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.

Reports

President’s Report

  • Electronic 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)
  • Next NDWF meeting will be October 23, in Jamestown

Treasurer’s Report

  • No updates

Parks & Rec Report

  • No updates

Smoker

  • Early Bird ticket sales end tonight (10/17/19)
  • 34 guns, 7 of which are pistols
  • Greg G promoted the smoker during interviews with KBMW and Wahpeton Daily News
  • Will be using St. John’s kitchen
  • Will 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.
  • ATM will be available onsite, coming from Fargo

Junior Wildlife Club

  • Air rifles was tonight’s event; 14 youth attended

Club Contest Additions

  • Justin Kratz: mallard, green-wing teal, pin tail, gadwell, widgeon
  • Reminder: proposed waterfowl hunting contest will be determined by highest number of species harvested.

Public Relations

  • Zoo Boo is Oct 30; volunteers needed
  • Trunk or Treat: possibility of co-oping with a local church – will depend on the amount of candy left over after Zoo Boo
  • Reminder to send pics to Becky and Abby to post on Facebook and the club’s website

Red River Committee

  • Shea 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.
  • The Club has been requested to provide 5 names for the benches for memorium/honoring.

Mooreton Pond

  • 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
  • T&G Sanitation used a larger bobcat to pull the fishing pier out
  • NE culvert has been replaced – lake is starting to drain down

Minnesota

  • DNR is focusing on the upcoming deer season

Recruitment

  • Applications will be set out at the Smoker

Other News

  • SE Sportsmen’s Club meets at south-side Lake Elsie American Legion Hall on Tuesday, November 26th.
  • No scholarship applications have been received. Applications are available on the Club’s website.
  • KBMW – Greg G has been attending
  • Bowfishing – Justin is researching different reel options
  • ND Game & Fish provided generic fishing pier sign logo for consideration. Wayne will get them ordered for next spring.
  • Mooreton Sportsmens Club funds transfer – roofs to be replaced this weekend; then some landscaping will be completed. RRASC will transfer funds once completed
  • Youth Pheasant hunt follow up: more volunteers/dogs than anticipated; in the future will discuss whether or not a limit of volunteers is necessary.
  • Hide/carcass 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
  • Womens 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
    • MSC by Brad and Vern for RRASC to sponsor this event; no funding was requested at this time
  • NTWF 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

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