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
10th Annual Youth Sport Fest: Saturday, August 2nd at the Rifle Range and the Aberdeen Gun Club; 7:45 AM to 3:00PM;
This event is FREE for youth ages 8-15 who are interested in having hands on participation in shooting sports, hunting, and conservation. Some of the stations include: trap shooting, .22 marksmanship, archery, muzzleloaders, fishing, trapping, dog training, and waterfowl hunting;
TO REGISTER: email email@example.com by Monday, July 28. For more info. call Ray at 226-2823. (lunch & Shuttle buses to and from the Rifle Range and the Aberdeen Gun Club will be provided. (rain date is Sunday, August 3rd).
Event is sponsored by Great Plains Outdoorsmen, Sportsman's Club of Brown County, SoDak Sports, and Aberdeen Gun Club)
SD Wildlife Federation Convention: August 22 – 24, 2014; Hosted by the Sportsman’s Club of Brown County @ the SCBC Rifle Range, located 5.5 miles South of the Hwy 281 & Hwy 12 Intersection, and at the Best Western, Aberdeen, located at 1440 8th Ave NW.
Friday – August 22nd CASINO NIGHT – Try your luck and earn some bucks for the SDWF at the SCBC rifle range. The fun begins at 5 PM for those who wish to shoot their rifles or handguns. (No range fees, but bring your own guns and ammo.) There might even be some competitions involved. At 6:00 P.M., help yourself to beverages and camaraderie, and a variety of games will be available. We will have rides to and from the motel if you wish to partake in adult beverages. (For rides, call Arnie at 380-2114, Bill at 380-8586, or the motel at 229-4040.) Come hungry: We’ll also have a great meal for $10.
Saturday – August 23rd 7:30 AM ~ Registration at the Terry O’Keefe Youth Hunter Education Center at the Rifle Range; 8:00 AM ~ SDWF Board of Directors Pre-Convention Meeting;
8:30 AM: First Session of the 69 thAnnual Convention Board of Directors, Affiliate Delegates and the public; 10:30 AM ~Tony Leif, SD Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks ; 1:00 PM ~ Presentation on grass and wetland easements by personal from the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. 2:30 PM ~ Presentation by Collin O’Mara, new President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, if his scheduling and availability allows. Other speakers as scheduling, availability and time allows. 5:30 PM ~ Social, Dinner, Conservation Awards & Auction at the Best Western, Aberdeen. Open to the public: bring a friend!
Sunday – August 24th The Sunday Morning Session of the 69th Annual Convention will be held at the Best Western in Aberdeen, room to be announced. 8:30 AM Registration for newcomers 9:00 AM: CALL TO ORDER; 2:00 PM: Adjourn
Brown County Fair: visit the Sportsman's Club booth at the fair (August 12-17); Our "Lucky 13" (13 gun raffle) and Henry Golden Boy raffles will be available; Lucky 13 winners will be drawn on Sunday; (a $50 purchase of raffle tickets and/or club membership dues will qualify you for a free high quality travel mug with the Sportsman Club of Brown County logo)
Note: Next scheduled general meeting is Thursday, Sept. 18th (club auction and "picnic")
Rifle Range hours (spring and summer): Thursdays 5:00PM-8:00PM; 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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