Montello Yetis Snowmobile Club
Montello Yetis meet the 1st Saturday from Oct-Apr.

Marquette County Snowmobile Association Golf Outing!
This will be our first ever Golf Outing! Please come out and have some fun!
All proceeds will be going towards Marquette Counnty Snowmobile Association.
There will be no more Grass Drags held at Lake of the Woods this fall.
Deer Commitee Meeting & Survey
UPDATE!! There will be no Holiday Hunt in Marquette County this year!!
Columbia and Green Lake do not either, but Waushara does.
For a comlete list: 2017 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations (Page 9)

As you know last snow season we could not open our snowmobile trails this year till after the  holiday hunt in January.  It would be great if everyone would take time to fill out the survey below regarding the 2017 holiday hunt.  They are planning to have this hunt next year.
The Deer Committee is holding a meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 at the County Services Center, Montello.
This will be your time to voice your opinion about the deer season(s) and HOLIDAY HUNT.

2016-17 Season Recap
Unfortunately we were only able to open the trails for 4 days this last winter; 2/3-2/6. It was good to see so many sleds out during that 1 weekend though!
It's very frustrating with another low snow year. December started with a very good start, with 3 solid snow falls. We couldn't open till January due to holiday hunt. As luck didn't have, by January most of the snow was gone due to heavy rains on Christmas weekend. It was a very wet winter, but it was too warm. 
Hoping for better winter ahead next year!
Holiday Hunt
NOTICE! There will be a Holiday Hunt in Marquette County this year. Trails will not be open during 12/24 - 1/1. Chances are trails will not be open during December this year. We must comply with DNR established hunting seasons and respect landowners. Surrounding counties that have the holiday hunt are Columbia and Green Lake County also.
Pray for snow and hope conditions are prime for 1st of the year!! Make sure to have your sled registered and also trail sticker!

Trail Maintenance
Trail brushing and signs are in! Please give Glenn W, Scott R, and Greg B a huge thank you! These guys do most all of the trail maintenace. Here are some pics from this year's marking.

Montello Yetis wins 1st Place in 2016 Montello Lions Hauntetd Hayride
The Montello Lions hosted its annual Haunted Hayride on October 14 & 15 on Paul Cotter's property, just West of Montello. Vistors were treated to a haywagon ride where they met all kinds of scary creatures and saw the woods lit up by hundreds of carved pumpkins. Site were judged both nights, with 1st prize going to the group sponsered by the Montello Yetis. 2nd prize to the site made by the Harsh, Hanson, and Anderson families, and 3rd prize the Red Hatters group.
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Earl Fredrick wins Snowmobiler of the Year Award
Earl Fredrick was awarded the Marquette County Snowmobiler of the Year 2016 on October 5th. Many member of the Marquette County Association gathered at Harris Villa to surprise Earl with this award.
The award says, "Earl's dedication to the sport of snowmobiling in Marquette County has elevated him to a place of honor. In 1969, he and 3 others met to form what would become the Marquette County Snowmobile Association. Earl also opened a Polaris dealership in Endeavor and was founding father of the Endeavor Freedom Riders. He was strong advocate for the sport and the Endeavor Freedom Riders, serving as club president, committee member, and major force in acquiring the bridge across the Neenah Creek. Earl was chief mechanic for sleds and groomers and was active in all club functions, including being their number one trail groomer over the years. He was always willing to help anyone and everyone 24/7. In 1983 he moved an old granary down to the trail for a warming shelter for all who came by. He rebuilt it in 2008 after its nine lives were up. The Endeavor Freedom Riders and Marquette County Association salute Earl for his active participation at the local and county level since 1969.

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