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. ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.

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

Dennis Hoksbergen


Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club