Minnehaha Monthly

May 2019

In Remembrance

Long time member, Dana Chaussee, passed away while turkey hunting on April 24, 2019. Dana was a multi-state, national, and world archery champion.  In 2009, Dana was chosen by the NFAA President to represent the United States on the team shoot.  The team placed 3rd place. Dana was a beloved member of the club and will be missed by all.

Visitation will take place at Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Attendees of the visitation may bring an arrow to place in the quiver in memory of Dana. Funeral service will take place at Heritage Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Burial and military honors will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA.

The Outdoor Range is Open

We had a great showing at the work party last week and accomplished our goals for cleaning up the outdoor range and replacing bales on the sight-in range. 3D targets were placed at stations 15-28 on the back half of the field range. We are ordering permanent metal signs to replace the laminated signs at each shooting station to display the distances for Field/Animal and Hunter for each division. The code to the gate was provided at the General Membership meeting on April 1st. If you did not make it to the meeting, please see the outdoor range officer during Open Shooting on any Wednesday from 6-9pm at the outdoor range.

Reminders about Outdoor Range

Please remember when entering the outdoor range to close the gate after you enter on weekdays. On Wednesday nights from 6-9pm and on weekends the Outdoor Range is open to the public so please DO NOT CLOSE the gate during those days/times. No broadheads are allowed on our 3D targets, field targets or at the site-in range.

There is an AED at the outdoor range located inside the garage at the sight-in range next to the overhead door on the South side. Although each device is automated and will provide instructions upon activation, it is recommended that you call 911 before using the device unless you have been trained.

2019 Field League

League will run 8 weeks with an anticipated start date of May 16th and will be on Thursday nights. 50% of the pot goes to the winning team and the other 50% will go to the club. Cost will be $5 members, $10 for non-members each week. Archers can participate all 8 weeks or only 1 week, it's flexible. This league is open to all archers and ages. If you would like more information about the Field League contact Club President Doug Ellis at horncrib@gmail.com.

Click the link below to see a bigger map of the field course layout at the outdoor range.


The South Dakota Archers Association (SDAA) awarded $1,700 in travel scholarships to four junior archers at the SDAA Indoor State Tournament in Yankton, SD.The recipients were awarded based on essay submissions and are required to travel to a sectional or national NFAA event outside of South Dakota. Youth member Brody Muchow was awarded $500 and was presented with $250 in matching funds from the club at the MAI banquet in April. Congratulations Brody!

Club member Jordan Smith is interested in meeting/communicating with others who have an interest in bow fishing. You can contact Jordan at jorsbarr@gmail.com.

Change in Club Membership Dues

Effective July 1, 2019, membership dues will increase by $5 for each type of membership. New dues will be as follows:

Youth $55

Single $105

Family $125

The increase is needed to offset the cost of subscription to a monthly online service to allow for easier tracking of club membership and renewals.

Minnehaha Archers Inc.


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