The State Game and Fish Department recently honored the Tuttle Wildlife Club for its ongoing efforts to develop and improve public use facilities at numerous lakes in northern Kidder County.
Each year the Department’s fisheries division presents a “Certificate of Appreciation” to an organization that has signed on as a cooperating partner in local projects. District fisheries supervisor Paul Bailey said the Tuttle group is “an outstanding example of the difference a small club can make on their local fisheries.”
Tuttle club members over the years have helped with construction and installation of boat ramps, courtesy docks, toilets, fishing piers, fishing access roads and parking areas at lakes Josephine, Cherry, Jasper, Frettim and Williams, among others.
In addition, Bailey said, the club also assumed primary responsibility for maintaining these facilities after construction. “The long-term commitment of providing the needed maintenance is as important as the initial construction,” Bailey noted, “and the club does an outstanding job in performing this task.”