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
Note: Next scheduled general meeting is Thursday, Sept. 18th (club auction and "picnic").
The Sportsman’s Club of Brown County will be hosting a Wild Game Feed on Thursday, September 18th, at the Terry O’Keefe Youth Hunter Education Center located next to the rifle range, 5.4 Miles South of SoDak Sports on South Hwy 281. As a wee bit of encouragement, the club will offer $100.00 (1st Prize) and $50.00 (2nd Prize) to whoever brings the best dish as determined by the attendees! A deep fryer will be heated and available, if needed. Serving will begin at 6:00 PM.
After the FREE feed, Ryan Buntrock will be calling a live auction. There were a lot of very nice sporting/hunting items last year donated by our members; some went at rock bottom prices. So if you missed it last year, don’t miss it this year! If you have any new or used hunting/sporting equipment you would like to donate for the auction, call Joe at 216-4618 or Arnie at 380-2114 or you can just bring em' to the wild game feed & auction. In addition to the live auction, (2) Browning Gun Safes will be sold via silent bid. Each safe is valued at $1500 so there will be a minimum bid of $1200.
We would also like to thank everyone who supported the South Dakota Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting hosted by the Sportsman’s Club of Brown County on August 22nd – 24th. Your support was GREATLY appreciated by the SDWF!
Rifle Range : Range will be CLOSED this Saturday, September 13 due to Hunt Safe.
Range hours (fall): Saturdays and Sundays 1:00PM-5:00PM
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.
one free shoot at the Range;
Young Adult (18-23) membership: $15; Youth Membership fee is $2.00; annual shooting pass at the Rifle Range $50 for members;
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 Great Plains Outdoorsmen.
8. Life Member of Ducks Unlimited.
9. Sponsor Youth Sports Fest
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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