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2016 September 21
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Junior Naturalist Fall Schedule

2016 September 21
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September 29th Nature Scavenger Hunt

Medicine Wheel Park at 6pm.

October 13th Archery

Fish Hatchery at 4pm.

November 17th Building Dream Catchers

Fish Hatchery at 6pm.

This will be our schedule for the fall school year. We are super excited for this year’s events and we cannot wait to see the children! Each event will be around an hour to an hour and half depending on the event. Along with the event we will also be showing a slideshow about fun facts and safety regarding the month’s activity. Hope to see you there!

September Newsletter

2016 September 1
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Next Meeting…Wednesday, September 14th, 2016…Eagles Club

Fall Banquet – The banquet will be Friday, October 28th at the Valley City Eagles Club.  There will be early bird tickets available at L&H Shoe Shop and Northwestern Industries, early bird tickets must be purchased by October 15th to be eligible for the $100 Valley Meats Gift Certificate.  Please be at the September meeting if you can help at the banquet, take a donation list, or put up some posters.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, but you can help with the banquet contact Perry or Jeff.

Trap Shoot Fun Night / Annual Annie Oakley Shoot – Is scheduled for Sept. 20th, 6 pm at the Valley City Trap Club.  There will be food and prizes.  All proceeds go to the Hunters Education Program.  Contact Todd at 840-1198 or Skip at 490-3211 with any questions.

Take a Kid Fishing – We had a good turn out again this year.  28 kids signed up, 26 came that day.

Summer Fishing Derby – Congratulations to Casey Dodgson & Logan Clark for winning the summer walleye derby and setting a new record with 39.70 lbs.  The also caught the biggest walleye of the weekend weighing in at 7.7 lbs.   We had 102 teams this year for the 27th Annual Barnes County Wildlife Walleye Tournament on Lake Ashtabula. The tournament was held on June 11th and 12th. There were 206 walleyes weighed in over the weekend, totaling 520 lbs.  More info below and pictures are available on the clubs website and Facebook Page.

Trap Team – The trap team did well at the state tournament placing 4th as a team out of 20 teams.  Braylen Bruns placed 2nd shooting 98 out of 100.  The state tournament took place in Horace on June 18th.  Thanks to TJ for getting everything going and coaching the team.

Pheasant Chicks – We handed out 1800 chicks this year to 15 raisers.

Ashtabula Fireworks Show- The club donated $500 to the fireworks show at Lake Ashtabula this summer, up from the $200 that was donated last year.

2016 July 18
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Valley City Trap Team take 4th at State Competition

2016 June 21
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Trap Team
Here are the results from the state trap competition in Horace, ND on Saturday, June 18th.
In the Novice Male division Sam Beierle placed 7th shooting a 79 out of 100.
In the Novice Female division Erin Roswick tied for 9th place shooting a 64 out of 100.
In the JV Male division Matt Lyter tied for 4th place shooting a 91 out of 100 and Kyle Triebold tied for 16th place shooting 84 out of 100.
In the JV Female Division Ally Anderson placed 13th shooting 61 out of 100.
In the Varsity Male division Braylen Bruns placed 2nd shooting 98 out of 100, Blake Didier and Calvin Bjornson tied for 8th place shooting 94 out of 100. Braylen Bruns also took 2nd overall in the entire competition.
The team took 4th place out of 20 teams competing. Here are the top five team scores
GFC – 475
Devils Lake – 472
GFRR – 468
VC – 465
Shanley – 454
I would like to thank all those that helped at the state shoot. It was a great success for our school and competitors that shot at the state shoot. We have some super volunteers too many to thank, but all that helped and came and supported our kids was great. There was nothing but positive things that came out of our trap team! Thank you to all that helped make this a success and allowed these kids to have fun and compete.

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June Newsletter

2016 May 26
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Next Meeting…Wednesday, June 8th at the Ashtabula Crossing

Free burgers for paid members at 6 PM…Meeting at 7 PM

If you have not renewed your membership yet or you would like to sign up you can download a form to send in from our website , by talking to a club officer, or by stopping at L&H Shoe Shop.

Our benefits include our club newsletter, free burgers at most meetings, and a subscription to North Dakota Outdoors Magazine.

Hunters Ed: The next Hunter Education class will meet at Valley City State University in the Rhoades Science Center. June 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, test night 27th.  The classes are from 6 pm until 9:30 pm each night.  You can register online on the Game and Fish Website or you can also sign up at the first class.  For more information call Skip, 845-3211 or 490-3211 Students must be at least 11 years old.  Bring a pencil and notebook to the class.

Take a Kid Fishing Day: Take a Kid Fishing Day is Saturday June 4th at Mel Rieman Recreation Area on Lake Ashtabula.  If you can help that day from 9 am to Noon, contact Goose, 840-0179.

VCSU Scholarships: This year’s recipients are Brady Behm, Benjamin Holen, and Derrick Derheim.

Chautauqua Park:  We will be adding new boat bumpers to the boat dock.

Buffalo Sharp Shooters: BCWF will be donating $500 this year to help with the expenses for their youth shooting program.

Fish Fry – Will be at Dacotah Pavilion, in Chautauqua Park at 6:30 on August 10th.  Please bring a salad or dessert to share.  Bring your own beverage if you would like something other than pop or water.    

Summer Derby – The summer derby is June 11th & 12th this year.  We need some more volunteers, if you can help out contact Perry, 490-1797.

Road Cleanup: Was held on May 4th, there were 46 volunteers and the ditches were picked up quickly.

Gaylon Hansen Youth Day: The date has been set for August 3rd this year.  The event is open to kids ages 9-18.

Next Meeting: September 14th at the Eagles.

Summer Youth Camps Info:

Lure Em for Life

Devils Lake

August 7-12

Ages 8-13

http://www.lureemforlife.org

 

Fishin Around

VCSU Prairie Waters

June 27-29

Ages Entering 7 & 8 grades

Contact:

Bonita.roswick@vcsu.edu

701-845-7570

 

Splashin Around

VCSU Prairie Waters

June 20-22

Ages Entering 5 & 6 Grades

Contact:

Bonita.roswick@vcsu.edu

701-845-7570

 

Printed copies of the newsletter will be available at L&H Shop.

Summer Camps

2016 May 2
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Lure Em for Life

Devils Lake

August 7-12

Ages 8-13

http://www.lureemforlife.org

Fishin Around

VCSU Prairie Waters

June 27-29

Ages Entering 7 & 8 grades

Contact:

Bonita.roswick@vcsu.edu

701-845-7570

Splashin Around

VCSU Prairie Waters

June 20-22

Ages Entering 5 & 6 Grades

Contact:

Bonita.roswick@vcsu.edu

701-845-7570

May Newsletter

2016 April 29
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Next Meeting…Wednesday, May 11th at the Eagles Club
Free burgers for paid members at 6 PM…Meeting at 7 PM

If you have not renewed your membership yet or you would like to sign up you can download a form to send in from our website , by talking to a club officer, or by stopping at L&H Shoe Shop.
Our benefits include our club newsletter, free burgers at most meetings, and a subscription to North Dakota Outdoors Magazine.

Road Cleanup: Road cleanup has been postponed until next Wednesday May 4th, at 5pm. Meet at the fish hatchery.

NDWF Automobile Banquet: The Banquet was a success. Between the four $1,000 raffles and the gun boards BCWF made around $10,000.

Hunters Ed: The March class had 69 students registered with 3 withdrawing. All 66 remaining passed the class and of the 66, 25 were females.

Youth Outdoors Camps: Lure Em for Life and Prairie Waters camps are going on again this summer.

Pheasant Chicks: Perry would like everyone that is raising pheasant chicks this year to contact him soon. There have been 2,300 chicks ordered so far. The delivery date is looking like May 26th.

Spring Advisory Board: Discussion was mostly on the deer license process. There was also discussion on trapping river otters, changes in perch possession limits, and other big game concerns.

Trap Club: BCWF will be donating $2,500 to the youth trap shooting program at the trap club.

VCHS Trap Team: TJ said that there are 30 kids shooting and things are going well. There are now 23 teams in the state in 4 conferences.

VCSU Scholarships: Applications are in and we will be awarding 3 $250 scholarships.

Archery: We may have to move the location of archery again. There is an out of town company looking at the building.

Summer Derby: The derby June 11th and 12th the tournament is full.

Gaylon Hansen Youth Day: The date has been set for August 3rd this year. The event is open to kids ages 9-18.

NDWF Automobile Banquet Winners

2016 April 4
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1st Automobile, Nick Holm 2nd Browning Rifle, Terry Metzger, 3rd Grill, Matt Legge.

Board Winners: Henry Rifle – John Schuster, 9mm, Kevin Eberle Grill- Jim Heinze Shotgun – Jeff Buchholz 7mm Rifle- Pam Eberle Scheels Board- Doug Lonski

Bird Band Winner: Marcus Reinke

$1,000 Drawing Winners: Cody Carlbloom, Mike Peterson, Brian Johnson, Sue Kapaun, and Marcus Reinke.

Redlin Print Winners: Bill Carlbloom, Bud Riedesel, Jamie Differding, John Triebold,Gene Rode, Charlie Brandenberg, Ryan Anderson, Dwight Legge, Glen Goehring, Bill Kapaun Jr.

$200 Winners- Josh Haugen, Curt Mund, Darly Stensland, Gregg Pfaff, and Ryley Elston.

$100 Winners- Jerry Moritz, Andy Walters, Judy Boley, Harvey Abraham, and James Ussatis.