Spring Turkey Hunting 101

The Turkey season is JUST around the corner. Make sure you send us photos of your hunt to post on to the Trophy Case page of our website!

Here is the information you need to know regarding Turkey season.

Seasons

Season 1: April 16-19

Season 2: April 20-24

Season 3: April 25-May 1

Season 4: May 2-20

Resident Archery-only Licenses: April 16-May 20

Licenses

Hunters may have up to two spring turkey licenses, of which, one must be Season 4.

Bag Limit

One bearded or male wild turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued to the hunter.
Shooting Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Safety Tips

Spring foliage is well ahead of schedule. It will be more difficult to identify or see turkeys and other hunters. Be 100 percent certain of the target before pulling the trigger. Never shoot at sound or movement; assume that every sound is made by another hunter. Once you pull the trigger, you can never take that shot back.

Never stalk a turkey. The chances of getting close enough for a shot are slim, but the chances of becoming involved in an incident are increased.

Never assume you are alone in the woods – even if you are the only one with permission to hunt. The spring woods are filled with mushroom hunters, hikers, and bird watchers.

Keep the firearm unloaded until setup in the field and ready to hunt. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

Wear blaze orange to and from the hunting location to increase visibility. If a turkey is harvested, make sure it is secured in a bag with no parts visible that could cause other hunters to mistake you for game.

Plan your hunt, hunt your plan. Make sure to let someone know where you will be hunting and when you plan to return. We want everyone to have a fun and successful spring turkey season and most of all return home safely at the end of the hunt.

 


MOC-Floyd Valley Takes Unity Girls Track Meet

The Unity Girls invitational track meet was held Monday afternoon. MOC – Floyd Valley was the top team with 198 points. Sheldon was second with 115 while host team Unity placed third with 88 points.

Here is how the rest of the teams fared:

4            Sibley-Ocheyedan   75.0

5            Storm Lake  58.0

6            Cherokee         46.0

Here are the individual results from the meet:

 

Shotput

1            Taylor Woods, Cherokee            39-0 3/4

2            Brook Jacobsma, Moc Floyd Valley            36-8 1/2

3            Ira De Jong, Moc Floyd Valley            36-1 1/2

4            Emily Johnson, Storm Lake            34-5 1/2

5            Chantelle DeHaan, Unity Christian            34-0 1/2

6            Autumn Wahl, Sheldon            33-1 1/4

7            Jen Willemssen, Sibley-Ocheyedan            31-5

8            Bridget Block, Sibley-Ocheyedan            31-0 1/4

9            Caroline Mulder, Unity Christian            30-3 1/4

10            Shelby Bush, Cherokee            29-1 1/4

11            Krista Johnson, Sheldon            28-10

12            Diew Tay, Storm Lake            27-11 1/2

 

Discus

1            Brook Jacobsma, Moc Floyd Valley            123-2

2            Lauren McDonald, Moc Floyd Valley            110-10

3            Taylor Woods, Cherokee            102-0

4            Emily Johnson, Storm Lake            99-0

5            Autumn Wahl, Sheldon            94-1

6            Chantelle DeHaan, Unity Christian            91-5

7            Jen Willemssen, Sibley-Ocheyedan            91-3

8            Bridget Block, Sibley-Ocheyedan            90-7

9            Mary Jo Besch, Storm Lake            90-4

10            Ariana Smith, Cherokee            85-4

11            Krista Johnson, Sheldon            80-1

12            Hannah Van Roekel, Unity Christian            78-1

 

Long Jump

1            Katelyn Probst, Moc Floyd Valley            16-2 1/4

2            Megan Miller, Storm Lake            16-1 1/2

3            Katy Hart, Cherokee            15-4 3/4

4            Nicole Rozeboom, Sibley-Ocheyedan            15-4

5            Ali Achterhof, Moc Floyd Valley            14-8 3/4

6            Justine Van Sloten, Unity Christian            14-7 1/4

7            Shanti Addengast, Sheldon            14-4

8            Karissa DeJong, Unity Christian            14-3 1/2

9            Tayler Wasmund, Sibley-Ocheyedan            14-1 1/4

10            Courtney Johnson, Cherokee            13-7

11            Noemi Caserin, Sheldon            11-5 3/4

 

High jump

1            Alexis Conaway, Moc Floyd Valley            5-4

2            Marti Vogel, Sheldon            4-10

3            Katie Landhuis, Moc Floyd Valley            4-10

4            Sara Rameriz, Cherokee            4-8

4            Nyakem Lieth, Storm Lake            4-8

6            Brookelyn Hoeppner, Cherokee            4-8

Emily Johnson, Sheldon            NH

 

100 m dash

1            Rebekah Muilenburg, Moc Floyd Valley            12.71 H2

2            Allegra St. Clair, Sheldon            13.34 H2

3            Megan Miller, Storm Lake            13.61 H2

4            Daphne Heimensen, Moc Floyd Valley            13.74 H2

5            Lindsey Broek, Unity Christian            13.88 H2

6            Mary Jo Besch, Storm Lake            13.96 H2

7            Katie Jongewaard, Sheldon            14.69 H2

8            Kylee Zevenbergen, Unity Christian            15.05 H2

9            Sydney Hart, Cherokee            15.80 H1

10            Paige Reinert, Cherokee            16.62 H1

 

200 m dash

1            Alyssa Hibbing, Sibley-Ocheyedan            29.01 H2

2            Allegra St. Clair, Sheldon            29.08 H2

3            Brenna Richter, Storm Lake            29.10 H2

4            Daphne Heimensen, Moc Floyd Valley            29.13 H2

5            Jill Schouten, Unity Christian            29.87 H2

6            Lindsey Broek, Unity Christian            30.02 H2

7            Brookelyn Hoeppner, Cherokee            30.88 H2

8            Katie Jongewaard, Sheldon            31.30 H2

9            Alyssa Brown, Moc Floyd Valley            31.92 H1

10            Toni Besch, Storm Lake            32.94 H1

11            Jessica Loerts, Sibley-Ocheyedan            33.64 H1

Danni Roethler, Cherokee            DNC H1

 

400 m dash

1            Katie Landhuis, Moc Floyd Valley            63.80 H2

2            Jill Schouten, Unity Christian            64.79 H2

3            Jade Hanson, Moc Floyd Valley            67.71 H2

4            Katie Kneifl, Sheldon            69.29 H2

5            Samantha Bandastra, Unity Christian            70.13 H2

6            Frannie Feekes, Sheldon            77.87 H2

7            Shilo Herrmann, Sibley-Ocheyedan            78.23 H1

8            Tori Emery, Storm Lake            78.56 H1

9            Lydia Smith, Storm Lake            90.89 H1

Danni Roethler, Cherokee            DNC H2

Erin Kelley, Cherokee            DNC H2

 

800 m run

1            Kayla Byl, Unity Christian            2:35.27

2            Salli Valdez, Moc Floyd Valley            2:36.37

3            Jaycee Vander Berg, Moc Floyd Valley            2:43.30

4            Samantha Bandstra, Unity Christian            2:47.20

5            Marlee Nicholson, Storm Lake            2:50.37

6            Brittany VanWyk, Sheldon            3:00.58

7            Shilo Herrmann, Sibley-Ocheyedan            3:07.05

8            Clara Wulfsen, Cherokee            3:18.68

Kaitlan Kennebeck, Cherokee            DNC

Leticia Tapia, Storm Lake            DNC

Jena Van Marel, Sheldon            DNC

 

1500 m run

1            Bethany Dykstra, Moc Floyd Valley            5:20.75

2            Kayla Byl, Unity Christian            5:28.99

3            Leah Seivert, Sibley-Ocheyedan            5:30.95

4            Erin Schuelke, Storm Lake            5:53.29

5            Kaitlyn Holtrop, Sheldon            6:19.36

6            Breeana DeVos, Cherokee            6:31.42

7            Annalise Engelke, Cherokee            6:41.02

8            Carla Rosa, Storm Lake            8:24.47

Karissa DeJong, Unity Christian            DNC

Salli Valdez, Moc Floyd Valley            DNC

Janessa Holles, Sheldon            DNC

 

3000 m run

1            Bethany Dykstra, Moc Floyd Valley            11:01.01

2            Leah Seivert, Sibley-Ocheyedan            11:18.86

3            Jaycee Vander Berg, Moc Floyd Valley            11:48.97

4            Erin Schuelke, Storm Lake            12:25.79

5            Tara Tilstra, Unity Christian            13:09.08

6            Jennie Droog, Unity Christian            13:24.22

7            Rebecca Perez, Unity Christian            14:03.44

8            Breeana DeVos, Cherokee            15:38.68

9            Hanna Bennigsdorf, Cherokee            15:40.90

Brittany VanWyk, Sheldon            DNC

 

100 m hurdles

1            Paige VanWyk, Sheldon            16.68 H2

2            Caitlin Cain, Sheldon            16.79 H2

3            Faith Vander Voort, Moc Floyd Valley            17.53 H2

4            Tayler Wasmund, Sibley-Ocheyedan            17.79 H2

5            Teagan Hill-Norby, Moc Floyd Valley            18.18 H2

6            Amy Dreessen, Sibley-Ocheyedan            18.58 H2

7            Nyakem Lieth, Storm Lake            19.67 H1

8            Caitlin Haarsma, Unity Christian            19.72 H1

9            Courtney Scholten, Unity Christian            20.36 H2

10            Jordan Weaver, Cherokee            20.99 H1

11            Ashley Neumann, Storm Lake            24.35 H1

Kaitlan Kennebeck, Cherokee            DNC H2

 

400 m hurdles

1            Paige VanWyk, Sheldon            69.56

2            Sam Wielenga, Moc Floyd Valley            72.11

3            Crystal Rodger, Sheldon            72.36

4            Justine Van Sloten, Unity Christian            75.60

5            Nyakem Lieth, Storm Lake            82.64

6            Mikki Hinkhouse, Cherokee            86.11

7            Teagan Nyren, Storm Lake            88.93

Courtney Johnson, Cherokee            DNC

 

4 X 100 m relay

1            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            52.62

2            Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley-Ocheyedan            54.94

3            Sheldon, Sheldon            55.24

4            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            55.78

5            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            55.81

6            Cherokee, Cherokee            61.65

 

4 X 200 m relay

1            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            1:50.22

Meet record

2            Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley-Ocheyedan            1:54.11

3            Cherokee, Cherokee            2:01.88

4            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            2:02.11

5            Sheldon, Sheldon            2:02.48

6            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            2:07.24

 

4 X 400 m relay

1            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            4:19.64

2            Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley-Ocheyedan            4:30.33

3            Sheldon, Sheldon            4:31.35

4            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            4:37.34

5            Cherokee, Cherokee            4:59.01

 

4 X 800 m relay

1            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            10:54.40

2            Sheldon, Sheldon            11:31.20

3            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            14:17.39

Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            DNC

Cherokee, Cherokee            DNC

 

Sprint medley relay

1            Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley-Ocheyedan            2:04.42

2            Sheldon, Sheldon            2:06.82

3            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            2:08.34

4            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            2:10.64

5            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            2:11.71

6            Cherokee, Cherokee            2:26.36

 

Distance medley relay

1            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            4:39.20

2            Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley-Ocheyedan            4:42.42

3            Sheldon, Sheldon            4:49.11

4            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            4:57.50

5            Cherokee, Cherokee            5:12.50

6            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            5:13.83

 

Shuttle hurdle relay

1            Sheldon, Sheldon            1:10.57 H2

2            Moc Floyd Valley, Moc Floyd Valley            1:14.53 H2

3            Cherokee, Cherokee            1:21.86 H1

4            Unity Christian, Unity Christian            1:24.10 H2

5            Storm Lake, Storm Lake            1:27.00 H1

 


Siouxland Conference Girls Golf Meet Results

The Siouxland Conference Girls Golf Meet was held Monday at Otter Valley Golf Course, hosted by George-Little Rock with the following results:

 Teams:

1st     MOC-FV                  209

2nd    Okoboji                   212

3rd    Sioux Center            216

4th    Sheldon                    219

5th    Boyden-Hull            224

6th    Central Lyon            232

7th    Rock Valley             233

8th    Sibley-Ocheyedan    234

9th    West Lyon                264

—       George-Little Rock    INC

 

Medalists:

1 – Alex Mankle    Okoboji    44

2 – Kiley Wermersen    Okoboji    45

3 – Maggie Dykshorn    Sioux Center    46

4 – Carrie Wahlstrom    Sheldon    48  (based on handicap hole)

5 – Kalyn Root    MOC-FV    48

6 – Mallory Simmelink    MOC-FV    51

 


Kendra De Jong And Kami Kuhlmann Named All American

Kendra De Jong

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its 2012 NAIA Coaches’ All-America teams and two Northwestern players earned the national honor. Kendra De Jong of Hospers was named to the 10-member first team and Kami Kuhlmann from Charter Oak, Iowa received honorable mention accolades. The 10-member team was selected by a vote of the selection committee. The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the nine geographical regions and a chairperson.

De Jong led the conference in scoring (18.7ppg), ranked second in the conference in rebounding (9.2) and was also among the GPAC’s leaders in field goal percentage (55%) and assists (88). De Jong totaled 13 double-doubles this season, five coming at the national tournament, and scored in double figures in 33 of the 35 games this season. The junior forward was also a first team NAIA All-American and earned honorable mention WBCA honors last year.

Kami Kuhlman

Kuhlmann,a senior guard from Charter Oak, Iowa, averaged 17.8 points and over four rebounds per game this season. Kuhlmann led the conference with 144 assists and ranked second on the team with 41 three-pointers. She was named the most valuable player at the NAIA Championship and earned second team NAIA All-American honors.
Northwestern won its third straight NAIA Division II women’s basketball championship in early March and finished with a 28-7 record.

 


Northwestern Red Raiders Baseball Team Takes Doubleheader From Avila University

Jared Kirkeby

The Northwestern Red Raiders swept #19 Avila University in a non-conference baseball doubleheader in Kansas City, Missouri. In game one, Northwestern rode a solid pitching performance from senior Jared Kirkeby and took the pitcher’s dual 2-1. In game two, a five run seventh inning put the Red Raiders ahead for good over the Avila University Eagles 6-2.

Northwestern has won five straight and is 20-16 overall.

Up next for the Red Raiders will be a GPAC home doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan on Friday.


Sports Schedule For Tuesday

Sports schedule for Tuesday 4/10/12
Coed Track

Sheldon, Boyden Hull, G-LR, HMS, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, West Lyon and Western at Central Lyon

Okoboji, South O’Brien at Spirit Lake

Boys Soccer

MOC Floyd Valley at Spencer

Girls Soccer

Spencer at MOC Floyd Valley

Coed Golf

Gehlen at HMS

Akron Westfield at Remsen Union

Kingsley Pierson and Woodbury Central at Hinton

Harris Lake Park and Sioux Central and Clay Central Everly in a triangular at Spencer