Unit Description: Jambo Creek, Home of the Mishicot Sportsman Club was the first place in Manitowoc County to be visited and settled by white men. Jacques VIEAU of the Northwest Fur Company landed on the shore of what is now known as Two Creeks, in 1795. His Mackinaw boat was loaded with goods that would be traded for furs with the Indians. From this place he proceeded on an Indian trail nine miles southwest of the present Jambo Creek property. His family came with him, all in a very large bark canoe with the camping outfit. Later on VIEAU built a trading post on Jambo Creek and one later on, in Manitowoc Rapids. Jambo Creek Trading Post of located on the Old Green Bay Trail.
The Mishicot Sportsman Club was founded in 1947 and has been very active in the community ever since. The village park was originally established by the club in the late 1940’s, eventually being turned over to the Village in the early 1960’s. It was at the time that the club purchased the land now known as Jambo Creek Park. Jambo Creek Park, is roughly about 18-1/2 acre tract located in the Town of Gibson, which is just Northwest of the Village of Mishicot.
Jambo Creek is a Class II Trout Stream and is part of the state’s ICE AGE TRAIL. The property offers a place for picnics, hiking and archery. There is a field course for archery shooters to use and the Clubhouse is available to the members and public for weddings, graduations, class reunions and many other events.
Meeting Day: First Wednesday each month.
Meeting Time: 8:00 PM
Location: 13804 Jambo Creek Road (Jambo Creek Park)
Club Membership: $15/individual $20/family
Contact Person: David Gohr (Club President) (920) 901-9229;
Alternative Contact: Roger Vander Logt (920) 323-4882
Officers for 2020:
President: David Gohr – 920.901.9229
Vice President: Andy Heyroth – 920.615.1942
Secretary: Donna Gohr – 920.973.0766
Treasurer: Larry Kobes – 920.323.9025
One Year: Tom Heyroth
Two Years: Greg Lambert
Three Years: T.J. Kinjerski
Four Years: Brad Musil
Fish & Game Directors:
Roger Vander Logt – roger@VLoutdoormedia.com
Alternate Fish & Game Director: Paul Tuschel
Archery Committee (2020)
David Gohr, Andy Heyroth, Tom Heyroth, Louis Heyroth, T.J. Kinjerski, Matt Sadowski and Bob Mehorczyk. Alternatve: Joe Tulachka
Mishicot Sportsman Club Summer Archery League will be starting on May 10th and 11th, 2020.
Clubhouse will be open on Sunday May 10, 17 and 24 from 8 am to 12 noon, and on May 11, 18 and 25 from 3pm to 7 pm. These dates are for signing up to shoot in the league.
All rules regarding the safety of everyone during this time of the Coronavirus will be enforced while in the clubhouse and on the archery range.
Any questions feel free to call 920-973-0766. See you there.
The Mishicot Sportsman Club would like to thank the FORWARD Endowment for their donation to the club’s bridge repair project. FORWARD Endowment was started with a donation of $50,000 from an estate gift, given to the Manitowoc Unit of Manitowoc County Fish & Game. The Charitable Trust was setup to help other projects around the county. The trust has grown to over $600,000 since 1993, and the Manitowoc County Fish & Game has been a significant partner in that growth donating property sale and banquet proceeds to the Endowment to help fund future needs.
The intent of the founders was to provide a financial resource to help fund projects in Manitowoc County that relate to hunting, fishing, conservation and related education. The FORWARD Endowment is a 501(c) 3 and all donations are tax deductible. Only the interest generated from the fund is distributed to county organizations who meet the mission and goals of the organization. A donation to the endowment has become a popular alternative to flowers when club members and sporting enthusiasts pass away.
The Mishicot Sportsman Club had to repair their bridge over the Jambo Creek so that it would be in ADA compliance so those with handicaps can get across without any problems. The club would like to thank all the younger members who worked so hard to complete this project in the last week. A sportsman club without younger members to help pickup where the older members who use to do the work, is a wonderful feeling today. Thank you to all the members who work on club projects. Mishicot Sportsman Club meetings are held on the First Wednesday of each month starting at 8 pm at their clubhouse located on Jambo Creek Park. The club is at 13804 Jambo Creek Road in Mishicot, WI. just north of State Hwy 147. The club has a 30 3-D archery course and will be having their summer league soon. Public is welcome to stop on out at a meeting and we welcome you to join.