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.


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 ( 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 ( 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 ( The forms must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2017.

Don’t forget to check out our website (! 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