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Please note, due to weather, we need to post pone our meeting. Only the date has changed, time and place will remain the same.
Please mark your calendars as our local Black Hill's Pheasants Forever Chapter #87 will be holding our annual meeting soon.
- NEW Date: May 1, 2013
- Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Where: SD Game Fish & Parks Outdoor Campus West
(4130 Adventure Trail · Rapid City)
Just off Sturgis Road
Pheasants Forever biologists Mike Stephenson, Jim Risteau, Tyrell Smeltz will be here to discuss CRP sign up and answer any questions you may have. We will also be voting in 2013 Chapter Officers.
As in the past, we will be giving away one bag of seed to those members wishing to plant some habitat. One bag will do 2-3 acres of ground, please contact President Karl Castor at 605.348.2406 if you would like some so it can be available for you that night. Also, additional seed is available for purchase from Darrel Kjerstad - Kjerstad Habitat Inc. Again, you can let Karl know if you would like additional.
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The 2012 South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures gun raffle was such a success, the board members decided to bring it back again for 2013.
There will be 100 firearms that are drawn for. The drawing will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 4pm at the Northern Plains Outdoor Expo (held at Rushmore Plaza Center, Rapid City, SD). Tickets are $20 each and you need not be present to win.
For more information on not only the raffle or South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures, please visit their website at www.sdyouthhunt.com. Not only can you find information on the gun raffle and the organization, but also about becoming a mentor and teaching a young boy or girl about the great outdoors.
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An exciting moment at this years Black Hills Pheasants Forever banquet for Owen Watkins had to have been when his name was called as the winner of a 20 gauge Remington 870. As exciting as winning a brand new shot gun is, it just couldn't compare to the excitement of Owen being on his very first ever pheasant hunt and bagging that first rooster with his shot gun!
Owen and his Dad, Bob were hunting on Black Hill's PF member Jim Aune's land over their black lab, Rook working toward Jim. Jim was blocking for Owen and Bob as they worked toward him. About 80 yards out, Rook flushed a rooster that was downed with one solid shot from Owen! On the report from that shot, another rooster flush which also tumbled to the ground after a well placed shot from Bob. "Rook retrieved both birds to hand - classic stuff' said Jim Aune. Not real sure who was prouder that day, Owen for bagging his first rooster, Bob for seeing his son bag that first rooster, or Jim for watching this all unfold. Doesn't really matter who was prouder.....just that everyone had a great day! Congratulations Owen!
Photo courtesy Black Hill's PF member, Jim Aune.