Men of Outdoors host breakfast
New London event slated for March 4
Men of the Outdoors will host its fifth annual Sportsmen Breakfast on Saturday, March 4, at Emanuel Lutheran School, 200 E. Quincy St., New London.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The event will feature vendors, hunting and fishing displays, workshops, children’s activities.
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m. Jeff Gagnow will present a keynote address.
Gagnow, a former New London resident, now resides near Fond du Lac where he owns and operates Appraisal Consultants LLC, a career that dates back to 1987.
While still full time in the appraisal business, Gagnow has added a new venture, Turning Point Outdoors, a lifestyle brand still in its early stages of development.
With 40 years of hunting and fishing experience, he’s now focused less on his own success having found a passion for motivating others to pursue their own moments and success.
With decades of stories driven by a love of the outdoors, through his faith and his failures, he hopes to inspire others to pursue and enjoy each moment.
The program will end with multiple door prizes for both adults and youths.
Four workshops will be presented beginning at 8 a.m. and repeated at 9:45 a.m.
Workshop topics include turkey hunting, an African hunt experience, rifle calibers and ballistic performance, and solo camping in the wilderness.
In the first workshop, Wisconsin Turkey Commander Loren Voss will discuss his turkey hunting experience of more than 50 years. Voss has appeared on outdoor shows and he’s published various articles on the sport.
In the second workshop two New London gunsmith Roger Krueger will share his professional knowledge on different rifle calibers, advantages of each, bullet grain weights, ballistics and best uses for each caliber.
In the third workshop, Dave and Melissa Gilbertson will share their experiences of what it is like to hunt in Africa. They are representatives for Wild Game Safaris.
In the fourth workshop, Chuck Reetz will discuss solo camping in the wilderness. Reetz is an avid BWCA camper and will talk about his adventures including sub zero camping with minimal supplies.
Tickets cost $10 at the door or for $8 in advance. Tickets are available at the New London Area Chamber of Commerce, Emanuel Church office and Johnny’s Little Shop of Bait. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.
Breakfast consists of an egg bake, sausage links, roasted potatoes, fresh fruit salad and muffins.