SPORTSMAN'S CLUB OF BROWN COUNTY
PO BOX 712
ABERDEEN, SO. DAK. 57401
The Sportsman's Club of Brown County was established in the 1940's
The Sportsman's Club of Brown County is dedicated to the conservation and wise use of our natural resources, the protection of our hunting and fishing rights, and the education of our youth.
Mark your calendars for other upcoming events
November-December meeting: 6:00 pm; Thursday, December 12th (note date change) at the basement meeting room in the Brown County Courthouse (chile supper provided); election of officers; and area legislators will be invited to attend to discuss and answer questions on wildlife and sportsmen issues that may come up during the 2014 legislative session. There has already been comments about possible legislation regarding the use and access to public waters. Plan to attend to let your voice be heard.
This meeting will also provide an opportunity for you to become involved by being nominated to serve as an officer or director of the Sportmens Club. We need your active involvement. Please consider serving as an officer or director.
January meeting: currently planning a joint meeting with the NESD Walleye club. More details to follow;
other upcoming events:
Feb 1 and 2(Saturday and Sunday): Dakota Territory Gun show; Ramkota
Feb 6 (Thursday): Great Plains Outdoorsman banquet; (Ramkota @ 5PM);
Feb 8 (Saturday); Landowner Appreciation banquet; Eagles Club @ 6PM);
Feb 8, 22, and March 1: Cracker Barrell sessions with legislators; Centennial Room at NSU Student Center (10:00 AM)
Youth .22 league dates:
FOR INFORMATION ON THE YOUTH .22 LEAGUE
CONTACT RAY IRELAND @ 226-2823
$25.00 Adult Membership dues include:
Monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers.
Membership to the South Dakota Wildlife Federation
A free picnic in Sept.
Youth Membership fee is $2.00
Throughout the year the Sportsman's Club of Brown County also contributes to the following:
1. Tuition for 3 youths to attend the S.D. Wildlife Federation "Youth Conservation Camp" in the Black Hills.
2. Send members to Pierre to testify at hearings during legislative session.
3. Communicate with legislators regarding wildlife and conservation issues.
4. Members actively attend the "Cracker Barrel" sessions during the legislative sessions.
5. Coordinate with other organizations to acquire property for public hunting.
6. Conduct "Hunt Safe" courses for the S.D. Game, Fish & Parks Department
7. Corporate Sponsor for the Friends of NRA.
8. Life Member of Ducks Unlimited.
9. Sponsor NRA Youth Sportsfest Camp
GUN-ARCHERY CLUBS OF THE ABERDEEN AREA
ABERDEEN GUN CLUB
DACOTAH TERRITORY MUZZLE LOADERS
WHITETAIL BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB
ABERDEEN HAND GUNNERS
SD SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION
BROWN COUNTY RIMFIRE
COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING MATCHES
ORGANIZATIONS OF THE ABERDEEN AREA
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION
NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WALLEYE CLUB
SOUTH DAKOTA GAME, FISH & PARKS
Click on the icon below to go directly to Game, Fish & Parks web site. There you can find hunt deadlines, whether you've been drawn and you can also download certain applications. Camp site information and reservations are also available.
DON'T LET POACHERS STEAL OUR FISH AND WILDLIFE, CALL THE TIPS HOT LINE AT 1-888-OVERBAG (1-888-683-7224). WHENEVER YOU SEE A GAME OR FISH VIOLATION
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SAFE GUN HANDLING
1ST COMMANDMENT: ALWAYS KEEP MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION
2ND COMMANDMENT: FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT ACTUALLY IN USE.
3RD COMMANDMENT: DON'T RELY ON YOUR GUN'S SAFETY
4TH COMMANDMENT: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND
5TH COMMANDMENT: USE CORRECT AMMUNITION
6TH COMMANDMENT: IF YOUR GUN FAILS TO FIRE WHEN THE TRIGGER IS PULLED, HANDLE WITH CARE!
7TH COMMANDMENT: ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING.
8TH COMMANDMENT: BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING.
9TH COMMANDMENT: DON'T ALTER OR MODIFY YOUR GUN AND HAVE GUNS SERVICED REGULARLY.
10TH COMMANDMENT: LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING.
A FINAL THOUGHT: THERE'S ONE OTHER RULE YOU MUST FOLLOW WHEN HANDLING FIREARMS. IN FACT, RESPECT FOR THIS RULE IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY PRACTICE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SAFETY.
THE RULE IS, SHOOT SOBER!!!
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