May 2014 Newsletter
MAY 2014 NEWSLETTER
Hello to all the outdoor enthusiasts! 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.
The banquet was once again a huge success! We cleared around $70,000!! 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!
We have set March 14, 2015, as the next banquet. Save the date on your calendars!! If anyone has any
new ideas on games, grand prizes or anything else concerning the banquet, please don’t hesitate to
contact a board member. We are always looking for new ideas for the banquet.
Outdoor Skills Day
This will be held on June 6, 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 14, 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 for the one with the most fish, biggest fish,
casting contest, and a prize for each person registered. 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).
There are new updated public hunting land maps at various business in the county.
** A printable map can be found on our website (www.siouxcsc.org).
Fish stocking in Sioux County Public Waters
The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club donated funds to be used in stocking of fish in several Sioux County
ponds. Crappie, perch, catfish and walleye were distributed between the Big Sioux rec area, Alton
Borrow Pit, and the Winterfeld Pit in Rock Valley. Catfish were also distributed among most of the other
ponds in Sioux County. More fish will be ordered in July to stock other Sioux County waters in October.
We recently purchased 67 acres west of Matlock that will tie into the public piece already there. This
piece will not be open for use until all the grants are finalized.
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.
Beginning May 1, Sandy Hollow will still be available for public use, but will be under the control of the
Sioux County Conservation Board. We will be looking for volunteers on work days to help with clean up
and project improvements. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page or check with one of the board
members for upcoming work dates.
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
The Big Sioux River Cleanup will be happening from July 12‐19 beginning in Sioux Falls, SD down to
Westfield, IA. For more information on this event and to download the registration materials, please
visit www.iowaprojectaware.com .
Roger Van Beek
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club