December 2019 Newsletter

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Greetings to all who support the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club.

Thank you to all for your support for the year 2019. Your support for the past 22 years has made a huge difference for our county insuring our youth the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. 2019 has been another busy year with updates, improvements and additions to our public grounds and parks. Thank you!

Fund Raising Events

The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club has 2 opportunities for you to help raise funds for conservation. The past few months the land acquisition committee has been approached with quite a few opportunities on land coming available. Although we do not know the outcome of these yet, we surely do not want to pass these opportunities up because of available funds. Please consider helping out with these events.

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendars are out for sale. This is a joint fund raiser with Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club and Sioux Prairie Chapter #36 PF with all the funds raised going into a separate account. The calendars are on sale for $35 with 53 drawings this year (leap year). You can purchase these from any board member, go to our website to purchase or find a business where they are located. (www.siouxcsc.org) They will also be available when you purchase banquet tickets. Each Wednesday is the drawing for firearms or gift cards. The money raised has a potential of being doubled to be used for land acquisition. These make an excellent Christmas gift. Please consider buying these as this has the potential to raise some big dollars for future land acquisition. Thanks to all.

2020 Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club Banquet

March 7 2020 is the 23rd annual Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club banquet. This will be held at the Dordt Rec Center with a Prime Rib meal served. The planning for this event is well under way. The board has a few changes again with games and giveaways. There will be a nice selection of items on the auction, silent auction and games. This is the major fund raising event for you as members of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Everyone is welcome.  Consider inviting someone new to this event.

The Grand Prizes this year….

  1. Bergara HMR 6.5 Creedmoor                        6. $500 Scheels Gift Card
  2. Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Camo                7. $500 Fleet Farm Gift Card
  3. Browning X-Bolt Medallion .243                  8.  Stihl Combo Package
  4. Sig Sauer P225 9mm                                       9. 60” Flat Screen TV
  5. $1,000.00 Joe’s Appliance Gift Card           10. $500 Cenex Gas Card

Don’t miss out on the early bird tickets. 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! You can also use the QR code to scan with your phone to get you to the website. By purchasing online it allows for more accurate information. Make sure to look at the options carefully when purchasing tickets. There will be an additional ticket (The Magnum special) option to double the tickets for the raffle tickets, grand prize tickets and the gun raffle tickets. This option is $150. If you purchase before the early bird deadline of Feb. 1 you will be entered into the drawing for

  1. S & W Bodyguard .38 special  3. $50 Cash     5. $50 Cash   7. $25 Cash 2. $100 cash                                    4. $50 Cash      6. $50 Cash   8. $25 Cash

***Keep in mind that tickets are $15 more the day of the banquet.

Businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to be a sponsor of a gun. If you are interested please contact one of the board members. This list will come out soon.

  • $500 Scholarship There will be two $500 scholarships available to high school seniors or current college students. We strongly encourage you to go online to our website (www.siouxcsc.org) for an application. This is a great way to help with your college tuition. All applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2020.
  • Legendary Sportsman Award – The legendary sportsman award will once again be awarded to a deserving

person who has made an impact to you or others in conservation. If you have someone in mind that deserves this award, YOU need to be the one to nominate them. If you have someone in mind You need to go to the website (www.siouxcsc.org) and fill out the nomination form. The nomination form must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2020.

Land Update

There has just been more acres added to the Rock Wildlife Area.  The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club helped with the purchase of 11.88 acres to this piece. This is the farm ground that jutted in the public on the south side of the old tracks.

There is a lot of discussion on multiple pieces that is and might be coming up for sale. Everyone who is involved with the land acquisition is working hard to see what can be done with these coming up. We appreciate all your support and ask for your continued support in these efforts.

The Sioux County Conservation did some stocking of ponds this year. Because of all the flooding the stocking was limited to just a few ponds. Sandy Hollow was stocked with perch, bluegill, catfish and crappie. The Floyd B Complex with catfish, bluegill and crappie and the Vande Weerd pit with catfish, bluegill and crappie. This was done with funding help from Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club.

Kids events

The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club held their annual kids events this summer.

At the outdoor skills day there were 280 kids with 40 volunteers. SCSC gave out numerous prizes including air rifles, bb guns, and a youth rifle and shotgun.

The kids fishing day there were 75 people with 10 volunteers. Prizes were given out for the most fish, biggest fish and the casting contest.

Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board and all the volunteers that helped.

AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonPrime (smile.amazon.com) the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization selected by customers. There is a direct link on our website that will help support us while you shop

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 23rd anniversary banquet! Be safe and enjoy the outdoors.

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

May 2019 Newsletter

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Greetings from the Board of Sioux County Sportmen’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 support this will insure to our kids and generations to come the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Banquet information

  1.  The 22st annual banquet was held on March 9. The banquet this year raised just under $48,000. The banquet is the major fund raising event for the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club with the proceeds staying in Sioux County to help with improvements to existing public ground and helping with land acquisition in the county. Thank you to all who supported and attended the banquet. 
  2.  Honoring our Veterans. One item on the live auction this year was a LSI Citadel 1911 .45 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 $2,500.
  3. Next year the Banquet is set for March 7, 2020 at the Dordt Rec Center. SAVE THE DATE.

Outdoor Skills Day

This years outdoor skills day will be held on June 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area. There is a noon lunch provided. This day is open to all ages. There are different sessions to choose from…. Hiking, canoeing, archery, outdoor cooking, air rifles, shotgun shooting, duck hunting, fly fishing 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 8, 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).

Amazon Smile

 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.

Board Members

 Looking for people interested in being a board member. At this time we have quite a few people on the board that are over 50 years old. We are looking for anyone, especially younger people, that would be interested. Rock Valley, Ireton and Hawarden are areas that could use more representation. If anyone is interested you can contact a board member or email club@siouxcsc.org.

Calendars

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 2020 calendars started. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor on the calendar please contact one of our board members asap. The 2020 Calendar will have a nice selection of firearms and gift cards in it. The calendars will be available soon. You will be able to purchase these at locations listed on the website or by contacting one of the board members. This is a joint effort between the SCSC and PF Chapter #36 going into a separate fund with the money raised potentially doubling and being used for land acquisition. Website again is www.siouxcsc.org .

Land Maps

A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.

Website

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 updates on events and information on these events.

Land Update

 This past year there has been 15.6 acres added to the Rock Wildlife Area west of Rock Valley and on the north side of the walk trail. This is a very nice addition to this area.

  The land acquisition committee is working on another piece which would add approximately 35 acres to another existing wildlife area. Updates on this piece will be in the next newsletter or on the SCSC website. Stay tuned.

 With your continued support of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club, we as the board will work hard for you to improve existing areas and acquire new wildlife areas in Sioux County insuring that our youth and future generation have a place to enjoy the outdoors. Thank you.   

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

December 2018 Newsletter

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Greetings to all outdoorsmen and women!

   This coming year, 2019,  will mark the 22nd year for the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Another year is just about to pass again. 2018 has shaped up to be another great year for Sioux County with all the improvements and developments happening.   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.

  The Sioux County Sportsmen’s club held there annual kids events again this summer.                                                                        

  • At the Outdoor Skills Day this year there were 196 kids, 75 adults and 40 volunteers attending.  SCSC gave out many prizes including 10 air rifles and bb guns as well as a youth rifle and shotgun.
  • This year at the Kids Fishing Day at Sandy Hollow there were about 70 people attending. SCSC gave out prizes for the most fish, biggest fish and the casting contest.  
  • Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board and all the volunteers for putting on these events.

Land Update  

   More public ground. Another piece of property has been added to a Sioux County public wildlife area. This piece adds 15.6 acres to the Rock Wildlife Area just west of Rock Valley  north of the walk trail. Thanks to all of you who enjoy the outdoors that make this possible. Your support helps with this and future projects.

   The Sioux County Conservation Officers have been stocking some of our local ponds again this year with funding help from the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Big Sioux Rec Area – 700 crappie and 75 bluegill. Sandy Hollow – 550 crappie, 150 perch, 100 bluegill, 75 catfish. Winterfeld Pond – 250 crappie, 50 perch, 25 bluegill, 25 catfish.

  The Sioux County Nature Center construction has started. Dirtwork was completed in October. The footings have been poured,light form walls and block laying is taking place. Construction will continue through the winter. It will take about 1 year to complete putting completion at next  winter. Fundraising is still needed to cover exhibits and details that will make this building an attraction for all.

Gun Calendar – Help Double the money

   You don’t want to miss on this years calendar! $500 Gift Cards.  This year in the calendar there will be 32 guns and 20 Scheels Gift Cards of $500.  Drawings will be every Wednesday throughout the year for the item on that date.   (*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. You can also purchase these through eventbrite when you purchase banquet tickets.  **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.

Banquet

  Save the date. March 9 2019. The 22nd annual Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club banquet will be held on March 9 2019 at the Dordt Rec Center. The planning for this event is well under way by the board. Once again there will be many items given away along with a nice selection of auction items. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, date. Everyone is welcome.  Help us make this major fundraising event for our county conservation a huge success.

Grand Prizes include….

  • Browning Silver Hunter 12 ga.
  • Weatherby AA Grade Van Guard Deluxe 30-06
  • ATI Calvary 12 ga.
  • Ruger Mark 4 .22 cal.
  • $1000 Joe’s Appliance Gift Card (OC)
  • $500 Scheels Gift Card
  • $500 Fleet Farm Gift Card
  • $500 Cenex Gas Card
  • Stihl Combo Set
  • Gas Generator
  • GPS Handheld
  • Food Slicer

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, 2019. Our early bird prizes this year will be:

  • H & R 20 ga.
  • ATC 6.5 Creedmore
  • CZ 455 HB .17 cal.
  • $100 cash
  • 2 – $50 cash
  • 2 – $25 cash

** Keep in mind that tickets are $15 more the day 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 – $500 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, 2019.

 * 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, 2019.

   What is Amazon Smile?  AmazonSmile ia a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and covenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization selected by customers. There is a direct link on our website that will help you support us while you shop.

   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 22nd anniversary banquet! Be safe and enjoy the outdoors!

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

December 2018 Newsletter

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Greetings to all outdoorsmen and women!

   This coming year, 2019,  will mark the 22nd year for the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Another year is just about to pass again. 2018 has shaped up to be another great year for Sioux County with all the improvements and developments happening.   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.

  The Sioux County Sportsmen’s club held there annual kids events again this summer.                                                                        

  • At the Outdoor Skills Day this year there were 196 kids, 75 adults and 40 volunteers attending.  SCSC gave out many prizes including 10 air rifles and bb guns as well as a youth rifle and shotgun.
  • This year at the Kids Fishing Day at Sandy Hollow there were about 70 people attending. SCSC gave out prizes for the most fish, biggest fish and the casting contest.  
  • Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board and all the volunteers for putting on these events.

Land Update  

   More public ground. Another piece of property has been added to a Sioux County public wildlife area. This piece adds 15.6 acres to the Rock Wildlife Area just west of Rock Valley  north of the walk trail. Thanks to all of you who enjoy the outdoors that make this possible. Your support helps with this and future projects.

   The Sioux County Conservation Officers have been stocking some of our local ponds again this year with funding help from the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Big Sioux Rec Area – 700 crappie and 75 bluegill. Sandy Hollow – 550 crappie, 150 perch, 100 bluegill, 75 catfish. Winterfeld Pond – 250 crappie, 50 perch, 25 bluegill, 25 catfish.

  The Sioux County Nature Center construction has started. Dirtwork was completed in October. The footings have been poured,light form walls and block laying is taking place. Construction will continue through the winter. It will take about 1 year to complete putting completion at next  winter. Fundraising is still needed to cover exhibits and details that will make this building an attraction for all.

Gun Calendar – Help Double the money

   You don’t want to miss on this years calendar! $500 Gift Cards.  This year in the calendar there will be 32 guns and 20 Scheels Gift Cards of $500.  Drawings will be every Wednesday throughout the year for the item on that date.    (*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. You can also purchase these through eventbrite when you purchase banquet tickets.  **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.

Banquet

  Save the date. March 9 2019. The 22nd annual Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club banquet will be held on March 9 2019 at the Dordt Rec Center. The planning for this event is well under way by the board. Once again there will be many items given away along with a nice selection of auction items. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, date. Everyone is welcome.  Help us make this major fundraising event for our county conservation a huge success.

Grand Prizes include….

  • Browning Silver Hunter 12 ga.
  • Weatherby AA Grade Van Guard Deluxe 30-06
  • ATI Calvary 12 ga.
  • Ruger Mark 4 .22 cal.
  • $1000 Joe’s Appliance Gift Card (OC)
  • $500 Scheels Gift Card
  • $500 Fleet Farm Gift Card
  • $500 Cenex Gas Card
  • Stihl Combo Set
  • Gas Generator
  • GPS Handheld
  • Food Slicer

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, 2019. Our early bird prizes this year will be:

  • H & R 20 ga.
  • ATC 6.5 Creedmore
  • CZ 455 HB .17 cal.
  • $100 cash
  • 2 – $50 cash
  • 2 – $25 cash

** Keep in mind that tickets are $15 more the day 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 – $500 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, 2019.

 * 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, 2019.

   What is Amazon Smile?  AmazonSmile ia a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and covenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization selected by customers. There is a direct link on our website that will help you support us while you shop.

   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 22nd anniversary banquet! Be safe and enjoy the outdoors!

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

May 2018 Newsletter

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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.

Banquet information

  1. The 21st annual banquet was held on March 10. Once again this was a very successful banquet which cleared around $56,500.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).

Amazon Smile

 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.

Calendars

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 .

Land Maps

A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.

Website

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.

Land Update

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.

Dennis Hoksbergen
President
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

December 2017 Newsletter

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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.

Land Update

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.

Gun Calendar

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.

Banquet

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
  • Kayak
  • Binoculars
  • 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!

 

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

 

Board Members

Brian Cuperus

Brian Oordt

Cody Hoksbergen

Dan Harskamp

Dell Faber

Ross Hoksbergen

Doug Uhl

Garet Friedrichsen

Evan Byl

Harry Huizenga

Jason Meyer

Jim Jonker

John Sells

Jordan Faber

Justin DeJong

Mike Ritz

Nick Siebrecht

Owen Sandbulte

Roger Van Beek

Rob Klocke

Rob McAlpine

Rick Sandbulte

Ryan Van Beek

Zach Weyer

May 2017 Newsletter

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A big hello to everyone from the Board of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club.  It has been an exciting year for everyone to be able to celebrate 20 years of the club’s organization.

First of all we would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s club over the last 20 years. Here is a very interesting list of accomplishments over the last 20 years of where all of your proceeds are going to.

  1. Over the last 20 years SCSC has spent $776,393 helping with the acquisition of 2146 acres. Go and check these public grounds out. They are quite impressive. Also if you get a chance, thank the Sioux County Conservation for maintaining these grounds and as always leave these grounds cleaner than when you came.
  2. Over the last 20 years SCSC has spent $97,850 just on kids. This would be events, gifts and prizes for events, youth education events, etc. Remember this is all for the kids and there future in the outdoors.
  3. Over the last 20 years SCSC has spent $31,150 for stocking fish in our ponds throughout Sioux County. Go out and spend time with your kids, grandkids or take other kids out to these places.

All of these accomplishments are done only with all of you as members, businesses, sponsors, volunteers and board members. We all have something very special in our county that will always be there for our future generations.

Our 20th anniversary banquet was once again very successful. This year we have cleared around $63,000. Once again thanks to all of you who made this a great success.

Our 2018 banquet has not quite been set yet. Keep looking at our website at www.siouxcsc.org for an update on the banquet. This will be posted shortly. If anyone has questions or ideas for our banquet please contact one of the board members so we can address that at our board meetings.

Outdoor Skills Day

This years outdoor skills day will be held on June 8, 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 10, 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).

Calendars

We still have calendars available to purchase if you are interested.  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 $30. Calendars will be sold until we are out of them. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please contact one of the board members listed below.

Also we are getting the 2018 calendars started. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor on the calendar please contact one of our board members.

Land Maps

A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.

Website

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.

Land Update

The land acquisition committee is staying in contact with some individuals on possible upcoming property coming available. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Dennis Hoksbergen
President
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

December 2016 Newsletter

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Greetings to all outdoorsmen and women!

This coming year, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Can you believe it’s been 20 years? Amazing all the things accomplished in 20 years with land acquisitions, updates and improvements to public ground and property, fish stocking programs, youth events etc. All of these accomplishments are able to be done ONLY because of all of you as members, sponsors, businesses and individual donars. Because of all of you the future for our youth in the outdoors and conservation is preserved for all to enjoy.

Again this year we kids events that were a great success.

  • At the Outdoor Skills Day this year the were 192 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 70 kids attending. Again there were a lot of nice fish caught.
  • Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board and all the volunteers for putting on these events.

Land Update

This fall the public ground west of Matlock known as the Doorenbos piece was opened for public hunting. The signage is up and parking area put in.

Again this year the Sioux County Conservation Board has been buisy stocking our local ponds. The Big Sioux Rec. Area – 600 walleye, 1900 crappie, 200 bluegill, 100 catfish. Winterfield pond – 100 walleye, 200 crappie. Bruce Shoemaker Rec. Area – 100 walleye, 200 crappie. Sandy Hollow – 150 crappie,200 perch, 200 bluegill, 50 catfish. Floyd River Wildlife Area B – 100 perch, 100 bluegill. Vande Weerde pit – 100 perch, 50 catfish.

Gun Calendar

You don’t want to miss on this years calendar!  A gun will be drawn every Wednesday in 2017 for a total of 52 guns to be given away! The first Wednesday of every month the drawing will be for a Henry Silver Boy .17 cal. With the 20th anniversary logo engraved in the stock.  (*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.

Banquet

Start making plans to attend the 20th anniversary banquet held again at the Dordt College Rec Center on March 11, 2017. Many new things are being planned for this years banquet promising to be exciting and full of suspense. Invited your family, friends, co-workers, date. Everyone is welcome. The board has been very buisy 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
  • $2000 Travel Voucher
  • Polaris 65qt. cooler
  • Green Mountain Pellet Grill
  • Otter Ice Shack
  • Coolster 125cc ATV
  • Henry .17 20th Anniv. Gun
  • Mossberg Patriot .243
  • CZ South Paw Sterling O/U 12ga.
  • Sig Sauer P238 Esr. 380

Don’t miss out on getting your banquet tickets early!  Go to our website (www.siouxcsc.org) and click on the link it the upper right corner under BANQUET TICKETS to order them online. Easily pay with your credit card!

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 new option is $150

Don’t forget about the early bird deadline of February 1, 2017. Our early bird prizes this year will be:

  • Henry Classic Wood/Blue .22
  • Mossburg 500 12 ga
  • Thompsen Center Impact .50cal
  • $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 – $500 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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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 20th anniversary banquet! Be safe and enjoy the outdoors!

 

Dennis Hoksbergen

President

May 2016 Newsletter

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Hello to all the outdoor enthusiasts! My apologies for getting this out so late, but we have a few things going on this summer to make you aware of along with an update about the past banquet held in March.

Thanks to all of you the banquet was once again a huge success! We cleared around $61,000!! We cannot express enough thanks for the loyal support from all the members and businesses in the area for believing in what is being done in Sioux County! THANK YOU!

We have set March 11, 2017, for the 20th Annual SCSC Banquet! Yes, you read that correctly! Next year we will be celebrating 20 years! If anyone has any ideas on ways we could make this the biggest and best banquet yet, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with one of our board members. We are always open to considering new ideas!

Outdoor Skills Day

This will be held on June 9, 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 11, 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).

Calendars

We still have calendars available to purchase if you are interested.  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 $30. Calendars will be sold until we are out of them. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please contact one of the board members listed below.

Land Maps

A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.

Website

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 (perfect opportunity to find out when work days are for Sandy Hollow!).

Land Update

We are hoping to finalize details so that the 67 acres west of Matlock will be open for hunting this fall. Please keep an eye out for signs or check with board members to find out if the land is open to the public.

 

Roger Van Beek

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club

December 2015 Newsletter

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Once again we had different events this past summer for kids and had great attendance!

• The attendance for Outdoor Skills Day was once again outstanding! 300 kids were involved this year which exceeding all expectations! It’s great to see kids want to experience the outdoors and learn skills needed for outdoor activities.

• The annual Kids Fishing Day involved almost 140 kids and adults. Thanks to the Sioux County Conservation Board for their help with this event!

Land Update:

The Sioux County Conservation Board has continued to do a great job of stocking area ponds. Moeller’s Pit was stocked with 100 catfish, 200 blue gill and 100 crappie. Winterfeld Pit was filled with 150 walleye, 200 perch and 400 crappie. The Big Sioux Recreation Area was recently stocked with 550 walleyes, 600 perch, and 1000 crappie. Several hundred walleye, catfish, blue gill, perch and crappies were spread between the Sandy Hollow pond, Boyden, Alton, and Vande Weerd Pits.

Gun Calendar:

Don’t miss out on getting another gun calendar! The board has started selling the 2016 gun calendars. A gun will be drawn every Wednesday in 2016 for a total of 52 guns to be given away! Contact any board member from SCSC or go to our website for local businesses that carry the calendars.

• A cash buyout of gun can be redeemed in its place

• Calendars will be sold until they are gone

BANQUET: MARCH 12, 2016

The board has been starting to plan the upcoming banquet to be held on March 12, 2016. It will once again be held at the Dordt College Recreation Center.

Don’t miss out on getting your banquet tickets early! Go to our website www.siouxcsc.org and click on the link it the upper right corner under BANQUET TICKETS
to order them online. Easily pay with your credit card!

       BANQUET GRAND PRIZES

  • $1000 Joe’s Appliance Gift Card (OC)
  • $500 Scheels Gift Card
  • iPad Air 2
  • Fisher F4 Metal Detector
  • Coolster 125cc ATV
  • Beretta A300 12ga
  • Henry Silver Eagle .22 cal
  • Kimber Stainless 2
  • Howa Snowking Scoped
  • Ruger American 55 .245 cal

Make sure to take a look at the options carefully when purchasing your tickets! You will find an additional ticket special option. The Extra Special Ticket includes double the raffle tickets, grand prize tickets, and gun raffle tickets in addition to your banquet ticket! This new option is $150.

SPONSORS, SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

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 or email club@siouxcsc.org

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, 2016.

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, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at our banquet! Be safe this hunting season!

Roger Van Beek

President

Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club