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Fishing Contest 2019


2018 Memberships are open. Please see the Membership page for more details.

The Board of Directors welcomes you to our website. Our goal is to make the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club one of the finest organizations of it’s kind in the area.

Founded in April, 1910 by Carlos Avery and Sam Anderson, the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club is located approximately 6.5 miles North of Hutchinson,  MN at 24718 County Road 7 (Bear Lake Road).

The purposes for which this club is organized are to conserve, restore, and manage the game, fish, and other wildlife and it’s habitat; to seek and procure improved hunting and fishing for landowners and sportsman. To promote interest in hunting, shooting, archery, fishing, and to encourage and educate it’s members and the general public in the principles of safety. To encourage and provide social and friendly interaction among it’s members.

Gopher Campfire 2018
(effective Janaury 10, 2018)
Officers Board of Directors Sanctuary Board
.Mark Bening
Vice President:
.Travis Beste
.Carl Melin
.Craig Schmeling
Jeremy Anfinson
Galen Carlson
David Larson
Robert Piehl
Tom Benson
Robin Dolezal
Leon Goldschmidt
Dan Neubarth
Skip Quade
Virgil Voigt
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Gopher Campfire 100 Year Anniversary Books and Artist Print

100booksmCelebrate 100 years of the Gopher Campfire Club (1909 to 2009) by purchasing one of our souvenier anniversay books.

Available in hardcover for $100, or softcover for $30, this book is packed full of great photos, stories, history, and information about our club.

Contact us for more information.


100printAlso available are the anniversary prints celebrating the first 100 years of the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club. We commissioned artist David Chapman to create this painting. The scene depicts a beautiful autumn setting with rays of sun light streaming through the clouds.

The signed and numbered edition is limited to only 250 prints. Contact us to order yours today.