Friday night banquet kicked off the weekend. What a great meal and speaker. Our speaker for the night and weekend was Wally Harder. The hunters were introduced and the new kids got their SYC quilt, hunter’s bible, and all the hunters got items from Cabela’s. The kids from the turkey hunt got their mounts and one mount from last falls deer hunt was given. Wally spoke after the meal and then everyone headed back to camp for an early start the next morning.
The 2011 deer hunters were:
Alex Schmidt * ————————– Graham Brown *
Alex Watters —————————- Hunter Horst
Blainne Stone * ————————- Hunter Jungling *
Bo Mitchell —————————— Jessica Wosika *
Brandon Overmann ** —————— Logan Slay *
Braxton Wiebusch ———————- Mitchell Tuttle *
Chris Hudson * ————————- Nate Fisher
Cody Gunnerson ———————— Nick Rogers
Cole Madson ** ————————- Nick Bassett *
Conner Warden * ———————– Ryan Assmann
Corey Gates —————————- Teddy Perron
Dalton Medhaug * ———————– Trey Poppema *
Dillon Dostal * ————————— Ty Rassier *
Gabe Stump * ————————— Zach Olson **
* behind name indicates a deer ** indicates 2 deer
What a crazy weekend, the deer were coming in faster than I could count. There were 21 deer in all by the time the weekend was over. Out of 28 hunters 18 of them got their deer. What a great weekend it was.
Saturday was a busy day as the deer came in; the locker in Greenville opened its doors for processing the deer as well as the locker in Cherokee. Thank you very much! Three of the deer were donated to the HUSH program.
There were many stories and smiles going around all day, it is always a treat to visit with the hunter and hear how he or she got the big one. Saturday night Walter Harder had devotions. After devotions there was a camp fire and then time for bed.
Sunday turned out to be just about as crazy as Saturday. There were many deer once again. The guys took the deer to the locker to be processed and then everyone was enjoying their bunch and devotions. We had some good testimonies by the hunters and some of the guides. It was a very very nice weekend for all.
We would like to thank Sioux Rapids Fire Department for all their hard work from the banquet to getting the tent and tables all set up and ready to go. We would also like to thank all the many volunteers, the photographer, the landowners, all the people that provide goodies for the weekend, the meal crew, transporters and anyone took time out of their weekend to make this a special weekend for the hunters. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!!!!
One of our guides went to be with the Lord on Monday before the hunt. Greg Somers passed away unexpectedly. Greg lived in Texas, but made time to come up for the hunts, he touched many lives and will be missed by all of us.