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           The Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve 
                          MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT 
 
     THIS  AGREEM   ENT, Entered  into this  ............... day  of  ..................................................................
A. D.. 19...... 
by and between Otto G. Beyer, of Portage, Wisconsin, operating under the
firm name and style of 
Otto Beyer Game Farms, and proprietor of the Neenah      Valley  Pheasant
   Reserve,  hereinafter 
 
term ed the party of  th e  first  part,  and  ........................................................................
..........  of  ...................................................... 
Wisconsin, hereinafter termed the party of the second part. Witnesseth: 
     That in consideration of the payments, covenants and agreements hereinafter
mentioned, 
the party of the first part does hereby grant to the party of the second
part, a one year member- 
ship in the Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve; said membership shall be subject
to the following 
privileges and conditions: 
      1. The party of the second part shall be entitled to shoot, during
the shooting season, the 
following pheasants, to-wit: 15 ring necked Pheasant Cocks and 10 ring necked
Pheasant Hens. 
The party of the first part does hereby guarantee to the party of the second
part the aforesaid 
number of pheasants. Any pheasants above the aforesaid number shall be paid
for at the rate 
of Four Dollars ($4.00) each. 
      2. The party of the second part shall be privileged to invite one shooting
guest and as 
many non-shooting guests as he desires. Shooting guests will be charged a
ground-fee of $1.00. 
Pheasants bagged by guests will be charged 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. 
      3. The party of the second part shall have the privilege of entering
upon the grounds 
known as the Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve, and Otto Beyer Game Farms, at
any time during 
the term of this membership for the purpose of fishing, boating,    swimming,
horse back riding, 
hunting, hiking, skating and other outdoor sports. 
      4. The party of the second part shall have the privilege of shooting
other small game with 
the consent of the party of the first part and within the regular open season
designated by the 
Wisconsin Conservation Commission. 
      5. The party of the first part agrees that not more than 30 men shall
be admitted to mem- 
bership. 
      6. The membership shall be divided into two groups of 15 members each.
The first 15 
men to be admitted to membership shall constitute Group No. 1. Members shall
be permitted to 
shoot from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of
each week during the 
shooting season. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week shall be considered
rest days. 
Each group shall shoot alternate weeks. Group No. 1 may begin shooting on
.................. ........... 
and every alternate week thereafter. Group No. 2 may begin shooting ...........
and every 
alternate week thereafter. 
      7. In consideration of the aforesaid privileges;-the party of the second
part shall pay to 
the party of the first part a total membership fee of One Hundred Dollars
($100.00) cash; Fifty 
Dollars ($50.00) to be paid at the time of this agreement, and    the balance
of Fifty     Dollars 
 
($50.00) to be paid on or before .......................................................................................................

      8. Other than the aforesaid membership fee, there shall be no further
assessments what- 
 soever, except a nominal charge for food or lodging as requested. 
      9. The party of the first part reserves the right to post such ground
rules as he deems 
 necessary for the safety, welfare and pleasure of the membership at large.
The party of the 
 second part agrees to comply with said rules and regulations. 
     10. The party of the first part reserves the right to revoke a membership
at any time upon 
 refunding to the party of the second part the membership fee paid by him,
minus a charge of 
 Four Dollars ($4.00) for each pheasant already obtained by the party of
the second part. 
     11. The party of the second part agrees to be responsible for personal
injuries or property 
 damage, resulting from negligence on his part, while in the act of hunting
or handling fire arms 
 on the Neenah Valley Pheasant Reserve. The party of the second part furthermore
agrees not 
 to hold the party of the first part responsible for any property damage
or personal injuries he 
 may receive due to the negligence or carelessness of other members or guests.

     12.  This membership agreement  shall terminate  on  the  ..................
day  of ...................................................... 
 A. D., 19 ............ 
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The parties hereto have set their hands and seals
the day and 
 year first above written. 
     Signed, sealed and delivered in the pres- 
 ence of: 
 
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               Xxtracte from Journal of the 
 
                      CAW CAT CI0 
              lake Puckaway Marquette. Wie. 
 
By Aldo Leopold - thin courtesy of C. Z. Allen - Milwaukee 
 
 
1865     Oct. 1 
 
             14 
 
             9 
 
             23 
 
         Nov. 20 
 
 
3000 
 
4s6 
 
1512 
 
 
37 
 
 
"*a few" 
 
 
"hundreds of geese seen" 
 
"millions(of ducks)mov- 
 
 
"first bluebills of the 
season* 
"greatest flight of 
spoonbillsl 
 
 
2            To date for season 
 
 
"largest flight spoon- 
bills ever seen" 
first canvas seen 
 
 
1879     Oct.? 
 
         Oct.21 
 
For season 
 
1880-1383 Sags 
 
1903     Sept. 30 
 
 
 
1904     oct.19 
 
         Oct. 214 
 
1907     Oct.9 
 
         Oct.10 
 
         Oct.20 
 
         Oct.28 
 
         Nov.7 
 
 
"*Lake Pu"kway is spoiled 
 
 
no 
 
 
  601 
 
ot tabul 
 
 
TOTAL 
 
Per Cent 
 
 
by Fox River improvements. Canvas and redhead have left it" 
 
 
first canvas killed 
 
 
"Ninest shooting for years" 
 
 
0 
 
 
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