The following are considered the
Gum Branch Hunting Club Bylaws
The current Board Members are Kevin Padgett, Sonny Noble & Andy Hunt.
The following rules are the product of the Board and owners of Gum Branch Hunting Club. This list contains the main rules governing the club. However they are not all inclusive and common sense must be used in many cases. Remember we all want to have a safe, successful hunting season. Be courteous to others as you would expect them to be to you.
1. Please notify Dan Moulder (his number is listed on the member’s page) if you do not intend to remain a member for the 2013-2014 hunting season so we can allow the opportunity for new members waiting to join.
8. You may store harvested deer in the cooler in the skinning shed for seven days only. If you remove your deer and it is the last one the cooler doors should be left open and the cooler un-plugged. All deer must be tagged while on club property. All harvested deer will be logged in the log book (Please fill out as much of the log as you can).
9. If you cook or mess up the dining hall or bunk house you are responsible for your own clean up. “Pick up your own trash”.
10. Do not leave trash in the shooting houses; if you take it out there bring it back.
11. The ice machine is for all to use so do not empty it for your ice chest. Bags of ice are available in the kitchen freezer for your ice chest.
12. On Club stands it is expected that if a person is
fortunate enough to harvest a quality buck or multiple deer from one of the
green field stands, allow others in the club the opportunity to harvest a
deer from that stand.
14. Personal ladder stands are allowed but members must understand that just because they have a stand in an area that other members still have the right to hunt that area. If a member has a personal stand and have their name marked on it and you wish to hunt from it, then you must contact the stand owner and obtain their permission each time you wish to hunt the stand. If they do not have their name marked on the stand then it will be treated as a club stand and will be open for any member to hunt.
15. The use of supplemental feed (corn or pelletized) is allowed as long as it conforms to state regulations but it must be marked on the map to ensure that other members are not inadvertently hunting illegally over bait without even knowing. Such feed stations shall not cause any stand (club or personal) to be illegal to hunt from.
17. No guest on opening day or weekend of bow season and no guest opening weekend of gun season on club land.
kills to the state allotted number. In order to limit pressure on the club’s deer herd, each member will be allotted one state bag limit harvested on club lease land. This will include deer harvested by a member’s spouse, children, and guest.
23. Any member who kills an illegal deer is required to pay a 25.00 fine for the first offense and the fine doubles for each new occurrence for that member. This includes guest that the member has invited and goes towards the members illegal count. No further hunting will be allowed until your fine is paid.
27. If you have a problem or confrontation, issue, etc. with another member report it to one of the board members.
All physical confrontations will result in immediate expulsion from the club (No Exceptions).
28. Do not drive your vehicles beyond the parking spots at each piece of leased property. If you trash leased land by rutting the roads from driving a vehicle other than an ATV you will be charge for the repair. Also, please do not ride ATV’s on food plots. We put a lot of time, money and effort into planting these plots and we cannot afford for them to be damaged by ATV’s. If you want to scout a plot for sign, please do so on foot.
29. When you skin a deer you are responsible for taking the remains to the gut pit within 24 hours. The rules of the gut pit are posted in the skinning shed. Although we pay a fee for use of the gut pit, this is a privilege that can be easily taken from us so please be sure and cover your carcass well.
30. All hunters are required to tag out when they go hunting and tag in when they return. We have to know that you are safe and have returned. In addition this helps to keep others from coming in on you. No tagging a hunting spot before the day of the hunt.
31. Do not park your vehicles in a manner that blocks the road or the ability to circle the camp ground. All trailers should be parked out of the parking areas when they are un-hooked.