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    Profile: Trail Buzzard

    Conservationist and Black Hills Trail Aficionado
     




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    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club April Field Notes

      APRIL MEETING NOTICEThe April general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting will be April 4, at noon. Hope to see you there. Plenty of parking in the hotel’s lot.PROGRAMThis month we will hear “Wildlife and Fisheries – Looking to the Future” from John Cooper.John is a former Secretary o...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club February Field Notes

      FEBRUARY MEETING NOTICEThe February general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting will be February 7, at noon. Hope to see you there. Plenty of parking in the hotel’s lot.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from outgoing president Jeff Olson as he hands over the reins to new president Tom Krafka. Please mark your s...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club January Field Notes

      JANUARY MEETING NOTICEThe January general membership meetingwill be held at our usual location, TheRushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting willbe January 3, at noon. Hope to see youthere. Plenty of parking in the hotel’s lot.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from the big dog,Kelly Hepler. He is the Secretary of the SDGame, Fish, and Park...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club December Field Notes

      DECEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe December general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting will be December 6, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Annie Apodaca, Forest Recreation Wilderness Trails Program manager. Please come to listen and offer your opinion regarding the topics as listed in t...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club November Field Notes

      NOVEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe November general membership meetingwill be held at our usual location, TheRushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting willbe November 1st, at noon. Hope to see youthere.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Mike Kintigh,Region One Director of the GF&P, on thetopic of landowner elk tags and the elk herdin gener...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club October 2016 Field Notes

      OCTOBER MEETING NOTICEThe October general membership meetingwill be held at our usual location, TheRushmore Hotel & Suites. Our meeting willbe October 4th, at noon. Hope to see youthere.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from DebbieRenner, Development Director with theRapid City Food Bank. She will discussFeeding South Dakota and Sp...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club September 2016 Field Notes

      SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe September general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, formerly known as the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be September 6th, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from representatives from the South Dakota GF&P Fisheries Management team as they discuss their plan for ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club August 2016 Field Notes

      AUGUST MEETING NOTICEThe August general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, formerly known as the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be August 2nd, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will have an open forum for sharing your “fish stories,” or anything else on your mind. Please come and share in the...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club July 2016 Field Notes

      JULY MEETING NOTICEThe July general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, formerly known as the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be July 5th, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Corissa Krueger of the Nature Conservancy. She will discuss the latest happenings with the local branch of the Conserva...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club June 2016 Field Notes

      JUNE MEETING NOTICEThe June general membership meeting willbe held at our usual location, The RushmoreHotel & Suites, formerly known as theAdoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be June7th, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Shelly Deisch,biologist with the SD State Game, Fish, andParks. She will discuss the latest...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club May 2016 Field Notes

      MAY MEETING NOTICEThe May general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, formerly known as the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be May 3rd, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Dan Thompson, Large Carnivore Section Supervisor for the state of Wyoming. He will discuss the Grizzly Bear Management Pla...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club April 2016 Field Notes

      APRIL MEETING NOTICEThe April general membership meeting will be held at our usual location, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, formerly known as the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be April 5th, at noon. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will have a dual program. We will hear from the local Walleyes Unlimited chapter and also from GF&P Regional Game Manager John ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club March 2016 Field Notes

      MARCH MEETING NOTICEThe March general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be March 1, at 11:45. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Executive Director April Gregory, from the Booth Society to talk about the status of the Spearfish fish hatchery. Let’s have a good showing! To view the March 2016 Field Notes...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen's Club reminders

      1.  Remember the Sports Show this weekend. 2.  South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures is having their auction on Saturday night, 6pm, at the Cowboy Bar at the Civic Center.  Great items, hunting and fishing trips, etc. 3.  Keith Wintersteen would appreciate any help with the O...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen February 2016 Field Notes

      The Newsletter of the Black Hills Sportsmen and SportswomenMission Statement: To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of wildlife and wildlife habitat and to protect the privilege of sportsmen to hunt and fish through advocacy and education. FEBRUARY MEETING NOTICEThe February general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeti...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club January 2016 Field Notes

      JANUARY MEETING NOTICEThe January general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be January 5, at 11:45. In the middle of the holidays it can be busy, so don’t forget – please mark your calendars. It will be a great social to pick us up out of the doldrums of winter! Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Mark Ca...   

    • GFP to Host Black Hills Fisheries Public Meeting

      The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will be hosting a public meeting regarding Black Hills fisheries at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Rapid City's Outdoor Campus. GFP staff will be presenting fisheries data from this summer.  The public will also have an opportunity to discuss ideas with staff. The Outdoor Campus West is located at 4130 Adventure Trail in Rapid ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club December 2015 Field Notes

      The December general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be December 1st, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Dennie Mann, president of the Greater Dakotah Chapter of the SCI. He will talk about the many projects and hard work being done in our area. To view the November Field Notes

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club November 2015 Field Notes

      NOVEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe November general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be November 3rd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from president, Jeff Olson on the results of the Hunting Film Tour and offer an opportunity to you, the membership to share your hunting and fishing stories....   

    • Hunting Film Tour / BHSC meeting reminder

      9 Days until the....Hunting Film Tour Wednesday, October 14th

    • BHDGC Bag Tag Event this weekend and glo league night next week

      ​End of Year Bag Tag tourney this Saturday at Jackson (must have tag to play). 12:30 registration rain or shine. Also $5 match play for club members on Sunday. Starting at 9:00 am. Contact Justin "The CHAMP" Cournoyer

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club October Field Notes

      OCTOBER MEETING NOTICEThe October general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be October 6th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Matt Rippentrop, Chair of the Bighorn Sheep Committee, and John Kanta, Regional Wildlife Manager for the SDGF&P. Matt and John will discuss the progress of...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club Clean Out Your Freezer Food Drive

      We are in need of more hands to help receive wild game and other donated food items at the three Family Thrift Centers on Saturday, September 19th.  If you are able to help out for a portion of the time, or even the full 4 hour block, it would be much appreciated.  Please contact Jeff Olson to arrange time and location.  342-2445...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club September 2015 Field Notes

      SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe September general membershipmeeting will be held at the Adoba EcoHotel. Our meeting will be September 1st,at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to seeyou there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from MikeMcKernan, SDWF Youth Conservation CampDirector. Mike will tell us about the hostingsite, Camp Bob Marshall, and...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club September 2015 Field Notes

      SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe September general membershipmeeting will be held at the Adoba EcoHotel. Our meeting will be September 1st,at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to seeyou there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from MikeMcKernan, SDWF Youth Conservation CampDirector. Mike will tell us about the hostingsite, Camp Bob Marshall, and...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club August 2015 Field Notes

      AUGUST MEETING NOTICEThe August general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be August 4, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Chris Hesla, Executive Director of the South Dakota Wildlife Federation. To view the August Field Notes click here

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club 2015 Field Notes

      JULY MEETING NOTICEThe July general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be July 7th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be having an open forum for the members to discuss their thoughts, share some fish stories, and to work on some business for the fall with the Club. To view the Field Note...   

    • 20th Annual Mt. Rushmore Classic

        Teams compete at 20th Annual Mt. Rushmore Classic for new competition     RAPID CITY, S.D. – Over 85 teams from U10-U18 girls fastpitch softball divisions will come to compete in the Mt. Rushmore Classic June 19-21 at the Star of the West and Parkview Softball Complexes.   ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen's Club June 2015 Field Notes

      JUNE MEETING NOTICEThe June general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be June 2nd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be honoring long-time BHSC member Harvey Malon, with a PowerPoint presentation and some storytelling. Please come on out!June 2015 To view the June Field Notes

    • United States Tumbling and Trampoline National Championships

      Rapid City is hosting the United States Tumbling and Trampoline National Championships June 16-20 here at the Civic Center. http://usta1.org/NATIONALS/tabid/59/Default.aspx Their numbers are currently at 1500 athletes ranging from age 4-20. That same week Rapid City is hosting the Mt. Rushmore Classic Softball tournament (88 ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club May 2015 Field Notes

      MAY MEETING NOTICEThe May general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be May 5, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Kelly Hepler, new Secretary of the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, to discuss his vision concerning the wide breadth of topics involving the department.May 2...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club April 2015 Field Notes

      APRIL MEETING NOTICEThe April general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be April 7, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Gene Galinat, GF&P Regional Fisheries Manager, to discuss the Black Hills Fisheries Plans. This will be very timely, as the comment period has recently been ...   

    • Lakota Nation Invitational and Rapid City to continue partnership

      Lakota Nation Invitational and Rapid City to continue partnership March 19, 2015 (Rapid City, S.D.) - The Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously Thursday to keep the annual tournament in Rapid City in 2015.  The board conducted its monthly meeting in Rapid City today.  A portion of the meeting was dedicated to a di...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club March 2015 Field Notes

      MARCH MEETING NOTICEThe March general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be March 3rd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from BHSC member, Derek Nelson. He will discuss the latest with South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures, their association with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and their on...   

    • 14th Annual Rapid City Icebowl Recap

      The 14th Annual Rapid City Ice Bowl was amazing - $1,770 was raised and donated to Feeding South Dakota!!  Thanks to everyone that helped make this such a great event!

    • 2015 Disc Golf Ice Bowl

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club January 2015 Field Notes

      JANUARY MEETING NOTICEThe January general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be January 6th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Ben Wuedtke, Black Hills Forest Resource Association, to provide an update on the pine beetle management plan and the possible listing of the Northern Lo...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club December Field Notes

      DECEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe December general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be December 2nd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Terry Mayes, Urban Wildlife Committee, to discuss the city deer management plan. He may also be able to discuss plans with the Camo Coalition during t...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club November Field Notes

      NOVEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe November general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be November 4th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Jeff Olson with an update on Sportsmen Against Hunger, as well as from YOU with stories of your hunting and fishing adventures! Bring pictures to show...   

    • Disc Golf Terror in the Park

         

    • Disc Golf: Canyon Chain Massacre

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen's Club Fun Shoot & Picnic

      Fun Shoot & Picnic The BHSC is having their annual Fun Shoot on Thursday

    • Custer Disc Golf Tournament

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club October 2014 Field Notes

      OCTOBER MEETING NOTICEThe October general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be October 7th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be hearing from Kevin Robling, Big Game Biologist, for the SD GF&P. He will discuss the Elk Management Plan and updates from the Elk Stakeholder Meetings. To ...   

    • Feeding South Dakota Food Drive

         

    • Special Olympics Softball Tournament

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Domico Rodriguez, (605) 718-8491, Rodriguez@visitrapidcity.com Special Olympics State Softball Tournament looking for volunteers South Dakota Special Olympics will be holding their state softball tournament for the first time in Rapid City this weekend and the Rapid City Convention & V...   

    • State Championships Sept 27-28

      Upcoming disc golf events: Sept 27-28 - South Dakota State Championships.  Spearfish Disc Golf Club is again hosting States this year. And again, White's Queen City Motors is putting 2 NEW CARS on the course. All players will have two chances to win a new car with aces on two holes.- Details and...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club September 2014 Field Notes

      SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTICEThe September general membership meetingwill be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Ourmeeting will be September 2, at 11:45. Markyour calendars. Hope to see you there. To view the September 2014 Field Notes click here   

    • World Rogaining Championships

                                 425 Adventure Athletes Compete in the Black HillsRAPID CITY, SD – On Saturday, August 16th, the Black Hills are slated to become the proving ground for the world’s top adventure athletes from 22 different countries includi...   

    • Steady Ed Memorial Disc Golf Tourney

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club August 2014 Field Notes

      AUGUST MEETING NOTICEThe August general membership meeting willbe held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Ourmeeting will be August 5, at 11:45. Markyour calendars. Hope to see you there. To view the August 2014 Field Notes click here   

    • 15th Annual Night and Day tourney July 26

      REMINDER that we are one week away from the 15th Annual Night and Day tourney in Rapid City -  combining a daylight round and an after-dark round at Jackson Park, with a meal between rounds.  This unique event always draws a large crowd and is much enjoyed by everyone.

    • Black Hills Liberty Challenge with Pro Clinic

      REMINDER:  One week until the BHDGC's big event of the summer!  Two rounds Saturday July 5 at Jackson Park, and one round Sunday at Spearfish Canyon.   CHECK THIS OUT:  Friday July 4, 3pm at Jackson Park we are excited to host a player's clinic by Pro Disc Golfer John McCray.  John is a 1030 rated player currently ranked #16 in the world, and will be running an...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club July 2014 Field Notes

      JULY MEETING NOTICEThe July general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Ourmeeting will be July 1, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be doing a member story program. So here is your opportunity toshare photos and tall tales of your own adventures with the rest of the Club. Let’shear those ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club June 2014 Field Notes

      JUNE MEETING NOTICEThe June general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be June 3, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Russ Roberts of St. Onge. He will present a proposal for deer management in South Dakota. After hearing his proposal, the attending membership will have the opportunity f...   

    • SDWF Conservation Camp. Black Hills Sportsmen Club Members

      Do you have a child, or know of a child that might want to do some....?   archery conservation officer investigations fish netting/lake survey lake/stream fishing insect identification stream ecology bird basics boating wildlife photography fly tying deer/elk tracking shooting skills lighting ceremony at Mt...   

    • Black Hils Sportsmen Club May 2014 Field Notes

      MAY MEETING NOTICEThe May general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be May 6, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Chris Hull, Communications Division of the GF&P, Staff Writer of South Dakota Conservation Digest, and self-proclaimed Snowgooseologist. He will show some great video of...   

    • Rapid City CVB Sports Awards: Accepting Nominations

      Accepting Nominations for Local Sports Awards RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Each year the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sports Department acknowledges individuals who contribute and support Rapid City area sports outside of the South Dakota High School Activities A...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club April 2014 Field Notes

      APRIL MEETING NOTICEThe April general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be April 1st, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from Hans Stephenson, of Dakota Angler & Outfitter. He will discuss his knowledge, tips, and tricks of fly fishing the Black Hills and the world. To view April...   

    • Jennie Finch Camp 2014

         

    • South Dakota Wildlife Federation Out of Doors February 2014

      The SDWF has approximately 3,000 members. We are constantly fighting to keep our outdoor heritage and to conserve natural resources. We can't conti...   

    • MADD Dash 5K Run/Walk

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club March 2014 Field Notes

      MARCH MEETING NOTICEThe March general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be March 4th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will hear from SD GF&P Commissioner and BHSC member, Gary Jensen. He will discuss his insights and reflections of his first year on the commission. There is always something li...   

    • Emergency Travel Kit

      Emergency Travel KitsI recently put together an emergency kit for someone who travels alone through the Black Hills on a regular basis and had never even thought about needing one. With the winter travel conditions we normally get here, and especially this winter, sliding off the road and having to spend the night (or longer) in your car is a real possibility. Most of my shopping fo...   

    • Winter Walking

      Winter WalkingLate last week I had just returned from my morning walk, which I cut short to 35 minutes (usually I walk from 60 to 75 minutes depending on my route), when the local weatherman reported the temperature as -12 degrees with a wind chill of -27. I believe this was a case of a weatherman’s puffery (a legal term where used car salesman can “puff up” a car to a potenti...   

    • outFOXing Cancer for Lynn R. Fox, Spearfish, SD

      We would like to thank all our readers for supporting High School Sports, and for supporting our advertisers. Along that line here is a local person that needs our support: Lynn Fox needs your help for ongoing cancer, medical and travel costs. Please click here   

    • The Old Soft Hiking Shoe

      The Old Soft Hiking ShoeI recently found my old hiking boots, a pair of Solomon Contragrips, lurking in the back of my closet. They are actually more of a hiking shoe, sort of a modified and updated waffle stomper (there’s a nostalgic term that brings back high school days).  These days they are classified as a fast hiker. They have a  lug sole and leather upper with...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club 2014 February Field Notes

      FEBRUARY MEETING NOTICEThe February general membership meeting will beheld at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will beFebruary 4th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hopeto see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will discuss current legislative actionin the state of SD, including wildlife resources andmanagement, as well as other topics of interest. ...   

    • Rapid City Ice Bowl Feb 1 & 2014

      To Download The Ice Bowl Pledge Sheet click here   

    • Coyote Calling

      A  Youtube Video of a coyote caller taking his 5 year old son on their first hunt together. Enjoy!   

    • South Dakota Wildlife Federation Out of Doors

      We would like to thank the South Dakota Wildlife Federation for allowing us to post their monthly Out of Doors Newsletter. We will start posting it here monthly, or if you would like to look for back issues you can find them on their website at: www.sdwf.org under the Out of Doors heading. To view the January 2014 Out of Doors

    • Mountain Lion 2014

      I have a prediction to make for 2014 in the Black Hills. I think this will be the year that a mountain lion will get the first confirmed kill of a person. We all know they have been killing dogs and cats, getting more brazen and closer to populated areas as their natural food supply dwindles, and I think its just a matter of time before some lone hiker gets attacked. I just hope its not me. Tha...   

    • 2014 DISC GOLF ICE BOWL FEBRUARY 1st

          

    • South Dakota Disc Golf Events 2014

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club January 2014 Field Notes

      JANUARY MEETING NOTICEThe January general membership meeting will beheld at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will beJanuary 7th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope tosee you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be treated to a presentation byAvery Olson. She will speak on the Care for Zumboproject going on in Mozambique. She has spoken atour ann...   

    • Public Access to SD waters in the legislature

      Sent on behalf of the Black Hills Sportsmen Club -   To all BHSC members: the following letter and attached file discusses the attempt to restrict the public's ability to access "nonmeandered" lakes.  If you should so desire, please skim or read through these materials, contact your legislators who voted 'yea' to have them rethink their decision, and contac...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club December 2013 Field Notes

      The December general membership meeting will beheld at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will beDecember 3rd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hopeto see you there. To see the December 2013 Field Notes click here   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club November Field Notes

      The November general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be November 5th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view November Field Notes Click Here   

    • Rescheduled BH Sportsmen Club Fun Shoot & Picnic

      FUN SHOOT & PICNIC   The BHSC is having their annual Fun Shoot on Thursday,

    • BH Sportsmen Club Fun Shoot & Picnic

      FUN SHOOT & PICNIC  

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club October 2013 Field Notes

      OCTOBER MEETING NOTICEThe October general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be October 1st, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we will be treated to a presentation by Tony Leif, Director of the SD GFP Wildlife Division. Tony will present on a variety of topics to include duck and pheasant outlooks, lake...   

    • Reminder - One week 'til SD States - Sept 27 -29 in Spearfish

      Registration closes Thursday Sept. 26 for this awesome event: 1.   ...   

    • SD States - Sept 27 -29 Spearfish Disc Gold Championships -- Two new cars for ace prizes!!

      Registration closes Sept 26for the 2013 SD State Disc Golf Championships Sept 27-29, hosted by Spearfish Disc Golf Association.   Details and registration information at www.spearfishdisc.com   - Championship lay...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club September 2013 Field Notes

      The September general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be September 3rd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view the September Field Notes click here   

    • Black Hills Disc Golf August 23-25

      Reminder for next week's event!: Saturday Aug 24 - BHDGC hosts the Suzuki Special at Jackson Park, Presented by Black Hills Paintless Dent Repair.  No pre-registration required.  C tier, with $500 added cash and prizes, and Am prize payouts through Dakota Disc.  This will be our feature event of the year!  Optional doubles at 5pm Frid...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club Rapid Creek Clean-Up

      A reminder to all interested: The Black Hills Sportsmen Club will be doing our annual Adopt-A-Creek community service project this week.  We will meet on Tuesday, August 13th, at 5:30pm, at the parking lot for the Abourezk Law Firm, at the corner of Mt. View and Omaha.  Our section of Rapid Creek will take us from the overpass at that intersection dow...   

    • Black Hills Disc Golf

      Saturday Aug 24 - BHDGC hosts the Suzuki Special at Jackson Park, Presented by Black Hills Paintless Dent Repair.  No pre-registration required.  C tier, with $500 added cash and prizes.  This will be our feature event of the year!  Optional doubles at 5pm Friday Aug ...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club 2013 Field Notes

      The August general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be August 6th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.To view August 2013 Field Notes click here   

    • Bandit Run stopping in Rapid City

         

    • Disc Golf Tournament

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club July 2013 Field Notes

      The July general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be July 2nd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view the July 2013 Field Notes click here   

    • Gee Atherton gets hunted by a Peregrine Falcon

         

    • USD basketball to play doubleheader in Rapid City

      June 7, 2013   USD basketball to play doubleheader in Rapid City RAPID CITY, S.D.—University of South Dakota women’s and men’s basketball will host a doubleheader against South Dakota School of Mines and University of Wyoming, respectively, on Dec. 7 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. USD Director of Athletics David Her...   

    • Friday press conference part of USD trip to Rapid City

      VERMILLION, S.D.—A Thursday (June 6) night social at Buffalo Wings and Rings, a Friday (June 7) morning press conference announcing an upcoming event and a golf outing at Arrowhead Country Club Friday afternoon highlight festivities hosted by University of South Dakota athletics department in Rapid City. USD Athletics Director David Herbster along with Domico Rodriquez from The Rapid C...   

    • Needles Eye Tournament - Custer SD this Saturday - June 8

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club June 2013 Field Notes

      JUNE MEETING NOTICEThe June general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be June 4th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.PROGRAMThis month we are happy to hear from Howard Paul of the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition, who will present a program on Missouri River sedimentation issues, which effect erosion, farming, fi...   

    • Dakota Spring Fling

      Dakota Spring FlingThe third annual Dakota Spring Fling cruise in and car show is being heldMay 24th, 25th & 26th, 2013 at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the CentralStates Fairgrounds. This event will be open to participants with Hot Rods,Rat Rods, Classic and Custom Cars & Trucks of model year 1980 and older. Registeron-line at www.dakotaspringfling.co...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 5/8/13

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club May 2013 Field Notes

      The May general membership meeting will be held atthe Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be May 7th, at11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.   To view the May 2013 Field Notes Click Here   

    • Rapid City Sports Council Invites Community to Honor Local Sports Award Recipients

         

    • 2nd Annual Marvin Hudson Lewis Memorial Basketball Tournament

         

    • Denver Broncos Alumni Exhibition Basketball Game

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club April Field Notes

      The April general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be April 2nd, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view April Field Notes click here   

    • Rapid City St Pattys Tourney & BIRDIE BASH - Plus 2013 Event Calendar

      Reminder about the weekend of fun coming up - St Pattys Tourney on the 16th and Birdie Bash on the 17th. See attached posters for details.The Vibram Birdie Bash registration closes on March 10 and pre-registration is required.  Go to

    • Accepting Nominations for Local Sports Awards

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club March 2013 Field Notes

      The March general membership meeting will beheld at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will beMarch 5th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope tosee you there. To view the March 2013 Field Notes click here   

    • The Vibram Birdie Bash! Disc Golf

      Coming St Patricks Day - The Vibram Birdie Bash!  Registration closes on March 10.  See attached poster for details.  The Birdie Bash is going to be a blast.  Plus, the winner has the choice of becoming a Vibram Field Tester, or winning a pair of Vibram Five Finger B...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 1/31/13

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club February Field Notes

      The February general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be February 5th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To read the February Field Notes click here   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 1/23/13

         

    • Rapid City Disc Golf Ice Bowl - Feb 2

      2013 DISC GOLF ICE BOWL FEBRUARY 2nd 12th Annual Fundraiser for Feeding South Dakota   JACKSON PARK                             &nbs...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club January Field Notes

      The January general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel. Our meeting will be January 8th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view January Field Notes click here   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 12/13/12

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club December Field Notes

      The December general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, downtown. Our meeting will be December 4th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. Also, the first Tuesday in January is the 1st, so we will instead be meeting on the 8th. To view December Field Notes Click Here   

    • Black Hills Sportsmans Club November Field Notes

      The November general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, downtown. Our meeting will be November 6th, at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To see the November Field Notes click here   

    • Black Hills Tennis Association

      Black Hills Tennis Association Contributes to Programs Rapid City, SD … At the final 2012 meeting of the Black Hills Tennis Association on September 26th at Sioux Park, the group voted for the following contributions to local tennis programs and players: Rapid City Parks and Recreation will receive $1375 to support junior scholarships and program...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen October 2012 Field Notes

      The October general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, downtown. Our meeting will be October 2nd at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view the October Field Notes Click Here   

    • South Dakota State Disc Golf Championships

      South Dakota State Disc Golf Championships     (Rapid City) The Black Hills Disc Golf Club will host the 2012 State Disc Golf Championships in Rapid City September 29 &30.  Sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association, this event is expected to draw over 80 players of all abilities.  The State Championships will be the region's largest disc g...   

    • Black Hills Sportsmen Club "Fun Shoot/Picnic"

      FUN SHOOT & PICNIC   The BHSC is having their annual Fun Shoot on this Thursday, September 20th at 5:00 PM, located at the Rapid City Trap Club (3 miles south on ...   

    • BLACK HILLS SPORTSMEN FIELD NOTES SEPT. 2012

      The September general membership meeting will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, downtown. Our meeting will be on September 4th at 11:45. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there. To view Field Nots click here   

    • Regional Softball and Tennis Tournaments

      RAPID CITY, SD – Normally the end of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the official end of the summer as students of all ages head back to school and the summer slowly comes to an end with Labor Day weekend on the horizon. This year is quite a bit different as Rapid City will be hosting multiple sporting events Labor Day weekend bringing in teams and athletes from all over ...   

    • 6th Annual Mike Coley Memorial Baseball Tournament

      RAPID CITY, SD – The 6th Annual Mike Coley Memorial Baseball Tournament offers high level baseball competition and the event is again set for Labor Day weekend here in Rapid City. This wood bat tournament will again be held at Floyd Fitzgerald and Pete Lien baseball stadiums.     In years past the tournament has only featured age divisions of 48 ye...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 8/15/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 8/1/12

         

    • America's Grasslands: A Threatened National Treasure

      In the last 5 years, we’ve lost nearly 400,000 acres of native prairie in North and South Dakota.  Ducks Unlimited conservation staff and local ranchers share the enormous importance of the Prairie Pothole Region to waterfowl, other wildlife and people.  

    • Black Hills Sportsmen's Club Adopt-A-Creek Clean-Up 7/21/12

      To all BHSC members: Please come out and join us for our community service project.  Our Adopt-A-Creek clean up is scheduled for this Saturday, July 21st, starting at 8:00am.  We will meet at the parking lot of the Abourezk Law Firm at the intersection of Omaha and Mt. View.  We will begin cleaning from the bridge at Omaha and proceed downstream.  We should be able to finish by 10:00...   

    • ARTIST-BLACKSMITH'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA 2012 CONFERENCE - RAPID CITY, SD

      ABANA - the ARTIST-BLACKSMITH'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA are having their Annual Conference at the Fairgrounds in Rapid City from July 18th through the 21st 2012. I stopped by for a preview today and took these videos. They started with 1-1/2 inch round steel stock, beat it to a point, then cut it with sledge hammers, then hammered that into a large thumbtack. The show starts tonight and ru...   

    • Fly Fishing in the Black Hills

         

    • 2012 Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair

      2012 Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair  Sunday, July 8, 2012  10am - 4 pm Car show, vendors, music, food, and entertainment   Join us in Downtown Rapid City Sunday, July 8 for the Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair which is the former Cruiser Night event! Classic cars of all makes and models will flood downtown from 10am to 4...   

    • Disc Golf Tournament - Black Hills Disc Golf Confederacy’s 13th Annual Night & Day

      DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 JACKSON PARK

    • Dakota Mud Run

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club July 2012 Field Notes

      The July general membership meeting will be held at theAdoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, downtown. Ourmeeting will be on July 3rd at 11:45. Mark your calendars.Hope to see you there. To view the July 2012 Field Notes Click Here   

    • Black Hills 100

      This weekend is the 2nd running of the Black Hills 100. Thats a 100 mile race. Recently CC O'Harra (SB1) and I walked the Mickelson Trail Half Marathon and I remember thinking the people that actually run a whole marathon are crazy and thats only 26.1 miles. These guys are running 100 miles straight through, last years winner did it in 24 hours and 8 minutes. Here's a link to the website with m...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 6/21/12

         

    • Black Hills Huckfest Tour 2

      RAPID CITY, SD The Black Hills will again be host to one of the 20 stops on the annual Huckfest tour. Driven largely by the favorable comments about our event and area last year, the Huckfest organizers picked the Black Hills for the second year in a row.  The nationwide series is sponsored by the Flying Giants website (www.flyingiants.com), 3D Hobby Shop, (a major R/C mod...   

    • Walleye Fishing on the Missouri

      Walleye Fishing on the Missouri        

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 6/8/12

         

    • Needles Eye Disc Golf Tournament

      Below is the flyer for the Needles' Eye tournament (non-sanctioned) in Custer this Saturday - Registration starts at 8am, and players meeting at 9:30.  Cost is only $25, and if you've never played the Custer course, its a gem.  Course is located on Pageant Hill, about 4 blocks straight south of DakotaMart. Other upcoming BHDGC events:  Night and Day tournament - July 14 at ...   

    • Roosters weekly Fishing Report 5/30/12

         

    • The Black Hills Sportsmens Club June 2012 Field Notes

      "The purpose of the Black Hills Sportsmen Club is to promote the conservation, sound management and sustainable use of wildlife and wildlife habitat and to protect the privilege of sportsmen to hunt and fish through advocacy and education." JUNE MEETING NOTICEThe June general membership meeting will be held at theAdoba Eco Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel, 445 Mt.Rushmore...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 5/23/12

         

    • 2nd Annual Dakota Spring Fling Car Show

      Rapid City Car Show Season Kicks off   RAPID CITY, SD – The 2nd Annual Dakota Spring Fling Car Show is set to jump start the Summer Car Show season in Rapid City Memorial Day weekend. The event will again be held at the Central States Fairgrounds and is expected to grow what was a successful inaugural event.  

    • Roosters Weekly Fishiong Report 5/16/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 5/8/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 5/1/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 2/26/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 4/24/12

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club May 2012 Field Notes

      The May general membership meeting will be held at theOutdoor Campus, along Sturgis Road, on May 1, starting at7:15pm. Therefore, we will not be meeting at the Radissonthis month. This was suggested to try to accommodatemore of the general membership, who might otherwisehave difficulty making our typical noon meetings.Depending on turn out, we may continue ou...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 4/19/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 2/28/12

         

    • Roosters Important Notice to All Hunters!

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club April Field Notes

      The April general membership meeting will be held at the Outdoor Campus, along Sturgis Road, on April 3, starting at 7:15pm. Therefore, we will not be meeting at the Radisson this month. This was suggested to try to accommodate more of the general membership, who might otherwise have difficulty making our typical noon meetings. Depending on turn out, we may continue our meetings in the evenings...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 3/20/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 3/14/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 3/13/12

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club March Field Notes

      As a reminder, all BHSC meetings are planned for the first Tuesday of each month. We meet in the Radisson at 11:45 am. The February meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6. We’ll See you at the Radisson at 11:45. To see the March Field Notes Click Here   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing report 2/28/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 2/21/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 2/14/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 2/7/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 1/24/12

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club February 2012 Field Notes

      As a reminder, all BHSC meetings are planned for the first Tuesday of each month. We meet in the Radisson at 11:45 am. The February meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7. We’ll See you at the Radisson at 11:45.   To View the 2012 February Field Notes Click Here   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 1/17/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 1/10/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 01/04/12

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 12/30/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 12/28/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 12/20/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing report 12/15/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing report 12/13/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 12/6/11

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club December Field Notes

      As a reminder, all BHSC meetings are planned for the first Tuesday of each month. We meet in the Radisson at 11:45 am. The December meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6. We’ll See you at the Radisson at 11:45.   To see the December Field Notes Click Here   

    • Outdoor Campus West Presentation Nov. 17th, 2011

      Starting November 17, The Outdoor Campus-West will be hosting a monthly series of guest presentations. These presentations will be held on the third Thursday of every month, starting at 7 pm. All presentations are free of charge and are open to the public. The November presentation will feature North American Wild Sheep by Guy Tillett. Guy is a former school educator and univers...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 11/02/11

         

    • Black Hills Sportsmens Club Field Notes November 2011

      Reminder the Black Hills Sportsmens Club meets tomorrow (Tuesday November 1, 2011) at the Radisson. Click Here   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 10/25/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing report 10/14/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report - 10/4/11

         

    • The Black Hills Sportsmen Club

      "The purpose of the Black Hills Sportsmen Club is to promote the conservation, sound management and sustainable use of wildlife and wildlife habitat and to protect the privilege of sportsmen to hunt and fish through advocacy and education." This is a great organization to belong to, we meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Rapid City at 11:45 AM. There i...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 9/21/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 9-15-11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 9/7/11

         

    • Car Drifting

      There is a Car Drifting Race coming soon to Rapid City, so for those of you that do not know what Drifting is here's a YouTube video from the South Dakota Drift  Association that will give you some idea what it is all about. Notice the car is sponsored by Monster Energy d...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 08/27/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report - 08/16/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 08/12/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 08/03/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 7/26/11

         

    • Barrell Fire: Raw Video Report

      I visited the Barrell Fire, just north of Dewey, SD and south of the Whoopup Fire. Sad to see as this is one of the most pristine areas left in the Black Hills. Below is the video I shot along with a few pictures of a plane dumping slury on the fire.

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 07/12/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 07-06-11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report June 28, 2011

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 06/21/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 06/21/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 6/14/11 to 6/20/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 06/10/11 to 06/15/11

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 05/25/11 to 05/31/11

         

    • GFP Outdoor Campus

      I was invited last week to a tour of the new South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus on Sturgis Road in Rapid City. This $14 million project will be funded from hunting & fishing license revenue and private donations from Sportsmen. The floor plan below shows how the Campus will be set up, with areas showing the Black Hills, Badlands, Prairie and Lakes and streams, as well as Classroom...   

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 05/17/11 to 05/23/11

         

    • Roosters Challenges that face South Dakota Sportsmen

         

    • Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 05/11/10 to 05/16/11

         

    • Rooster Weekly Fishing Report 05/04/11 to 05/11/11

         

    • The Roosters Weekly Fishing Report 04-27-11 to 05-03-11

         

    • Sylvan Lake

      After another 50 plus hour work week I was ready to hit the trails and unwind, decompress and enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. I headed to Custer State Park with the intention of hiking the Sunday Gulch Foot Trail, a 3 mile loop that starts behind the dam at Sylvan Lake. Alas the trail is still closed for the season and the steep beginning was still packed with snow and ice. I opted to hike...   

    • A Harney Peak Climb........Then Reality Hits

      I recently returned to South Dakota after living out of state for 20 years. I didn't realize how much I missed the beauty of the Black Hills until I started hiking some of the old trails I used to haunt. I climbed Harney Peak and was as elated by the awesome views as I was devastated at the extent of the damage the Mountain Pine Be...   





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