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2014 State Banquet - Helena

[03.15.2014]

The Upper Missouri River Chapter is happy to welcome all Walleye Unlimited members to Helena for the State's 30th Annual Meeting and Banquet May 9- 11, 2014.

A room block has been reserved at Jorgenson's Inn & Suites (406.442.1770), rates $83 for single, plus tax. Be sure to ask for the Walleyes Unlimited Room Block for May 9-11. We encourage early sleeping room reservations and purchase of banquet tickets!

The Friday night Social will be held at Jorgenson's at 6:30 pm. Jorgenson's will also be the venue for the state annual meeting and 2 angler workshops on Saturday prior to the banquet.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to and from the banquet venue at the L&C County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall and Jorgenson's on Saturday evening.

A more detailed schedule of events will be available in early April. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions or need more information. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in Helena May 9-11.

Click here for our Banquet Flyer

Roxanne Tubbs, President
Upper Missouri River Chapter Walleyes Unlimited
Home 406.475.3464
Cell 406.461.8879


Tournament - Banquets and much more!

[01.15.2014]

All new and updated Chapter Chatter, Walleye News, Walleye Photo gallaries, Tournament applications, Banquet Info, State meeting, and the all new Walleye Classifieds page are now available. Dont forget to renew your membership and grab the Tournament applications that will be available on January 15th!

Tournament Dates Pending Approval from FWP - Please go to Tournaments/applications to download your tournament application.

Fort Peck Challenge Tournament Dates:
Rock Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - June 7-8
Hell Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - July 26-27
MT Governor's Cup - Fort Peck - July 10-12

Walleye Circuit Tournament Dates:
Tiber Walleye Tourney - Lake Elwell - July 26-27
Fresno Walleye Challenge - Fresno - June 14-15th
Fall Classic - Crooked Creek, Fourchette Bay - August 9-10th
Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival - Canyon Ferry - June 28-29th

BANQUET DATES
2014 State Meeting and Banquet
This years State banquet will be held for the first time in Helena, hosted by Upper Missouri Walleyes Unlimited Chapter
Social - May 9th starting at 6:00PM at Jorgensons in Helena.
May 10 - Banquet doors open at 5 pm, dinner served 6:30 pm at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Helena
Rooms available at Jorgenson's Inn & Suites - Rates $83 plus tax (single occupancy) ask for Walleyes Unlimited room block (406.442.1770)
More information on workshops, vendor shows, and banquet/raffle tickets will be available early February and will be sent to the chapter presidents.

Great Falls - February 1 at Four Seasons Arena - 4:00pm
Plentywood - March 8 - Sheridan County Civic Center - 5:00pm
Mon-Dak - April 12 - no location or time sent
Upper Missouri River - May 10 - L&C Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 5:00pm
Flathead - March 15 - Hilton Garden Center
Fresno - April 12 - Havre Ice Dome - 5:30pm
Glendive - March 22 - EPEC Building
Billings - March 1st at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Crooked Creek - February 22nd at the Trade Center
Gallatin/Madision - March 15th at the MSU Sub Ballrooms
Jordan - April 18th at the VFW
Glasgow - April 12 at the Valley Event Center


State Meeting and Banquet

This years State banquet will be held for the first time in Helena, hosted by Upper Missouri Walleyes Unlimited Chapter
Social - May 9th starting at 6:00PM at Jorgensons in Helena.
May 10 - Banquet doors open at 5 pm, dinner served 6:30 pm at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Helena
Rooms available at Jorgenson's Inn & Suites - Rates $83 plus tax (single occupancy) ask for Walleyes Unlimited room block (406.442.1770)
More information on workshops, vendor shows, and banquet/raffle tickets will be available early February and will be sent to the chapter presidents.


2013 State Fall Board Meeting - Tournament/Circuit

Presidents Message

Hello everyone.

Happy Holidays and a glorious and prosperous New Year to all. My but this year has gone by so quickly. I'm sure that since April when I took over as president of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana that that had a lot to do with it. I am grateful to all members for letting me come into your lives. I am thankful to meet so many great people when traveling from one side of the state to the other and get involved with individual chapters functions. There is no other organization that does so much for kid's, families and the education of people for the improvement of warm water fishing.

We had a good fall board meeting at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown with 32 members in attendance. Sorry about my cold that made it almost impossible to hear me but with every ones help and concern we made it through. Thanks to all that participated.

Following the Board meeting there was a circuit directors meeting and they graciously had members step forward for all the positions that needed filling. Thanks to Roger Terwilliger and Tammy Pyrah for stepping in to be the tournament director and the tournament scorer. Orin Pyrah also stepped in to be the Fall Classic Director. Thanks again to all of you honorable people.

Concerning the Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) 2014 fishing regulation changes for Walleyes and Yellow Perch on the Upper Missouri River Reservoirs. It was voted on by the FWP Commissioners
at their meeting in Miles City to change the regulations on Canyon Ferry Reservoir from 15 perch daily and in possession to 10 perch daily and in possession. Walleye limit will change from 10 to 12
daily and with only one over 25 inches and possession limit is twice the daily limit. On Hauser perch will go from 25 daily to 10 daily and in possession except from April 1st through June 30th, only one
fish daily and in possession with 14 inch minimum. Also walleye will stay the same at 20 daily but only one over 25 inches and possession limit is twice the daily limit. On Holter Reservoir, yellow perch stayed the same at 25 daily and in possession. Walleye stayed the same at 10 daily but changed from one over 28 inches to only one over 25 inches and possession limit is twice the daily limit. It is my understanding that the Upper Missouri River Management Plan states that these regulation will stay for a minimum of four years. Just look around the state and anyone can see that walleye and cool water fish can very successfully co-exist to create a quality multi-species
fishery.

The FWP plans for Noxon Reservoir is to complete a revised Environmental Assessment (AE) that will be developed and released for public comment. The FWP was seeking public assistance in
identifying in addition to their issues additional issues for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to address in the upcoming revised EA. Being close and knowing the issues the Noxon Warm Water Fishing Association (NWWFA)) has presented a "scoping notice" for the CAC to address for the revised EA. Now we look forward to the CAC to be straightforward, impartial, just, and factual to present a revised EA for public comment. Walleyes Unlimited of Montana Members stand 100%
against the suppression of Walleye on Noxon Reservoir and confidently look forward to no more action on the killing of walleye. Our next state convention will be May 9, and 10th in Helena, MT.
All of you chapter presidents need to advise your chapters about the awards that the state gives away at each state convention. The applications for each of these are printed in this issue and I am sure
that you all have applicants that can qualify for any of these. There is an award for Hall of Fame, Outstanding Youth Award, and Sponsor of the Year Award. Please note the March 15th due date and send to either myself or Tanja. There will be no other issues of Fish Tales before this date to remind you folks.

Again hope you all have a glorious and elevated year of fishing and at the same time keep fish and fishing alive.

John R Kelley
President Walleyes Unlimited of Montana

Executive Director News

Here we are with the December issue of Fish Tales. 2014 is just about here and the question is; Will we end up like 2013 with lots of issues and no positive solutions to our warm water fishing concerns or will we finally get some forward movement on many of our issues which should be "no brainers"? Will the solution for Noxon be just more hen-house politics or will common sense and reality prevail? Will a common sense, science based, solution happen regarding Walleye limits below Holter Dam? Will pigs be seen flying through the sky in the Helena area? I don't know the answers but I will be working for the proper solutions. We must not give in and we must not give up. 
The Fish Wildlife License and Funding Advisory Committee has had 5 meetings with 3 more scheduled, 1 each for January, February, and March of 2014. So far no major decisions have been made but starting in January we will see some recommendations for funding, economizing, and long term solutions coming together. I will start posting information after the January meeting for your review.
The new year will get rolling with great ice fishing and great Chapter Banquets. Life is good. Support your local Chapters and attend your Banquets.
In the near future political candidates will be coming out of the woodwork. Ask them where they stand on warm water fishing in Montana. Let them know you will be watching their actions. Especially at the State Legislative level. We as an Association cannot support individual candidates but each and every one of us as individuals can and should.
To each and all; Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Catch ya later,
Bob G.
 

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To: Regional Directors, Chapter Presidents and other information providers


At the October 2010 State meeting, the Board approved creating policy for all incoming information for our website and Fish Tales magazine. The goal of this policy is to improve and ensure that all information is equally distributed to both media. In addition, the Board approved creating the Communications Director position to receive, document and route the information and develop goals for gathering information that would be of interest and benefit to our membership. Therefore, all information needs to be routed through this email address; wum.news@gmail.com. This is not to say that you cannot send information directly to the Webmaster or Fish Tales Editor but does require that you also include this email address with your correspondence.

IMMEDIATE GOALS:
1. Notify Regional Directors, chapters and other information providers of this policy.
2. Create an email communications network to gather monthly information such as fishing reports or chapter events and projects. This person can be a member, a business such as a marina, sporting goods business or a biologist or warden, etc. Please return contact person’s information ASAP.
3. In the month preceding Fish Tales publication, send reminders to Regional Directors and chapters that “chapter chatter” and other information they wish to have published needs to be submitted.
4. Remind Regional Directors and chapters to solicit advertising for our news media. It was again discussed at the meeting that all chapters need to contact their local businesses and/or gather the business information and send it to the Membership Administrator who will send the solicitation.

LONG RANGE GOALS:
1. Obtain input from all interested persons for information variety that would be of interest to our members.
2. Offer discount advertising to businesses that commit to annual advertising for our website and Fish Tales magazine. Goal is to evaluate this option and send it to current businesses ASAP.
3. Other suggestions?

CURRENT REMINDERS:
1. Fish Tale articles are due prior to December 31st, preferably by December 20th. Suggested articles are, but are not limited to; chapter chatter, and an update of all projects that were done in 2010, and future scheduled events, and your 2011 chapter banquet info, and chapter officer changes.
2. Contact your local businesses for advertising and leave the website advertising form with them -or- if you want the application mailed to them (1)Fill in the applicable information and mail the form to: Mike Sedlock, PO Box 1293, East Helena, MT 59635-1293 -or- (2)Email the information to: wum.news@gmail.com. *Note: The website advertising form can print it from our website.
3. Send your ideas back to me for Long Range Goals before December 20, 2010.
4. Reminder that when you complete your 2011 officer election, email me the officer updates so that we can update the website and they also will be forwarded to Nora and Fish Tales Editor. Please use the wum-news email address.

OTHER REMINDERS:
Your chapter’s fiscal year 2010 taxes must be filed prior to March 1, 2011. Doris Leader from CHMS is our new account person. Mail your tax info to her at; Doris Leader, 741-3rd Avenue South, Glasgow, MT 59230 or email them to; doris@chmspc.com. If you mail them it is advised to send them by certified mail and if you email them check the delivery notice option box. These delivery recommendations are advised so that you have a delivery receipt in case problems occur.

I look forward to coordinating with everyone and hope to have a lot of input back from everyone.

Sincerely,
Mike Sedlock, Communications Director
wum.news@gmail.com
PO Box 1293
East Helena, MT 59635
Phone: (C) 465-0031

 

 

Mission

WALLEYES UNLIMITED OF MONTANA MISSION STATEMENT


Walleyes Unlimited of Montana (WUM) is the largest sport fishing organization in Montana with over 4,000 members. It was formed and incorporated in 1983 to inform and educate the public about the importance of warm water sport fishing in Montana and to support building and maintaining suitable warm water fish hatcheries and develop a hatchery program which can accommodate the needs of warm water fishing. Montana walleye sanctioned tournaments require that you be a member of WUM to fish these tournaments in order to collect prize money. WUM has no administrative authority for any tournament; they are administered by a separate board of directors.

The mission of WALLEYES UNLIMITED OF MONTANA is:

The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes or to foster national or international sports competition under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Improve and conserve walleye and other warm water fish in suitable bodies of water:

Organize and educate fisherman to promote walleye and warm water fishing:

Develop and maintain forage fish programs in suitable bodies of water:

Support building and maintaining suitable warm water fish hatcheries and develop a hatchery program which can accommodate the needs of warm water fishing:

Support any worthwhile fishing, hunting, wildlife or recreational program organized for pleasure, or other non-profitable purpose:

Dedicate its members by social and educational means to the conservation and propagation of warm water fish; to support true sportsmanship in a lawful and legal manner among those who fish; to promote and encourage good fellowship among sportsmen; to encourage support of fish and game laws; to work for the respect and knowledge of the just rights of property owners’ and to work for, support and encourage a close, friendly relationship between property owners and sportsmen:

Dedicated to introducing youths to fishing; educate them to become ethical and responsible sportsmen that respect and conserve fish and wildlife, respect and preserve our public lands and public access and abide by fish and game laws and acknowledge the just rights of property owners.

Have a positive presence in our local Chapter communities through participation in worthwhile projects and activities.

 

 

By Laws

Members are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed Bylaws amendments.

Current Bylaws

Proposed Amendments