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2015 BCWF Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipients

2015 May 18
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Recipients pictured left to right:
Cody Didier Sanborn, Dereck Durheim Valley City, Alexis Getzaff Minot ,Hayden Zander Killdeer and club president Perry Kapaun

2015 BCWF Scholarship Winners

2015 May 11
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Take a Kid Fishing

May Newsletter

2015 May 7
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Next Meeting…Tuesday, May 12th, 2015…VFW Club

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

Prairie Waters Education Center in Kathryn- They contacted the club about a donation for equipment and to help register kids for summer camps. The club donated $1200.

Buffalo Sharpshooters- BCWF donated $1500 to them, to help with purchasing ammunition and expenses when they travel to nationals this year. They have 14 kids, ages 10-14 going this year and 12 families.

Lake Road Cleanup – Road cleanup is schedule on Wednesday 4/29, at 5 pm. Meet at the hatchery.  Please contact Perry if you can make it, 490-1797 or email at pskapaun@msn.com

VCSU Scholarships – Will be announced at the May meeting.

Faust Park – We are going to plant 8 new apple trees at the park.

Advisory Board Meeting – Most of the discussion at the spring meeting was about deer season and deer survey numbers.

NDWF- North Dakota Wildlife Federation is looking for a rep from BCWF on the state level.

Gaylon Hansen Youth Day – Is going to be Wednesday August 19. TJ is looking for volunteers. We are trying to get the RAP trailer at the event.

Perch Rings – We have new perch rings and we repaired some old ones as well. They have been put out on Lake Ashtabula to help the perch spawn.

Hunters ED – Next class will be in June.

Jr. Archery – They had 57 kids sign up for Jr Archery this year.

Summer Derby – The Derby will be June 13 & 14 this year.

Pheasant Chicks – The pickup date is June 18. There are 1550 pheasant chicks this year. Raisers need to contact Perry.

Reminder Youth Pheasant Hunt – The youth pheasant hunt has been scheduled for August 29th at the Jim Zerface farm north of Tower City.   Youth need to be 11-14 years of age, have completed hunters safety, and need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Road Cleanup

2015 April 9
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Road cleanup is schedule on 4/22, at 5 pm. Meet at the hatchery.  Please contact Perry if you can make it, 490-1797 or email at pskapaun@msn.com

2015 Automobile Banquet and Raffle Winners

2015 March 31
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Winners on the Raffle

1st Cash or Vehicle – Trevar Martin, Wheatland

2nd Browning Rifle – Todd Fuglestad, Rogers

3rd Grill – Randy Johnson

Terry Redlin Winners – Lacie Maresh, Nate Cook, Scott Sandvik, Noreen Erickson, Todd Webster, Monte Johnson, Eugene Masse, Tim Schulz, and Chris Scouten

$200 Winners – Shauna Lonski, Gary Will, Vernon Grant, Neil Pederson, and Tory Hart

$100 Winners – Dean Klein, Chris Scouten, Leon Hanson, Karen & Hermen Bryn, and Carsten Karlstad

Board Winners

Rifle – Levi Robertstdahl

9mm Pistol – Jim Tanata

Golden Boy Rifle – Mark Foley

Ruger 22 Pistol – Mark Foley

Shotgun – Wayne Liebersbach

Ruger 22 Mag Rifle – Bob Larson

$1000 Cash Drawings – Jeff Bucholtz, Dennis Maresh, Brian Johnson, and Al Schumacher

 

April Newsletter

2015 March 31
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Next Meeting Wednesday, April 8th at the VFW 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.

Youth Pheasant Hunt – The youth pheasant hunt has been scheduled for August 29th at the Jim Zerface farm north of Tower City.   Youth need to be 11-14 years of age, have completed hunters safety, and need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Poster Attached)

Fisheries- BJ Kratz the new manager of the fisheries department came to the March meeting and talked about what’s going on at the lakes around the area.

High School Trap League: There is interest in starting a high school trap league in North Dakota. They are looking for a total of $10,000 in donations and then Scheels will donate $20,000 to help it get started. We are planning on donating $1000 if there is going to be a school in Barnes County involved.

NDWF Automobile Banquet- The banquet was March 21st at The Eagles. (winners below)      

Wetlands Heritage Outdoors Fund: They are looking to remove an old fence line from some property and are looking for help with this project.

Gaylon Hansen Youth Outdoors Day: Is going to be Wednesday August 19. TJ is hoping by moving it to the middle of the week it will be easier for kids and volunteers to attend.

VCSU Scholarships: We will be looking at the scholarship applications this month and announcing the recipients next month.

Hunters Ed Class: They had 59 students in the March Class. Skip said that everything went well. Thank you to the instructors and volunteers.

Road Clean Up – We will be setting the date for road clean up at the April meeting.

Summer Derby: Remember to send in your applications. The Derby will be June 13 & 14 this year.

New Fishing License- Remember to renew your fishing license. Last year’s license expired on 3/31.

Archery Reminder: The Archery Club has a new facility for its members located at 1025 4 Bottle Drive in the northwest industrial park between Drug Plastics and the Barnes County Municipal Airport. Shooting times are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 7pm to 9pm.   For more information call Neil Pederson at 840-0173.

 

2015 March 16
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Youth PF Hunt Poster

March Newsletter

2015 March 2
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Next Meeting…Wednesday, March 11th, 2014…VFW 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.

BCWF Predator Hunt:  We had 20 teams this year and 42 hunters.  They shot 16 coyotes.  The winning team was Jesse Faul, Kade Nice, and Justin Brotzler with 3 coyotes.  Large Dog went to Gary Will and Clay Elliott.  Small Dog went to Jarrett Christoferson, Stuart Orth, and Ryan Orth. The gun winner was Tony Berger.  The fur check for this year was $420.

High School Trap League:  There is interest in starting a high school trap league in North Dakota.  They are looking for a total of $10,000 in donations and then Scheels will donate $20,000 to help it get started. We will need more information on the program before donating money and it will be discussed again at the next meeting.

Gaylon Hansen Youth Outdoors Day:  TJ is thinking about moving this event to a week day during the fall.

Barnes County Park Board:  John Froelich announced that they have a vacancy and would like to see it filled by a member of Barnes County Wildlife.

North Dakota Winter Show:  We will be having a booth again this year at the Winter Show March 6th-8th stop by and renew your membership if you have not had a chance to do so yet.  We will have some information from the Game and Fish and a picture slide show of events throughout the year.

NDWF Pickup Banquet:  The banquet is March 21st at the Valley City Eagles.  There are only around 30 tickets left, if you haven’t got yours yet contact Perry.

VCSU Scholarships:  Applications are available at L&H Shoe Shop and Perry also has some.  The deadline to turn in applications this year is April 1st.

Hunters Ed Class:  March 10, 12, 15, 17, 19 from 6-9:30PM.  60 Students have already preregistered online and it is showing as full online.  You can still contact Skip if you want to enroll or just show up for the first night of class.

Archery Reminder:  The Archery Club has a new facility for its members located at 1025 4 Bottle Drive in the northwest industrial park between Drug Plastics and the Barnes County Municipal Airport.  Shooting times are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 7pm to 9pm.   For more information call Neil Pederson at 840-0173.

Spring Advisory Board Meeting:  Will be held at the Valley City VFW on March 31.
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Summer Derby:  Applications are in the mail and you should have them the first week of March.

2015 Predator Hunt Results

2015 February 9
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2015 BCWF Predator Hunt Results

February Newsletter

2015 February 2
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Next Meeting…Wednesday, February 11TH, 2014…VFW Club

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

Welcome all renewals and new members!

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

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 , talk to a club officer, or stop at L&H Shoe Shop.

We had a great turnout at the Membership Drive/Landowner Appreciation Supper! The Eagles served 220 people.

Here are the drawing winners from the night.

Gas/Grocery Winners:

1st      $300.00 Gas                       Jim Hildebrant VC
2nd     $200.00 Gas                       Larry Olsberg VC
3rd      $100.00 Leevers               Mary Tangen VC
4th      $100.00 Market Place     Earl Kramer Rogers
5th      $100.00 Valley Meat        Vernon Anderson

Committee Gun Drawing: Jeff Differding

Archery: The Archery Club has a new facility for its members located at 1025 4 Bottle Drive in the northwest industrial park between Drug Plastics and the Barnes County Municipal Airport. Shooting times are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 7pm to 9pm.   For more information call Neil Pederson at 840-0173.

Ice Fishing Derby: We had a great turn out, 320 people fished this year and 90 fish were weighed in.

Hides for Habitat: We got $300 for the 43 hides donated this year. We did a 50/50 cash drawing this year rather than a gun. Eugene Pederson was the winner of the 50/50 drawing.

Pheasant Tail Contest: The contest was held before the January meeting. First place was Mel Berger 23 8/16 inches and second place was a tie between Larry Leier and Tim Fiebiger 23 7/16 inches.

Sheyenne Valley Calling Contest: We had 20 teams with 24 coyotes shot this year. The winning team was Tatem Brandt, Dillon Carpenter, and Jarod Miedema with 6 coyotes.

US Fish & Wildlife: Kurt Tompkins gave a presentation on concerns of over growth of trees and grasses on WPAs and other lands under their control. They are asking Barnes County Wildlife to help with paying for the removal of invasive trees and grasses.

State Wildlife Convention: We had a full delegation this year. The main topics at the convention were the future of hunting and discussion on the bills that pertain to hunting in the legislature.

Upcoming Events:

2/7        BCWF Coyote Derby

2/11      Monthly Meeting

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