Greetings to all outdoorsmen and women!
This summer we had a couple different events for kids…
- Outdoor Skills Day – 220+ kids attended again for the third year in a row! This continues to exceed our expectations! It’s great to see them want to experience the outdoors and learn skills needed for outdoor activities.
- 30 kids along with their parents braved the June rain to participate in the annual Kids Fishing Day. Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board for their help with this event!
The Sioux County Conservation Board stocked Boyden Pit with 50 walleye and 100 perch. Sandy Hollow was filled with 250 blue gill and 100 perch. The Dunlap Pit with 100 bass, 250 blue gill and 100 perch. Winterfeld Pit with 200 walleye and 100 perch. The Big Sioux Recreation Area was also stocked (no numbers available). There will also be 1500 crappies that will be spread throughout the county in the near future.
The board has started selling the 2015 gun calendars. A gun will be drawn every Wednesday in 2015 for a total of 52 guns to be given away! (*a cash buyout of gun can be redeemed in its place). Contact any board member from SCSC or go to our website for local businesses that carry the calendars. **Calendars will be sold until they are gone.
The board has been starting to plan the upcoming banquet to be held on March 14, 2015. It will once again be held at the Dordt College Rec Center.
Grand Prizes include….
- Benelli Ethos 12 ga
- Kimber 308 cal
- Savage FV22-250
- Winchester SX3 12 ga
- Ruger 10/22
- Sig P238
- American Classic 1911 .45 cal
- G5 Quest Compound Bow & Arrow
- $1,000 gift certificate to Joe’s Appliance (Orange City)
- $500 Gift Card Scheels
- $2000 Travel voucher to the Caribbean
- Louisiana Grill/Smoker
BANQUET TICKETS are available online!
Yes, you read that correctly! You can purchase your banquet tickets online. We encourage you to check it out! It’s simple, easy, and quick! Go to our website (www.siouxcsc.org) and click on the link it the upper right corner under BANQUET TICKETS. This will take you to the registration page. Easily pay with your credit card! Don’t miss out on this opportunity! It’s as easy as 1-2-3! J For some of you who are even more techy…scan the QR code with your phones and it will take you to our website!
When purchasing your ticket you will be able to print a copy of your ticket immediately following the purchase and they will be emailed to you.
Don’t forget about the early bird deadline of February 1, 2015. Our early bird prizes this year will be:
- Thompson Center Impact .50 cal
- Mossburg 500 12 ga
- Marlin model 60 .22 cal
- $100 cash
- 2 – $50 cash
- 2 – $25 cash
** Keep in mind that tickets are $15 more at the door the night of the banquet, so make sure to order your tickets online, send in the enclosed form, or contact any of the board members for tickets.
As always, business or individuals will have the opportunity to sponsor a gun. If you are interested in doing this, please contact any of the board members.
There are two – $250 scholarship available to high school seniors or current college students and we strongly encourage you to go online to our website (www.siouxcsc.org) for an application. Here is a great way to help with your college tuition! All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015.
The Legendary Sportsman Award will once again be awarded during our banquet. There are many deserving people that could receive this award, but we need you to nominate them. If you have someone in mind to nominate, please fill out a nomination form found on our website (www.siouxcsc.org). The forms must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015.
Don’t forget to check out our website (www.siouxcsc.org)! Find information about upcoming events!
We look forward to seeing you at our banquet! Be safe this hunting season!
Roger Van Beek
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club