Interested in hunting, fishing, wildlife and it's preservation in Douglas County? If so, get involved with Viking Sportsmen. Come to a monthly board of directors meeting and see what we do!

 

MISSION STATEMENT: The Viking Sportsmen's mission is to support and improve the conservation of wildlife and its habitat by establishing educational programs and conservation practices designed to preserve and enhance nature's wealth in Minnesota for future generations.

Senior Fish Fry – Meeting July 12

Senior Fish Fry, 4-H Building at the Fair Grounds. HELP is needed, call Arlene 808-1286. Members eat at 5pm and meeting 6pm. 6pm- call to…

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June 15 2017 Meeting Minutes

Board members present: Belinda Wink Paul Kusmak Jim Baxter Gregg Baxter Gene Sullivan Greg Eigen John Peshek Todd Lanners Steve Henry Kevin Weisel Mark Anderson…

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MINUTES OF VIKING SPORTSMEN MEETING MAY 18, 2017

Meeting was held at the Hardwoods Property, north of Nelson. Lunch was provided by Kevin Weisel. Board member present: Bob Gibson Jim Baxter Glen ink…

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March 16 2017 Meeting Minutes

MARCH 16, 2017 Viking Sportsman Minutes Board Members Present: Jim Baxter Chuck Bokinski Gene Sullivan Jim Stratton Arlene Bosek Mark Anderson Todd Lanners Curt Flesner…

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Firearm Safety Classes

Members of Viking Sportsmen have been offering classes in February and/or March.

Check on the Minnesota DNR website under classes to see when a class will be offered in the area.  All towns having classes will be listed.  What information used in the brochure  is not up to date.  Please check online with the DNR, we post upcoming classes there.  We also let the schools know when offering a class, they put it on thier information area.

Youth Day 2016
Youth Day 2016 is in the books! We had 39 activities for kids of all ages to take part in. How many took part? A record 1,811 kids were in attendance participating in outdoor activities. In addition, we had over 200 adults try shooting a gun or bow for the first time ever. We gave away over 1,000 pieces of equipment (fishing rods and reels, bows, and BB guns), many of which went to kids who didn't have these basic tools to start their outdoor careers.

The amount of planning and preparation by the groups that put on activities was simply outstanding. These activities are getting so realistic that kids truly get to appreciate what the activity is all about!

The effort put forth by the local community for this event totaled over 300 volunteers! Approximately 100 businesses or organizations gave their time or money or both to make this event what it is. Eric Morken of the Alexandria's Echo Press newspaper already has a great article about the event. Read it here, http://www.echopress.com/sports/4103462-youth-day-draws-huge-crowd-again

I would like to sincerely thank all of you that had a hand in this event. This event couldn't take place without the dedication of a lot of people and for that I am truly appreciative. We are truly making a difference in A LOT of kids lives.

I would be remiss in closing if I did not say.....block your calendars for Sunday, August 27, 2017!

Dean Krebs, P.E. | Senior Engineer/Senior Consultant | USA