. The only exceptions are:
- No buck shall be taken smaller than 6 points.
- Two antlerless deer must be harvested before you may harvest a buck.
- If a member works two (2) full service days, they are allowed to take a buck first. The member is still responsible for getting their doe requirements in by the end of the season or they have to work more hours.
- Hunter can take a buck before hunter has taken a doe, but the hunter will be required to put in 6 (six) additional service hours if a doe is not taken by the end of the same hunting season. Scenarios:
- Hunter takes a doe in October, and buck in November, No additional service hours required.
- Hunter takes big buck in November, then does not get a Doe on Camp during same season. 6 (six) additional service hours required during next work year and before next hunting season.
- All deer taken from property must be reported to ranger staff. (Pictures would be nice)
- Tree stands are permitted but they must be of a type that don’t screw to or damage the tree. All stands must have hunters name and telephone number on it so it can be read from the ground. No screw in steps will be allowed. All stands Can not be placed prior to 1 week before Deer Season as defined by ODNR and must be removed by the day after the season ends.
- Hunter ethics must be considered when placing stands. Safety harness must be worn at all times(No Exceptions)
- Pick up all trash and garbage you see while in camp
- Report to camp ranger any damage or destruction that you may find.
- No hunting within 50 ft. of any building or structure.
- No persons under the age of 18 maybe members or present at work days.
- A guest may hunt with a member but requires 6 hours of additional service.
- A guest may fish with a member but requires 3 hours of additional service.
- Rev. 3-3-12