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.
MARCH 2022Renew online at www.blackhillssportsmenclub.com OR send us a check to PO BOX 9161, Rapid City, SD 577092022 MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE !!!THANK YOU!
Greetings From Your President
Well that was hopefully the last cold blast of the year.. Brrr.. I think we
can all agree that February is the worst month to be a sportsman in South
Dakota. Pretty much left with ice fishing and its usually too cold for that
(for me at least). The good thing is that warmer weather is approaching and
I can get my feet wet in the streams very soon. Don't forget to apply for
your spring turkey tags. I can say I've seen some large numbers of turkeys
starting to group up which is always a good sign of warmer days.
The club has been very active in current legislative issues. If you have any
legislative issues you would like us to address please let us know. We are
currently working on the big sportsman's issues including the gun range bill
Thanks to everyone who has renewed their memberships we need to keep growing
our numbers, hit up your buddies, old college roommates, hell even the guy
Hope to see everyone at the lunch meeting on the 1st this month!
Send us your hunting Pictures. We need to spice up the photos section.
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---A big thanks from our speaker last week. Maggie and the Raptor Center perform such a great show with their awesome birds. It is very cool to see this project progress.
We will have another Maggie speak at the March meeting. She is the outdoor director at the club for boys and member of our club. She has that great passion the kids need.
There will also be an update on the gun range bill. It is currently getting debated on the senate floor this week and will then go before the house for debate if it passes. If it does not pass, the range will still move forward so it will require an update regardlessWe are trying something new. It is quite easy to use Survey Monkey and I think we use this tool often during the legislative session. PLEASE take the few seconds to complete the surveys (link attached below). You can always go to our website and contact any board member if you want to have further discussion on any of the issues we bring up in the surveys. There will be links on our website, in our newsletters and on Facebook. Also feel free to contact us on anything you would like to see surveyed. LINK TO THE SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PTVZZD9- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -We have put a lot of time into the web page also. If anyone has input or would like us to add to our webpage please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Jeff Olson, Treasurer ~
PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES WILL ALL BE LISTED ON THE BHSC WEBSITE UNDER "EVENTS"
Annual Hunting Film Tour
This will be rescheduled to a later month. The date will likely be in a winter month. We are working with everyone involved with the film to get the important details figured out and will have this information available to everyone as soon as we can!
Location: Elks Theater
We are glad to have this back and hope to get some local films again. We have been promised all new films! Reminder - this is our ONLY fundraiser and we hope to have a great turnout.
PURCHASING Film Tour TICKETS:
- Contact the Elks theater or go to their website
- Contact Jeff Olson
March 1st @ 11:45 am - BHSC Monthly Member Meeting
LOCATION: Rushmore Inn & Suites
SPEAKER: The Club for Boys (Maggie)
Interested in volunteering for Outdoor Campus West ?
For anyone interested in being a volunteer mentor please contact Katie Schlafke or Clint Whitley. Katie
(primary contact for all volunteers) Katie.Schlafke@state.sd.usClint
(contact for volunteer hunting/shooting mentors - Hunting 101) email@example.com
For other kinds of volunteering - please visit their website linked below: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1970180025
- Quote of the Month -
"For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. "
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau