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WORK PARTY at King and Queen County 31 Aug 14

posted Aug 24, 2014, 4:37 AM by Edward Kraft

Club members:  Meet at 8:00 AM at the big oak tree on the 612 (Lilly Pond) side.    The work party will focus on the 600 and 612 stands and trails.  Bring a lunch.

Facebook page

posted Jul 6, 2013, 8:04 AM by Dave Barbour

Just wanted to let everyone know that the club has a facebook page.

Raffle Drawing

posted Jul 6, 2013, 8:00 AM by Dave Barbour

I just want to thank everyone for the help in selling the raffle tickets. After the payment for the trip, the total money raised for the club was $955.00. I conducted the drawing today at Bishops outpost. I asked a little girl if she would do the drawing (well I asked her grand mother first). The winning ticket was 0449. The winner is Joyce Wilson of Yorktown. The video is too large. I will see what I can do to compress the video.

Date Change for the Yard Sale due to Mother Nature

posted Jun 6, 2013, 10:35 AM by Dave Barbour

Please see the message below from Earl Joyner

I spoke with Mike Welborn (yard sale committee chair) .mike got the marine weather forecast while at work.It appears that mother nature is not in sink with our schedule.
The marine forecast it calling for rain and possible wind gust 50-60 MPH.
Mike suggested we change the date and I agree,I don't want this stuff laying around another two weeks either but I don't think we have much choice.
Next week it appears that most of the area schools is having graduation,and some of our members will be attending those events.
The new date for the yard sale is June 22,all drop off times and sale times will not change.
on that saturday another group will have a small tent set up selling food for a charity origination ,
Their presents will help us bring in more people,and that a good thing.
I know this it the second time we have rescheduled the sale and I thank you for your patients and understanding.
Next time we will put someone else in charge of the weather!!
Next BOD meeting 19 June 7:00 pm my house in the mam cave.
If the land survey for new kent is complete please leg James White know.
If any other land surveys are complete let James know.
New yard sale date June 22
James and I will be going to new kent one day next week to survey road needs,pick up trash ect,
If you know of something we need too do or look at while there please let us know.
Thanks for being a member of SCH and helping us grow.
Earl Joyner.C.M.I.

Garage / Yard sale. On 8 June n

posted May 29, 2013, 5:03 AM by Dave Barbour   [ updated May 29, 2013, 5:04 AM ]

Just want to let everyone know about our upcoming Garage / Yard sale. On 8 June the Sportsman Hunt Club will be selling donated items to raise funds to off set our operating expenses. The sale will be from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. The location of the sale will be  5813 Geo. Washington Memorial Hwy. (Hwy 17S)  Grafton, VA (Beside Western Auto). 

Anyone who would like to help out during the sale is more than welcome. We will meet at the Western Auto around 6:30 am to set things up.

If anyone has items they would like to donate, they can drop them off at the Western Auto location between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm on 7 June. (This will be outside the Western Auto in the big parking lot).

Remember: All donations are tax deductible. See Earl Joyner for the proper documentation.

Attached is a printer friendly flyer. Pass to your family and friends.

See you out there!!

Fund Raiser Raffle Tickets

posted Mar 21, 2013, 5:24 AM by Dave Barbour

In Support of the Sportsman Hunt Club Fundraiser, Salt Treated Sport Fishing has agreed to honor a Full day of fishing (up to 4 people) to the winner of the raffle. This is an $850.00 value. The normal gratuity for the Mate is included.

Cost per ticket is $5.00. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.

It is the winner’s responsibility to book the trip directly with Salt Treated Sport Fishing in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. Salt Treated Sport Fishing will honor the trip for 12 months from the date of the drawing.

Captain Zachery Hoffman has been awarded both Master and Expert Angler from the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament.

Check out the pictures of success on the Salt Treated Sport Fishing Facebook Page or go to

The drawing will be on 4 July. You do not need to be present to claim your prize.

If any Club Members are interested in purchasing or selling some raffle tickets, shoot me an email at Please put Sportsman Hunt Club in the subject line.

ByLaws Change Recommendations / Spring meeting slip

posted Mar 14, 2013, 8:02 PM by Dave Barbour


The attached file provides proposed changes to our By Laws that need to be approved by the general membership at the spring meeting.  This will also include presentation of our 2013-14 budget.  In order to provide the required 10 days notice for those not having email, we are slipping the spring meeting two weeks to give that additional time and avoid Easter weekend.  More details on the spring meeting change to follow as soon as revised reservations are available.


The highlighted portions of the By Laws changes have been reviewed and recommended for approval by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors has not reached consensus on dog driver compensation changes.  The change in dog driver compensation shown in 10.1 to 10.3 is that recommended by the  By Laws committee. Section 10.4 represents an possible compromise of many views effective for one year. We have all spend a large amount of time on this issue and there are many divergent views.  We are all struggling to reach a solution balancing justified benefit to the club with what is affordable.   The Board of directors must reach consensus to formulate and propose a budget to the membership.

Sportsman Hunt Club Spring Meeting

posted Mar 14, 2013, 4:33 AM by Dave Barbour   [ updated Mar 21, 2013, 5:25 AM ]

Come Join Us at our Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held  6:00 pm on 7 Apr 2013. 

Address: TBD

Please Bring Family and Friends

Scheduled Work Days 16 March

posted Mar 14, 2013, 4:29 AM by Dave Barbour   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 7:59 PM ]


The Saturday work party will proceed as planned.   The advanced survey party has flagged stand lines and moved stands as necessary for safety and has the necessary items for repairs available. Bring tools to clear trails and cut shooting lanes (chain saw, loppers, machete, bush ax, etc.)  Earl is planning to cook.  Scattered rain in the morning is possible.  There appears to be a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon so our work party may get cut short. It was warm enough that  I picked up a couple of ticks working in New Kent Wednesday and also saw one snake moving around.  You might want to bring your bug spray.


We are canceling the Sunday work party.  The Board of Directors will meet on Sunday instead to address budget and other issues.  We will get out a new schedule for spring work parties in the near future.


REMINDER: For those that have not paid yet, 1st half dues are due by March 31 or a $50 late fee applies.

Web Site Updates

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:39 AM by Dave Barbour

I am currently working with Ed Kraft to update the web site and remove out dated information. This is a lot of discovery learning. Thanks for your patients. Dave Barbour

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