Hello to everyone from the Board of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Once again this past year has been an exciting year for everyone in Sioux County.
First of all we would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s club. Thank you to all the members, sponsors, businesses, volunteers and board members for supporting this organization so we can continue to help improve and expand on all of the wildlife areas in our county. With all of your help this will insure to our kids and generations to come the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
- The 21st annual banquet was held on March 10. Once again this was a very successful banquet which cleared around $56,500.
- Honoring our Veterans. One item in the live auction this year was a Sig 1911 MIA-POW .5 cal. Handgun. It was decided to have all of the proceeds of this handgun and all donations from individuals go to Midwest Honor Flight chapter. Midwest Honor Flight is an organization taking Veterans for a special day of touring Washington D.C. The total of all the proceeds and donations was $4,500.
- Next year the Banquet is set for March 9 2019 at the Dordt Rec Center.
Outdoor Skills Day
This years outdoor skills day will be held on June 7, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Oak Grove. There is a noon lunch provided. This day is open to all ages. There are different sessions to choose from….shotgun shooting, air rifles, archery, outdoor cooking, improving outdoor skills and much more. You must pre-register by calling Sunday Ford (712-552-3057).
Family Fishing Clinic
This event, sponsored by Sioux County Conservation Board and the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Sandy Hollow fishing pond. Come for a fun filled morning of fishing instruction. There will be prizes!! Bring your own pole. **There will be some available if you don’t have one. Lunch will be provided at noon for those who participate. To register please call Sunday Ford (712-552-3057).
For everyone purchasing items on Amazon you can go to Amazon Smile (everything the same as Amazon) and purchase your items. The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club is listed as a non profit organization under Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make and list SCSC as the non profit, 0.5% of each purchase will go to SCSC. Keep this in mind for your next purchase.
We still have calendars available to purchase if you are interested. Go on the website at www.siouxcsc.org to purchase or contact one of the board members listed below. As a reminder, each calendar sold will be tied to a specific number. Each week of the year a number will be drawn to win that week’s gun. Each calendar can be purchased for $35. Calendars will be sold until we are out of them.
Also we are getting the 2019 calendars started. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor on the calendar please contact one of our board members asap. The 2019 Calendar will have some nice changes in it. They should be available sometime in August. Website again is www.siouxcsc.org .
A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.
Don’t forget to check out our website www.siouxcsc.org! Make sure you check out the “Upcoming Events” section for any local sportsmen related activities. Events are continually updated. Volunteer opportunities will be listed in the upcoming events area, but you can also sign up on the website to be emailed when opportunities arise. Keep checking on the website for pictures of events that we had. See if you are in a picture and especially if you see one of your kids or someone you know, tell them to check it out.
The land acquisition committee is staying in contact with some individuals on a piece of property coming available. This will be a nice addition to an existing public access area.
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club