blackhillssportsmenclub@gmail.com | PO BOX 9161, Rapid City, SD 57709

April 2021 Newsletter

BLACK HILLS SPORTSMEN CLUB
The Newsletter of the Black Hills Sportsmen and Sportswomen
Mission Statement: To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of wildlife and wildlife habitat and to protect the privilege of sportsmen to hunt and fish through advocacy and education.


APRIL 2021 
MEMBERSHIPS DUE   MEMBERSHIPS DUE
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We are still collecting membership dues for 2021 - Please renew if you haven't already!
Renew online at www.blackhillssportsmenclub.com OR send us a check to PO BOX 9161, Rapid City, SD 57709


THANK YOU! 
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Greetings From Your President

The club has been busy with last minute legislative work and are gearing up to begin our monthly luncheons in July, I hope to see you all there.
As we turn the page on another winter, we are instantly reminded of how important those snow accumulations really are to our area. We enter Spring extremely dry and fire ready as we all have experienced in the last few days here in Western South Dakota. I hope everyone that was affected by the recent fires in the Black Hills area is safe and well. 
 
We have a few work groups that the club is currently participating in and working hard to promote our agenda. Currently I am sitting on a working group regarding the OHV trail system in the Black Hills. We had a large group with several stakeholders attending. There are a lot of different angles on this topic and I encourage you to send me any input you may personally have on the topic; everything is being discussed from expansion to lock down regulation! Obviously this is in the early stages of its mission, but I would be happy to relay any input from the club.
April is good month; big game applications are available soon!!
Please hop onto our website and renew your club membership, it has been hard to bug you guys in person since we don’t get to see much of anyone, but get renewed so I don’t have to bug you at the luncheon in July! 
 
~Cody Hodson~
 

 
SPRING IS HERE !!!




-SEND A NEWSLETTER PIECE/STORY AND PICTURE TO US-
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW INPUT FROM OUR MEMBERS!! 
 
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HUNTING FILM TOUR:
Congrats to the winners on the drawing for those who signed up for the Hunting Film Tour! Those who received gift certificates for Farm and Fleet were Paul Vinatieri, Doug Theel, and Brian Barnes. Thank you for being active members of our club. The odds were not too bad. I believe 13 members watched the films. We have about 40 members renewed out of a high of 150 members a few years back.  A lot of you receiving this email have not been a member for a few years.   Please consider rejoining the club and some of you have never been members but watched the film tour. Go to our website: https://blackhillssportsmenclub.com/ for more information on all of the great things we do for the hunting and fishing community.

UPDATES:
We have decided that we will start our noon lunch meeting again in July! We meet the first Tuesday of every month, so July 6th will be the magic day. We will have a great program and I am very much looking forward to it. There will be few newsletters before that happens. 

HABITAT STAMP:
The GFP released a list of projects completed or about to be completed with the habitat stamp money; 42 projects in all and only 3 were west of the river. This is a problem and something our club and other conservation groups are working on.  These projects were terrestrial. It is not very clear where the aquatic habitat money is being spent. One thing is for sure, while we supported this stamp (and still do) many have considered it an expensive "tax" on sportsmen. It needs to be made very clear on the how's, why's, and where the money is going and how it is benefitting all of us in South Dakota.

~ Jeff Olson, Treasurer ~





Yes, that is me in the background NOT catching fish. My daughter Avery would fish the good holes first, catch a big fish, and then let me fish the spot with spooked fish! Location is on the North Platte with the crazy rainbow guys!!

~ Jeff Olson, Treasurer ~
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- Quote of the Month - 
“Life in the open is one of my finest rewards. I enjoy and become completely immersed in the high challenge and increased opportunity to become for a time, a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It is a return to fundamentals that I instinctively feel are basic and right.” – Fred Bear

 

DAVID HANNA 

JEFF OLSON 

TIM BJORK 

 TOM GRASLIE 

 JIM SCULL 

 JAKOB RIEMENSCHNEIDER 

 ERIC PORISCH 

 LEON FENHAUS 

 TOM KRAFKA 

 PAUL VINATIERI 

 JERRY SHAGLA 

 MICHAEL FINNEGAN 

 DOUG TRAUB 

 DAVID STROH 

 BILL HEARNE 
TERRY MAYES

RICHARD ALLEN 
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WE THANK YOU!!!



2020 Membership Dues are being received:
  • $30 regular membership
  • $50 magnum membership
  • $100 annual advertisement
  • $500 life membership
  • $400 life membership (senior+)
Renew online at our website (click here)

Or mail check to:
     Black Hills Sportsmen’s Club
     PO Box 9161
     Rapid City, SD 57709


Thank you!

APRIL 2021