October 17, 2019
A Red River Area Sportsmen’s Club meeting was held at the Wahpeton Community Center from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Greg Gerou, Vern Shasky, Randy Hoerer, Jerry Oren, Curt Mund, Brad Glarum, Becki Truesdell, Abby Heitkamp, Kelly Carlson, Mandy Steinberger, TJ Steinberger, Steve Truesdell, Cindie Van Tassel, Clarence (?), Justin Kratz, Rich Truesdell, Nathan Rausch and Mary Bostrom attended the meeting. Motion-Second-Carried (MSC) – (Jerry, Abby) to approve September 19, 2019 meeting minutes.
bank account access – Greg G went to Bank of the West and whoever can write
checks can also have electronic access (Greg G, Greg B, Wayne, Brad)
NDWF meeting will be October 23, in Jamestown
Parks & Rec Report
Bird ticket sales end tonight (10/17/19)
guns, 7 of which are pistols
G promoted the smoker during interviews with KBMW and Wahpeton Daily News
be using St. John’s kitchen
need help at the Community Center on Thursday, October 24th for
setup – everyone to come to the Community Center first, then will send kitchen
crew to St. John’s.
will be available onsite, coming from Fargo
Junior Wildlife Club
rifles was tonight’s event; 14 youth attended
Club Contest Additions
Kratz: mallard, green-wing teal, pin tail, gadwell, widgeon
proposed waterfowl hunting contest will be determined by highest number of
Boo is Oct 30; volunteers needed
or Treat: possibility of co-oping with a local church – will depend on the
amount of candy left over after Zoo Boo
to send pics to Becky and Abby to post on Facebook and the club’s website
Red River Committee
Truesdell’s Eagle Scout project consists of placing five benches along river
shoreline fishing areas. Benches have been placed. Brush was cleared to clean
up the path to the second fishing pier.
Club has been requested to provide 5 names for the benches for
- All docks
have been pulled out of the pond – NE dock will need some work in the spring –
Del brought out a bobcat to pull the docks out
Sanitation used a larger bobcat to pull the fishing pier out
- NE culvert
has been replaced – lake is starting to drain down
- DNR is
focusing on the upcoming deer season
will be set out at the Smoker
Sportsmen’s Club meets at south-side Lake Elsie American Legion Hall on
Tuesday, November 26th.
scholarship applications have been received. Applications are available on the
– Greg G has been attending
– Justin is researching different reel options
Game & Fish provided generic fishing pier sign logo for consideration.
Wayne will get them ordered for next spring.
Sportsmens Club funds transfer – roofs to be replaced this weekend; then some
landscaping will be completed. RRASC will transfer funds once completed
Pheasant hunt follow up: more volunteers/dogs than anticipated; in the future
will discuss whether or not a limit of volunteers is necessary.
dumpsters will be setup at Blazer Express – T&G Sanitation will take care
of the dumpsters again this year – as of this meeting, airport dumpster placement
was pending approval by the airport
Pheasant Hunt: looking at Nov 30 at JTs Sporting Clays for trap, then Chuck
Haus’s farm for hunt – event will include gun safety, gears, gun cleaning, etc –
looking for 13-15 women to participate – NWTF may also have funds available –
RMEF, Pheasants Forever, NDWF and others have expressed interest in sponsoring
– meal to be included, but pending schedule confirmation to determine which
meal(s) to be provided – 1 box of shells for clays and 1 box of shells for the
hunt will be included – 9 club guns are certified and available for use – event
will be free, but participant will have to provide license and transportation
by Brad and Vern for RRASC to sponsor this event; no funding was requested at
Banquet is scheduled for February 7, 2020.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Calendar of Events
- October 17, 2019, 6:00-7:00 PM – Jr. Wildlife Club, Air Rifle, Wahpeton Community Center
- October 17, 2019, 7:30-9:00 PM – Member Meeting, Wahpeton Community Center
- October 25, 2019, 6:00-11:00 PM – Annual Sportsmen’s Smoker, Wahpeton Comm. Center
- November 21, 2019, 6:00-7:00 PM – Jr. Wildlife Club, Turkey Calling by Renegade Toms, Hughes Shelter
- November 21, 2019, 7:30-9:00 PM – Member Meeting, Hughes Shelter
Club Website www.RRASC.net
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