Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 6, 2013

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GOSHEN — Poor Boys open house

Poor Boys Baits and Lurecraft will host its annual Open House at the LaGrange, Ind. business Jan. 25-26.

Poor Boys/Lurecraft is one of the Midwest’s largest supplier of hand-pour soft plastics and a sundry of lure components and bait making supplies.

Hours are 8-5 on Friday and 7-4 Sunday. Coffee and donuts will be served during morning hours and hot dogs at lunch.

Lurecraft has taken on several new fly tying supplies as well as lures components for all types of fishing.

The first people in the door each day gets a free goodie bag and special pricing on lures will be available.

For more information, visit www.poorboysbaits.com or call 260-463-2687.

Hunter’s Rendezvous

The annual Dowagiac Conservation Club’s Hunter’s Rendezvous event is set for Jan. 26.

Visitors will get to eyeball huge deer, elk and other game that have been harvested by area hunters. You can also take your recently harvested bucks in for scoring by representatives of the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan and an antique gun appraiser will be available to offer free appraisals.

The free event has become popular for adults and youngsters, the latter of whom can learn from experienced hunters in a casual atmosphere. The club is located on M-51, north of Dowagiac.

There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted for deer chili and hot dog lunches that will be available.

Several hunting and conservation groups will be on hand to discuss their activities and the club’s “virtual reality” hunting equipment will be available for visitors to try out.

Proceeds generated from the event help fund the club’s Youth Education Fund. All youngsters who attend will receive a free youth membership to the club. For more information, call Atkinson at (269) 424-5186.


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