2019 – Arhart Shoot July 20th
2019 – 35th Annual Family Fishing Contest Wrap Up
2018 Outing Raffle Winners
Gopher Outing – August 10, 11, 12, 2018
Don Schroeder Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award
50 & 100 Yard Range Cardboard Backers
Dinners Served at Member Meetings
Bluebird House Plans from Coveside Bird Houses


Arhart Shoot 2019
Gopher Campfire, Cty Rd 7 Hutchinson, MN
Saturday, July 20th 10:30am to 5pm
75 target Sporting Clays Open to the Public
$30 for men $20 Women or kids(under 18) Only $20 for additional rounds Grilled Pork & Bean meal included in the price!!
Punch card prizes, Lewis Class
Tickets available at the door. No pre registration required: Call Dick Schweiss 320-296-7272 or Bob Williams 320-444-2180


2019 – 35th Annual Family Fishing Contest Wrap Up

The 2019 Gopher Campfire Family Fishing Contest is in the books for another year.
The weather was a little rough in the morning, but it turned out to be a fairly nice day and those who attended seemed to have a great time.

There were 165 trout caught with Cora Stumpf catching the largest weighing in at 2 lbs. 1 oz and the smallest weighing 2 oz. was caught by Brian Murphy.

The raffle prize winners are:
$100.00 – Johnny Berg
$100.00 – Nevaleah Nass
$75.00 – Amber Plath
$75.00 – Nealie Berg
$50.00 – Korbin Guetter
$50.00 – Cole Dostal
$25.00 – Dakota Carlson
$25.00 – Nash Guetter

We’d like to thank everyone that attended and made this another successful event.
Also, a Big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who worked hard before, during and after!!!



2018 Gopher Campfire Outing Raffle Winners

PrizeWinner’s Name
Savage Trophy XP w/ Scope – .270 cal.Sharon Schroeder
CVA Optima 50 cal. Black Powder w/ ScopeRenee Farenbaugh
Benelli Nova Max 5 – 12 ga – 28″Matt Stumpf
Deer Hunters PrintMatt Stumpf
Pheasants Forever Framed Print of the YearCam Hempel
100th Year Gopher Campfire Framed PrintMitchell Piehl
100th Year Gopher Campfire Hard Cover BookLaurie Runke
100th Year Gopher Campfire Soft Cover BookGuy Burnison
$100 Gift Cert to Benny’s Meat MarketTodd Gunderson
Gopher Campfire Belt Buckle SetDallas Ziemann
$100.00Bob Lindee
$75.00Murray Swenson
$50.00Murray Swenson
$25.00Albert Zukowski


2018 Gopher Outing



Don Schroeder Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award
Pictured here are Don Schroeder (right) and Mark Bening (President). Don is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The award is given out each year to an individual who volunteers and is willing to do the extra work for the club. Don has volunteered for years with Sporting Clays, cutting wood for Bluebird day; he was a firearm safety instructor at Gopher for years and helps with other events when asked. The award was presented on January 9, 2018.



50 & 100 Yard Range Cardboard Backers

The cardboard backers used to hang targets on the 50 & 100 yard rifle ranges are 18″ x 30″.
Please bring your own cardboard in case there is not any left on the range.
Targets are to be hung on the cardboard only – PLEASE DO NOT SHOOT AT THE WOOD CROSS MEMBER FRAMES!!



Dinners Served at Member Meetings

At the monthly member meetings (second Tuesday of each month at 8 PM – except November) a dinner will be served at a minimal cost.

The meal will be ready by 7:00 PM. The cost usually ranges from $3 to $5. The January 2015 member meeting will have a special meal of steak. The price for that will run a bit more at $10.

Hope to see you all there!


Bluebird House Plans from Coveside Bird Houses

Coveside Birdhouses has been nice enough to supply us with bird house plans for their popular Peterson bluebird house. Click here to view a PDF with the plans or see it and more on their website.

If you would like to learn more about Coveside Birdhouses visit their website at