Greetings to all outdoorsmen and women!
This past year, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Going into the 21st year, many exciting things have happened and are developing in Sioux County. It is very exciting to see all of the improvements and updates being done throughout the entire county to the parks and public grounds for the enjoyment of everyone to be able to enjoy the outdoors. By your support as members, sponsors, businesses and individual donors we can continue to preserve the future for our youth to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to everyone for your support.
Again this year we held the kids events that were a great success.
- At the Outdoor Skills Day this year the were 209 kids attending. It is awesome to see so many kids interested in wanting to learn different skills for the outdoors.
- This year at the Kids Fishing Day at Sandy Hollow there were 60 kids attending. Again there were a lot of nice fish caught this year with the largest being an 18” bass.
- Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board and all the volunteers for putting on these events.
Again this year the Sioux County Conservation Board has been busy stocking our local ponds with funding help by the Sioux County Sportmen’s Club. Winterfeld boating and fishing – 200 walleye, 200 crappie. Sandy Hollow 200 crappie and 150 perch. Boyden Bruce Schomaker area 150 crappie, 50 perch and 100 walleye. Hawarden Big Sioux recreation area 600 walleye and 1100 perch.
The work on the ponds at Sandy Hollow is coming along very nice along with several other updates being done to the recreation area. Thanks to our Sioux County Conservation for making this area another recreational “HOT” spot in our county.
Excitement keeps building for the new Nature Center that will be constructed at Oak Grove Park. The Sioux County Conservation Foundation is working hard to raise the remaining $1.2 million needed to secure a $600,000 Enhancement Iowa grant. Go to the Sioux County Conservation website for information or call 712-552-1047 about this great project.
You don’t want to miss on this years calendar! A gun will be drawn every Wednesday in 2018 for a total of 52 guns to be given away! (*a cash buyout of gun can be redeemed in its place). This is a joint effort between the Sioux County Sportmen’s Club and Pheasants Forever Chapter #36 going into a separate fund which can be doubled making every $35 purchase of a calendar turn into $70. 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. Thank you to all of the business card sponsor for your support in this fund raiser and to all who purchase calendars.
Start making plans to attend the 21th Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club banquet held again at the Dordt College Rec Center on March 10, 2018. There will be some very nice changes to the banquet again this year that you won’t want to miss. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, date. Everyone is welcome. The board has been very busy planning for this event. Help us make this major fundraising event a huge success.
Grand Prizes include….
- $1000 Joe’s Appliance Gift Card (OC)
- $500 Scheels Gift Card
- $500 Scheels Gift Card
- DeWalt Tool Set
- Freezer with meat
- Vacuum packer
- CMMG MK 4 S
- Tri Star G2 Bronze 12 ga.
- Browning X-Bolt Medalion .308
- Ruger KSR9c 9mm
Don’t miss out on getting your banquet tickets early! Go to our website (www.siouxcsc.org) and click on the link in the upper right corner under BANQUET TICKETS to order them online. Easily pay with your credit card! For some of you who are even more techy…scan the QR code with your phones and it will take you to our website!
By purchasing your tickets online it will allow us to have everyone’s information accurately. No more trying to read scratchy penmanship and misspelling names on newsletters!
Make sure to take a look at the options carefully when purchasing your tickets! You will find an additional ticket special option. The Extra Ticket Special includes double the raffle tickets, grand prize tickets, and gun raffle tickets in addition to your banquet ticket! This option is $150
Don’t forget about the early bird deadline of February 1, 2017. Our early bird prizes this year will be:
- Marlin XT 17
- Heritage Rough Rider .22
- CZ 612 12ga.
- $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.
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, 2018.
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, 2018.
Don’t forget to check out our website (www.siouxcsc.org)! Find information about upcoming events.
We look forward to seeing you all at our 21th anniversary banquet! Be safe and enjoy the outdoors!
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club
Roger Van Beek
Ryan Van Beek