Big Horn Sportsmen’s Show 2017

Big Horn Sportsmen’s Show a Big Success

If you didn’t have a chance to make it to the Big Horn Show this year and to see all of our members ”in action” teaching the kids to tie flies, you missed a lot of fun. Everyone did a fantastic job and all the kids and parents really appreciated their efforts. Our new booth location proved successful at attracting a lot more attention and our volunteers responded with a great effort to entertain and teach our young visitors. This was our best show ever thanks to their efforts. Not only did the kids have a good time but a lot of our guys said they enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with other club members getting to know them better. It especially was nice to see a lot of returning kids, some who have been back for several years now and never seem to get enough.

Club members who participated this year were: Bob Schmitt, Lee Funkhouser, Jon Bowne, Lowell Tveit, Gordon Olson, Rick Ripley, Leonard Gross, Dan Lobb, Stephen Aspinwall, Randy Shaber, Skip Cavanaugh, Bob Johnson, Jerry McBride, Neal Beechinor, Phil Beck, Bryan Harman, Bruce Morgan, David Lohman, Larry Ray. Ray Kranches, Leon Buckles and Jim Athearn. A special thanks to Phil, Lowell, Larry and Leon for helping me set up and take down the booth and to Bill Papesh and Tom May for supplying all the hats we were able to give the kids.

We’ll be back same time, same place next year so please mark your calendars.

Jim Athearn

Kid’s Fishing 2017

The Kids Fishing Days will be at the Clear Lake’s Fairchild Air

Dick O’Dell with a happy group of fishers

Force Base Recreational Area this year on May 5th and 6th.

The special Ronald McDonald House session of kids fishing will be on Friday May 5th from about 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm.  We will again be transporting the families to attend.

The main Kids Fishing will be on Saturday May 6th from 8:00 am to about 4:00 pm.

Volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House should show up at the RMH by 1:30 pm

Volunteers for the Kids fishing on Saturday should show up by 7:30 am and Randy Osborne will tell us what is to go on for the day.

There will be rod building on Wednesday the 19th of April  at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The volunteers who show up on Saturday may come and leave at any time as we realize that not every one can spend a whole day.  We do appreciate everyone’s participation in this great event.