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.


  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 ( 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 ( 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 ( The forms must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2019.

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   Don’t forget to check out our website (! 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


Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club