Greetings from the Board of Sioux County Sportmen’s Club.
Thank you to all the members, sponsors, businesses, volunteers and board members for supporting this organization so we can continue to help improve and expand on all of the wildlife areas in our county. With all of your support this will insure to our kids and generations to come the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
- The 22st annual banquet was held on March 9. The banquet this year raised just under $48,000. The banquet is the major fund raising event for the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club with the proceeds staying in Sioux County to help with improvements to existing public ground and helping with land acquisition in the county. Thank you to all who supported and attended the banquet.
- Honoring our Veterans. One item on the live auction this year was a LSI Citadel 1911 .45 cal. Handgun. It was decided to have all of the proceeds of this handgun and all donations from individuals go to Midwest Honor Flight chapter. Midwest Honor Flight is an organization taking Veterans for a special day of touring Washington D.C. The total of all the proceeds and donations was $2,500.
- Next year the Banquet is set for March 7, 2020 at the Dordt Rec Center. SAVE THE DATE.
Outdoor Skills Day
This years outdoor skills day will be held on June 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area. There is a noon lunch provided. This day is open to all ages. There are different sessions to choose from…. Hiking, canoeing, archery, outdoor cooking, air rifles, shotgun shooting, duck hunting, fly fishing 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 8, 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!! 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).
For everyone purchasing items on Amazon you can go to Amazon Smile (everything the same as Amazon) and purchase your items. The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club is listed as a non-profit organization under Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make and list SCSC as the non-profit, 0.5% of each purchase will go to SCSC. Keep this in mind for your next purchase.
Looking for people interested in being a board member. At this time we have quite a few people on the board that are over 50 years old. We are looking for anyone, especially younger people, that would be interested. Rock Valley, Ireton and Hawarden are areas that could use more representation. If anyone is interested you can contact a board member or email [email protected].
We still have calendars available to purchase if you are interested. Go on the website at www.siouxcsc.org to purchase or contact one of the board members listed below. 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 $35. Calendars will be sold until we are out of them.
Also, we are getting the 2020 calendars started. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor on the calendar please contact one of our board members asap. The 2020 Calendar will have a nice selection of firearms and gift cards in it. The calendars will be available soon. You will be able to purchase these at locations listed on the website or by contacting one of the board members. This is a joint effort between the SCSC and PF Chapter #36 going into a separate fund with the money raised potentially doubling and being used for land acquisition. Website again is www.siouxcsc.org .
A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.
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. Keep checking on the website for updates on events and information on these events.
This past year there has been 15.6 acres added to the Rock Wildlife Area west of Rock Valley and on the north side of the walk trail. This is a very nice addition to this area.
The land acquisition committee is working on another piece which would add approximately 35 acres to another existing wildlife area. Updates on this piece will be in the next newsletter or on the SCSC website. Stay tuned.
With your continued support of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club, we as the board will work hard for you to improve existing areas and acquire new wildlife areas in Sioux County insuring that our youth and future generation have a place to enjoy the outdoors. Thank you.
Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club