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.
MAY 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
Already May! Happy Mothers day to all our Mothers out there. We all know how important these people are in our lives, lets make sure they know. Need all you sons and daughters out there to make this special.
I want to thank those that showed up for the creek cleanup in the middle of the blizzard! I think we had a pretty successful outing collecting a few truck loads of trash. The creek defiantly could use some more attention, pretty sad state in some parts of the city.
I’ve yet to take a turkey as of writing this but looking forward to the weekend. How about everyone else? Send us in some pictures I want to see the beards!
Make sure you get your elk applications in its about that time.
Enjoy your spring!
Send us your hunting Pictures. We need to spice up the photos section.
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---This month, Trenten Haffley from the GFP will speak to the club about Rapid City Deer Management. We need more awareness of the hunting program within the city limits and how the herd is currently being managed.
I am not sure how well the raffle has been run in my absence, but I am guessing the pot is getting pretty big and the chance to win is also improving. Please attend our next gathering
We had 22 people show up for the stream clean day. Quite impressive since it was blizzarding out. Our club had 3 guys so the main force was the BH Fly Fishers who ran a very good event. We will do it again when we can actually have a BBQ.
I want to give a big thanks to our new life members, Cody Hodson, Avery Olson and Vance Newman. We also have a couple of new adds in our newsletter. Black Hills Archery and Golden Hills Taxidermy. Thanks Al Krause and Gary English for supporting our club and sportsmen women in our area. Membership renewal has been going well. As always, we have a few stragglers. If you are not sure if you are current, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-393-5225 and I will let ya know. Don't make me print delinquent names in the newsletter.
Please send any fish or turkey picsWe 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 email@example.com ~ Jeff Olson, Treasurer ~
Cody Hodson and Eric Porisch brave the elements during the creek clean up last month!
Thank you to everyone who showed up to help!
PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES WILL ALL BE LISTED ON THE BHSC WEBSITE UNDER "EVENTS"
Annual Hunting Film Tour
DATE: OCTOBER 12TH
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
April 30 - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet
May 3rd @ 11:45 am - BHSC Monthly Member Meeting
LOCATION: Rushmore Inn & Suites
SPEAKER: Trenton Haffely with GFP talking about City Deer management
May 7th - South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventure Banquet
May 13th - SCI 10-gun Auction
May 14th - Black Hills FlyFishers Big Auction
May 31st - Spring Turkey season closes
August 20 - SCI Banquet
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 -
"My biggest fear is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will try to sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. "
- Koos Brandt