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North Iowa Sportsmen's Adventure
A team of men who love Christ directed, promoted, sponsored, and staffed the 2012 North Iowa Sportsmen’s Adventure held on September 15th at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp. Our goal was to reach out to sportsmen in our communities who need Christ.
To start the day, Pastor Shannon Chickering (Calvary Baptist Church, Manning) offered Concealed Carry Training to 14 students. Pastor Chickering’s training was excellent. Shannon loved his experience at the North Iowa Sportsmen's Adventure and would love to offer his NRA Certification training to others in our state upon request. Pastor Shannon’s contact information is: email:
or call 712-210-3895.
At the same time, the Iowa DNR offered Hunter Safety Training to 25+ students. Robin Kluesner (a member at Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines) was the instructor.
Certificates for both of these optional classes were given out that day.
Lowell Washburn, Wildlife Journalist and Outdoor Photographer, (member at Clear Lake Regular Baptist) was our keynote speaker this year. He preached Christ with passion in the context of his love for Sportsmen and God’s creation. The decision cards indicated that some accepted Christ that night, others renewed their desire to walk with God, some requested Bible study or follow-up and one indicated that they were looking for a church.
Lowell had a wonderful workshop on falconry keeping our attention riveted to his really cool falcon and red-tailed hawk.
Tim Miller and Howard Paul had a neat session on “Improving Your Waterfowl Hunting”.
Rick Colby , experienced archer, taught several men in a class called “Introduction to Archery”.
Dr. Dan Smith (Member at First Baptist, Austin MN) spoke about dog handling in his workshop called “Getting the Best Out of Man’s Best Friend”.
We had other workshops called “Practice Makes Perfect”, “Conceal Carry Options, Intro to Reloading” and “Deer Hunting Skills”. Here is a non-exhaustive set of pictures from the other workshops on Saturday.
The camp did a great job hosting the event, and the catered Rib-eye Steak Dinner was delicious.
We are so thankful for our sponsors and exhibitors.
Booths and Exhibits - Charlie’s Cheap Guided Fishing Trips, Hart Bros. Weaponry, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Lake Chevrolet, Lifelong Artistry and Taxidermy, Mason City Honda, North Iowa Pheasant Haven, Pritchard’s of Clear Lake, Renew Energy Systems, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, Ventura Gun Club
Sponsorships, Door Prizes - Calvary Baptist Church, Forest City, IA, Charlie’s Cheap Guided Fishing Trips Clear Lake, IA, Clearlake Baptist Church, Ventura, Iowa, Crazy Minnow Bait and Tackle Clear Lake, IA, Faith Baptist Church, Mason City, IA, Gismos and Gadgets Mason City, IA, Hart Bros. Weaponry, Lake Chevrolet, Lifelong Artistry and Taxidermy Osage, IA, Mason City Honda, Mason City Tire, Mills Fleet Farm, Nick’s Meats Hayward, MN, North Iowa Pheasant Haven Kanawha, IA, Pepsi, Pita Pit Mason City, Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church, Pritchard’s of Clear Lake, Renew Energy Systems St. Ansgar, IA, S and S Locker Osage, IA, Tractor Supply Company Mason City, IA, Wal-Mart, and Wayne’s Ski and Cycle
Let’s continue to creatively share Christ and encourage each other to do so as His return is nigh,
Pastor Doug Farrell, Pastor Steve Cox, and Pastor Scott Onofrio