May 2013 Newsletter

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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! THANK YOU!

We have set March 8, 2014, 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 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 preregister by calling Sunday Ford (7125523057).

Family Fishing Clinic

This event, sponsored by Sioux County Conservation Board, Sioux Center WalMart, and the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club will be held on Saturday, June 15, 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 (7125523057).

Land Maps

There are new updated public hunting land maps at various business in the county.

** A printable map can be found on our website (


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. Approximately 2,500 crappie, 2,500 perch, and 700 walleye were distributed between the Big Sioux rec area, Boyden pits, Moeller pond, and Vande Weerd pit.


For the year of 2014, we will once again be selling calendars. 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 available to be purchased beginning in September and 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.


Sandy Hollow

Sandy Hollow is open to the public for archery use…both indoor and outdoor ranges are available. For tournament dates and more information about the archery range check out the website .


Check out our website ! 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.

Make sure you check out the apparel store on our website! We have a variety of clothing and hats that you will certainly want to order!


Roger Van Beek


Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club