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"The man who is still looking for free hunt- ing in America has either lived too long or was born too late." Otto G. Beyer This leaflet is intended for the busy businessman- sportsman. It covers briefly and concisely the in- tents and purposes of the Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve. It does not deal in superlatives and no time is wasted on detailed descriptions. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and the interested sportsman is invited to visit the reserve for a thorough inspection. An appointment is advisable. While wishing to avoid anything that resembles high-pressure methods the management must call. attention to the fact that under no circumstances will more than thirty members be accepted. Make your appointment now. THE NEENAH VALLEY PHEASANT RE- SERVE is a licensed preserve operating under Section 29.573 of the Wisconsin Statutes. It occu- pies nearly 3000 acres of the finest game country in the entire middlewest. The reserve surrounds the OTTO BEYER GAME FARMS, the largest com- mercial game farm in the state, with a capacity of upwards of 4000 pheasants annually. Both projects are under the management of Otto G. Beyer, one of the country's leading authorities on game con- servation and propagation. Approximately 2500 acres of the reserve are in fields, virgin timber, marshes and sloughs and less than 500 acres are under cultivation. It is bisected by three sizable streams. Neenah Creek, a spring fed stream of from 35 to 60 feet in width winds for four miles through the heart of the area, offering splendid small-mouth bass and pike fishing. Big Slough, 300 feet wide at the club house, is ideal for large- mouth bass, northern pike and pan fish. Its sandy bottom makes for splendid bathing. Big Slough empties into the Neenah in the northern half of the reserve. Briggsville Creek carries the waters of Lake Mason into the Neenah at the northwest corner of the area. There is not a single road bisecting the entire reserve, which has a circumferenoe of about nine miles. The only road into the reserve is our private road that winds one mile through virgin timber and leads to the game farm and club house. The reserve is reached by a good county highway which crosses Wisconsin Route 51 about three miles north of Portage, Wisconsin. Follow this for 5 miles west to the sign marking our entrance. The dis- tance from Madison is 46 miles, Milwaukee 105 miles, Chicago (loop) 190 miles. PLAN OF OPERATION THE NEENAH VALLEY RESERVE operates on a club-membership basis. Membership is by invi- tation only-there will be no solicitation of the general public. Only thirty members will be ac- cepted. Membership is divided into two groups of fifteen members each, one group to shoot one week and the other group the next week. In this way there Will probably never be more than ten hunters on the entire 3000 acres at any one time. The first fifteen members accepted may begin shooting on Thursday, October 6th, on which day the season opens. The shooting season extends from October 6th to January 5th. The first three and one-half days of each week will be rest days and shooting will begin at noon Thursdays, lasting until sun- down on Sunday. Each member may invite one shooting-guest and as many non-shooting guests as he wishes. Ladies are welcome and once introduced to the fine sport to be had here with gun and dog your daughter, wife or sweetheart will no doubt take as keen an interest in hunting as any man. Shooting-guests will be charged a ground-fee of $1.00. Pheasants bagged by guests will be charg- ed against their host's quota or may be paid for at the rate of $4.00 each. In the latter case the ground-fee will be remitted. THE USE OF GOOD HUNTING DOGS IS NOT ONLY PERMITTED BUT IS ENCOURAGED. THE COST Inquiry among sportsmen who travel to South Dakota for their pheasant shooting discloses the fact that rarely, if ever, is a trip made at a cost of less than $150 to $200. If they abide by the law they are obliged to stay a week or ten days in order to take their limit. Once there they must take the weather as they find it, more often than not undergoing extraordinary hardships and return- ing home more exhausted than rested. Or again the weather may be warm and many of the birds killed will spoil. As a rule, however, the sports- man magnanimously distributes them among his friends with the result that the few birds that find their way to his table represent an investment of about $20.00 each. The membership fee In the NEENAH VALLEY PHEASANT RESERVE is $100.00. There are no further assessments excepting nominal charges for food and lodging as desired. Each member may shoot and is guaranteed twenty-five pheasants of which not more than fifteen are to be cock birds and the balance hens. There being no daily bag limit he may shoot his entire quota in one day or may pro rate it to suit himself so as to enjoy good sport over the entire three months open season. He may shoot as many more than his quota as he de- sires at a charge of $4.00 per bird. This cost is a great deal less than that on any other private shooting club. Under the regulations made by the Conservation Commission the opera- tor of a preserve is permitted to shoot only 75% of the birds liberated each year. In addition to this loss of 25% some of the birds will leave the pre- serve; others will be wounded to die unretrieved and some will fall victim to predators. In order to guarantee each member his quota of twenty-five irds the management of the NEENAH VALLEY PHEASANT RESERVE will be obliged to liberate fifty birds. Were the sportsman to purchase this number for liberation on his own shooting place they would cost about $100.00. He would still need to pay for the lease of the grounds, proper vermin control, patrolling against poachers and numerous unforeseen items. A survey of private clubs in the state of Michigan operating under a law similar to the Wisconsin law shows the cost to be between $7.00 and $10.00 for each bird brought to bag. OTHER ADVANTAGES THE NEENAH VALLEY plan not only elimi- nates all the myriad of tribulations that beset the management and members of the ordinary shooting club but it cuts the ever-rising cost of shooting to an absolute minimum while at the same time of- fering a maximum of sport. The recreational facil- ities of the club are not confined to hunting alone. Being less than five hours from Chicago, members may run up for a week-end at any time during the year. Travelers by air will find an official landing field at Portage; amphibian planes can be landed in Big Slough and taxi to the very door of the club house. Spring and summer offer splendid fishing, boating and swimming. Fall and winter will bring hunting, snow-shoeing, skiing, skating and other winter sports. And all of it in the heart of a veritable wilderness such as cannot be found short of an additional 200 mile trip into the north. Make a reservation now to spend a week-end in this sportsman's paradise and inspect it at your leisure. Pheasant dinners are in season through- out the year providing we have twenty-four hours notice. We can also supply pheasants for your table at any time. One bird will serve three people. Again we emphasize the fact: Not more than 30 sportsmen will be admitted to membership in the Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve. For your con- venience a membership agreement is inclosed. Re- turn it with your check for $50.00 and so be assur- ed that you will not lose an opportunity which you have long sought. Write to the City Bank of Portage for refer- ences. A further list of personal and business re- ferences will be sent on request.